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I've searched around and haven't been able to find anything, but figured someone here might have seen a possible solution. My girlfriend is buying a PS3 (for both of us to use). Neither of us have an HDTV but I do have a monitor that can support HD resolutions. My monitor only has DVI inputs and has no speakers. Is there a way to connect standard computer speakers and my monitor up to the PS3? Or would it be easier to move my monitor in front of my TV, use the TV for audio and an adaptor to use the monitor for video?
Might not be worth the effort, but figured I'd try to figure something out.
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but wouldn't it try to use the HDMI sound by default? So what would I do for sound?
You would have to go through the menu and change the audio settings to use another method. If you are able to, use the fiber optic output, if not then you may be able to use the regular A/V cables that came with it, just make sure you keep the HDMI as the Video output. I have never done what you are wanting to do but I would think that you want to connect the HDMI first and get it up and running, then tinker with the audio so the PS3 doesn't get confused about which output to use for video.
I think by default, if the connection is not HDMI direct connect, PS3 will limit the resolution to 720p only, regardless of the settings or Game/video native resoltuion. Its a copy protection thinggy. (I read this before, just not 100% sure about the resolution, maybe even lower, I never had this problem since its connected to my 46" Sony TV so ...)
So if you use converter, your resolution will be limited.
Its not really a problem for games since only a few titles are 1080p. but it might be a problem for Video.
oh btw, you can select the Audio output source in the options. standard D plug, Optical, or HDMI.
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