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Hey people,

This may be a dumb question, but can a monitor output sound? Right now my computer is hooked up via DVI-D to my monitor. My sound comes from a pair of speakers and a sub hooked up via a green audio connecter to my soundcard. I want to be able to hook up my 360 to the monitor as well as pair of Turtle Beaches to use with the Xbox.

So it has two HDMI ports. Can I use one for the 360, and the other for both/either or the Turtle Beaches or computer speakers (depending on if I'm alone or with people)? I see things working as the sound from the360goes into the monitor by the first HDMI and goes out thorough the other into a combo converter that outputs optical audio (for the Turtle Beaches) and standard red/white composite audio (I have an adapter for the PC speakers to connect to that).

My real issue here is will the audio from the Xbox be piped into the monitor and be outputted to w/e I amusing for audio? Thanks smile.gif
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Never mind, didn't read the question properly sorry doh.gif
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I know the PS3 lets you use the HDMI for video, and still use the RCA cables for the audio. If the 360 lets you do this, you can get RCA to 3.5mm adapter for under $5.
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Some monitors do have in-built speakers but yours doesn't unfortunately.

Assuming that the monitor in your sig is the one that you use smile.gif

Yeah I know I didn't want to actually use the monitor for speakers I just want to pipe audio through it to the speakers/headset
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Yeah I know I didn't want to actually use the monitor for speakers I just want to pipe audio through it to the speakers/headset
Yes, that will work assuming your monitor has a 3.5mm jack output.
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Yes, that will work assuming your monitor has a 3.5mm jack output.

Yes it does. So if I want to use the xbox: you say connect to the speakers to the 3.5mm audio output..makes sense. If I want to use the headphoens though, find a 3.5mm to optical (toslink) converter?
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Hey man, I was in your exact situation. I bought a VH236H because it had a 2ms refresh rate and had some built in speakers which are pretty dam good.

I used

http://www.consolegames.ro/forum/attachments/f41-diverse-console/37358d1256032006-vand-xbox-360-vga-cable-original-microsoft-xbox_360_vga_cable.jpg


then i got one of those Red and White male to male with a green coming off of it so that i can continue on the red and white and then hook up a green audio cable to my monitor.
Edited by Dannnnn_the_man - 8/29/13 at 4:17pm
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