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I am going to get a HDMI to DVI cable for my PS3. My PC monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 940BW and it is not HD.

Let's say I have a PS3 game that can be set at 720p and/or 1080p. Will I be playing at the HD resolution or just normal quality similar with component cables?

Two of the HDMI to DVI I am looking at.

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KINAMAX

And as for sounds, I am going to connect a component cable to my nearby TV.
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1400x900 is no where near 1080, but i should display WS 720p nicely

My 20" LCD can be tricked to accept a 1080p signal, but the image just overflows off the screen. Its res is 1680x1050 so its close but nahh.

It will look a lot nicer than a regular TV though.

EDIT: Check ebay, my brother is going to hook his 360 up to his computer LCD and the $50 VGA xbox cable is $10 on ebay.. just if you want to spend less.
    
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1400x900 is no where near 1080, but i should display WS 720p nicely

My 20" LCD can be tricked to accept a 1080p signal, but the image just overflows off the screen. Its res is 1680x1050 so its close but nahh.

It will look a lot nicer than a regular TV though.

EDIT: Check ebay, my brother is going to hook his 360 up to his computer LCD and the $50 VGA xbox cable is $10 on ebay.. just if you want to spend less.
I know nothing about HD television. No idea how the resolution goes.

All I hoping for is that the image will be much clearer and nicer coming from a tube TV. And also hoping that the image will not stretch one bit.
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I have another questions.

Are all cables the same? A cable is a cable right?
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basically all cables do the same.

A $10 HDMI cable off of ebay will display the same image that an overpriced $100 monster "duh bestorz" cable will. That is if the $10 is in perfect condition (no broken contacts/wires).

It will look MUCH better than a tube TV, and idk about the PS3 but there should be settings for widescreen and such. Though seeing as you have a widescreen monitor setting it to 4:3 ratio will probably strech the image to the ends of the screen so go with 16:9 or whatever it is.
    
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basically all cables do the same.

A $10 HDMI cable off of ebay will display the same image that an overpriced $100 monster "duh bestorz" cable will. That is if the $10 is in perfect condition (no broken contacts/wires).

It will look MUCH better than a tube TV, and idk about the PS3 but there should be settings for widescreen and such. Though seeing as you have a widescreen monitor setting it to 4:3 ratio will probably strech the image to the ends of the screen so go with 16:9 or whatever it is.
Thanks a lot for the information.

What put me off was when you said earlier that, "1400x900 is no where near 1080, but i should display WS 720p nicely."

But all is fine now.
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hdmi cable and adapter

nice monitor just sold one for 260$
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If you don't already have component cables, there is no reason to buy them just for audio, as it will be exactally the same as the composite cables that come with the ps3.
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hdmi cable and adapter

nice monitor just sold one for 260$
Thanks for the link, but I'm going with one of the two I posted in my OP. Friend's going to order it for my with his new rig.

Would the Link Depot wire (7FT) be too long?

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If you don't already have component cables, there is no reason to buy them just for audio, as it will be exactally the same as the composite cables that come with the ps3.
I already have the component.
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glad to have helped
    
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