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Ok, bear with me folks while I try to explain what I want to do.

I have plans on buying a PS3 in the not too distant future, but im having headaches trying to figure out how Im gonna set one up.

My monitor by that time will be a Dell S2309W, which runs at a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), and features HDCP compliance and a DVI-D connector.

I will be also buying a set of speakers that I plan to have working with both the PC and PS3. Im still working on that though.

But my main questions are:

1/. What type of cable will I need to go from HDMI to DVI-D, and will a basic adapter do the trick?

2/. Will I be able to run audio from the Phono outputs simultaneously with HDMI video, and can I then convert the Phono to 2.5mm Line In?


Thanks in advance
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1/. What type of cable will I need to go from HDMI to DVI-D, and will a basic adapter do the trick?

2/. Will I be able to run audio from the Phono outputs simultaneously with HDMI video, and can I then convert the Phono to 2.5mm Line In?


Thanks in advance
1. Yep, either an adapter -OR- a cable with one HDMI end and one DVI end will do the trick.



2. The PS3 has optical out for audio, I would use that (make sure your speakers have optical support). Otherwise, you can use the plain old RCA cables output from the PS3. Those cables are included with the PS3, the optical cable is not.
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2. The PS3 has optical out for audio, I would use that (make sure your speakers have optical support). Otherwise, you can use the plain old RCA cables output from the PS3. Those cables are included with the PS3, the optical cable is not.
See Im limited on audio to outputting via RCA/Phono, then converted to 2.5mm, because I just cannot afford an optical setup at this point in time. Im budgetting down to the wire for this lot
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HDMI to DVI-D can be handled easily with a suitable cable; ebuyer have loads of good ones cheap. Not sure about the phono issue though.
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Do you mean a 3.5mm mini-jack? Headphone style?
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you can change the output of the audio to another connection, mine runs through the RCA type connections into a 3.5mm adapter, my video is hdmi(through an adapter), on my monitor(which is also a dell, but only supports 720p, as its max res is 1680*1050)


but yes, all ya need are adapters.

z-5500's have optical on it, so if ya wanted run optical to your speakers from the ps3, and the normal hookups from a audio card to your speakers. etc. i have to use a 3.5 mm adapter as i dont have an optical thingy on my set of speakers
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