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Hey guys, I'm getting a PS3 as a late Christmas and I'd like to, if possible, use my current monitor and speaker/headphones setup. Can it be done?
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For the monitor you can get a dvi to hdmi converter, as for the audio I'm not really sure on it.
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Yeah you can do the monitor if it has audio out capabilities.and the headphones maybe, if they are usb
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Ok yes you can do both, you need a DVI to HDMI converter/cable and a twin RCA to 3.5MM converter.

You can then set the ps3 up to use the HDMI for video only and output the sound via the included composite cable.

HDMI->DVI to screen
Red+White composite plugs -> RCA to 3.5mm converter -> speakers/headphones.
Edited by Flux - 12/22/10 at 7:15am
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Headphones would need to be USB. Otherwise, you would need an optical cable to a receiver, which I'm guessing you don't have.

Or what the poster posted above me. The obvious, is always not so obvious.
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Headphones would need to be USB.
USB headphones do not work for in-game audio.

OP, make sure your monitor is HDCP compliant.

edit

Is this your monitor? - http://www.cybertheater.com/acer-p243w-monitor/

Looks like your good to go if so. You can use the HDMI or DVI-D inputs for video. Depending on your speaker setup it can be done with an RCA to 3.5mm mini-jack adapter as mentioned. If you want to use headphones it's a bit trickier. You can't go straight out of the PS3 into headphones, you'll need some kind of receiver or amp.
Edited by Pibbz - 12/22/10 at 8:53am
 
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USB headphones do not work for in-game audio.

OP, make sure your monitor is HDCP compliant.

edit

Is this your monitor? - http://www.cybertheater.com/acer-p243w-monitor/

Looks like your good to go if so. You can use the HDMI or DVI-D inputs for video. Depending on your speaker setup it can be done with an RCA to 3.5mm mini-jack adapter as mentioned. If you want to use headphones it's a bit trickier. You can't go straight out of the PS3 into headphones, you'll need some kind of receiver or amp.
Yeah, that's my monitor. Can you recommend a receiver/amp for my headphones that will preserve the surround sound? As for my speakers, it's a Logitech X-540 setup.
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Looks like you can plug your headphones right into your X-540 system.
 
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Originally Posted by Pibbz View Post
USB headphones do not work for in-game audio.

OP, make sure your monitor is HDCP compliant.

edit

Is this your monitor? - http://www.cybertheater.com/acer-p243w-monitor/

Looks like your good to go if so. You can use the HDMI or DVI-D inputs for video. Depending on your speaker setup it can be done with an RCA to 3.5mm mini-jack adapter as mentioned. If you want to use headphones it's a bit trickier. You can't go straight out of the PS3 into headphones, you'll need some kind of receiver or amp.
No, you don't need any sort of receiver or amp, the OP can use the converter that came with his x540's, 3x 3.5mm jacks on one side and 2 rca outs on the other. Plug the headphones into the green socket, job done.
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Like Flux said, you're going to have to use the composite cables for audio into a 3.5mm and then into your speakers.

I used to have a similar rig going for my Xbox, 'cept now I use an optical cable from the 360 into my Z5500 pod, and then out through the headphone port if necessary.
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