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However my monitor, an HP w2408 only has 2 Video Inputs (DVI and VGA), both of which are occupied by my 360 and Computer. I also need the audio from the PS3 hooked up to my receiver. The 360 has a designated VGA cable, that I'm using. So OCN, how would I go about hooking up my PS3 to my monitor and sending the audio to my receiver, all while keeping the PC and 360 hooked up? I would assume some sort of splitter, though I have no idea.

*Already posted this over on Gamefaqs, but I figured I'd ask here as well. And I'm not exactly sure where to post this...*
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If you have a DVI-HDMI adapter you could use that and plug the adapter into the monitor. Then you could use the standard RCA cables from the PS3 and plug red/white into your reciever. There's a setting in the PS3 that allows you to output your sound to either both HDMI and RCA or just one of them.
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hmm, get a vga splitter anda a RCA to VGA adaptor kinda like this onethat is if you wana play it in SD (if that even matters to you) then get a cheapo VGA splitter and use stock ps3 analog cables, good to go
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So the PS3 has two video outputs, or a separate audio output? I'm not sure I understand how to connect the HDMI and RCAs to the PS3.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralkyon;11991316 
So the PS3 has two video outputs, or a separate audio output? I'm not sure I understand how to connect the HDMI and RCAs to the PS3.

PS3 supports a dual output mode, you can output HDMI audio thru HDMI cable and also out the analog connection to a receiver although when i tried this ( i noticed some latency issues) but if you only have one output of sound, then it would work
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PS3 has an HDMI out and a multiout. The multiout can attach either component or composite cables. You can plug in the HDMI->DVI cable for video then use the composite cable that comes with the PS3 in the multiout to carry your audio. When you setup the video and sound options in the PS3 settings you can select this arrangement.
 
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Ah, okay then. How about an HDMI switch(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882339198&cm_re=HDMI_switch-_-82-339-198-_-Product)? I would connect my PC and PS3 to that, and have the audio for the PS3 run through the Multiout.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theonedub;11991338 
PS3 has an HDMI out and a multiout. The multiout can attach either component or composite cables. You can plug in the HDMI->DVI cable for video then use the composite cable that comes with the PS3 in the multiout to carry your audio. When you setup the video and sound options in the PS3 settings you can select this arrangement.

This is what I am using and I can get pic if you need it. Quite simple way to go, and I am using also HP monitor.
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Adding a HDMI switch doesnt change anything, it should all work just fine.

I guess I should also add that you can also send audio through the optical out (via a TOSLINK cable) if you are looking for 5.1 Surround Sound.
 
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Great, and one last thing, does any HDMI cable work with the PS3, or does it have a special connector like the 360?
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