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Its been a long time coming but I cant avoid it any more...
Im switching over to being primarily a console gamer.

I know all the reasons not to but im tired of the fact that im using a PC getting in the way of my games. Im a traitor to the cause, but I deal with enough crap at work. I dont want to come home and put up with bad ports and being screwed by Devs because im not willing to adapt.

Ill be buying a PS3 in a few weeks and a Full HD Monitor with a TVTuner and Speakers a few weeks later.
I would like some help with figuring out a few things to tide me over.

1)I dont currently have an HDTV but I do have a decent monitor. How can I hook my PS3 up to it? It has both VGA and DVI plugs.
2) Seeing as my monitor does not have speakers how can I hook my speakers up to everything? It has a basic 3.5" audio jack.
3) Whats a good 1080p monitor with Speakers and an HDTV tuner. OR
Whats a good reasonably priced HDTV?

EDIT:
To Clarify. Im am still going to play games on PC. But it will no longer be my primary system.
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If you want the speaker to sound halfway decent you might want to get an HDTV instead of a monitor with tuner
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Ive actually been considering the same thing for a while now so i know what u mean man and i agree with clark go and get a hdtv instad of a monitor man ull be happier
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If you want the speaker to sound halfway decent you might want to get an HDTV instead of a monitor with tuner
Ill be buying a Nice sound system down the road for it (And the BluRay Movies).
And I might just go grab a 32" HDTV from somewhere local to save myself some hassle.
But for now I just want to know how to hook my PS3 to my current monitor and Speakers if possible.
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Anybody got any ideas?
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;12843319 
Ill be buying a Nice sound system down the road for it (And the BluRay Movies).
And I might just go grab a 32" HDTV from somewhere local to save myself some hassle.
But for now I just want to know how to hook my PS3 to my current monitor and Speakers if possible.

I play on my monitor sometimes instead of my HDTV ( don't ask ). My monitor has an HDMI port on it so I have an hdmi cable from the ps3 to the monitor, then on my speakers I have jack that allows inbound sound from an external source, this allows me to also hook up the regular Y/R/W, RCA, w.e you call them, cables ALONG with the hdmi cable. You just plug the red and white connectors to something like this

imaccapture-audioadapter.jpg

and then plug the connector into the speakers or the soundcard.

The good thing about the PS3 is that you can select different inputs for video and audio individually.
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I play on my monitor sometimes instead of my HDTV ( don't ask ). My monitor has an HDMI port on it so I have an hdmi cable from the ps3 to the monitor, then on my speakers I have jack that allows inbound sound from an external source, this allows me to also hook up the regular Y/R/W, RCA, w.e you call them, cables ALONG with the hdmi cable. You just plug the red and white connectors to something like this



and then plug the connector into the speakers or the soundcard.

The good thing about the PS3 is that you can select different inputs for video and audio individually.
Ok. Ill see what I can do.
Thanks. Im probably just going to save up and buy both (PS3 and TV) at the same time.
Thanks for the help!
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1. you could get a DVI to HDMI adaptor.

2.I have a device from Logitech that converts the red and white audio cables into 3 3.5mm jacks and It's only 5 bucks. If you cant find that you could go to radioshack and get a audio cable to 3.5mm converter.

3.I love my samsung plasma. It's 1080p and I got it for $700 from Sams club. can you specify your price range please?
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;12846246 
Ok. Ill see what I can do.
Thanks. Im probably just going to save up and buy both (PS3 and TV) at the same time.
Thanks for the help!

Sounds good, probably for the best.
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1. you could get a DVI to HDMI adaptor.

2.I have a device from Logitech that converts the red and white audio cables into 3 3.5mm jacks and It's only 5 bucks. If you cant find that you could go to radioshack and get a audio cable to 3.5mm converter.

3.I love my samsung plasma. It's 1080p and I got it for $700 from Sams club. can you specify your price range please?
Im probably going to run by Radio Shack tomorrow on my way home from work and see what they have. Im still really tempted to just snag something like This or This.

Im not looking to spend more than $500 on a TV because I don't make a huge amount of money at my current job and most of my extra income is going to go to getting my PS3 game collection up and running and getting my PC up to spec so I dont have to upgrade for the next few years.
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