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Hooking my PS3 up to my PC Monitor for first time...

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  1. DublinDude

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    Ok, this is kinda embarrassing. There is something obvious I am missing...

    I just plugged my PS3 into my monitor via the HDMI. Great, it works! (Have to firgure out network settings :confused:)

    But the thing is I have no sound. Stupidly, I thought the pc speakers would automatically output sound for the PS3 but duhhhhhh, they are connected to the sound card on the pc. So is this not going to work the way I thought or am I just going to have to keep the PS3 for the TV.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    I had this setup. I use HDMI for video. to get sound you need a compatical sound card with optical in. and either optical out for speakers or the option to convert spdif to analog.

    I then ran the optical to my soundcard using 2.1pcm. (Can do 5.1 if your going optical out as well i think).

    The sound card I use is HT Omega striker 7.1
     
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    Hmmm my card is the Xtreme Gamer! Don't think its compatible! :(
     
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    would have to have a port designated as optical in. Otherwise yea, screwed.

    the striker is $80 i think.

    Do you speakers have optical in like z5500 from logitech or a home theater system
     
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    No, I have the Z2300 version! Life just isn't fair! :(
     
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    or go to the blade settings under audio and tell it to do dual output from hdmi or opticle or analog. then plug in your crap av cables get some of These and some cheap speakers then This and some regular pc speakers and your set man
     
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    You don't use that adapter for the tv, he wants to use his PC speakers for his PS3.

    All he needs to do is output video through HDMI and sound through AV. Plug both speakers and ps3 av cable to this adapter.
     
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    Just i dont think av can be used for audio only. When ive setup audio i know there's hdmi, optical and composite i think.
     
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    Cool. now my question is with that. do you still get 5.1 sound from that. cause i might do this with my receiver. run analog to white/red av for the purpose of playing guitar on my speakers w/o delay created by optical. As guitar goes to sound card by line in, then if converting to optical to goto speakers it has delay. but analog means no conversion so no delay.
     
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    It's stereo, it's loud, and it's cheap.

    Customer Review from Amazon:
     
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    Perfect. It's guitar its not going to play different notes in different speakers/channels. Just wanted to know if it would only play from front/center or all of em. sweet thanks.
     
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    did you completely ignore my post? i told you how to do it. If you get the logitech adaptor, that will work also!

    incase you missed it

     
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    I'm not sure what you want to do.

    You want to output sound to your sound card? Then I guess you can get 3x 3.5mm jacks then plug it to your sound card. I believe they're all the same, the color cables just make it easier to identify, they're basicly the same thing.
     

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