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Connecting my PS3 to my Monitor and TV.

by wrau1 / March 8, 2013 2:34 PM PST

Is it possible to have my PS3 hooked up to my monitor AND tv at the same time while also having my pc connected to the monitor? Reason being, when my gf is watching tv, I'll just bring the ps3 over to my monitor and play. When she's gone, I bring it back to the tv but I'm getting sick of moving the ps3 and unhooking the wires all the time. The tv and desk area are about 15ft away from one another. I currently have my ps3 and computer connected to the same monitor via a 3 port HDMI switcher. The monitor I'm using is a AOC e2343Fk and the tv is an LG 42LK450. The PS3 I have is the newest 500gb slim.
Thank you for reading and any help you can give is very much appreciated.

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If you have
by Jimmy Greystone / March 8, 2013 11:11 PM PST

If you have a source selector for HDMI it should be as simple as just putting the PS3 on the input, and then connect both the monitor and TV each to an output port, then switch to the proper output port depending on which one you want to use at the time.

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by wrau1 / March 9, 2013 3:59 AM PST
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I tried that but it didn't work. It seems as if the HDMI switcher was just made to hook up a couple different components to the same viewing source. I bought a 2-Way HDMI Splitter and that seems to somewhat do the trick but my PS3 then shows up on both the Monitor and TV at the same time. I can live with that but now I cannot hook my PC up to my monitor. I have a VGA port on my monitor and I tried connecting that to my computer with a DVI cord (since my videocard doesn't have a vga port, its a nvidia geforce gtx 560 Ti) and had to use a dvi to vga adapter to connect it to the monitor. For some reason, even after I select D-SUB on the Monitor, it will say no signal. Haha, so yeah, not having much like. I appreciate your response though, I've read other places that your suggestion should work but for whatever reason I can't get it.

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