TVs & Home Theaters forum

Resolved Question

Hooking my PS3 up to my monitor and TV

by wrau1 / March 8, 2013 2:37 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.

wrau1 has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Hooking my PS3 up to my monitor and TV
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Hooking my PS3 up to my monitor and TV
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by wrau1

Collapse -
Yes- use a 4x2 HDMI matrix switcher
by Pepe7 / March 9, 2013 4:52 AM PST
Collapse -
by wrau1 / March 9, 2013 9:48 AM PST

So with the 4x2, where would I plug into which slots? If the PS3 is the machine I want to show on the monitor and tv, that would be plugged into one of the main inputs? Could I then plug my computer into the other main input and be able to see it on the monitor and tv? That would actually be way better than what I was originally trying to do.

Collapse -
Follow the yellow brick road
by Pepe7 / March 9, 2013 12:43 PM PST
In reply to: RE:

Simply draw a diagram and map it out. Also go online and look at the user manual for the switcher. I can't see why it couldn't work.

Collapse -
Thank you!
by wrau1 / March 10, 2013 2:13 PM PDT

I read the manual and it will indeed do what I want it to do plus more! Thank you a bunch for suggesting this.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Big screens for the big game

Still looking for the best TV deals ahead of Sunday's game? Here are our top three big screen picks.