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PlayStation 3 1080i output on a LCD Computer Monitor?

by PiCASSiMO / November 9, 2006 7:53 PM PST


In the very near future, when all the PS3 buzz settles down, I would like to purchase the PS3 unit along with the Gran Turismo HD (as I've invested in steering wheel/pedal hardware in the past). And to certainly take advantage of the "high definition" output of the PS3 and GT HD, I would need a 1080i display.

But I don't want to invest a couple of grand in a large 40 or 50-inch family room LCD/Plasma display, but instead would like to upgrade my current ViewSonic 17" CRT monitor and get myself a either a standard or a widescreen LCD computer screen.

If that's the case, would I be able to take the HD (HDMI?) output of the PS3 and display it on the computer LCD screen? Would there be a conversion with cables/adaptors that I'd have to use?

The PS3 is already a big investment itself, so I'd like to balance it out with a LCD display that would be used for my regular computer games, internet surfing, digital image editing, etc.

Appreciate anyone's feedback!


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What kind of inputs. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 9, 2006 9:37 PM PST

does the monitor have. If it has a DVI connector, then you can use an HDMI to DVI cable. HDMI carries video and audio. DVI carries only video. If the monitor has no digital input you're probably SOL.

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it will work....
by thEDavE / June 6, 2007 11:41 PM PDT

as long as you buy a LCD monitor that is HDCP compliant and hook it up using an hdmi-dvi cable you should be fine. i am building another pc and decided to get a 20inch widescreen lcd and it is hdcp capable and it works just great.

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by ben4572 / August 26, 2007 3:04 AM PDT
In reply to: it will work....

I know this is really late, but I found this post by searching google. Once I hookup the hdmi to dvi cable and get video, how would you get sound? Would you just use the white and red cables that came with the TV hookups?


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