HDMI to DVI (with audio!)

#1dazza_avoPosted 9/6/2013 1:15:04 AM
Hi guys,

I am on the verge of picking up a Wii U. One obstacle is that I do not have a TV. I currently use my PC monitor (DVI) for the playstation 3. The current setup is a HDMI to dvi cable from PS3 to the monitor, and then using the red and white parts of the ps3 composite cables from the PS3 to my PC speakers.


I have read that some people have problems applying this setup (in particular, getting audio to work) to the Wii U. Has anybody tried to to do?
Thanks in advance.
#2TalentedMPosted 9/6/2013 1:32:12 AM(edited)
Pretty sure you can't do it with the Wii U. It doesn't have any audio out and you would have to use the composit cables otherwise, which it seems you can't use.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/system_audio_video.jsp?menu=how_to&submenu=wup-av-ht-external-speakers

There are a bunch of workarounds but it is mostly for TVs or people with sound systems.

The sound will play through the gamepad as well most of the time. Especially on games with off screen play - Not that it helps.

I suggest investing in a new monitor, one that supports HDMI and has an audio out on it. Which is pretty much any monitor made in the last 3 years. Especially if you plan on playing anything this next gen.

I suggest looking around cyber monday, could get a really great deal.
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#3MikeisapoetPosted 9/6/2013 6:36:36 AM
The way you worded this title with the exclamation point, I thought you found a way around it or Nintendo gave you an actual answer about it...now I'm sad.
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#4the_cajun88Posted 9/6/2013 6:40:12 AM
why not just buy a tv
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#5MikeisapoetPosted 9/6/2013 6:45:35 AM
the_cajun88 posted...
why not just buy a tv


Aaaand here we go.

Give me your TV.
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#6the_cajun88Posted 9/6/2013 6:46:29 AM
Mikeisapoet posted...
the_cajun88 posted...
why not just buy a tv


Aaaand here we go.

Give me your TV.


which one
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