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Hooking a PS3 to my desktop set up. Will this work for sound?

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2 years ago#1
Came across a BC 60gig PS3 at work and after trying it out, its fully operational. Was originally going to swap parts to fix my LYOD PS3. But anyways, I think I may put it on my desk to make room for the PS4 so I was thinking of using the hdmi cable to the monitor(no built in speakers) and using an optical cable to my soundcard. I have a Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 setup and wondering if this would work.
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2 years ago#2
Based on experience I had to hook up a headset directly to the monitor just to have some audio. I think it would be better if you have a speaker to spare as I find it annoying to plug my speaker to pc and vice versa
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2 years ago#3
It does!

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/blu-ray-video-game-consoles/58368-ps3-using-both-component-cables-hdmi.html

Explanation on the last post on that link!
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2 years ago#4
Might try this. The splitter would in theory let you keep your PC hooked up to the speakers as well.

Optical out --> DAC --> 3.5mm splitter --> speakers
2 years ago#5
thanks guys. Im going to try with the optical cable to the sound card first and if that doesn't work then ill grab a splitter at radioshack :)
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2 years ago#6
http://www.cablewholesale.com/products/audio-video-products/audio-video-switch/product-40av-81002.php?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=organic&zmam=54972865&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=40AV-81002&gclid=CLfhsLGKnrkCFatj7Aodiy4AYQ

Splitter for it, it goes to your amp than splits into two one for the PS3 and one for the PC
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