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I want to hook my PS3 to one of my monitors...

#1megamanfreakXDPosted 9/14/2013 5:04:57 PM
But both of them do not have speakers.

Is there any way that I can get audio? How do I use the optical out? What do I need for it?
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#2ShubPosted 9/14/2013 5:06:39 PM(edited)
Set the PS3 to output video through whatever you like (e.g. HDMI) and audio through something else, you can use composite (RCA) or whatever... if you want to use the optical out, obviously you're going to need something on the other end that has an optical in. Optical out is just a digital signal so whatever you connect it to will need to decode that signal and convert it to an analog signal and amplify it for output to a set of speakers or headphones.
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#3megamanfreakXD(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 5:15:37 PM
Shub posted...
Set the PS3 to output video through whatever you like (e.g. HDMI) and audio through something else, you can use composite (RCA) or whatever... if you want to use the optical out, obviously you're going to need something on the other end that has an optical in. Optical out is just a digital signal so whatever you connect it to will need to decode that signal and convert it to an analog signal and amplify it for output to a set of speakers or headphones.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA00Z0NU3933

I should be able to use this to convert the RCA audio signal into a male connector for my speakers right?

I don't know any good optical receivers and it seems like a hassle to get it working.
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#4ShubPosted 9/14/2013 5:17:45 PM
Sure, you take your regular PS3 RCA cable, connect the audio cables to that adapter, connect the other end to speakers, and you should be set.
Getting optical to work is not a hassle but it will need a receiver. I just made it sound more complicated by explaining what the receiver needs to do. The user doesn't need to worry about the process. You plug the console and speakers to the receiver and let the magic happen.
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#5megamanfreakXD(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 5:34:42 PM
Do you have any recommendations for a receiver?
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#6megamanfreakXD(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 5:35:52 PM
Nvm, this one should be fine.

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Optical-Analog-audio-converter/dp/B004C4WPXA
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#7megamanfreakXD(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 7:20:59 AM
I have to go optical. There is something wrong with my RCA cable. :(
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