Ps3 to pc monitor?


#1

is there a possible way to connect ps3 to my pc monitor? well since sf4 is coming out and i have no HD t.v i do have a flat screen monitor. so i no for a fact it should look alot better on my pc monitor. is there a converter out there that works and already tested? thnks in advance. i wana play sf4 in atleast 720p :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

i think there wasnt any official sony ps3 vga cable but there should be one from a 3rd party … cant say anything about picture quality with this cable because i dont own one

edit:
or you can get a hdmi cable and a hdmi to dvi adapter … but no blueray movies without a HDCP compatible monitor


#3

found in the stickys http://www.mayflash.com/vgabox/vga004/vga004.htm

supposed to work very well.


#4

You could also get a cheap $5 HDMI cable (Assuming you don’t have one) from www.monoprice.com and an HDMI -> DVI converter also for like $5. Great alternative imo.


#5

hm im likin this. looks legit.how much is it? has it been tested from a srk member?


#6

Don’t bother with a VGA box, just get a HDMI-to-DVI cable, or a HDMI-to-DVI converter.
Way cheaper, and all-digital (not that that really matters :rofl:)

edit That’s what I get for shooting off my stupid mouth – a VGA cable for Wii/PS3, you say? AWESOME.


#7

What kind of a monitor do you have? Does it output 16:9 or 16:10? If it outputs 16:10 you could run a vga box to get rid of the black bars on the top and bottom of the screens.


#8

^ i use this right now works really well

except i have slightly diffrent ratio than 16:9 its more like 16:10 slight distortion might be a problem with fighting games i could be wrong

and i just use the sound out put from the composite to speakers with some adapters


#9

Thanks James123

good find for that site man!

found some products on there that would help me record my play session at home.

cheers


#10

This is something I may have to try, as I’ve been reading on these forums that usually the vga ports on HDTVs have less lag than their hdmi/component counterparts. For $5 bucks it can’t hurt to try it.


#11

i have a acer monitor.dont no the model tho but is a 19 inch. not wide screen. how can i tell what model i have without the manuel?


#12

I was thinking about building head 2 head cabinet for my PS3, was wondering if anyone knows of a video splitter that works well, and I was curious to whether or not they lag?

this one is a good price.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2703739&CatId=317


#13

sometimes in the OSD menu it will tell you somewhere.

its usually also marked on the back somewhere.


#14

Do not bother with a vga box! Why spend all that money for nothing? Go HDMI to DVI. Cheap. Works amazing! Trust me!!


#15

I have used my PS3 with my monitor before with a HDMI - DVI cable and it was very nice I must say :).


#16

do u guys have a link where to buy that? and how do u guys deal with sound. since the monitor dont have speakers how would i hear sound?


#17

Same here, I bought one after being frustrated with the tiny writing on GTA My PS3 is hooked up to a 19 inch widescreen Dell monitor. It’s awesome supports all resolutions and upscales DVDs.

I send the sound through the RCA jack to my stereo, easy pezy.

Tip, Make sure your monitor is HDCP compatible otherwise your wasting your time.

A decent monitor is good cheap HD option. Just make sure you do your homework first :wink:


#18

I used a hdmi to dvi cord and it worked perfect, even got to watch BDs on my 1400x900 monitor.


#19

FIND YOUR MONITOR MODEL FIRST AND MAKE SURE IT IS HDCP BEFORE BUYING HDMI TO DVI CABLES

otherwise you are wasting money and time. you will just get a black screen if your monitor isn’t hd compatible. vga is your best bet if its not hdcp


#20

Yeah, no picture at all with hdmi/dvi if your monitor doesn’t support hdcp, not just with movies.

As for sound you can run it through the standard rca cables and plug those into a set of speakers(with an rca to 3.5mm adapter if necessary.)