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Old 3rd October, 2010, 10:48 AM
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PS3 two outputs

I have something I'd like to do with my PS3, despite some searches on Google I could only find very vague answers.

My setup is as follows:

My room is an attic room, in the middle is a big block where the stairs come up. My computer in basically in the corner, and my bed is against the wall a few feet away. My computer displays to dual screens, one of which is a Samsung 24" that also acts as a TV and can handle a single HDMI input.

I can lay in bed, and see this screen, watch TV etc.

If I swivel on my computer chair 90 degrees to the left, I'm looking at my 28" TV where my PS3 is, and because of the stair block this isn't visible from my bed.

Because I am atrociously lazy, sometimes I'd like to play my PS3 whilst not sitting in my PC chair...i.e in my bed. My Computer chair is pretty uncomfortable and noisy.

So my question is....I'd like to have some form of HDMI splitter that allows me to connect to BOTH the TV and the PC/TV Screen.

The Samsung PC/TV has different input modes just like a normal Telly.

The suggestions I've found on Google either involve using Composite cables, or people are saying that it's tedious because you have to have either the one of the displays switched off for the PS3 to auto-detect the right one.

I'd like it to detect the right one with both ON. They would be using different input modes, so if the Samsung is displaying my PC screen, will that effectively mean it's "off" to the PS3?

See, lots of questions...the Samsung is also a good 3m from the PS3.

If anyone can help me in my quest for ultimate laziness, I'd be eternally grateful.


P.S I know the obvious suggestion is a splitter, but I'm seeing a lot of Googlers saying they don't work.

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Old 3rd October, 2010, 11:52 PM
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I have my ps3 hooked up using the Y/R/W cords that come standard with s3 and using a hdmi to dvi converter to connect my ps3 to my tv and my lg monitor for my pc.

Since your monitor has hdmi and your tv i assume has component and comp. and hdmi i dont see why you could run both up at the same time.

could try something like this

Cables Unlimited Video extender - External

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Old 4th October, 2010, 05:27 PM
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HDMI is technically a two way point to point link (that's how HDCP works), so splitting it gets a bit interesting. The PS3 won't output HDMI and component at the same time ( according to (PS3™ | Video), but you would be able to switch between them - although you'd probably have to manually change it each time around.

You could probably find a HDMI switch box that would allow you to switch which monitor is in use, although you'd need to check it operates by switching destinations not sources.

Actually, if both screens accept the same timing, and you're not going to use HDCP (Bluray at 1080p), you might be able to get away using an HDMI splitter box - they're pretty much a passive repeater.

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