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#41374 14-Sep-2009 23:38
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Hey guys so I have about $1800-$2000 and I've decided to treat myself to a new computer(have this one which is 6 years old! with some terrible specs)

Please correct me where I go wrong but from what I read from PS3 is that it's better to get a monitor/tv that supports HDMI.. since I can't really afford to buy a LCD HD TV, I've decided to bundle it with the new pc+ monitor im getting! But i am not sure whether the monitor will be compatitable with the PS3.

I am not sure what to get for my monitor as I know which PC im getting but from what I've seen is..


I have about $300-$400 in budget for a new monitor.My question for both of them is,which is better for my PS3? They both support HDMI thingy from ps3 yeah? Also,is there an option for me to use the HDMI cables for video but sound from my own sound system?

Anything else I should know?

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  #255771 14-Sep-2009 23:47
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The second monitor you listed will suit better as it has a better resolution for PS3 as in Full 1080p. You can change audio output from PS3 to RCA instead of hdmi and connect to any amplifier. PC's can have multiple audio outputs depending what you get to go to your stereo.

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  #255799 15-Sep-2009 08:29
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I have the second monitor you listed (veiwsonic 24"). Its an awesome monitor! I have a ps3 but have it hooked up to a lcd tv as well so cant comment on that, but it will be fine with this monitor. Games on it from the pc are spectacular, as well as all that screen real-estate for surfing the web etc


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  #255815 15-Sep-2009 09:53
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Just a note: you don't need a monitor with HDMI to plug into your PS3, you can get a < $20 adapter to convert HDMI to DVI. That being said you probably want one with HDMI so you don't have to muck around unplugging your computer when you want to use your PS3 :)

I second getting 1080P monitors - the 1920x1200 (or 1680x1050) ones are the wrong aspect ratio and most monitors fail to correct the aspect ratio properly and just stretch it out.

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  #255920 15-Sep-2009 17:44
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thanks for the replies!, I'll get the second one.

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