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    I've decided I'm going to buy a monitor to display my PS3 on when I get it but I'm not sure how to get the audio to come out of PC speakers. I could get sound out of the monitor via the HDMI connection but I rather not because monitor speakers are crap.

    I will connect the monitor via HDMI and send the audio through the composite cable that I've heard comes with PS3s. However, there's a missing link. I've been Googling for info but it just confuses me when shops like Amazon and eBuyer sell hundreds of different cables.

    I've found this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/117651 but I have no clue if it does what I need it to. I know some people on here display their PS3s on monitors so someone must know.

    Edit: Oops I didn't realise there's an Audio sub forum, maybe this should have been posted there.
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    I've done more research and found these might work:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/WE11130-Adap...2321311&sr=1-4
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-STEREO...2321386&sr=1-5

    My understanding is that the red and white parts of the PS3 AV cable plug into the Adapter and the second item goes on the other end so that PC speakers can plug into it.

    Can anyone confirm this? The second item's delivery charge looks a little expensive so might look elsewhere for one.
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    if your pc speakers use a mini jack you will need a phono to mini jack converter and a female->female mini jack lead (makes it a kinky 4 way instead of just gay)

    edit: which turns out to be exactly what you linked to :rolleyes:
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    Thanks. I was just uncertain about what I need. I mean, I found that information in my second post where a guy was talking about his 360... I'm pretty sure my speakers are mini jack. Can't look at them for another week but it seems to be the common connector that PC speakers use.
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    Instead of making a new thread I'm reviving this.

    I'm using the setup described in my second post to connect PC speakers to my PS3 via component but the audio has felt odd since day 1. Mainly voices being quiet against the background music and sound effects. But today I investigated it more. I've discovered that sound is only coming out of one speaker. Whether it's left or right depends on which way the red and white leads are plugged into the RCA adapter thing. Eventually I realised that sound output is only working on one of the holes in the RCA adapter. I know this because I decided to plug just the red end of the cable in. That works fine in one hole but not at all in the other hole. I tried the same with the white end and it gave exactly the same problem.

    Is this a faulty RCA adapter or is there something else I could be over looking?
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    Is your 3.5mm barrell a stereo or mono?

    It could be that youve accidentally got a mono barrell. Either that or your connectors are broken.

    I hate connectors, if it were me I would have solered and created my own, much more reliable, and you know exactly whats going on.
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    It's a stereo barrel. The one in the link in post #2. I guess I should just buy a new RCA adapter and see if that works. But I only bought this one a couple weeks ago.
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    try buying it from maplin, they normally sell ok connectors.

    Alternatively, buy these:

    2 x http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...=1014&doy=27m6
    1 x http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...=1210&doy=27m6

    and solder it yourself, then your guaranteed it will work
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    I'll have a look at Maplin. I don't fancy trying to solder stuff. lol.
    I only paid £2 for the presumably faulty one. I guess you get what you pay for.

    Edit: This seems to be of good quality:
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...34198&doy=27m6
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    Well that was a waste of money, it doesn't even fit my component cable.

    Is anyone able to help me find what I'm looking for from a reputable retailer?
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    (Original post by Sephiroth)
    Well that was a waste of money, it doesn't even fit my component cable.

    Is anyone able to help me find what I'm looking for from a reputable retailer?
    You need this
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...%203.5&doy=1m7
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    (Original post by nadnerb)
    You need this
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...%203.5&doy=1m7
    Thanks. Are you sure that's the right one though?
    I don't want to order another that's no good. Problem with these things being so cheap is it's not worth it to send them back. Though with the one you've linked it costs twice as much because their free delivery offer has expired so if that doesn't work it will go back.
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    Yes it will work, it's the same adapter as the broken one you have.

    If Maplins shipping is expensive then try these:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-5mm-3-5-Jack...em180259255302
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-5-mm-jack-to...em220250437188

    They are the same thing, just cables rather than an adapter like the others.
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    I'll just get the Maplin one, then I know I'm buying quality.
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    Hmm... why don't you pass the audio output through your monitor, then connect your computer speakers through the headphone jack of your monitor?
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    I already tried that Darkos, it wasn't giving any sound for some reason.

    Edit: Wow I tried it again and it does indeed work. I must have set it wrong last time. But surely doing that will limit the sound quality to my monitor's 3 watts though?
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    It shouldn't have any effect on the audio, but it does depend on the circuitry in your monitor.
    Just test it and see if you are happy with the sound.
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    Sorry to drag up an old topic, thought I'd add to this rather than starting a new one seeing as it's here.


    I've just ordered a PS3 and am planning to hook it up to my PC monitor and speakers.
    I've got a Samsung 226BW monitor and plan to connect it with an HMDI - DVI cable.
    I've got a pair of Creative Gigaworks T40 speakers and hope to connect the Playstation RCA cable into the headphone jack via a 3.5mm adaptor like this.

    I was just wondering whether with this setup I'll be able to listen to audio from the PC whilst the adaptor's plugged in, or will I need to disconnect it every time I want to listen to anything on the PC and then plug it back in again when I want to go on the PS3?
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    (Original post by TheOriginalTinyT)
    Sorry to drag up an old topic, thought I'd add to this rather than starting a new one seeing as it's here.


    I've just ordered a PS3 and am planning to hook it up to my PC monitor and speakers.
    I've got a Samsung 226BW monitor and plan to connect it with an HMDI - DVI cable.
    I've got a pair of Creative Gigaworks T40 speakers and hope to connect the Playstation RCA cable into the headphone jack via a 3.5mm adaptor like this.

    I was just wondering whether with this setup I'll be able to listen to audio from the PC whilst the adaptor's plugged in, or will I need to disconnect it every time I want to listen to anything on the PC and then plug it back in again when I want to go on the PS3?
    It may be my headache confusing me but you won't be able to plug the adapter into the headphone socket of the speakers; it's a one way deal. You'll need to get a coupler like the one posted earlier ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-STEREO...2321386&sr=1-5) and plug the speakers into that.

    If you want to use your PC and PS3 (for audio purposes) at the same time you'll need to get a switching box of some kind that will take all your inputs and put them through to your speakers.
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    It may be my headache confusing me but you won't be able to plug the adapter into the headphone socket of the speakers; it's a one way deal. You'll need to get a coupler like the one posted earlier ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-STEREO...21386&sr =1-5) and plug the speakers into that.

    If you want to use your PC and PS3 (for audio purposes) at the same time you'll need to get a switching box of some kind that will take all your inputs and put them through to your speakers.
    Ah ok, yeah I think you're probably right.

    I do have an RCA - 3.5mm cable, I presume that would work though? If I connect the RCA into the back of the PS3 and the 3.5mm jack into the headphone port?
 
 
 
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