Will this monitor/pc/speaker configuration work?

-I want to upgrade my 19" PC monitor, to either a 24" or 27" inch one.

-I use the monitor for my PC, as well as my PS3.

-Selection of monitors with 2 HDMI ports is limited, so I'm considering a monitor with 1 HDMI, and 1 DVI.

-Also, speakers on monitors seem to be lousy, so I will keep my current speakers (they are your average $20 speakers from walmart, that plug into the audio port in the PC..)

My plan is to:

-Connect the PS3 (via HDMI) to the monitor.

-Connect my PC (via DVI) to the monitor, and also connect the audio port, from my motherboard, to the monitor.

-Connect my speakers to the monitor, so that they output the sound (from either the PS3's HDMI source, or the audio source from the PC).

So that means, I need a monitor that has:

-HDMI input, DVI input

-an audio-in port

-an audio-out port (for the speakers)

Does such a monitor exist? If so, can someone please link me to one, preferably from newegg.com, where it clearly has all 4 ports?

Thank you

closed as off topic by EBGreen, Shinrai, Diogo, Darth Android, Der Hochstapler Aug 2 '12 at 21:45

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    Welcome to Superuser. Shopping recommendations are not within the scope of Superuser. Please read the FAQ. superuser.com/faq – EBGreen Aug 2 '12 at 19:45
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    And I'd add that it sounds less like you want a PC monitor and more like you might want a small television that'll take input from your PC. – Shinrai Aug 2 '12 at 19:58
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    Such monitors exist, this is not the place for recommendations I'm afraid. – Darth Android Aug 2 '12 at 20:57
  • @EBGreen, how is this a shopping recommendation question? Just because it happens to have a dollar-sign in it (which doesn’t even have anything to do with the monitor in question)? The question is clearly asking if there are any monitors that have HDMI and DVI as well as audio in and out connectors (so that external speakers can be attached to it). You can safely just ignore the dollar-sign and either link to such a monitor or demonstrate that no such thing exists. – Synetech Aug 2 '12 at 21:19
  • @Shinrai, I don’t see anything about a tuner or a requirement of watching TV. He is just looking for a typical monitor with HDMI and DVI ports and built-in speakers, but also with audio out connectors. – Synetech Aug 2 '12 at 21:20

I have a basic Philips monitor and have it set up almost exactly as you describe. I use the headphone socket to plug in my PC speakers. I actually use a splitter also connect the PC speakers to my PC.

I think any monitor with HDMI and speakers will have a headphone socket and do the job. The only thing I don't like is the touch-sensitve buttons that make switching a pain.


Why don’t you just plug the external speakers into your audio card and forgo the monitor altogether (thus leaving it its real task that its good at: video)?

For the PS3 audio cables, it depends on the speakers you get. If they have an HDMI connector, you can use an HDMI splitter. If not, you can use an HDMI to RCA/Optical adapter or the RCA cable that came with it.

It may not be quite as convenient as having all the ports built into the monitor, but it does give you more flexibility in your setup (and is much cheaper too).

  • Where does sound from the PS3 go (carried in the HDMI cable)? – Ben Voigt Aug 2 '12 at 21:33
  • @BenVoigt, added an explanation. – Synetech Aug 2 '12 at 21:44

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