LCD Computer Screen Meets Wii and PS3

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by RedFire128, Dec 23, 2010.

Dec 23, 2010
  1. RedFire128
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    So, this topic is somewhat related to the Wii, and it's another question topic.

    I have an Acer X222W LCD Screen for my PC, which is at the moment messed up.
    It has two holes for a VGA cable and a DVI cable.

    For some reason, the DVI cable is not working so well, and I was using the VGA cable for the PC
    until it got messed up.

    Because I have no TV at the moment, I wanted to get a new DVI cable, connect the PC to the screen
    with that when it's fixed, and use the VGA cable for my consoles.

    So, I need to find a VGA converter that works for both the PS3 and Wii ,but the problem is I want a
    converter that can also do HDMI, for my PS3.

    If that made any sense AT ALL, someone respond to my question. I'm stuck.
     
  2. Rasas

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    The equipment to do so and get sound from your gaming system is fairly expensive your better off searching your local pawn shop or craigslist for a crt TV for the time being.

    If you just want picture all you need is a cable which are fairly easy to find Bestbuy, Amazon, Radioshack etc.
     
  3. Raiser

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    It gets complex. I was in your position before (except with a Wii) and had this huge topic on it.

    There is such thing as an HDMI DVI converter.
    Unless your screen has built-in speakers (with would therefore have some sort of audio input), you won't get any audio has DVI doesn't regularly send/receive audio signals.

    Also with Wii converters (composite/component VGA), there are no really reliable converters. Only cheap no-name brand ones that do have the occasional problem (lines on screen, color loss, quality loss).

    What I did was that I bought a relatively cheap monitor that had inputs for VGA, DVI, Component, Composite, and HDMI. It'd be a bit more expensive than all the equipment you'd require (as Rasas above me has said).

    I hope I helped and good luck!
     
  4. Hielkenator

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    Yep, HDMI only usefull in your setup if your monitor has Speakers.
     

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