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I have a PS3 that I'd like to hookup to my HDTV, but the HDTV does not have an HDMI input, the HDTV has DVI input with analog audio inputs and no optical audio input. I have an HDMI-to-DVI cable, but since the DVI input is only a video interface I don't get audio. Currently I have it hooked up using the component cables, but I'd like to get the best picture possible, especially for Blu-Ray movies, so I'd like to use the HDMI connection. Does anyone have any suggestions to get the audio while using th HDMI-to-DVI cable? I plan on buying an A/V Receiver in the next month or 2, so I'm looking for a temporary fix. Does anyone know if an HDMI-to-DVI with analog audio converter exists? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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I have a PS3 that I'd like to hookup to my HDTV, but the HDTV does not have an HDMI input, the HDTV has DVI input with analog audio inputs and no optical audio input. I have an HDMI-to-DVI cable, but since the DVI input is only a video interface I don't get audio. Currently I have it hooked up using the component cables, but I'd like to get the best picture possible, especially for Blu-Ray movies, so I'd like to use the HDMI connection. Does anyone have any suggestions to get the audio while using th HDMI-to-DVI cable? I plan on buying an A/V Receiver in the next month or 2, so I'm looking for a temporary fix. Does anyone know if an HDMI-to-DVI with analog audio converter exists? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

Can the PS3 pass 2-channel analog audio? If so, can it do it while an HDMI connection is also being used? And I'm not so certain that the HDMI connection will necessarily give you better video than component video cables.

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I'm not sure if this is what you're asking because I'm kinda new to this stuff, but there are no audio ouputs on the PS3.
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Use the HDMI out on the PS3. It won't know or care if you use a HDMI to DVI adapter.
Then, somewhere in the PS3's vast menus, you will find a place to select between HDMI audio on or off. You want it off. This will enable you to use the stereo audio/composite video multi-cable that came with your PS3. Just don't use the composite video cable. It's the yellow one.
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Can the PS3 pass 2-channel analog audio? If so, can it do it while an HDMI connection is also being used? And I'm not so certain that the HDMI connection will necessarily give you better video than component video cables.

I don't believe he is using component cables. I think he is using the multi-out, which includes stereo audio and a composite video cable.

To answer your question, yes it will pass 2 channel, and yes I believe (I could be wrong though ) it will pass HDMI video and 2 channel audio at the same time. I know it passes HDMI video and fiber optic audio at the same time. It is probably just a matter of getting the correct settings in the menu. They are extensive.
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To answer your question, yes it will pass 2 channel, and yes I believe (I could be wrong though ) it will pass HDMI video and 2 channel audio at the same time. I know it passes HDMI video and fiber optic audio at the same time. It is probably just a matter of getting the correct settings in the menu. They are extensive.

Yes, it will.
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I don't believe he is using component cables. I think he is using the multi-out, which includes stereo audio and a composite video cable.

I see. He said component, so.............
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......I have it hooked up using the component cables.............



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If so, can it do it while an HDMI connection is also being used?

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To answer your question, yes it will pass 2 channel, and yes I believe (I could be wrong though ) it will pass HDMI video and 2 channel audio at the same time.

Yeah, I meant is it physically possible. With one of the consoles it is impossible to utilize two of something simultaneously. One thingie actually phyisically restricts the other thingie from being plugged in.

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