I admit it - I can’t keep up with all the different video mediums and cables available for all these frikkin’ computers and game consoles. Whatever happened to the days when you stripped two bare wires from your rooftop TV antenna and wound them around a couple of screws on the back of the set before tightening them down?
And what about them high-tech RCA cables, huh?
Anyway, I am hoping someone will feel sorry for me and advise me as how to hook up a system I will be getting so I can make it all work.
I currently have my PC hooked up to a Samsung 24" LCD that is capable of a nice 1920x1080 HD picture. It isn’t the newest model, so it has no HDMI connector on it, so I have been using the DVI-D for my computer video.
I am getting a PlayStation3, which has several different output modes, but the most commonly used one for HD is HDMI. It also has RGB output, but I would like to have something better than that.
I have read confusing information about using a cable to hook up the HDMI on the PS3 to the DVI-D port on my LCD, and getting a true HD picture. I would like this very much, but if I got something a little less than perfect HD, I wouldn’t be too upset as long as it was a decent resolution and picture.
So, a cable can allow this, however, since I also run my computer into the LCD, how do I connect both the PC and PS3 to the same DVI-D port without having to plug and unplug all the time? Are there switchable cables?
Any advise or enlightenment on my situation, as always, would be greatly appreciated.