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Connecting Game Console to Desktop LCD

Learn how to connect your game console to your desktop's LCD Screen.

An explanation of what you need to get and do to connect your PS3 or Xbox 360 to your computer LCD. Plus, introducion to new Subscribe and Win! contest.

Episode #1-11 released on November 28, 2010

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Persuming you have a LCD Computer monitor that does not have an HDMI port, or internal speakers you will need to acquire a 3.5mm Stereo Plug / 2 RCA Jack Cable and HDMI DVI Cable to connect your XBox 360 or PS3 to your Desktop LCD.

First, connect the HDML DVI cable to your console and LCD monitor. Secondly, connect the analog media cable that came with your console to the 3.5mm Stereo Plug / 2 RCA Jack Cable and connect that into either your sound system through the auxiliary port or the auxiliary port on your computer tower. Then, reset your console. Select HDMI connection, and modify the audio source to output to the analog out. If you connect your analog audio source to the computer, you need to make sure you connect to the Line In, and unmute the Line In in the sound control panel. That's it.

Positives of This Method

  • Cheaper than buying a new HDTV.
  • Console is close enough to charge controller and not have pets run through the cable.
  • Just as great an experience as having HDTV.
  • Screen is closer, so you see more detail.
  • Costs about $3.00 plus Shipping to do.
  • Virtually no complicated hardware to install.
  • About $3.00 to do.

Negatives this Method

  • Consoles can't tell the difference between 16:9 and 16:10 screens, so you may have a tiny bit of stretching, not much.
  • Audio is in stereo.
  • In-house Multiplayer, is very hard to do with small screens.
  • Sitting too close can cause seizures and problems to eye sight, sit far enough away.
  • Credit Card Required to purchase items.
  • Most offices do not have enough space to use Xbox 360 Kinect or PlayStatio Move.

Our next episode will be on good internet surfing practises.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : Steve Smith | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Productions

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