Trying to hook PS3 with this projector

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  1. FedererISBetter

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    Granted, I am a newbie in this... lol
    This projector has Service, Video, S-Video, Computer IN, and Audio ports
    PS3: HDMI OUT, LAN, digital out, AV Multi out, and AC in

    the projector= viewsonic p258b

    Thanks so much lol
     
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    wrong... forum... much ?

    And not exactly being descriptive with "AV Multi out" are you... :roll:
     
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    Not saying you're wrong but I've found so called "Computer ports" to be VGA ports rather than DVI ones...
     
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    Yeah, it has VGA and component. Use component for the PS3.
     
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    I meant on the input of the projector :? ?
     
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    Yeah, that specific projector has a VGA input and a component input, among others. Component would be the best bet for hooking the PS3 up given that projectors specs.
     
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    Component limits you to 720p from what I remember about searching for setting up all my stuff.
     
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    Nope, component can do 1080i and 720p, which are the max supported by his projector. Personally I would recommend 720p, but you may as well try out both.
     
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    Lol thanks soo much, so this component is a cable that er.. convert something?

    Sorry, I am totally new at this and it is PJ258D.

    Lemme do some research on this component cables
     
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    Yes.

    What you need is an HDMI connector on one end (plugs into PS3) and Component (Red, Blue, Green) video and RCA audio(Red, White or something) for the projector end.

    Most places charge an arm and a leg, but monoprice.com has excellent prices and quality.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10830&cs_id=1083003&p_id=4009&seq=1&format=2

    Rated well, and less than 6 dollars. You'll get charged $20-80 if you buy them in a store.
     
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    No that's not right...

    And WBF, I'm don't own a PS3 so I won't say this with certainty but...

    I'm pretty sure the PS3s "AV Multi-out" comes with a Component Video cable ? Since I remember there being a thing about the PS3 not coming with an HDMI cable so I assume that it came with a component video cable.... I know the 360 does :?.
     
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    So all I need is the hdmi cable+ audio?
     
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    No not that...

    The cables that the PS3 came with... is there one that has Red, Green and Blue connectors ?

    Should look like:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry for not responding on time, but it seems like the shipment of the game console will be delayed. However, I do have the projector. I am not sure how to get the audio working for the projector... i only got the cable with "red, white, and yellow" on it.. it works fine on the PS2, just cant get the audio to work -_-
     
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    The red and white cables should give audio signal whilst the yellow one is the video cable..
     
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    Yess, but the only problem is that theres no input for the projector. Theres only a yellow input... is this where compoenents come into play>?
     
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    The Red/Green/Blue connection is called 'component'. It is the equivalent of the single yellow 'composite' cable; only video (obviously much better quality). Both component (R,G,B plugs) and composite (Yellow) cable are video only, and thus need the audio connections as well (typically red and white).

    You plug the component or composite (component being the better choice, as it supports HD) cable into the projector, and the audio (red/white) into whatever you want to play your audio.
     
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    have to wonder why people are responding to this....and people on this forum seen to know w decent amount of tech stuff too.. .

    but seriously...why is this in the fitness section??
     
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    Okay,, thanks for your patience so far and taking the effort in responding to this... but as FAR as the projector I am stuck with... there is only one input for both video and audio. I want the component as its being the better choice, but how would I plug it? lol...also for audio...there's one input for it and its not for the red and white connections. Thanks again!
     
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