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Have you ever hooked your console up to a computer monitor?

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How many times have you hooked your console up to a computer monitor in the last 6 months?

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If you have, was it ever sitting at a desk in place of your computer?

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#1 +Audien


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:02

Curious about how many people have used their gaming console in place of their computer.  Or having them both hooked up to an HDMI switch?  

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:06

I have a PC as well as my 2 consoles and satellite receiver into an amplifier (essentially the same as your HDMI switch) into my TV.  Why?  What you wanna know? :)

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:19

My old xbox 360 elite did it once hook up to my computer monitor with hdmi since my monitor had built in speakers I know I could also hook it up through the computer speakers don't own a console right now might consider a ps4 or xbox one for my next console in the future not in a rush to get one right now.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:20

I used to do this in college and before I got a TV. My monitor has a boatload of inputs. I also use the optical to my computer speakers.


Right now I have 2 cable boxes and one is hooked up to one of my monitors (sport triple monitors) since I don't have a 2nd TV in the house.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:21

Yes to play through the story of GTA 5 in the middle of the night on my 360 :p


My monitor has HDMI and a soundbar below so the audio outputs right there with one cable

#6 Jeston


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:25

When my friend comes over to play, I hook his Xbox up to one of my monitors (out of 3) via HDMI. I have his sound come through my computer speakers. That way I get my big TV and my surround sound all to myself :p

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:36

I had to vote: not in the last 6 months, but my Wii is hooked up via a wii2hdmi at my computer desk under normal circumstances... I just haven't played it in the last 6 months so it isn't plugged in.


EDIT: in addition, if I ever get around to playing the PS3 that's sitting around here, I'll bring it up and hook it to the monitor.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:41

used to have my ps3 plugged into my hdmi computer monitor could switch from dvi (pc) to hdmi (ps3). Then the PS3 was stolen.. so it wasn't anymore.

#9 KingCracker


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:44

Yes I do.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 14:20

I have 2x 24" on a desk. As for the second monitor, I'd say that 80% of the time it's hooked up to the PC, 20% to a console. It is always connected to both.

I have to use an external audio source when playing the console on the monitor. (Not a problem for me.)

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 14:24

I use my 5.1 receiver to switch between my laptop and games consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, Raspberry Pi) currently.


Since my PlayStation 2 though I've ran my console to my computer monitor on an alternate input (Dell ultrasharp, S-Video in).

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 14:29

Back in the day when the 360 first launched, I used to game through a 19" monitor which had a 16:10 res of 1440x900. 


I picked my X1 up at work so I hooked it back up to my desk which has two Samsung 1080p monitors on it. Way prefer it through the big TV though.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 14:34

I used to have the 360 and PS3 go through my PC monitor at one point.


Mainly because i wanted to play GT5 with my G25 and at my desk was the best spot for it.

It wasn't ideal and setting up the audio was pain in the backside.


I'm sure i had my Dreamcast setup to an old CRT at one point too.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 14:36

Used to have a 360 connected to my monitor back when I used an AVR with my PC.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 14:37

I currently have my XB1, PS4 and PS3 hooked up to my 27 inch Ultrasharp. It's a 1440p monitor but consoles look ok on it.


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