Our PS3 sits in our lounge connected to our TV(1080p) via HDMI and our home theatre via the digital optical connection.

I want to be able to use our PS3 in the room directly below our lounge.

I'd like to connect it to another TV(1080i) via HDMI and to a small home audio system (using a 3.5mm stereo plug or RCA plugs). I also have USB speakers I could use.

Ideally I'd like to be able to easily switch between the two TVs without having to unplug/ re-plug any leads. My PS3 is the first generation premium model.

What would be the easiest/ recommended way of going about this?

I live in New Zealand so have limited access to parts.

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Audio-wise, you are in luck, since you wish to use two different connectors and the PS3 can be instructed to output audio through several connectors. Simply connect both sound systems to the PS3 at the same time and turn on Audio multi-output and you should be good to go.

Video is another matter, since you only have 1 HDMI connector on the PS3. The only option I see here is to use an HDMI splitter. Be aware that a proper HDMI splitter usually requires additional power to work properly. It should be a box that comes with an additional power supply, like this: Proper HDMI splitter

And not a simple cable that splits in two, as these typically do not work (and technically, I'm not entirely sure they can work. I've never seen one with positive user reviews): Bad HDMI splitter

  • I didn't include direct links to product pages as these do not necessarily stand the test of time. Both product images are from products I found on amazon by looking for "HDMI Splitter".
    – Aubergine
    Sep 25, 2011 at 4:35
  • Thank you Aubergine. I've ordered a powered splitter, it's probably a week away. I'll let you know how it all goes (and give the green tick of course). Sep 30, 2011 at 3:04

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