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Sharing PC Speakers between PC and 360

liquidloganliquidlogan Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
H/A, I come to you.

Right now I have my PC and 360 set up on my LCD monitor. The main reason for this is that my monitor is the only HD capable device in my house, so what I've been forced to resort to is running my 360's stereo cables through a Y cable so I can attach my standard PC speakers to it. That's been working fine, but what I've been interesting in trying to doing is making it so I don't have to go unplug the cable everytime I want to listen to something from my PC. Now, obviously I'm not going to run both my 360 and my PC together because that'd be stupid and I'd get awful sound. But I figure there has to be a solution.

The only thing I can think of is a Y cable that I can plug my speakers into (F) and the other two ends (M/M) for my audio sources. I've googled said cable but I can't find anything. I mostly end up with just regular M/M or F/M cables, or even M to F/F Y cables. I'm not even sure these things exist. I'm looking for a site that I can buy them off that will ship to Canada.

Alternatively, if there is a better solution that means I won't have to buy another set of speakers, that'd be wonderful.

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I think what may work best is a simple AV switch. Something like this may work. Since they use RCA jacks, you will probably still need some y-cables, but this may help.

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Use the Y cable that you have for the 360, plug it into this, then get a M/M 3.5mm jack cable to plug your PC into the new Y cable.

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Use the Y cable that you have for the 360, plug it into this, then get a M/M 3.5mm jack cable to plug your PC into the new Y cable.

    Nice find. I should've looked farther on Monoprice. The only issue may be that the signal may end up too quiet by the time it hits the speakers.

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    I don't believe it - I'm on my THIRD PS3, and my FIRST XBOX360. What the heck?
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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Why not get an RCA to 3.5mm jack converter, then plug that into your PC's line in?

    Edit: The point is that your PC will make a good receiver, and is equipped to do so. I have my PC set up as a receiver for my TV, and it works great. (It helps that I have a sound card with an RCA line input.)

    Edit the Second: This solution also has the unique charm of not needing any more parts than what you have. Just plug your Y-cable into the line in, and when you want to play, enable line in.

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Better idea than mine, kudos to you!

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