So, assuming I don't cancel the preorder last minute, in just under a month's time a white PS4 will be showing up with my name on it. However, I have a few questions/issues with regards to how I'm gunna hook it up to my existing setup.
At the moment I have no TV, only two identical BenQ monitors which have no HDMI ports. I bought the cheaper model that has one VGA port and one DVI port. Currently my PC is using the DVI ports, so my question is this: What's the best way to hook up my PS4 so that I have minimal hassle switching between using my PC and the console?
The way I see it I have two options:
1. Use a HDMI -> DVI converter, and buy a switch to allow me to pick input from my PC or the PS4.
I was thinking something like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-HDMI-Adapter-Cable-Feet/dp/B001TH7T2U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1407844156&sr=8-3&keywords=hdmi+to+dvi+audio combined with http://www.amazon.co.uk/HQ-2-Port-DVI-I-Switch/dp/B000GTLFS6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407844518&sr=8-1&keywords=dvi+switch (which is really large and garish)
This seems like the cheaper option, maybe? My only concern is will I be able to split audio out if I want to hook up speakers - my initial plan is just to get game audio through the jack on the controller, but if I want to watch BluRays using the PS4 I will want to use my speakers, which have a 3mm jack, and this method doesn't appear to let me get audio out. Or at least I haven't found a converter that does it yet.
2. Buy a (more expensive) HDMI -> VGA converter.
I was thinking something like this: http://www.videk.co.uk/section.php/1050/ or http://www.amazon.co.uk/HDMI-VGA-Audio-Converter-Compliant/dp/B00AJ2QZCG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407844156&sr=8-2&keywords=hdmi+to+dvi+audio
The benefits of this approach is I don't have to faff with a switch for my PC input, and getting audio out is a given with most converters. Not sure how reliable/good quality these kind of devices are though.
Any advice on which is better would be really appreciated. My main concern is maintaining full picture quality for both my PC and the console. If anyone is already using such a setup successfully, please let me know what you're using!
Thanks in advance!