Originally Posted by Androme2
Thanks for the help but I've sorted out one of the problems - I can just connect an optical cable from the back of the PS3 straight into my speakers which will transmit the sound from the PS3 to the speakers!
The only problem that remains is connecting my speakers to my TV because the only other input I can connect to my speakers now is coaxial as my optical input is going to be connected to my PS3. Anybody have any idea how I can connect my coaxial to my TV?
The other problem - connecting Sky to my TV...? People have said I need an a TV-Tuner card... not an option!
If not, how would I at least connect my TV to my monitor and then deal with the sound problem? Would I connect my monitor to my TV and then connect my TV sound to my sound-card or something? Bearing in mind I have the X-Fi Fatal1ty so have that plate on the outside to make another optical connection if I wanted however, does this mean the sound would still get outputted to the speakers? How would the sound from the TV interfere with the sound from the computer for example?
I think you are severly confused.. or at least I am from reading your post.
From looking at the specs you linked to for your speakers.. they should also have a stereo input free (assuming it is not shared by the Digital 5.1 inputs). You then could connect your TV to there via a converter.
The coaxial input is for a digital signal only, so unless your TV has a digital coaxial output then you wont be able to use it. You can get converters that will take other inputs and make them a digital coaxial output but they need to be powered and are kinda hard to find except at specialty stores, generally it would be a clunky solution and not worth the effort.
The next part is the most confusing, is your sky box not already connected to your TV? (as the diagram seems to indicate).
What point would there be in connecting your TV to your monitor?
Finally yes you could use the optical input on your soundcards drive bay panel for your TV (once again assuming the TV has an optical output), the sound would be mixed with your computer sounds, unless you specifically muted one or the other.