Set-top Box, CPU, Single Monitor

thsscapi

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I have a desktop PC that I wish to connect with a set-top box to receive TV channels on the monitor.

What I have:
A BenQ RL2240HE monitor, which has HDMI, DVI-D and D-SUB input ports, as well as one 3.5mm audio output (labelled with a headphone).

A typical CPU.

A set-top box with an ANT-IN input, and various outputs: ANT-OUT, Coaxial, HDMI, CVBS, and Audio L/R.

Currently:
I have my CPU connected to my monitor via HDMI, with headphones connected to my CPU and speakers connected to my monitor. This allows me to easily switch between headphones and speakers on Windows.

When I wish to switch to TV, I disconnect my HDMI cable from the CPU and connect it to the set-top box instead.

What I need:
Is there any way for me to connect all these devices without manually unplugging cables?

The only solution I can think of is to get a HDMI to DVI-D adapter and connect my set-top box to the monitor this way, but I'm concerned I will lose audio from the set-top box this way.

Should I instead purchase a HDMI switch(er), and connect both my set-top box and CPU to the monitor via HDMI, and use the switch to toggle between the two? I've only found similar setups that connect 2 monitors to one set-top box, but I need 2 devices connected to 1 monitor instead.

Any advice on either of my concerns (losing audio on HDMI --> DVI-D, and HDMI switch for single monitor) is much appreciated.
 

madmatt30

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Seeing as your monitor has no 3.5mm audio input mate (only audio pass through via HDMI) a HDMI switcher is the only practical option (assuming you want audio from the set top box , through the speakers via the monitors headphone jack)
 

madmatt30

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Seeing as your monitor has no 3.5mm audio input mate (only audio pass through via HDMI) a HDMI switcher is the only practical option (assuming you want audio from the set top box , through the speakers via the monitors headphone jack)
 
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