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New to Blu? Buy a PS3: the most featured BD hardware available...

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by DaViD Boulet, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Nicholas Martin

    Nicholas Martin Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it has something to do with the "bitmapping" options? I have it turned off because I honestly don't understand what it's meant to do.

    When I think of the word bitmap I think of a picture file, not music [​IMG]
     
  2. mattCR

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    It does, however, break DiVX playback of quite a few files [​IMG] But otherwise, fine.

    Edit: strike that, it just doesn't like the MIME type that a lot of UPNP servers give it; after making some changes, all is back to good.
     
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    I think the CD bitmapping options are just digital "enhancements", and like for most video "enhancements" I habitually turn them off. I haven't even tried them with the PS3, so I don't really know, but just from past experience...

    I have not even updated my own PS3 yet (on a sort-of "vacation", have only done the PS3 here) and for all I know they *may* have improved the CD->HDMI sound. Hard to tell with the available sound system...
     
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    Hmmm... My kid wants me to put some movies on his PSP. Maybe I should check out the PlayStation Store for that (so I don't have to spend time converting DVDs myself [​IMG]). How much do they charge for PSP movie downloads anyway?

    Do I actually need v2.7 for this? OR is v2.6 good enough, if I don't want to play them on the PS3 itself? Honestly don't see the point of playing PSP downloads on the PS3 -- unless they are at least equivalent to very good DVD quality.

    Thanks.

    _Man_
     
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    I was actually wondering that myself. Can't be too much.
     
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    thanks for the info..
     
  7. Aedave

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    No your not going crazy
    when using the optical connection from the PS3 to the STR-DE885/985 while watching blu-ray movies, DO NOT USE DOLBY DIGITAL! The reciever can not process a 640kbps feed.
    Sony USA ARTICLE KB C549452 Link

    My personal solution:
    From PS3 Settings menu
    Sound settings -> Audio Output Settings ->
    Digital Out (Optical) ->
    no check for Dolby Digital 5.1
    check for DTS 5.1

    The STR-DE885/985 CAN NOT process optical bit-stream:
    Dolby Digital @640 Kbps (AKA: Blu-Ray Out put)

    The STR-DE885/985 CAN process optical bit-streams:
    Dolby Digital @480 Kbps
    DTS @1.5 Mbps

    Rather strange that the Reciever can handle 1500Kbps of information but can't handle 640Kbps.

    DC[​IMG]
     

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