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PS3 Questions

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by drobbins, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. drobbins

    drobbins Well-Known Member

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    I received a PS3 for Christmas and installed it in the theater. It is connected directly to the projector with the HDMI cable and connected to the receiver with the optical. The receiver is 5.1 and does not have HDMI. When a DVD is playing everything works well - great picture and 5.1 surround. However when a bluray is played, the sound is only 2 channel. The PS3 is updated with the latest software. I played around in the sound settings menu, but no luck. Is there a setting I am missing?

    Also I put in the Harry Potter DVD and all the menus worked well. When 2001 Space Odyssey was put in, the opening Warner Brothers screen displayed, but when it was finished, the disc menu did not show (blank screen) even though the sound worked. I had to press the menu button ad then only the options showed and not the background scene. Is this normal?
     
  2. Bob_L

    Bob_L Well-Known Member

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    You have to set your optical audio out to Bitstream:

    http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/settings/bdsettings.html

    (Scroll down toward the bottom of the page to find BD Audio Output Format (Optical Digital))

    When you do this, however, you may find that you won't have audio for some special features. For that, you may have to change this setting back to PCM. It's just the way the BD format works.
     
  3. drobbins

    drobbins Well-Known Member

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    That did the trick. Thanks :)
     

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