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Yamaha 3800, PS3, HDMI & Dolby TrueHD light?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Orlando, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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    I have a New Yamaha Receiver RX-V3800 hooked up to a PS3 by HDMI. I was trying out the remastered Fifth Element Blu-ray with the Dolby TrueHD selected. Based on what I found in set-up searchs I set the PS3 to do Bitstream. But when the sound plays back the 3800 display only says Dolby and the Dolby TrueHD light still dark. Can anybody tell my what I am doing wrong? I thought the PS3 with the updates was supposed to output the TrueHD bitstream, correct?
     
  2. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Well-Known Member

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    Not that I've heard. With the player decoding, however, the only thing you're missing out on is the light. Granted, that light ain't cheap...
     
  3. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess that is my problem. I thought I read somewhere that the bitstream was now working. But I have not be able to confirm it since.

    Thanks
     
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    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

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    Bitstream doesn't work on the PS3.

    It only works on the A35 Toshiba and the Samsung BDP1400.
     
  5. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, there are so many rumors of the PS3 just waiting for a firmware upgrade to enable it to work.
     
  6. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Well-Known Member

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    It's my understanding that the hardware is simply not capable. Like much of the 1.3 standard, bitstream transmission is apparently an optional, not required, capability.
     
  7. mastermaybe

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    be sure to remember to switch your ps3 over to pcm to get the DTHD. If you keep it on the bitstream, you'll only be getting the d-digital as you've discovered.

    james
     
  8. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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    Yeah James Thanks, Now like alot of other people after buying Silver Surfer today am hoping that Sony comes out with DTS Master support soon.
     
  9. mastermaybe

    mastermaybe Well-Known Member

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    Its embarrassing that this once $600, state-of-the-art machine possesses neither bitstream output (like almost every component known to man at this point) or DTS-HD altogether. Now sony can enjoy the fruits of their labor and deal with the millions and millions of less-savvy consumers who are/will be bombarding every resource known to man (including this forum) as to why their $1000 receiver wont light up with a TRU-HD logo when HD material is present (a perfectly reasonable query, BTW). This is no slam on you orlando, as you seem at least as technologically competent as 99.7% of the populace.

    While I'm certainly not a "techy", and do not necessarily know the cost or the difficulty of the implementation of this "technology", I still find it absurd that it was either passed by or overlooked altogether (much of what I've read from people in the know dispels the rumour that the ps3's hardware is incapable of either feature, btw) Now there are whisperings of a pre-christmas arrival of at least DTS-HD...that's funny, cause' the more time that passes without an update, the more I believe that it will never happen.
    hold your breath and let me know how it works out if you're still alive.

    james
     
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    Can't answer your question, but how are you liking that Yamaha? I have the 3000 and was wanting to upgrade soon. Thanks.
     
  11. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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    I'm loving it so far. I only did a quick set-up but it sounds great. I'm still building the room that it is going into so I'm really busy with that.
     

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