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Recommendations from Onkyo Support for PS3 audio

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Vin_G


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Posted November 20 2009 - 02:10 AM

This is an email I received from Onkyo for my PS3 and Onkyo 805 receiver.  It may apply to other models too.

Thank You for contacting Onkyo USA Product Support.

Make sure your PS3 is set to linear PCM so you can have the PS3 do all the decoding. The receiver needs to be on "Multich" multichannel. Here are the settings that you need on the PS3 also these settings will allow the PS3 to decode uncompressed formats such as DTS master and Dolby True HD for Blu ray discs.

Playstation 3 settings  
The following settings are for the PS3 to output Dolby Digital, and all the other sound formats with an HDMI connection. If they are using optical only do step 1 and make sure in sound settings optical is selected and set the configuration to automatic.
You must go to settings in the cross media bar (start up screen)
  1. Go to BD/DVD settings and make sure HDMI and optical are set to bitstream
  2. Go to Sound Settings then press the “x” button on the controller.
  3. Click on HDMI then click on manual settings
  4. Make sure Dolby Digital, DTS, and AAC all have check boxes.
  5. Don’t worry about the linear PCM formats leave those alone
  6. Go to the next menu by pressing right on the Directional Pad of the controller and press the “x” button to save the settings.
These setting are for the PS3 to decode sound formats internally through Linear PCM (uncompressed audio however the receiver will not display True HD or DTS Master only multichannel since the PS3 is doing all the decoding)
  1. Go to BD DVD Settings and make sure HDMI output is set to Linear PCM.
  2. Go to Sound Settings and make sure that HDMI is selected and set it to MANUAL
  3. Make sure that ALL Linear PCM settings have a check mark.
  4. Save your settings
  5. If you have these settings and all linear PCM’s checked please note that you will only be able to get Multichannel and Direct as your listening mode even if the PS3 is set to Bitstream but the PS3 will decode Dolby Digital and DTS on its own
To see what format the PS3 is decoding press the select button on the controller

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   John-Miles



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Posted November 20 2009 - 07:04 AM

Awesome post, im looking forward to going home and makign sure mine is set up as such, i think it is but nice to be sure.


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