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Old 01-03-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Sony tv/reciever/ps3

I just want to know how to hook up the surround sound to my ps3.

Can I just hook up an hdmi from the reciever to the tv then hook up an hdmi
from the ps3 to the tv and get sound?

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Do I have to hook an optical from the ps3 to the reciever then an hdmi from the ps3 to the tv?

Equipment I have: Sony bravia 46" z-series tv, Sony DAV-hdx576wf home theatre and ps3.
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You can run an HDMI cable from the PS3 directly to the TV and an optical cable to the receiver. Make sure to adjust the settings on the PS3 so that the Optical Out is set to "Bitstream". You'll find this under "Sound Settings" I believe.
However, as a note, depending on the capabilities of your reciever, this is not an optimal setup. If your receiver is HDMI 1.3a, you could take advantage of the additional decoding/output abilities of the PS3. The PS3 is capable of outputting 5.1 Uncompressed Linear PCM Audio via HDMI. For movies that have an available uncompressed 5.1/7.1 PCM soundtrack, the difference between that and lossy bitstream compressions such as Dolby Digital and DTS is night and day. Think of it as the difference between listening to an MP3 as opposed to a CD Even if the movie does not have an available uncompressed soundtrack, you can still take advantage of the PS3's on-board decoders for DD TrueHD, DTS Master, etc.
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You can run an HDMI cable from the PS3 directly to the TV and an optical cable to the receiver. Make sure to adjust the settings on the PS3 so that the Optical Out is set to "Bitstream". You'll find this under "Sound Settings" I believe.
However, as a note, depending on the capabilities of your reciever, this is not an optimal setup. If your receiver is HDMI 1.3a, you could take advantage of the additional decoding/output abilities of the PS3. The PS3 is capable of outputting 5.1 Uncompressed Linear PCM Audio via HDMI. For movies that have an available uncompressed 5.1/7.1 PCM soundtrack, the difference between that and lossy bitstream compressions such as Dolby Digital and DTS is night and day. Think of it as the difference between listening to an MP3 as opposed to a CD Even if the movie does not have an available uncompressed soundtrack, you can still take advantage of the PS3's on-board decoders for DD TrueHD, DTS Master, etc.
Thanks for the reply! The reciever does have 1 hdmi output. However I don't know if its 1.3a certified.
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Thanks for the reply! The reciever does have 1 hdmi output. However I don't know if its 1.3a certified.
What the make and model of the receiver?
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What the make and model of the receiver?

Here is the link to the model:
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665361521
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Probably doesn't support LPCM 5.1 over HDMI. You wouldn't really notice a huge difference anyway. I would just hook up an optical cable from the PS3 to the receiver and an HDMI cable from the PS3 to the TV.
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Probably doesn't support LPCM 5.1 over HDMI. You wouldn't really notice a huge difference anyway. I would just hook up an optical cable from the PS3 to the receiver and an HDMI cable from the PS3 to the TV.
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