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Old 22-01-2009, 22:29   #1
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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm looking to buy a Sony STRDG520 5.1 receiver, whats the best audio connection to use. my phillips tv doesn't have an audio out that i can see, i was thinking of using an optical cable from my ps3 to the receiver and a hdmi from my ps3 to tv. Is this a good setup or should i go for hdmi cable from ps3 to receiver instead.

Any help would be great guys, many thanks
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

If the reciever accepts HDMI in, then use that.
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Old 22-01-2009, 22:42   #3
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP



I'd just use HDMI from PS3 to TV, and optical from PS3 to amp.


You could route the PS3's video *and* audio via HDMI through the amp if you wanted, but I don't think there's any real benefit though.

---------- Post added at 22:42 ---------- Previous post was at 22:36 ----------

Actually, thinking about it, I'd go with BenMcr's suggestion.


I was initially thinking there's no point of routing through the amp via HDMI as it isn't a 7.1 HD amp, so you may as well just use optical for the audio.

But, due to an annoyance with the PS3, there is a benefit still though:

The PS3 can only output audio via one output at a time: e.g. optical *or* HDMI.

This means if you have the PS3 hooked up to the amp via optical & the TV via HDMI, you need to go into the PS3's audio output settings everytime you want to switch from HDMI audio (TV speakers) to optical audio (amp) & vice versa.

Routing it all via the amp using HDMI would avoid this:

The PS3 would just be left to output audio via HDMI, then if you wanted to use the amp you turn that up & the TV down, and if you wanted the sound from the TV you'd turn that up & the amp down.
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Old 23-01-2009, 20:29   #4
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

Thanks guys, i just didn't know what option to use for my ps3 to get the best quality and effect. I've been juggling optical cables and hdmi cables, i will buy a new hdmi cable for my ps3 and then connect it to the amp. How do i get the tv sound through the amp too so i can switch the amp between tv/ps3.

Cheers for the feedback im new to all things audio so this is a real help
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Old 23-01-2009, 21:12   #5
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

If the TV has no audio output of any kind, then you won't be able to take its sound to the amp.

Do you watch TV via an STB of any kind? If so, you could at least hook that up to the amp.


btw, when you go & buy your new HDMI cable, don't be sucked into spending loads on some fancy super-duper cable. Not needed.
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

the tv has no audio out, but i take it if the ps3 is connected to the amp via hdmi cable and then the amp is connected to the tv through hdmi, that'll work fine??

with regards to the cable, how bout this:

http://www.digibuys.co.uk/Premium-Qu...DVD-p-148.html
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

Yeah, PS3 >HDMI> amp >HDMI> TV is absolutely fine - the PS3's video & audio will go to the TV via the amp. You should be able to get the PS3's audio out of the amp's speakers and the TV's speakers.

When you asked about the TV sound, I thought you were asking about taking the actual audio from the TV (e.g. Freeview) to the amp.


The cable should be fine. It says it has a 5GB/sec transfer rate, so I assume is a category 1 HDMI cable (pre-V1.3 / category 2), however that shouldn't matter, as the PS3 doesn't really need the higher bandwidth available via HDMI 1.3 (unless AFAIK you have a "Deep Colour" TV), plus apparently most category 1 cables can handle category 2 anyway, so long as they are not too long (they're just not certified for it).
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

cheers for that dude, i cant wait to get it setup, thanks again
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

No prob. Enjoy
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

Just had some feed back regarding the Sony STR-DG 520, Apparently when running the ps3 via HDMI through the Receiver and then to the tv, video isn't processed and you only get audio. Is this true? if so, i don't mind getting an optical cable instead but i thought why pay out for another cable when i don't need to.......
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

That can't be right. That goes against everything HDMI was designed for.
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

Thats what i thought, but i read a review and it said it has something to do with pass-through??????
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It might strip the audio out and only pass the video (which would make more sense )
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Re: PS3 audio setup HELP

I may just get an optical cable in that case, i'm sure its not going to be that much of a difference......Hopefully
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Still won't help. you can only chose one or the other on the PS3
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