Hello there. I am encountering a very bizarre issue that I would like addressed A.S.A.P.
my setup is as follows:
Playstation 3 connected to my Samsung LN46A650 HDTV via HDMI
Panasonic SC-PT960 5.1 Home Theatre System connected to back of my television via optical cable.
Now... I play my PS3's audio through these speakers while playing games and Blu-Rays, but I cannot achieve perfectly clean audio with the Dolby Digital 5.1 box checked in the audio options. Instead, I encounter a strange and hard-to-explain "ZZZT" noise at very brief moments throughout the course of whatever media is being played.
Also, the audio drops briefly and well, just... all sorts of strange behavior is displayed when playing audio with the DD 5.1 box checked.
However, when I uncheck the box, I am reduced to 2.1-channel audio (obviously) within games and movies, but the odd sound effects have completely vanished.
What could possibly be the source of this annoyance? Could my optical cable somehow be faulty? perhaps the speakers don't agree with my setup in some way I'm totally unaware of?! Also... this is a home theatre in a box, so my receiver is a bulky dvd-player instead of a dedicated receiver... perhaps I should try purchasing a new receiver?
Please... if ANYONE has any bit of insight as to what could be causing this I would be endlessly appreciative.