Originally Posted by stang323
I got a fat PS3 and a Yamaha Rx-v465. Just do this make sure its on straight mode, surround decoder PLIIx/z whatever... by going on the extd surround section.
Do as suggested here. I used to have a ps3 for blu rays till the damn thing died on me. I have a Yamaha RXV-663. With that setup I had the ps3 set for LPCM, and NOT Bitstream.
On the receiver I have always had the surround decoder as Spectacle.
Also do the following...
1. Hit the AMP button your receiver remote.
2. Hit the Menu Button on your receiver remote.
3. Select Manual Input.
4. Select Sound Menu
5. Select Dynamic Range, set this to MAX
6. Hit the RETURN button on your remote.
7. Select EXTD Surr. in the Menu.
8. Change this setting to EX/ES
9. Hit RETURN button on your remote.
10. Select Option Menu.
11. Select Memory Guard, set this to ON
12. You're done in the MENU, so hit MENU on your remote to exit.
The purpose of setting MEMORY GUARD to ON, is to ensure that your settings get saved. Any time you decide to change any settings here, you will need to turn this OFF, and then back ON again to save the settings.
Do all these things as I suggested and you will now be able to get 7.1 surround sound or at least you should.
To know for sure if you do, on your receiver, look for the following lights to be on...
There will be lights representing your speakers. What these lights inform you of is NOT what speakers are actually playing sound. These lights are to inform you of the material being played. IE If you are playing a 5.1 source material then you will have the standard 5.1 speakers lit.
Now to know for sure you are getting complete surround sound from all 7.1 speakers, look for the light display that shows the little half circular lights. That's the best way I know how to describe them. (Sorry)
If you truly are getting 7.1 matrixed sound, then you will have a top half circle, a left half circle, a right half circle, and a bottom half lit circle.
These half circles represent sound stages I guess you could say.
If you were only getting 5.1 surround sound then the side half circles would be missing.
Hopefully I explained all this correctly, and if I did and you do all this you should be good to go.