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post #1 of 5 Old 11-23-2008, 08:08 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

I have a PS3 and a (http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=STRDG800 and have read that the best way to hear BluRay DVD's is using Linear PCM (as opposed to DD/DTS set-up in the PS3).

The problem I think is that although my receiver has an input for HDMI for the DVD (PS3), it also requires an optical input - the HDMI's are just pass-thru's.

I don't believe I can hear the Dolby True HD with this receiver - is this correct? Sorry is this seems like a novice question and I hope I'm wrong.

Thanks for any advice.

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You're correct, the receiver that you have is HDMI passthrough, meaning you need to use optical for the audio. Unfortunately, you need HDMI for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-MA HD. The best you'll get over optical is Dolby Digital or DTS.

Set your PS3 to bitstream.
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You're correct, the receiver that you have is HDMI passthrough, meaning you need to use optical for the audio. Unfortunately, you need HDMI for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-MA HD. The best you'll get over optical is Dolby Digital or DTS.

Set your PS3 to bitstream.

Thank you for the quick reply and confirming what I thought. Unfortunately I cannot afford a new receiver right now.

Just curious, is there a noticable difference?

Thanks again.
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Thank you for the quick reply and confirming what I thought. Unfortunately I cannot afford a new receiver right now.

Just curious, is there a noticable difference?

- It depends on your speakers and setup. The lossless codecs usually have better clarity and dynamic range. I think there is a noticeable difference, but I have a lot of friends that have listened to my setup who haven't noticed any difference.
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The largest difference I've seen is on the rear channels - they are far more "alive" than on normal tracks.
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