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Are you guys running your PS3 through a receiver ? why or why not?
I am planning on getting a new condo and I am going to redo my entire AV setup, Right now i just plug my PS3 direct into the TV through HDMI but
Are you guys running your PS3 through a receiver ? why or why not?
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Yes. TV speakers are terrible.
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Yes because PS3 games and movies sound insanely better though my home theater audio gear. I love that Sony went all out next gen on the audio capabilites
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Does running the PS3 through a receiver affect the game play or look of the PS3? I just dont want the receiver to somehow downgrade the quality of the game......
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I haven't noticed any quality difference or complaints. I run mine through my Denon 3808 and it is nothing short of beautiful on my Samsung LCD.

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Does running the PS3 through a receiver affect the game play or look of the PS3? I just dont want the receiver to somehow downgrade the quality of the game......

Most HDMI-equipped receivers feature a pass-through mode that will leave the video signal untouched, but still leave you free to choose post-processing effects, etc. for the audio.

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ARE the Sony Bravia Receivers any good for the PS3?
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Are you guys running your PS3 through a receiver ? why or why not?
I am planning on getting a new condo and I am going to redo my entire AV setup, Right now i just plug my PS3 direct into the TV through HDMI but
Are you guys running your PS3 through a receiver ? why or why not?

My PS-3 is connected to a Pioneer 5.1 HTIB in my bedroom.
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i run my PS3 to my Yamaha RX-V2500 receiver with component cables and optical, and then component to my Toshiba 30HF85 tv. my receiver does not support HDMI or i might be using that instead, but then again i keep hearing my tv works better with component cables than HDMI anyway, so whatev. works great and am 110% happy with it.

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If you want 5.1 or 7.1 from movies or games, you need a AVR to connect to. I just sold mine so I'm using tv speakers, but it did sound 100x better in 5.1 than 2.0.

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Yes. TV speakers are terrible.

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yes because ps3 games and movies sound insanely better though my home theater audio gear. I love that sony went all out next gen on the audio capabilites :d

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No, because I don't have a receiver

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i run my PS3 to my Yamaha RX-V2500 receiver with component cables and optical, and then component to my Toshiba 30HF85 tv. my receiver does not support HDMI or i might be using that instead, but then again i keep hearing my tv works better with component cables than HDMI anyway, so whatev. works great and am 110% happy with it.

Same. I own a Denon AVR4802 and have no desire to upgrade it now or in the near future. As it stands I use component video for all my devices and I couldn't be happier.
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Very simple answer to your question: Yes run your PS3 into the receiver.

If you run your PS3 into the TV, and then optical cable out to your receiver, this will significantly downgrade your sound, and waste money on your new receiver and speakers. This is because the TV can only output Dolby 2.0 stereo to your receiver, and then it will matrix it up to a 5.1 or 7.1 into your speakers. That is a lot of downgrading and upgrading of sound, and as you can see it will degrade your overall sound.

Simply plug everything into the receiver and let the rest do its thing.

I don't know which Sony Bravia receiver you are talking about. Are you looking at those HTIB Bravia systems?? Or are you referring to a Sony brand receiver??

Either way make sure the receiver/system can process LPCM sound because this is the HD audio that your PS3 puts out from your blu ray movies and games.
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i know for audio, running your ps3 thru hdmi to a receiver then to the TV produces the best audio.
my question is this, will running the video thru your receiver increase gaming lag or as some call it input lag. would not connecting the ps3 thru hdmi direct to the TV help reduce lag?

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Are you guys running your PS3 through a receiver ? why or why not?

Not yet (unless you count running the sound to an old HTiB that can't even accept an optical input),but will be within the next couple of weeks because the sound will be alot better.

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Does running the PS3 through a receiver affect the game play or look of the PS3? I just dont want the receiver to somehow downgrade the quality of the game......

It is possible for some receivers to affect the image, but most have an option to disable things that may. Although one receiver that I have been looking at, the Yamaha RX-V663, has been reported of "clipping" BTB and WTW, with no way to stop it from doing so.

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i know for audio, running your ps3 thru hdmi to a receiver then to the TV produces the best audio.
my question is this, will running the video thru your receiver increase gaming lag or as some call it input lag. would not connecting the ps3 thru hdmi direct to the TV help reduce lag?

if you have a half decent receiver there should be no lag whatsoever....

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I have a Denon 988 connected via HDMI. It's grerat. Since I'm outputting LCPM, the receiver isn't doing anything other than receiving the signal (in other words, it's not decoding). It works quite nicely, though!
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Onkyo 705 here, wouldn't cable it up any other way.
- no visible delay or loss in visual quality
- ease of use
- HDMI audio
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Yup. Through an Onkyo 605. Makes things much easier all around.

I can combine my audio and video signal, and I can share the AVR HDMI output with all my other active consoles (360, Wii, PS2).

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There's no other better way. If you can get your hands on a decent receiver...get it!

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I'd appreciate anyone's input here. I am considering getting an HTiB, but am not quite sure if it would be a good investment for how I'd use it. I have a ps3 and mainly use it for games and some SD-DVD's, but mainly for games. I currently have a Sony str-de845 receiver, which is about 8 years old, does have 5.1, but no trueHD or anything real modern. The ps3 is currently hooked up to my receiver thru optical.

I've been looking at the Onkyo TX-SR5100, Sony SS-2300 and the CT-100 HTiB. I'm only looking to spend $400 or less. I'd love a new toy, however, if I don't notice a significant sound improvement due to my viewing/gaming habits, maybe it would be better to save my money. Thanks in advance.
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To the OP: I can't believe that is even a question. Yes absolutely run it through the AVR and enjoy the outstanding sound. I don't think there is anyone here that if they had the option to choose, would ever say run the audio through the TV speakers.
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I'd appreciate anyone's input here. I am considering getting an HTiB, but am not quite sure if it would be a good investment for how I'd use it. I have a ps3 and mainly use it for games and some SD-DVD's, but mainly for games. I currently have a Sony str-de845 receiver, which is about 8 years old, does have 5.1, but no trueHD or anything real modern. The ps3 is currently hooked up to my receiver thru optical.

I've been looking at the Onkyo TX-SR5100, Sony SS-2300 and the CT-100 HTiB. I'm only looking to spend $400 or less. I'd love a new toy, however, if I don't notice a significant sound improvement due to my viewing/gaming habits, maybe it would be better to save my money. Thanks in advance.

My advice. Don't buy a HTiB. Buy pieces and uprade in stages. Spend the money on a good AVR and get some cheap bookend speakers for now. Then in 6 months, invest in some good matched speakers and a sub. Do yourself a favor. Don't lock yourself into a HTiB that is difficult to upgrade, nevermind the quality of they HTiB in most cases just can't compare to people who have separate components. It will cost more in the long run, so don't do it all at once. But you will be much happier for it.

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Im running my ps3 through my Onkyo 605....its great!

No complaints here....I played COD4 for the first time last night (late bloomer) and it was amazing...do yourself a favor and get yourself a decent HTiB...
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to the op: I can't believe that is even a question. Yes absolutely run it through the avr and enjoy the outstanding sound. I don't think there is anyone here that if they had the option to choose, would ever say run the audio through the tv speakers.
My advice. Don't buy a htib. Buy pieces and uprade in stages. Spend the money on a good avr and get some cheap bookend speakers for now. Then in 6 months, invest in some good matched speakers and a sub. Do yourself a favor. Don't lock yourself into a htib that is difficult to upgrade, nevermind the quality of they htib in most cases just can't compare to people who have separate components. It will cost more in the long run, so don't do it all at once. But you will be much happier for it.

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