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I tried it tonight. I believe it's on par with the Xbox 360 version in terms of quality with one exception... no 5.1 audio.

If I recall, HBO Go on the 360 had 2.0 audio in its first year. I used it to watch season 2 Game of Thrones each week as they were released. My receiver always showed "multi-channel" but the audio from the speakers were clearly only coming from the front right/left just as it's doing now. It drove me crazy until I just accepted it.

By the time GoT season 3 started, the audio was coming in 5.1.

I'm assuming the PS3 version may be doing the same.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed this. PS3 HBO GO audio is being sent to my receiver as "multi channel" PCM but it is actually 2.0 and yes, it drives me crazy. I've also now noticed that the Crackle and the Epix apps for the PS3 also do the same thing. However, the Amazon and Vudu apps send proper 5.1 audio to my receiver.
Also, it appears that PCM is the only option for PS3 streaming apps? The bitstream/PCM setting only affects Blu rays and games or am I missing something?
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