First off Happy new year!
My parents got a blu ray home theatre system for me for Christmas/Birthday. This is the model - LG Blu-ray Home Theater BH9520TW.
My problem is I am not sure what settings I should use on my PS3 and the actual LG system. I want to use HDMI so I can get full Surround sound.
At the moment I have my PS3 connected to the receiver via HDMI and then the receiver connects to my HDTV also using HDMI.
I am not so worried about blu ray performance I am more worried about gaming. My problem is I don't know what setting to change on the receiver or PS3.
I want to experience games like Uncharted 3 and God of War 3 in PCM 5.1 or 71. I have heard that's the way to go. my system says its 9.1 but I think that's just a gimmick really. I take my system is really 5.1 and not 7.1? Correct me if I am wrong please.
I tried selecting all the linear PCM settings under the sound options on my PS3 which is a fat PS3 by the way and not a slim. I started playing God of War 3 and I could hear sound coming from all my speakers. Sounded fantastic! Now the problem comes in. As soon as I reached a cutscene or cinematic none of the character voices would play. I could hear all the chaos of the fighting etc but no voices. Even the opening cinematic of the game had no voices. When Zeus is talking I cannot hear him at all.
I then tried playing MGS 4. Same thing. When ever a character speaks I hear nothing. If I change the sound setting on the PS3 to HDMI Automatic I don't get Linear PCM 5.1 it only goes to 2 channels.
I do get DTS and Dolby Digital though. The voices return in cutscenes and cinematics as well but the sound is just not as good during actual game play. I don't seem to get the same surround sound feel. I cant really hear anything coming from my rear speakers. My receiver says it has LPCM decodind etc. Maybe I am not seeing something?
My receiver has a few sound options. I can select PCM stereo, PCM Multichannel, DTS RE-ENCODE or Bitsteam. Not sure which one to pick. I tried them all one by one with the same problem occurring. I am also not sure what KHz my system will support. I could not see anything in the manual. I see there are a lot of choices under the PS3 options.
I would really appreciate some help guys. Hope I have given enough information to aid.