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I have a: FAT PS3 to AV Reciever (Yamaha RXV-475) to L C R speakers.

 

I understand the FAT PS3 needs to be set to Linear. Whereas the SLIM can directly be set to bitrate, providing better sound.

 

I would be able to swap the FAT for a SLIM, would it be worth it?

 

I want to optimise the sound and would apprechiate some input on the pro's etc.

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I have a: FAT PS3 to AV Reciever (Yamaha RXV-475) to L C R speakers.

I understand the FAT PS3 needs to be set to Linear. Whereas the SLIM can directly be set to bitrate, providing better sound.

I would be able to swap the FAT for a SLIM, would it be worth it?

I want to optimise the sound and would apprechiate some input on the pro's etc.
Thanks

No difference in sound quality. Just looks nicer on the display of your receiver (which to me was worth it). I used to post a link to a white paper from Dolby Labs, but that link is dead now so can no longer do it, that explains there is no difference between the 2.
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No difference in sound quality. Just looks nicer on the display of your receiver (which to me was worth it). I used to post a link to a white paper from Dolby Labs, but that link is dead now so can no longer do it, that explains there is no difference between the 2.

Hi Kum, thanks for the reply. Suprising there is no difference in sound quality, i wonder why they changed it between the 2 models then?


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Hi Kum, thanks for the reply. Suprising there is no difference in sound quality, i wonder why they changed it between the 2 models then?

I think it is kind of like how the later X360's added an HDMI connection...when it first came out it was not an industry standard and things evolved from the first PS3's to the the slims and even super slims.
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Hi Kum, thanks for the reply. Suprising there is no difference in sound quality, i wonder why they changed it between the 2 models then?

Not sure why. As mentioned the link to Dolby Labs I posted in the past is dead but I did manage to find a post of mine in another forum that linked to it but I also included a quote from the white paper.

One additional consequence of the above rapidly becomes apparent: there will be no particular
reason or benefit to decoding native audio bitstreams in the A/V receiver. This means A/V
receivers with HDMI digital inputs or analog-to-digital converters for their analog inputs will be
able to use their DSP resources to postprocess full-bandwidth audio from the players, rather
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than being required to also handle core bitstream decoding duties
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Thanks for rooting that out. I'm just going to go ahead and ask...

 

So i'll leave my PS3 FAT to Linear in Sound/Video Settings?

 

This is quite helpful for anyone interested: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/demystifying-the-audio-settings-on-your-playstation-3/#!DmWSH

 

But there are about 6 paragraphs on Bitstream/PCM Linear settings, very confusing after a while!


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