Originally Posted by KtrainHurricane
So does this mean that you can still get Dolby TrueHD when using a PS3, as long as your receiver supports it?...since the receiver is the one doing the decoding, and not the PS3?
The PS3 can send both DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD on standard
Blu-ray discs only.
If you are referring to 3D discs
, the answer is no.
As it currently stands the PS3 can only
send DTS-HD MA where 3D Blu-rays are concerned. If the 3D movie happens to have a TrueHD track, it will default to standard Dolby Digital. There is speculation that this may be addressed in a future firmware update. After all, there was a time the PS3 couldn't do DTS-HD MA and 3D at the same time and that was fixed with a firmware update. As far as I know, the 3D movies with DTS-HD MA tracks outnumber the 3D discs with TrueHD tracks so the issue is not as big as it seems. Still, it'll be nice if they can fix it.
Now, back to standard (non 3D) discs...
Even if your receiver does not support DTS-HD MA or TrueHD you can still get uncompressed audio IF
the receiver has HDMI in. If it does, all you need to do is have the PS3 do the audio decoding internally, by setting it to output PCM (instead of bitstream). That way the PS3 will send the decoded, uncompressed audio to the receiver. The end result will be the same.NOTE
Though this has been said many times before I'll mention it again. ONLY
PS3 can output bitstream
audio. If you have the fat (or phat as people like to call it) PS3 you'll have no choice but to have the PS3 do the decoding internally. Again, the end result is the same.