Originally Posted by manupooja
please help ,i'm stuck with audio settings
i have onkyo 606 and right now i'm only using standard dvds as i'm in india here the price of bd disc are very much expensive(waiting for price falls),so my question is when i'm using hdmi cable for audio and set lpcm in ps3 my avr shows multichannel only no dolby digital and dts audio ,even when playing ps3 games and i also find out it sound very low i have to crank the volume but when using optical cable and set it to bitstream i can here fuller sound even on low volumes like 15(max avr volume 0 to 75)
so what to choose hdmi cable or optical cable
You've detailed the exact dilemmas that make the debate of Bitstream vs LPCM real. In the technical end...on your equipment, the sound between the 2 should be the same, one you increase the volume of the LPCM signal via the AVR. And yes the AVR should say multichannel in - it's getting the decoded tracks from the PS3.
So...2 important questions.
1. Do you own the slim or fat version of PS3?
2. Can your AVR handle DTS-HD MA/Dolby TrueHD?
1. Once you get BD dics...if you want the HD sounds you will need to know the version of the PS3 you have but no matter what you will need to use HDMI for the audio. The slim can bistream and LPCM. The fat can only LPCM.
2. If your AVR cannot handle the codecs, you will need to use LPCM. If it can, you can do either LPCM or Bistream...which ever sounds better to you.
As for the question of optical vs HDMI...I would vote HDMI for now and leaving it on LCPM output. You just have to turn the sound up a little more to enjoy it to the fullest. Your really gain no benefit for DVDs, but you can listen to some pretty awesome high res sound from certain games. Uncharted being one of them. Plus once you go to BD discs, your going to want the HDMI anyway. It also cuts down on your cords exiting the PS3.