"On my PS3 I used the optical out and connected to optical 1 on the 885. I had the following in my PS3 settings,
1) Music settings -> Audio CD output freq: 44.1/88.2/176 & bitmapping : off
2) Sound settings -> Digital optical out: 44.1kHz & 48kHz (i know someone earlier had posted to tick 44.1 only but both my 44.1kHz and 48kHz were greyed out and could not be unticked for some reason)
"My 885 has FW 1.04 / 07927A and originally had the following DSP versions,
1 – 07927A
2 – 07518A
3 – 07820B
I followed the Onkyo instructions sent from joerod. They were pretty straightforward,
On the Onkyo unit itself (not the remote)
1) Hold "Display" and then while holding display press "standby/on"
2) press tone "+" (it's the bottom button not the top)
3) press "return" (you should immediately see "S/PDIF..."
4) I immediately hit play on the PS3 controller and the PS3 played my CD
I then saw "S/PDIF Update" then "Writing 1st DSP" then "S/PDIF Update" ...then "Writing 2nd DSP" then "S/PDIF Update" again then "Writing 3rd DSP" and then "S/PDIF Update" again. I never did see "Complete" or "Clear" as the Onkyo instructions suggest. I just kept seeing "S/PDIF Update" and after about 10 min of not seeing any change, I stopped the CD and manually power cycled the 885. I immediately checked the DSP versions and was relieved to see,
FW 1.04 / 07927A (no change to FW)
1 – 08214A (this is new)
2 – 07518A
3 – 07820B
All my 885 settings were erased and I had to run set up again. Good thing I wrote all my previous settings down. Since the PS3 cannot bitstream DTS-HD MA I just did a sanity test of a Blu Ray disc outputting PCM DTS core track from LFoDH just to make sure my Onkyo would work. Not sure if the main DTS-MA HD issue is resolved however.
I hope this helps others. And many thanks again to joerod"
Any reason why this could not be done with a Toslink Ooptical cable from a computer to the 885 with the computer playing the wav file? I have all my CD's ripped to a hard disk annd play my music with foobar. So playng the wav file using kernal streaming at 44 khz 24 bit depth seems straight forward.
what happens when the dSP upgrade fails?