Originally Posted by SoapDoctor
My results from rockband were a little different from the previous tester.
If set to dolby digital it was always dolby digital. Only 2.1 though i think.
If I unchecked dolby digital it was always logic7 movie.
Didn't test the claibration click because I have it timed how I want it and took an act of god to get it that way.
Strange that DD would only be 2.1. Are you sure of that? And regarding calibration, chances are if you just changed receivers, like I did, you WILL have to fine-tune it again
I tried it a bit again last night. Right now, Dolby Digital is the best way to get it to work; the receiver does not always lock on it when the game boots, but once it does, you are good for the whole session.
Ideally, this should work well without DD because then the game outputs 5.1 PCM directly, which is faster and means less lag to compensate for (because then the PS3 does not encode DD, and the receiver doesn't have to decode it). However, the 354 cannot lock on the 5.1 signal properly and will usually end up switching back to Logic 7
Best way to check if you are getting 5.1 (with or without DD on) is after you complete a song, on the score screen. The crowd noise should come only from the surround channels, whereas the clicks if you move your cursor or make a selection will come from the fronts.
Anyway, at least I can play with DD for now, until HK does a fix, so it's not that bad.
I also tried VF5 last night; the HK couldn't lock on to 5.1 no matter what I tried and always reverted to Logic 7. This doesn't make the game unplayable but all the "taunts" from the characters at the beginning and end of matches are not heard.
Lastly, I tried a couple of DVDs and Blurays (only a few minutes of each though), and the receiver was able to lock onto 5.1pcm without fuss for all of them. I don't have any of the problem movies mentionned though.