Originally Posted by ktroncroz
So I plug the PS3 into the V3900 via HDMI and I get video up on my Samsung PN58B650, but no audio through the speakers.
TV speakers, or receiver connected speakers?
In the 3900 menus I switch the HDMI audio through to the TV and I get audio from the TV speakers. Switch it back to AMP and I get nothing.
Don't turn on HDMI audio out to the TV or you will likely limit the audio available from the PS3. (As HDMI will tell the player the TV's audio capabilities, not the 3900's.)
I see in the 3900 manual that it says (on pg 17) that HDMI supports DSD, DTHD, DDP, DTS-HDMA... No mention of PCM.
The 3900 definitely supports PCM! Over both optical and HDMI. Optical is inherently limited to two channel PCM; HDMI supports eight channels.
I tried setting the audio output to bit stream on ps3 and got no output either.
Output from the TV or 3900?
I can hook up a TOSLINK cable to the ps3, but I would rather not since it does not seem like I should have to and it does not support the high res bitstreams (right?).
TOSLINK cannot transmit bitstream lossless or more than two channels of PCM.
One more slightly off topic question - I have a Mac Mini and could not get it to output 1080p DVI - HDMI through the 3900. I could only get 720p. Any one have a setup like this working?
I have a PS3 hooked up to my 3900 with HDMI, the PS3 is set to output PCM and it works pefectly. I have HDMI audio to the TV turned off. You can send audio to the TV over HDMI in standbye mode which works fine.
I believe the slim, unlike my PS3 can output lossless bitstream to the 3900. So you should be able to enable bitstream, select TrueHD, and get TrueHD sent to the 3900 which will then decode it.