Originally Posted by bommai
I think I know what is happening with yours. Is your PS3 also hooked up through optical to your TV. Disconnect it. We need to get to the basics to troubleshoot. I don't have your model of HK, but I have the older HK 745. Love the receiver. I also have the first gen PS3 doing internal Linear PCM. If I were to do Linear PCM from PS3 and I am running over optical or if the PS3 thinks that the destination device only supports 2.0 PCM, then it will only output 2.0 PCM. In your audio settings of the PS3, you need to check if PCM 5.1 is selected. If you do auto settings, sometimes, it becomes unchecked. I always do this manually. The reason you are getting full surround in special features and in the games is because they might be doing Dolby Digital 5.1 and not Linear PCM 5.1.
Nope. I know what you're talking about. The PS3 is NOT connected through optical (as well) and neither is the setting on to simultaneously send audio through both. It did show Dolby Digital 5.1 (PS3 info) when playing the regular content but the AVR would show 2 channel. I don't think I pressed PS3 info with special content to see if it said something different. I will check that part.
I'm pretty sure PCM 5.1 was selected on the PS3 as well as a host of other ones. Which is why the special content would play correctly.
I have optical 2 connected on the AVR. I do not know how to play this input yet. If that is interfering with it, it "may" be a bug.
I checked PS3 info when playing special content
. It says - get this - Dolby Digital 2 ch 48kHz and the receiver is now enabling other modes
Strangely, the video resolution when playing back special content is also low. Connection is HDMI from PS3 to AVR. And HDMI out from AVR to HDMI in to the TV.
I checked the automatic audio output settings. It has prob all of them listed. DTS, TrueHd, LPCM 2.1,5.1, 7.1, etc etc.
Audio multi-output as I confirmed is OFF and neither is the optical connected to the PS3Basically, its playing 2 channel (BD movie) when the PS3 is saying 5.1 and its playing 5 channel when the PS is saying 2 channel.
With the game, it works because the game is set to output Dolby PLII
I tested the game
where it works. I had set the output format of the game to Dolby PLII. If I set it to LPCM 5.1 for eg, the receiver goes to 2 channel.
Firmware has not been updated. I want to like it but I will return this AVR if I cannot get this resolved
. This is an
absolute deal breaker
. As of now, I am still considering its something I have yet to set correctly.