Why are you connecting the PS3 (HDMI) to the TV and not to the receiver? Receiver not HDMI capable? Not HDMI 1.4 for 3D? At the very least you'll want to connect the PS3(HDMI) to the TV with PS3 (optical) to the receiver.
Thanks for your help, I really have no idea about this stuff at all... So I should connect PS3 to the TV with HDMI and connect the PS3 to the receiver with optical?
What will this change the quality of?
Originally Posted by AgentK8
Answer to why is - I don't know, someone else originally hooked it up. The receiver does have a HDMI output yes.
What model TV do you have? What model receiver do you have? If you're not watching 3D movies through the PS3, then you'll want to connect the PS3 (HDMI) directly to the receiver (bypassing the TV all together). The person who set it up likely didn't have a receiver originally.
Most TVs limit their digital audio outputs to stereo when the source equipment is attached using HDMI. So, if you attach your PS3 to the TV and use the TV's digital output to send audio to the sound system, you'll get stereo while, if you run audio direct to the sound system, you'll get true surround sound. There's no way to know the best way to wire up your system without model numbers of all the gear.
Even if the sound for the TV currently isn't used when using the PS3? It still comes via the receiver - which is connected to the (current/old) tv at the moment with optical... which is why I was concerned about a TV with no optical output socket.
And if it connect the PS3 to the receiver with HDMI, does the PS3 still need to be connected to the TV with a seperate HDMI?
What you guys failed to realize is that his Panasonic SA-BTT755 has no HDMI inputs. Just a single HDMI out which is due to the built in blu ray player.
It has one optical input so he can connect the PS3 directly to the TV with a HDMI cable and use an optical cable for audio from the PS3 to the receiver. He'll probably need to change the audio settings on the PS3.