Originally Posted by stephenj
Hello, PLEASE HELP! I have updated to 2.3 but am NOT enjoying the DTS-MA experience. Here's why:
I have a PS3 connected via HDMI to a Sony STRDG810 receiver. Up until now, I have been able to get 5.1 channel PCM sound, DD+ 5.1 sound, DTS 5.1 sound, etc. (i have a 5.1 speaker setup).
But of course not DTS-MA, because until update 2.3 the PS3 didn't support it. When i'd play a DTS-MA track, i'd get the "core" DTS sound at 1.5 mbps.
ANYWAY, today i downloaded the 2.3 update from the Sony website to a USB memory stick, and uploaded it to my PS3. All went smoothly, and at the end of the process i checked my "system settings", which indeed showed that i now have 2.3.
BUT, here's the problem: I've tried a number of discs that have DTS-MA, and while the PS3 DISPLAY says i'm getting Lossless sound (between 3.5 and 5.0 mbps), i am only GETTING SOUND out of 3 speakers, the two front speakers, and the sub.
I am getting NO SOUND AT ALL from the center speaker or the left and right surround speakers.
What's worse, this doesn't just apply when i try to listen to a DTS-MA track. The SAME thing is happening when i try to listen to a DD 5.1 or regular DTS 5.1 track as well: No sound coming out of the center or two back surround speakers.
In all cases, the indicator lights on the front of the receiver show only the two front speakers and sub "lit up", indicating that they are in use.
The problem is NOT with the receiver per se, because i also have an HD-DVD player connected to it via HDMI and i've tried a number of HD-DVD discs and am getting the usual 5.1 sound out of them. My receiver test-tone also outputs sound thru all 6 speakers.
Pardon my french, but WHAT THE %@&!& is going on with my PS3?
Am i so frustrated that i am missing something obvious, like a PS3 setting?
Any help would be appreciated ...