AUDIO and VIDEO Tips for the PS3 from members
last edited 09/03/09
Audio Setting Output for Your PS3 and SC-05 (SC-LX71) and SC-07(SC-LX81)
: Does Pioneer display what kind of Input it is receiving from PS3 for example TrueHD or something like that ?Answer
: No, if properly decoding from your PS3, it will read: PCM
The PS3 will not bitstream. It decodes internallyGraphicguy
You want to set your PS3 to LPCM output.
Check every box in the LPCM setup page.
The SC displays what it's decoding. That is, DD, DTS, THX, etc. When it's being sent already decoded data packets/bits via LPCM, it shows that, too.
You can display the codec being played. Hit the "display" button and it will show the HD codec in the upper right on your display. (see picture below)
The PS3 will show you what codec is being played. Just hit the "triangle" on the remote and it will show on your PDP (along with the bit rate, and a bunch of other info).Juan
: also make sure that all the surround formats are checked under the audio settings on the PS3, if you set it for auto though, you should not have to do anything else, it is just good to check. One more thing, you want to turn off DRC (I think that what it is called) in the PS3.Side comment by graphicguy regarding audio:As a rule of thumb, the majority (not nearly all) of BD titles out there either have uncompressed LPCM, True HD or Master HD codecs. These are all HD.
Some BDs do indeed just carry the lossy "older" codecs.
I would say the majority of the time (not always), you have to go into the audio or language set up menu of the BD and choose the HD codec for playback.
Once you do all of that, if you're still not certain what codec you're playing, just hit the triangle button on the PS3 to display it.
Short of that, if those lights on the AVR mean something to you, buy a BD player that bitstreams and have the AVR decode HD (with the associated lights).Getting DTS CDs to play properly
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from Griffy at Audioholic forum thanks Info-Dan
The PS3 will play DTS music cd's fine, if your AV amp can decode them, which shouldn't be much of an issue
Play the cd in the PS3
If you only get noise, try the following: Under "Audio Output Settings" select HDMI or Optical. When using HDMI, stipulate you want to use manual settings. Pretty sure you can edit the output for optical too.Deselect LPCM 2ch 88.2 and 176.4, leave only 44.1. Under "Music Settings" set Audio CD Output Frequency to "44.1/88.2/176.4 kHz".
Voila! Lovely DTS sound from a cd!
Don't get confused by the bitmapping option for cd's. Details for the different options are below.Off
- Have a Guess? Disable bitmappingType 1
Set to use a technique called dithering to reduce noise or distortion produced during audio outputType 2
Set to use a technique called noise shaping to reduce noise in the audible rangeType 3
Set to use a special dithering technique developed specifically for the PS3 system to enhance audio playback
I'm told type 3 is about the most effective for most playback sources, but there's no harm in trying out all settings with a good source and see what your own ears think
(When playing audio CDs, these functions are available only when audio is being output at a frequency of 88.2 kHz or 176.4 kHz. Set [Audio CD Output Frequency] under (Settings) > (Music Settings) to [44.1 / 88.2 / 176.4 kHz]. )
Video Settings for Your PS3 and SC-05 (SC-LX71) and SC-07(SC-LX81):
:If you get no video when connected to HDMI:darrellh44
I'll admit that I played with several settings on the PS3 Settings menu to get my SC05 to pass video, but I think it was the PS3 display resolution setting that got me going. BTW, my PS3 rev is 2.70.
Here's the steps I had to go thru to setup the PS3:
- First connect your PS3 directly to your display to bypass the SC05's HDCP interference.
- Select the 'Display' menu on the PS3 under 'Settings'
- Select "Video Output Settings', then 'HDMI', and then 'Custom'.
- In the list of resolutions, select only the native resolution of your display (except that 480p can't be deselected).
- Use the remote's right arrow key to go to the next menu to see a summary of your new selections and then press 'X' to save.
- Select 'Finish' on the next menu to return to 'Settings'.
- Reconnect the SC05 in your HDMI signal path and see if it works.
If this doesn't work, the only other thing I can think of is to check your display to see if it's setup to accept the resolution you expect.
-Darrellimage with PS3 information through the SC-05 displayed (compliments of graphicguy)
Volume Setting on PS3:
Problem and Solution by Firebrick
Ive never had a PS3 before so not familiar with it. I checked off all the LPCM modes in the audio setup hoping that would fix the sound problem. Turned on helicopter attack scene from apocalypse now and it still sucked big time
Excellent additional information on your PS3 is here:Official PS3 FAQ Master Thread