Originally Posted by jason4207
Sure, tell me your setup, and what you're trying to achieve.
I don't own a PS3, but I'd be glad to help if you list your available settings.
jason my tv is a p42S2 my audio surround sound is a
onkyo 5.1 channelhome theater system ht-S3100
i have went into the sm yesterday
for the first time to see if i could do it
is it easy to make the changes that dnice has for someone who is new at this,
for audio what would u set the tv audio setting couse i dont know how to do it
The SM adjustments are a little intimidating at first, but if you spend a little time navigating you'll feel a lot better. Press 1 to dive into the next menu layer, and 2 to back out. Press 3 to scroll down through the options or 4 to scroll up.
Once you get in the SM press 1 twice to get to the cuts and drives. Then press 3 or 4 and just scroll through all the cuts and drives several times. You should already feel better at this point!
Before making any changes make sure WB Method is 00
and Temp is on Warm
. Press 7 until Warm is selected. I like to press 9 until Cinema is selected, but that step isn't necessary. Press 0 until WB Method is 00.
Now you can mess w/ the cuts and drives. Press 3 or 4 again several times to get comfortable. Then do it again, but this time take pictures or write down your settings for each cut and drive. Each Cut & Drive setting should match it's 'Before' value as you haven't changed anything yet.
Now start making changes. If you're not familiar w/ hex-to-decimal conversion you can just backtrack to double-check. The offset for R-DRV is +5, so select R-DRV, and press the Vol+ key 5 times making sure the value changes each time you press it. Then, to double-check, you can press Vol- 5 times and now the 'R-DRV' value should match the 'Before' value again. Press Vol+ 5 times again, and you should be at the same value you went to the first time. Hopefully by now you will feel more secure in your actions as you continue to the next Cut/Drive setting.
Once you get done just press the power button on the TV to save everything. To ensure it saved you can go back into the SM and look at the values again.
You need to do this whole operation twice, once for HD and again for SD. I would suggest just doing the HD offsets first to get comfortable. That way your SD cuts/drives will still be at the factory settings. The HD and SD cuts/drives are the same from the factory, so you can always use the untouched SD values as a reference if you mess something up and lose all your pics or written down settings.
As far as your system hookups your setup makes things a little difficult, but still workable. The problem is that this TV doesn't do pass-through audio for DD/DTS, and your 5.1 system (AVR) doesn't do HDMI switching.
So, if you go w/ an HDMI cable from your PS3 to your TV and then use an TOSLINK cable from the TV to the 5.1 system you will lose those high-end sound fields (DD/DTS). And you can't put HDMI into the AVR. You could use component, but then you'd lose the ability to display 1080p.
I would connect the PS3 to the TV via HDMI. This will give you up to 1080p on the TV and also the ability to hear sound through the TV if you just want basic sound for quiet viewing. Then also connect the PS3 to the AVR w/ a TOSLINK optical cable so that you can get the high-end sound fields. You may have to change some option on the PS3 so it will output sound via TOSLINK while HDMI is being used...not sure what settings you have available.
If you get OTA broadcasts then also connect a TOSLINK cable from the TV to the AVR. That way you can also get DD/DTS from those channels.
Do you have any other devices you need to connect? Like a cable/sat box?
Let me know if you have any issues getting all that to work. If hooked up correctly you should see some kind of DD or DTS indication on the AVR while playing a BR disc. My AVR has a little blue light that lights up, but many just show it on the LCD display. W/n the BR setup menu of each BR make sure to select DD or DTS soundfield for your movies. Your AVR doesn't support DD-HD or DTS-HD, so make sure you only select DD or DTS. The PS3 may also have some audio options, and if so make sure to only select DD and DTS as supported outputs.