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PS3 sound options, which one do i choose?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I have a Samsung LN40D630 HDTV, Samsung HW-E450 Sound Bar, and PS3.
I have an optical cable from the sound bar to the ps3 and hdmi from the tv to the ps3.

I want to know how to set the audio on the ps3 for optical so i can get the best results, only problem is i have no idea what to select in the ps3 optical out put menu. Keep in mind i do not care about blu-ray this is strictly sound for games only!

Dolby Digital 5.1CH
DTS 5.1
AAC
Linear PCM 2 CH 44.1kHz
Linear PCM 2 CH 88.2kHz
Linear PCM 2 CH 176.4kHz
Linear PCM 2 CH 48kHz

also there is an option under video (not sure why) for audio - bit-stream or pcm. not sure what to do with that either.

any help is greatly appreciated
post #2 of 8
Going to Optical you loose certain feature that HDMI provides. Seem like you don't have a receiver, I would set PS3 to PCM, so that the PS3 is decoding the audio and send it down range. Is the sound bar the only speaker you have ?
post #3 of 8
Your soundbar is only 2.1, and does not accept multi-channel PCM output. Your best bet would be to use Optical DD/DTS 5.1 so that the subwoofer is utilised. In your case, PCM will only output two channels, and not the subwoofer.
post #4 of 8
y not just hit auto and let the ps3 decide for you.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yes, aside from the tv speakers the sound bar is all i have. So from what i gather set the ps3 at pcm and use only dd/dts 5.1?
post #6 of 8
I have one of those soundbars, minus the sub. It won't accept DTS. Yours may, but mine does not.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
so what does the Samsung HW-E450 support? i cant find anything on what it supports.
post #8 of 8
Crutchfield says it will decode DTS. So, you might be OK. Give it a shot. I know you aren't going to get any of the lossless formats, but who cares on a soundbar.
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