Originally Posted by sigpi1059
Ok. So I connected my PS3 to my TV via an HDMI and I have the Panasonic SC-BTT490 5.1 surround sound. Now I want to connect my PS3 with the surround sound via an optical audio cable. What settings should I use. I.E. bitstream or PCM. And any suggestions are welcome on any other settings or wiring. My TV and home theater both have the ARC HDMI.
The amazon description makes it sound like the 490 has an HDMI input and output and it can decode all the HD audio formats (DolbyTrueHD, DTS-HD).
If that's the case, it would make more sense to connect your PS3 to the receiver portion of the 490 and then run another HDMI cable from the 490 to the tv. Then set you PS3 to output bitstream, that way your 490 can do all the decoding and you can hear the true "next generation" HD sound
, although with that HTIB, I'm not sure how much of a difference you will hear. It would be interesting to do a comparison, a blind DTS versus DTS-HD to see if you could tell a difference.
If you just want to use an optical cable straight to the 490, you will not be able to listen to any HD audio codecs and the best setting would be bitstream (this way the 490 will do the decoding).Edited by ahartig - 4/30/13 at 12:59pm