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The usual 'I can't get surround on my home theatre' with my ps3 problem

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Hello guys sorry in advance for the long post,

 

I currently have a Samsung 40" LED TV: UA40D5500RR

 

A Samsung DVD home theatre: htf-455k

 

A slim PS3

 

An apple TV 3rd Gen

 

 

 

1) I am connecting all the devices to the TV using HDMI cables.

 

2) I have an optical out cable from the TV to the home theatre to get audio from PS3/Apple TV/Regular TV to the Audio Receiver. My TV does not allow for Audio Return Channel.

 

3) I have set my Audio output settings on the PS3 to: HDMI, enabling the PCM 2.1 channels, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby 5.1.

 

4) BD/DVD Audio settings on the ps3 are set to PCM linear NOT Bitstream (I get no sound on Bitstream).

 

 

 

Now, I do not get any surround from my speakers unless through virtual surround, which is not true surround sound. Every time I check the Audio setting on the TV while playing a game/Blu Ray it's always PCM and not Dolby Digital (The Dolby Digital option is grayed out). Anyway I could actually get this to work?

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by gedomahmoud View Post


2) I have an optical out cable from the TV to the home theatre to get audio from PS3/Apple TV/Regular TV to the Audio Receiver. My TV does not allow for Audio Return Channel.

This is why you're not getting surround sound. The TV won't pass through surround sound codecs. You'll have to hook up optical/hdmi outs from each of your devices to your receiver to get surround sound.
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Thread Starter 

thanks for the fast reply, well I tried hooking up my ps3 to the home theatre directly with an optical cable and that didn't work out either ... My home theatre doesn't have HDMI in as well.

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You have to set the PS3 to output bitstream in order to get surround sound with optical
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