Originally Posted by jayray
Wondered if now with the ps3 2.4 firmware, do we still leave the ps3 on 5.1 with 7.1 titles with our anthems.
of course that depends on whether they fix it
Yes. The Anthems can not accept more than 5.1 channel HDMI LPCM input.
Let the PS3 merge any rear channel info from 7.1 tracks into the side channels to make 5.1 output.
If you have a 7.1 speaker setup, you have the option of turning on a surround audio mode in the Anthem, such as PLIIx, to have the Anthem extract rear content from the side channels of the 5.1 input and send it to your rear speakers.
Note that whether you have a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup, you can still select 7.1 tracks off the Blu-Ray disc and the PS3 and Anthem will "do the right thing" with the PS3 set to send 5.1 to the Anthem. No content is lost.