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post #2461 of 2911
ok it's the same exact problem as this, everything he said, my bluetooth wont connect anymore controller needs to be wired, everything exactly like that

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/P.../td-p/46058883
post #2462 of 2911
Here is my current set-up:

PS3 --> HDMI --> Sony KDL46EX700
Dish VIP 722 --> HDMI --> Sony KDL46EX700
Sony KDL46EX700 ->TOSLINK out --> Yamaha A/V Receiver (no HDMI inputs)

It is my understanding this Sony TV will pass DD5.1 from HDMI input to TOSLINK output and it does exactly that for the Dish receiver. The PS3 audio however is downgraded to 2 channel stereo. Need guidance in PS3 Sound and Video BD Audio settings to make this happen if this is possible. I do realize the TV will not pass DTS but I can live with that. Thanks in advance.
post #2463 of 2911
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Originally Posted by Guynbmi View Post

Here is my current set-up:

PS3 --> HDMI --> Sony KDL46EX700
Dish VIP 722 --> HDMI --> Sony KDL46EX700
Sony KDL46EX700 ->TOSLINK out --> Yamaha A/V Receiver (no HDMI inputs)

It is my understanding this Sony TV will pass DD5.1 from HDMI input to TOSLINK output and it does exactly that for the Dish receiver. The PS3 audio however is downgraded to 2 channel stereo. Need guidance in PS3 Sound and Video BD Audio settings to make this happen if this is possible. I do realize the TV will not pass DTS but I can live with that. Thanks in advance.

It's sending 2 channel to the tv over HDMI Use your optical like this. PS3 >> HDMI to tv. PS3>> optical to your receiver set PS3 to bitstream optical voilÃ* problem solved. Set your tv speakers to off. If you read this thread you will find your answer. Search pS3 audio issues.
Also what do you have set for audio output source on your ps3 settings?
post #2464 of 2911
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Originally Posted by jmorvay View Post

I have been having this issue while palying C.O.D MWII either via online or campaign. I get this broken mirror image with a thin line that runs horizontally on the top portion of the screen which lasts 5-10 seconds usually. The top poprtion of the screen will be blurred and the bottom will look normal. I have tried 3 different tv's in the last month and 3 different ps3's. I have played with the settings on the ps3 and tried different hdmi cables. I have seen this while in game mode only on 2 different brand new Samsung Plasmas the 6500 & 8000 series. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Its not a PS3 issue....its Game Mode problem as this happens on my 360 as well.

Here is what happens to mine. Its odd as a few people have an issue with it and a few people swear it never happens.

Watch the video in 720P and in full screen around the 28 second mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8RJnJtDWCQ
post #2465 of 2911
My PS3's surround sound for games like MW2 isn't balanced. The rears are too loud. It sounds okay for movies but for games it is way too loud. I am sending a similar signal for movies because I turned off bitstreaming. PCM, I think. I have used auddessy for automatic calibration.

Is there a setting on the PS3 to reduce the sound of the surrounds.

Anyhow, does anyone else have this issue with games?

Here is my setup -
Samsung ln46630b LCD tv
Denon 1910 amp
Energy RC30 L/R
Energy RC mini CC Center
Energy RC10 rears positioned correctly

Thoughts?
post #2466 of 2911
I'd suggest using your AVR's memory settings for such audio differences, that's why they have various memory's to set and choose from.

Leave existing settings as Mem 1 for movies/tv.
Make Mem 2 your game mode (after lowering the rear speakers volume to your liking).
post #2467 of 2911
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Originally Posted by toby10 View Post

I'd suggest using your AVR's memory settings for such audio differences, that's why they have various memory's to set and choose from.

Leave existing settings as Mem 1 for movies/tv.
Make Mem 2 your game mode (after lowering the rear speakers volume to your liking).


So other people have experienced the same thing? That is all that I was wondering. I wanted to make sure that my setup isn't screwing it up.
post #2468 of 2911
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Originally Posted by PS3 Lagerman View Post

So other people have experienced the same thing? That is all that I was wondering. I wanted to make sure that my setup isn't screwing it up.

I can't speak for such an issue between PS3 movies and games as I don't do gaming.
But the issue is common for other sources. Probably the most common use of utilizing different AVR memory sets is when playing movies vs playing music. Often the best settings for each involve different audio settings (speaker settings, x-over, dynamic range, etc..) so one simply programs a different AVR memory set for each type. On my AVR Mem 1 is music and Mem 2 is movies. There are six more memory sets available which I do not use, but switching between them is a simple button press on the AVR remote.
post #2469 of 2911
Gotcha. I am working on it. It is sounding better already. Thanks guys.
post #2470 of 2911
This thread is very long so I figured I'd just ask this question and see if I can get some feedback.

My PS3 is no longer reading any discs which, after researching it, I've found is a common issue. I'll call Sony today, but I've had the system for 3 years so there's no warranty anymore.

My question is this...if I choose to buy a new slim PS3 (after selling my broken one on ebay as is), are there any known problems I should be aware of with the slim version? My current PS3 is the bigger version, and before this disc reading issue, I never encountered a problem with it.

Thoughts?
post #2471 of 2911
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Originally Posted by PacMan2006 View Post

This thread is very long so I figured I'd just ask this question and see if I can get some feedback.

My PS3 is no longer reading any discs which, after researching it, I've found is a common issue. I'll call Sony today, but I've had the system for 3 years so there's no warranty anymore.

My question is this...if I choose to buy a new slim PS3 (after selling my broken one on ebay as is), are there any known problems I should be aware of with the slim version? My current PS3 is the bigger version, and before this disc reading issue, I never encountered a problem with it.

Thoughts?

New slims are cheap compared to your model. Email me for info on solution to your problem. myps3repair@gmail.com
post #2472 of 2911
I skimmed through 3 pages of results, but I didn't see the answer to my problem. I have an 80GB fat PS3 purchased in July 2009 with the latest firmware. The console is hooked up to my Onkyo TX-NR807 through HDMI. I get both sound and picture, but I can't get plain Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS. Other sources (DVD and PC) produce DD, but not the PS3. The same thing happens when I hook up the PS3 to my Onkyo 3008.

I have selected DD5.1 & DTS both automatically and manually in the sound settings PS3 menu. I've gone through and reset default settings. I've also gone through the menus with tech support to check for corrupted files. I've tried numerous adjustments, but nothing seems to work.

If I go through optical cable, I have no problem getting DD. That could work, but I don't have a spare optical input for the PS3. Does anybody know how I can get DD working through HDMI? If it means anything, I always see the PCM symbol on my receiver.

EDIT:
I've also tried different cables, and I've moved the other sources to the PS3's HDMI port on the receiver. I always get the same result--no DD from the PS3 when using HDMI as the designated sound cable.
post #2473 of 2911
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Originally Posted by valero_r View Post

I skimmed through 3 pages of results, but I didn't see the answer to my problem. I have an 80GB fat PS3 purchased in July 2009 with the latest firmware. The console is hooked up to my Onkyo TX-NR807 through HDMI. I get both sound and picture, but I can't get plain Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS. Other sources (DVD and PC) produce DD, but not the PS3. The same thing happens when I hook up the PS3 to my Onkyo 3008.

I have selected DD5.1 & DTS both automatically and manually in the sound settings PS3 menu. I've gone through and reset default settings. I've also gone through the menus with tech support to check for corrupted files. I've tried numerous adjustments, but nothing seems to work.

If I go through optical cable, I have no problem getting DD. That could work, but I don't have a spare optical input for the PS3. Does anybody know how I can get DD working through HDMI? If it means anything, I always see the PCM symbol on my receiver.

EDIT:
I've also tried different cables, and I've moved the other sources to the PS3's HDMI port on the receiver. I always get the same result--no DD from the PS3 when using HDMI as the designated sound cable.

Why do you want DD on bluray and PS3? PCM is better.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_...ode_modulation

Its uncompressed audio.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/home-theater-general-discussion/10122-5-1-pcm-vs-dolby-digital-5-1-a.html

Do you just want that fuzzy feeling that you see DD on your Onkyo? I have the Onkyo 806. I like seeing TrueHD and DTSHD red lights but I realy dont hear a difference from them to PCM. DD is a lower bitrate than PCM and newer formats. So why would you want it?
post #2474 of 2911
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Originally Posted by PacMan2006 View Post

This thread is very long so I figured I'd just ask this question and see if I can get some feedback.

My PS3 is no longer reading any discs which, after researching it, I've found is a common issue. I'll call Sony today, but I've had the system for 3 years so there's no warranty anymore.

My question is this...if I choose to buy a new slim PS3 (after selling my broken one on ebay as is), are there any known problems I should be aware of with the slim version? My current PS3 is the bigger version, and before this disc reading issue, I never encountered a problem with it.

Thoughts?

No major big ones. I repair game systems. From what I have heard from customers getting the fat ones repaired they had their new slim shipped off to Sony because the lasers failed like right out of the box and they want me to fix the old one while they wait on Sony to take their time.
Yours may be a backwards compatible model. Slims are not they only play DVD PS3 and bluray. yours can be repaired much less than a new one.
post #2475 of 2911
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Originally Posted by schnurmac View Post

Why do you want DD on bluray and PS3? PCM is better...

I haven't looked too deeply into the issue, but I've read that PCM = TrueHD/DTS HD. When switching back and forth (using my PS3 slim), PCM just didn't seem the same. PCM didn't sound as clear to me. It didn't seem as crisp as DD either. I'm sure a bunch of people will tell me I'm crazy. I wouldn't ever say I have a pair of golden ears, but that's the way it sounds to me. Maybe I'm setting something up incorrectly.

EDIT:
Is there a certain surround mode that I should keep the receiver in while playing PCM tracks? My speakers aren't anything special, just Polk RTi series.
post #2476 of 2911
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Originally Posted by valero_r View Post

I haven't looked too deeply into the issue, but I've read that PCM = TrueHD/DTS HD. When switching back and forth (using my PS3 slim), PCM just didn't seem the same. PCM didn't sound as clear to me. It didn't seem as crisp as DD either. I'm sure a bunch of people will tell me I'm crazy. I wouldn't ever say I have a pair of golden ears, but that's the way it sounds to me. Maybe I'm setting something up incorrectly.

EDIT:
Is there a certain surround mode that I should keep the receiver in while playing PCM tracks? My speakers aren't anything special, just Polk RTi series.

lol maybe
if you change that it will change it away from multichannel keep it on this
post #2477 of 2911
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Originally Posted by valero_r View Post

..... PCM just didn't seem the same. PCM didn't sound as clear to me. It didn't seem as crisp as DD either....

You are likely hearing only a volume difference. Louder seems "better" to the human ear and brain.
I'd bet in a true, blind, volume leveled, ABX comparison between TrueHD/DTS-MA decoded at your PS3 (PCM) versus your AVR decoding them, you would not be able to reliably choose between them.

It's the same lossless audio simply decoded at different points.
post #2478 of 2911
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Originally Posted by toby10 View Post


It's the same lossless audio simply decoded at different points.

This is simply put by toby.
post #2479 of 2911
Thanks for the input. I raised the volume, made some other minor adjustments, and it sounds pretty good. I guess I'm 95% happy (I think the DD lighting up was good for at least 5% haha).
post #2480 of 2911
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Originally Posted by valero_r View Post

Thanks for the input. I raised the volume, made some other minor adjustments, and it sounds pretty good. I guess I'm 95% happy (I think the DD lighting up was good for at least 5% haha).



Here is another way to look at it....
To get such audio to play at all, a lengthy series of steps must take place. From reading the encoded digital data on the disc to hearing audio on your speakers, it's the same number of steps every time, the only difference is where these steps are taking place.

Somewhere in this audio chain the two steps you are referring too must take place, decoding the digital data and converting the audio to PCM. No matter where these steps take place (the player or the AVR), these steps must take place. So either your player is converting the audio to PCM or your AVR is converting the audio to PCM, but PCM is always a part of the audio you are hearing. This is true with MP3's, CD's, DVD, SACD, DVD-A, Blu-ray, LaserDisc, DAT, TV tuner, cable box, sat box, Sirius, XM, etc.... All digital audio, somehow, somewhere, must be converted to PCM to be played on your speakers.
post #2481 of 2911
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Originally Posted by valero_r View Post

I skimmed through 3 pages of results, but I didn't see the answer to my problem. I have an 80GB fat PS3 purchased in July 2009 with the latest firmware. The console is hooked up to my Onkyo TX-NR807 through HDMI. I get both sound and picture, but I can't get plain Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS. Other sources (DVD and PC) produce DD, but not the PS3. The same thing happens when I hook up the PS3 to my Onkyo 3008.

...

EDIT:
I've also tried different cables, and I've moved the other sources to the PS3's HDMI port on the receiver. I always get the same result--no DD from the PS3 when using HDMI as the designated sound cable.

Just curious, have you try setting PS3 to Bitstream? If not give that a try.
post #2482 of 2911
Hey guys,

My phat PS3 suddenly can't play PS3 games nor Blu-ray movies. No errors, the PS3 just doesn't recognize them.

It does play any DVD movies or PS2 game I try.

I opened my console and cleaned the Blu-ray lens and the problem persists.

It's not under warranty so Sony wanted to charge me $150 (bs).

Anymore ideas you guys can give me would be appreciated.

Thanx.
post #2483 of 2911
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Just curious, have you try setting PS3 to Bitstream? If not give that a try.

Thanks, but the PS3 I'm having trouble with is the phat version. AFAIK, bit stream was only an option with the slim models.
post #2484 of 2911
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Originally Posted by valero_r View Post

Thanks, but the PS3 I'm having trouble with is the phat version. AFAIK, bit stream was only an option with the slim models.

I know the phat can't Bitstream but your post was asking about DD 5.1 and DTS. And not about HD codecs unless I read the post wrong.

Quote:


I get both sound and picture, but I can't get plain Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS
post #2485 of 2911
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Just curious, have you try setting PS3 to Bitstream? If not give that a try.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JChin View Post

I know the phat can't Bitstream but your post was asking about DD 5.1 and DTS. And not about HD codecs unless I read the post wrong.

My reply was based on the fact that you asked me to try setting the PS3 to bit stream. It's odd that I can get DD with optical, but not HDMI. DD/DTS is enabled in the PS3 menu when using either audio cable.
post #2486 of 2911
I usually use ps3 (model: CECH-2002A) + HDMI cable + BenQ E2400HD. It works perfectly in the past. But since few days ago, when I turn on the power of ps3 and monitor, it suddenly shows no picture on the screen. It has signal (because if there is no signal, the screen will turn into blue screen).

And I reset the ps3 by holding the power button for 6-10 secs again and again. Still have no picture.

Then I unplug the ps3 and plug the same HDMI cable to my xbox 360, it works.

Then I plug the same HDMI cable to my laptop, it works.

After they I took my ps3 to my friends home, and connect my ps3 to his LG LCD TV with both the original av cable (the red, yellow and white cable come with the ps3) and my HDMI line at the same time. I first saw the ps3 have picture in AV channel, then I reset the ps3 again, then go to setting menu, change display setting to HDMI mode. Next I unplugged the av cable, go to HDMI channel, I saw that the picture is perfect again on my friend's LCD TV. I saved the setting then come home and try. Still no picture!!!

Today, I borrow my friend's HDMI and try my luck. Still no picture!!!

Because my LCD monitor does not have av line in, do I can not use the method of connect both av cable and hdmi cable.

What should I do now. The ps3, hdmi cable, and benq monitor are fine when I use them separately. But when combine them together = no picture now (it happened few days ago, they are fine in the past).

Thanks.

..
post #2487 of 2911
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Originally Posted by jLp vAk3r0 View Post

Hey guys,

My phat PS3 suddenly can't play PS3 games nor Blu-ray movies. No errors, the PS3 just doesn't recognize them.

It does play any DVD movies or PS2 game I try.

I opened my console and cleaned the Blu-ray lens and the problem persists.

It's not under warranty so Sony wanted to charge me $150 (bs).

Anymore ideas you guys can give me would be appreciated.

Thanx.

If you read 17 post back on this same page you will find your answer.
Shoot me a direct email at myps3repair@gmail.com I will give you a better alternative. Cleaning it will not make it work.
http://www.facebook.com/ElectronicResurrection
post #2488 of 2911
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Originally Posted by anthonyyu View Post

I usually use ps3 (model: CECH-2002A) + HDMI cable + BenQ E2400HD. It works perfectly in the past. But since few days ago, when I turn on the power of ps3 and monitor, it suddenly shows no picture on the screen. It has signal (because if there is no signal, the screen will turn into blue screen).

And I reset the ps3 by holding the power button for 6-10 secs again and again. Still have no picture.

Then I unplug the ps3 and plug the same HDMI cable to my xbox 360, it works.

Then I plug the same HDMI cable to my laptop, it works.

After they I took my ps3 to my friends home, and connect my ps3 to his LG LCD TV with both the original av cable (the red, yellow and white cable come with the ps3) and my HDMI line at the same time. I first saw the ps3 have picture in AV channel, then I reset the ps3 again, then go to setting menu, change display setting to HDMI mode. Next I unplugged the av cable, go to HDMI channel, I saw that the picture is perfect again on my friend's LCD TV. I saved the setting then come home and try. Still no picture!!!

Today, I borrow my friend's HDMI and try my luck. Still no picture!!!

Because my LCD monitor does not have av line in, do I can not use the method of connect both av cable and hdmi cable.

What should I do now. The ps3, hdmi cable, and benq monitor are fine when I use them separately. But when combine them together = no picture now (it happened few days ago, they are fine in the past).

Thanks.

..

Im sorry to inform you but your PS3 is doomed. There is no hope for it. No repair exist for what you have. Its the no video issue. I have tried and tried to repair this issue many times. I was successful once but the video wasnt stable and consistant. It would go away once I re assembled it. You are forced to send it to Sony for a refub slim with a 90 day warranty. You will loose all of your data. Sorry to inform you.
post #2489 of 2911
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Originally Posted by jmorvay View Post

COD Modern Warfare 2. I just spoke to a guy earlier in Detroit that has the same exact tv and he is having the same exact problem I am. He replied to another post in this forum under a different thread. He is seeing the problem while just using the browser on the playstation network.


Identical problem here. I've tried multiple TV and multiple consoles.

You are 100% correct in your analysis. Game Mode does not play well with 1080P. The only PS3 games I have issues with are games that run in 1080P (which includes MW2) A good way to check is to hit the info button and it will show the resolution. The same thing happens with my Xbox 360. It tries to upscale everything to 1080P. A simple solution to this problem is to just set the maximum resolution to 1080i or 720P. You won't notice a difference in games as most don't run in 1080 and those that do, the difference will be negligible, or you can just deal with the 5 second problem every 10 minutes or so.

Just remember to change the max resolution to 1080p when you want to watch a BluRay
post #2490 of 2911
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Originally Posted by azion View Post

I'm really curious to hear how people like the PS3.

this is a great article!

I love it had one since it came out, graduated from 20 gb to 60 gb to 120 slim, now 320gb slim. I was never to convince my self any thing over $250 same value to my money even if it could be oppo!
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