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PS3 is only using front speakers and subwoofer

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I have my PS3 connected to a Pioneer VSX-84TSXSi with composite cables (HDMI cables come in on thursday), and the receiver is connected to a front projector with an HDMI cable. I have a 7.1 surround sound home theater, but with the PS3 only the front speakers and subwoofer are playing.

I tried it with CDs, regular movies, games, and even a blu-ray movie and it still doesn't work. The only setting I saw in audio setup was something to change the connection cables.

Just to make sure it was the PS3 and not the receiver, I plugged in my laptop to the receiver and it worked just fine.

I have a friend over who is leaving on wednesday, and I'd really like to get the surround sound to work before then. What else can I do?
post #2 of 3
Are you using the Optical connection for audio ? Be sure to go into the Audio Settings on the PS3 and check the Optical settings for DD and DTS .

If you are using the analog left and right audio cables then you cannot get surround unless you use PLIIx on the receiver (and this will only be a simulated surround) .

---- Jason
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I am using the composite cables that came with the ps3. I changed the setting to games on the receiver and it works now.
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