Originally Posted by Cduran
Like Liaury said sometimes I don't want to turn on my receiver and just want to turn on and play, but it seems with the PS3 this is not possible because it igoners that I even have the two analog connections unless I go through the menu, and switch ect. It's a pain.
Neo1965 - Yes I want both simultaneous TV speakers and receiver speakers to be on, or sometimes one or the other without having to go through the whole menu process, but like I said it doesn't seem possible. Sometimes though I do like to have both, and it doesn't seem to clash, at least with my 360, and my DVDs, and HD-DVDs.
If you have them both on, there might be positioning differences for the multi channel, the location of the sound in the movie will be off and the surround sound effect is definitely going to have problems. Good AVRs even come with a microphone and tools to finetune setting of each speaker to give you correct positioning for 5.1 or 7.1 speakers in your environment. This will give the best settings to experience sound from movies.
TV speakers are also weaker that dedicated ones --- even cheap bookshelves will sound better, so having them at the same time with your surround speakers will not sound good.
I do agree that your usage model makes sense and Sony should just release an upgraded firmware to enable the analog stereo to be always on. I think there is a thread started earlier to submit to the PS3 people. Perhaps you can ask in that thread.