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Bought a PS3 for high end HT room!

post #1 of 20
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Well, I went to the local Sony Style store just to look around and ended up buying a PS3 after researching Blu-Ray for about a month or so. I will also be buying a HD-DVD player as well but it seems that Blu-Ray has more movies that I want to see. I want to thank all of those here on AVS (the best home theater forum on the net!) for the advice and bringing the PS3 to my attention.

I hooked my PS3 up via HDMI to my Sim2 HT300e Link front projector which shines onto a 106" screen. I have 2 rows of seating, 1 is 10 feet away and the other is 19 feet away and on a riser. I am running audio via the toslink optical out to my McIntosh MX135 a/v pre-pro.

The picture and sound is stunning but I'd like to see it in 1080P, however since my Sim2 PJ is only 720P I will have to wait till I upgrade it.

I hooked everything up and have watched Lord of War and The Departed with out 1 single problem. Setting up the PS3 was very simple and I also did the upgrade to version 1.6. I also bought a offroad racing game that is pretty awesome too. I have never been into games but they do interest me so I thought I'd try a game out.

Until a high-end true universal Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-Audio and so forth player comes out and HDMI 1.3 gets worked out I highly recommend just getting the Sony PS3 as it seems to be future proof the longest and you can enjoy both movies and games.
post #2 of 20
I found the PS3 to be a pleasant surprise . I also recommend an HD DVD player as well. The HD-A1/2 is worth the $300.
post #3 of 20
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MarkO, I am getting the Toshiba AX2 next week and it will replace my Denon 5900 dvd-player...between the PS3 and the Toshiba I will have my bases covered for a while.
post #4 of 20
PS3 for "high end?"...Now that's funny!...
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by TheHDMan View Post

PS3 for "high end?"...Now that's funny!...

Yeah, it's absolutely hilarious that a component with some of the best audio capabilities is being used in a high-end setup. In fact, I should just toss my PS3 right now and get a standalone player that lacks TrueHD decoding and puts out the same Blu-Ray image on my 1080p display. As long as the box isn't a game console, it's worthy of high-end audio/video gear.
post #6 of 20
mdrums, congrats on your purchase
post #7 of 20
add the ps3 remote. It works quite well.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Warren460 View Post

add the ps3 remote. It works quite well.

I did and now I just have to figure out how I can get my iPronto to run the PS3.

Isn;t the remote for the PS3 bluetooth? Will the PS3 work with RF or IR?
post #9 of 20
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I did and now I just have to figure out how I can get my iPronto to run the PS3.

Isn;t the remote for the PS3 bluetooth? Will the PS3 work with RF or IR?

Here you go .

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Axel
post #10 of 20
I have a PS3 feeding a Sony Pearl projecting onto a 106 inch screen. All I can say is that the image (on a well-produced BD) is awesome! The sound is pretty darn impressive, too!

Brian
post #11 of 20
Is 106" at 10 feet a little overwhelming, even at 1080p? I have a pretty close viewing distance, and I thought a picture this size was out of the question.
post #12 of 20
110" at 11' is just right for me
(Ruby and PS3)
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Axel
post #13 of 20
While I would not call my HT room 'high end'...it totals about $5,000 and yes, the PS3 feeds it all, so I guess I am in your club...

Each movie I have watched has been spectacular...and I didnt realize how much better it was until I popped in an SD DVD in my Oppo...while great, certianly was underwhelming.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
No 106" at aropund 10 feet and then the back row is 19 feet is no way overwhelming. I actually could have gone with a bigger screen but would rather be on the small size so the eye can not see artifacts and screen door effects.
post #15 of 20
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can't do video HDMI and audio via the optical out! The stated in there review that to use the optical out for audio you must use component video cables.

HUH!?!?! I have my PS3 video run via HDMI straight into my projector and the optical audio out goes straight to my McIntosch a/v pre-pro for Dolby Digital or DTS.

So for those that read that misinforming article I am here to tell you what Perfect Vison states is not so with the PS3.

see ya, Mike
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by mdrums View Post

MarkO, I am getting the Toshiba AX2 next week and it will replace my Denon 5900 dvd-player...between the PS3 and the Toshiba I will have my bases covered for a while.

Smart move! A2 and PS3 great combo!
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by mdrums View Post

can't do video HDMI and audio via the optical out! The stated in there review that to use the optical out for audio you must use component video cables.

HUH!?!?! I have my PS3 video run via HDMI straight into my projector and the optical audio out goes straight to my McIntosch a/v pre-pro for Dolby Digital or DTS.

So for those that read that misinforming article I am here to tell you what Perfect Vison states is not so with the PS3.

see ya, Mike


They probably meant at the same time. I've been using HDMI@ 1080i and optical with my PS3 since day 1. However, you can't have two audio outputs active at the same time. So you can't have HDMI audio AND optical or Analog AND optical, etc. You have to switch them on and off in the prefs. Why they did this, no one knows.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by infinitespecter View Post

They probably meant at the same time. I've been using HDMI@ 1080i and optical with my PS3 since day 1. However, you can't have two audio outputs active at the same time. So you can't have HDMI audio AND optical or Analog AND optical, etc. You have to switch them on and off in the prefs. Why they did this, no one knows.

I bought a PS3 and plan on setting it up this weekend. In the setup menu, you have the option to choose whether to display video via HDMI and audio via optical, correct? Or if you choose HDMI for video, you have to use it for audio too?
post #19 of 20
Perfect Vision is somewhat correct in that they both can not be 'active' - which is, a pain in the arse at times...I run optical to my receiver and HDMI to my TV...however, if my optical is active, it does not send audio to the TV, only the receiver. Not that big of a deal, except when you just want to have audio through the TV (quick gaming session, etc).
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by GBFreek View Post

Perfect Vision is somewhat correct in that they both can not be 'active' - which is, a pain in the arse at times...I run optical to my receiver and HDMI to my TV...however, if my optical is active, it does not send audio to the TV, only the receiver. Not that big of a deal, except when you just want to have audio through the TV (quick gaming session, etc).

Thanks for clearing this up. I am expecting to get a PS3 shortly
and after reading the PV article I was somewhat perplexed. Others had
indicated that you could have HDMI video and optical audio but the
PV article seemed to suggest otherwise. Since I do not have an
HDMI in on my receiver this would have been a problem.
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