Originally Posted by rjsanc30
Not to split hairs but your terminology is incorrect.
The cable that shipped with yours, mine and the rest of the worlds PS3 are "Composite/stereo"
not "Component". The difference is quite vast as, I'm sure you know - Composite cables carry video signals over a single line/level where as "Component" cables utilize three distinct lines/levels for their color coding - huge difference in terms of output.
Actually, my terminology wasn't off. I just suffered from a moment of bad memory. Since I took my PS3 out of the box and hooked it up via HDMI right away, I'd forgotten that it only comes with composite cables and doesn't come with component cables.
And not "to split hairs," but as far as audio is concerned, there's no difference
between composite and component.
As far as the set-up for an older AVR I'm afraid that the best alternative available to you would be as so:
Video - either use HDMI (if available) out from the PS3 to your display, or component (Y-Pb-Pr) out from your PS3 to your display. Again, I don't mean to step on anyones toes, I just think it's important to use the correct verbiage , helps create less confusion.
I'd still just skip the display middle-man and go straight from your PS3 to your AVR with the included composite
cables. If you're using analog cables, you want to avoid as much cable distance and transitional devices as possible.
Audio - HDMI from your PS3 to your display (again, if available) and then audio out from the display via stereo cables (RCA) to your AVR-30 , or stereo (RCA) from your PS3 to your display and then audio out from your display via stereo cables (RCA) to your AVR-30. Either connection will will only produce 2.0 (stereo) audio, this is due to your specific equipment limitations - at least you'd be getting audio out of both your TV and AVR
The problem here, however, is that if you send audio to your TV via HDMI, I'm not sure that the TV can then turn around and send that audio signal to the AVR (via RCA or anything else). Depends on the display capabilities, yes?