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Connecting ps3 to cinema system

I have 1 hdmi connection on cinema system and 1 digital input. i would like to play ps3 through cinema system but 1 hdmi connection is full with the tv one, do you get the same quality by connecting ps3 to cinema system with digital in cable.

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I have done the same as the op, but when connectiong optical cable from PS3 to surround system I get no sound. Any suggestions?

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There is no substitute for HDMI. However, the 'digital in' cable connection that you want to use is still digital and will sound almost exactly the same. The differences are barely noticeable to the human ear. Here is a list for you to see the pecking order of each type of connection.

Audio connections from best to least go in this order:
1. HDMI (digital)
2. Fiber optic (digital)
3. Coax - Digital (digital) <--- The one you want to use.
4. Component (analog)
5. RCA/AV (analog)

Video connections from best to least go in this order:
1. HDMI (full HD digital)
2. Component (Blue, green, red, white, red - HD analog)
3. S-Video
4. RCA/AV (Yellow, white, red)

Good luck!!

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