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Audio Trouble hooking PS3 up to HD

After I hooked up my PS3 to HD, I soon realized that there was a problem with the audio. The sound at times is very staticy sounding. This problem does not occur while I am watching a movie or listening to music on the hard drive. The problem usually occurs when music is played on a game such as MotorStorm or Madden '09. My ps3 is a fairly new 40gb model, and this problem does not occur when it is hooked up using the tri-colored cord.

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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    I have the same problem you described. No audio issues with blu-rays and such, but most games will have loud static bursts like the sound is over-saturated and causing distortion. This seems to go away if I uncheck dolby 5.1 on games, but then I lose surround sound unless the game has dts. This defeats the purpose of having a surround sound system.

    (Hopefully this problem can be resolved because I've been opting to purchase games on a different platform so I can enjoy 5.1 sound without going deaf from extreme bursts of static).


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Hi there, Have you checked that the HDMI Cable is inserted into both your PS3 and HDTV correctly ? if the cable moves about in the HDMI port that causes static sometimes ! Also check that your cable isn't damaged.

If the problem persists. i would just Use your Composite (Red,Green,Blue) connection from your TV to your PS3. you said it doesnt have static problems. and Using the composite cable you can still get the Full 1080p Resolution on your TV that the PS3 can Up-Scale to!

Hope this Helps ?!

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