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Sony str bd-930 connected via digital input to ps3,no sound..

Hi,i have just tried connecting my ps3 to my sony str db 930 amp via the dvd optical input.I have set the ps3 up as it says in the manual (also tried various other settings,and another optical cable).but i am getting no sound,and the display on the amp says "unlock".the pic is going to my tv via a hdmi cable this is ok,but i would like to be able to watch blurays and play games with the sound going through the 5:1 dts amp.
Hope you can help. Graham.

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  • jth23 Dec 12, 2008

    Were you able to fix this yet? I have the same receiver and want to get a PS3

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On the ps3 in audio options you have to set it so that the sound is going through the optical and not the hdmi. this it was I think the problem is.

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