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Hooked up ps3 to hdtv using hdmi - no sound.

Our TV is hooked up to an a/v surround receiver that has no optical ports. We get pic but no sound when ps3 hooked to tv. How can I get surround sound if a/v receiver has no optical ports? The only available ports on back of receiver are a blue port (Pb/Cb) and a red port (Pr/Cr).

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  • souixan May 11, 2010

    I'll be glad to help you but I need to know two things, what cables are you using to hook your PS3 up to your TV and how is your TV connected to the receiver?

  • souixan May 11, 2010

    How is your TV hooked up to your sound system? Is it the standard audio cables?(Red & White)

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