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PS3 Audio Output Problems

I own one of the original (bought on November 17th 2006) 60GB PlayStation 3s. I have it connected to my Samsung HDTV via HDMI. The TV outputs to my 7.1-channel Sony reciever via an Optical cable.

The sound settings are currently set to Dolby Digital 5.1, 5.1 channel 44.1khz, 5.1 channel 48khz and the default two (2 channel 44.1khz and 2 channel 48khz)

Some of the sound that shold be made is distorted, or not there at all. In the briefing scenes of Metal Gear Solid 4, Snake's voice is not there, but just an echo of it that is supposed to be played as well as his voice. Also in Metal Gear Solid 4, the music plays in full surround and some of the voices play.

In Madden NFL 09, some of the sounds don't play, including the commentators, whcih are just echos, like the earlier stated problem.

Does anyone know a working combination of output frequencies?
Thanks in advance,

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  • jrngameboy Mar 01, 2009

    Wait, the sound card in the PlayStation 3 or "sound chip" in the reciever?

    BTW, the PS3 outputs all sound fine on just the two default 2.1 frequencies, and the Comcast box can output in 5.1 Dolby Digital just fine.


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Inside of most any system there is what I like to call the sound chip, I am not sure what the actuall name ofit is. This sound chip is the final stage of amplification of the circuit board before going out to the any other sound device. I have found in several cases that this single chip goes bad. Depending on what brand it is the cost to replace this single chip can be anywhere from a few dollars up to a little less than $100. As for the being able to hear certain parts of saound what is happening is the chip is divided up into several different channels thus if just a few channels of the chip goes out all you would hear is the background noise or nothing at all depending what you are playing.

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