Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
When i play games and/or demos theres is a crackling sound periodically especially with explosions or gunfire and on some simple dialogue in the games.However, when i switch to the component cables (red, yellow,white wires)the sound is fine but then the quality of the video is not as good please someone give me a solution!
Sounds like the audio output on the PS3 is simply set to an incompatible mode. Try limiting selections to the most basic output setting. I.E. only select Linear PCM 2 Ch. 44.1kHz and the same at 48kHz. If you are using your TV for your sound, this is all you will ever want to use. If you are using a dedicated receiver for sound, you can experiment with adding other sound modes one at a time to find the culprit. I have found that many older receivers may have some compatibility issues that creat noise. in multichannel modes (especially DTS). Deffinitely avoid going to a higher kHz (88.2 kHz, 176.4 kHz, etc.) unless you're receiver is specifically listed as being compatible.
Hope this helps
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
Sound Settings - Audio Output settings - HDMI - Manual - Select from AAC down to Linear PCM 5.1 CH 176.4 KHZ - save settings
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
I had the same Popping PS3 problem...really bad. Would have do major Dilbert reboots constantly.
Bought a higher grade HDMI cable..Fixed
I had read it wasn't supposed to matter and that all HDMI cables were the same, but apparently not.
A better HDMI cable worked for me.
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
Do you have an alternate audio outputs you can use (i.e. optical)? That way you can set HDMI up for the visual output and have the alternate audio output configured for sound playback.
Posted on Sep 25, 2007
OK, this solution sux, but it will band aid it untill I can figure out wtf. is going on. When (I just bought my ps3) I start a game or movie, the static will come on. I unplug the HDMI cable from my tv an plug it right back in. This works on my Westy LTV 27w7. No the sucky part is that you have to do this anytime you want to play or see a movie. I changed my HDMI cable just in case and... no dice.
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
Well I have my PS3 connected to a Sony Bravia, the crackling noise was attacking my sound as well and I had changed out my HDMI cables numerous times, from expensive to cheap and found that everything was still happening, this whole time I thought the crackling was coming out of my TV, but it was actually coming out of my surround sound stereo system that I have hooked up to my PS3 through simple red/white audio/video cables. The HDMI was hooked up through my PS3 to my TV, so both sets of speakers would display sound. I found out that I had my stereo system set to just front speaker and subwoofer and this must had been what was causing the crackling, the moment I adjusted the speakers to the stereo system to 5 speaker surround sound, the crackling disappeared. I had also messed around with the sound options in the PS3 menu and there was nothing that I could change to make the crackling stop.
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
As Boredtodeath posted, turn off the 5.1 channel setup in the ps3 audio setup and it will fix the problem :)
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
I was having this same problem with the crackling audio. I went a restored default settings and it fixed the problem. Maybe this will work for you because this is a very annoying problem.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Just change the audio settings within the game. Usually they are set up to surround, try setting it to stereo or headphones, that should also help
Posted on Feb 23, 2011
Omg thank you so much for the resolution to this retarted little problem. i was beginning to get very irritated. I didnt know if it was my tv or if it was a software issue or what cuz I only got the crackling on certain games. Well thanks again!
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
Oh men same with me..whats up with this shti?
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
I have the same problem. The audio stops continually for periods of about 0.5 secs, and then the auido returns. But this happened with Bluray discs, and with cd audio too!
I connected the PS3 to the onkyo 6.1 system (this model doesnt have the HDMI) via optical cable, and the video through the HDMI to a samsung LCD 1080p.
If i change the audio setting to LCP, my receiver only reproduced analogically in 6 channels. If i configured to the bitstream the digital sound is heared. But the pauses in the audio persist!
So, what can i do??????
Do i need to change the av receiver....... obviuslly im afraid of buying the equipment, and the problem persists
any response, please!!!!!!: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
I have the same exact problem! Im sending sony support an email... we will see what the response is... everyone should send them emails also!
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
I had the same problem with my PS3, Sony STR-DA3400 and Samsung Tv. I was running the HMDI from the PS3 through the recieve/ amp and into the the TV and I was getting the horrendous popping sound coming out of the TV speakers. I disconnected the PS3 from the amp and ran it directly into the HDMI 2 on the TV. Then I ran my optical audio out cable from the TV out to the amp. This configuration appears to have squelched the popping, but it seems like a ghetto patch job to me...
Posted on May 05, 2009
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