I have the 60 gig ps3 and use the HDMI output to a projector for video, this works great. However, being a projector, it has no sound capability, so I use the ps3 optical sound port to my pioneer digital processor and let it make the surround sound work. I use this setup now for my home theater and it all works great. I am very familiar with the menu on the ps3 and I know how to tell the ps3 to use the HDMI for video and the optical port for audio, usually this works with no problems. If I turn the ps3 off after using it I have to go through the whole process again before it will work. O.K. then if thats what it takes, then so be it. But from time to time nothing works because the sound will work then cut out then work and cut out. This happens for both games and Blu-ray movies. I am certain that I am doing this right, it's a pain to do it each time though. I am considering getting a new digital processor with HDMI capability and hopefully resolve the problem like that, but not sure if that is the answer. I am open for any advice you may have. Thank you.
It SHOULD remember your preferences and you shouldn't have to select optical audio output every time you turn on your PS3; something is definitely wrong there to start with...
As for a solution? I can only suggest checking that all your other equipment is functioning correctly before having to conclude that your PS3 is having some problems.
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Hi In this configration you will not get surround sound. Because tv is not able to reproduse the surround sound through its out put from the HDMI input. You have to connect the HDMI of PS3 to the Onkyo receiver and the HDMI Monitor Out of the Onkyo to the TV. This can only done if the Onkyo AVR Have HDMI IN/OUT option.
If not the connect the Optical out of PS3 to any one of the optical input of the Onkyo receiver. After that you have to goto the setup Menu the Onkyo and assing the optical input in wich you have conncted the PS3.
Aslo the following setting in PS3
Menu>>> Settings >>> Sound Settings >>> Audio Output Settings >>> Select the connector..= DIGITAL OUTPUT (OPTICAL) Ajin
If your TV has an HDMI input, hook up the PS3 w/an
HDMI cable to the TV. This will give you a high def picture (set up the
PS3 to output the max resolution your TV displays). That will take care
of the video side.
Next hook up an optical cable from the PS3 to the receiver. In the PS3
menu, you have to change the audio settings to output the sound via the
Finally to get sound out of the receiver to the speakers, you have to
setup the receiver source input. For example if you setup the PS3 to
play thru "VCR" input, then you have to make sure the VCR input is
setup to use either optical 1 or optical 2 for sound (whichever one you
have the optical cable plugged in from the PS3).
I found this solution on a different site... it worked for me. I needed to change the sound settings in my ps3 to optical... then i selected dolby 5.1.... that took care of my sound.
The settings on your PS3 may be to high for your TV. try turning off your PS3 and turning it back on, when you turn it on hold the power button untill it beeps aprox 10 sec. this will reset the your PS3 back to original (minimum settings)
A lot of devices like PS3, HD DVD Players, Cable boxes, etc., require you to define on the setup menu if sound will be coming out of the HDMI cable or not. Most of these devices can be set to HDMI Auto, but not all of them do.
I currently have both my Blu-ray and HD DVD player outputting both video and sound through my HDMI into my STR-DG710. Both devices are setup to output sound through the HDMI.
But like the other person on here posted, it you have a DVI to HDMI cable, you won't be getting sound. The only device that will output sound from a DVI to HDMI are select computer graphics adapters like the GeForce 9800 GT series video cards, and even not all of those will have this feature.
I assume that the Marantz has an Optical lead input. If so you should connect an digital optical lead directly between the PS3 and the Marantz receiver for the sound while keeping the HDMI lead to the projector for the picture. You will need to configure the PS3 to be outputting the sound to the optical output (done through the settings menu).