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Ps3 sound problem

I have a sony amp which i use for 5.1 and dts,i also use it for skyhd for a optical switcher,i had no problem with my ps3 until i swapped from composite red blue cable to full hdmi.

Now when i use my amp the sound is garbled,i have tried every ps3 setting under the sun,but there are 2 boxes that are ticked that cannot be removed.

on optical settings,i think the sound from hdmi is being carried and is garbling my sony amp,and i have tried several tvs same problem,my skyhd 5.1 works fine,just my ps3 hdmi sound is nogoood,and i have to turn ps3 off to use skyhd via a switcher.

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Re: ps3 sound problem

PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound, but no picture problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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