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TV flickers & crackles when selecting Digital Optical Out on PS3

I have my Playstation 3 connected to my Goodmans GTVl26W17HDF Television via HDMI cable.

I have also connected my Panasonic SA-PT460 Home Cinema System to my Playstation 3 via a Digital Optical Cable.

When I select the audio output settings on the PS3 and select 'Digital Out (Optical' from the menu, after selecting Dolby Digital my screen turns black and flickers for about 3 seconds and makes a crackle sound.

Can anyone offer any help?

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