Question about Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console
Got a playstation 3 set up for HD gaming Perfectly fine, with HDMI to HDTV and digital optical to Dolby digital Surround Sound. All works on playstation, have surround sound on everything and a couple of Ps3 games. My Problem is that certain games like Killzone 2, Red Faction Guerrilla and Starwars TFU have no Surround sound once game is started. Can you help solve my problem? I am not the only person that has this problem with killzone 2.
Point to be noted :- All ps3 games support surround sound.
Let me make sure you already have the right settings :-
From the PS3 main menu:
1. Settings->Sound Settings->Audio Output Settings
2. Change it from HDMI to Digital Out (Optical). I do NOT have optical hooked up on my PS3, so if you have it hooked up, you may want to unhook it.. probably shouldn't matter.
3. I left what was defaulted: "Linear PCM 2 Ch. 44.1 kHz" and 48kHz
4. Right on the D pad (X selects/unselects options) to move to the next screen.
5. A confirmation page, hit X to Enter, saving the changes.
6. Start up a game, you shouldn't hear any sound (as expected)
7. Exit the game, then go back to Audio Output Settings and switch back to HDMI. I selected "Automatic" for "method for setting the output format."
8. A confirmation page, hit X to Enter, saving the changes.
9. Start up a game, you should now hear audio with your game (once again).
REGARDING FEW GAMES, YES THERE IS AN ISSUE. This is due to Compatibilty factor.
Do you have your PS3 set to output audio in Bitstream, or Linear PCM?
I believe you must have "PCM". Go for "BITSTREAM", you would be able to listen to the sound on the above mentioned games.
The difference is like this.... Linear PCM, the PS3 will do the decoding, and send the audio already processed to the receiver. Then the receiver will just take that, and send it out to the speakers. Bitstream will send the audio UNTOUCHED to the receiver, allowing the receiver to do the decoding. Theoretically, there shouldn't be any sound quality difference between the two. However, the reason that one or the other should be used has a lot to do with the problem you are experiencing. Some receivers don't do well with a Linear PCM signal sent to them, some do.
The only difference is whether you have the PS3 do the decoding (PCM) or receiver (bitstream). There is no extra compression with bitstream, trust me. And no, optical will do 5.1 just fine. HDMI will do up to 7.1, so you are right on that mark. Like I said, it may just be a problem with your receiver not wanting to accept a PCM signal for some reason.
Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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