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Ps3 Surround sound

Ive recently bought a 60gig ps3 and am having a problem setting up the surround sound. Ive connected the hdmi cable from the ps3 to my toshiba 37WLT66 lcd tv and have connected the optical cable on the ps3 to the back of my sony av receiver but I can only set it up where I either get sound through my tv or sound through the speakers on my surround sound, how do i get sound coming out both? Any advice would be good!

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Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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It is with the setting of the PS3. HDMI is set to carry both the video and audio signals. Set the audio output of the ps3 to optical and video output to HDMI. you cannot output sound both on tv and surround speakers on the rx

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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Want to use surround sound and use dhmi cords for picture and surround sound

You will need 2 hdmi cables the ps3 a tv with an hdmi port and a audio receiver with hdmi in and out.
1:>First connect the ps3 to the tv with the A/V cables.
2:>Turn the system on and the tv on, get to the ps3 dashboard.
3:>Under the settings tab select (display settings)
4:>Select (video output settings)
5:>Do not disconnect the A/V.
6:>Connect the hdmi cable to the ps3 and tv.
7:>Then select hdmi and select change, this gives you 30 seconds to switch the tv over to the hdmi channel. Once done and you get a signal select (yes).
8:>Disconnect the A/V cable.
9:>Select what inut your tv will support 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p. You can select more than one and even all if it is supported by your tv.
10:>Then select hdmi for your audio output, but since your ps3 is connected to the tv only select linear PCM 2channel. Check for sound on the tv's speakers. If check is good then proceed.
11:>Power down the tv and ps3, disconnect the hdmi cable.
12:>Connect the hdmi cable from the ps3 to the input of the audio receiver and the hdmi from the tv to the output on the receiver.
13:>Turn the ps3 on, the receiver on and the tv on. Make sure the receiver is on the right channel. If it is you will see the ps3 come on the tv, and have sound on the main speakers of the receiver and tv.
14:>At this step you should be able to see and here the ps3's dashboard. Now to setup surround.
15:>Scroll to the settings tab and select (sound settings).
16:>Select (audio output settings)
17:>Select (hdmi)
18:>Select (automatic) this will select the basic surround settings that all receivers have.
19:>Hit enter and exit.
20:>From here test the surround with a game or movie.
If for any reason you should need to restart the process, simply plug the A/V cable back in and do a video reset. Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} 1:>Turn the system to off/standby, where only the red light is on.
2:>Then hold your finger on the front power button, it will turn on beep twice then shut back off, release finger.
3:>Then turn back on normally.
Good luck.

Dec 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 surround sound

You will need the optical cable. My receiver only passes video through the hdmi. So I hooked up the HDMI cable to the tv, and the optical cable to the receiver. Once that is done you have to go to the audio settings for the PS3 and chose audio through the optical.

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The HTDDWG700 does not transfer the audio through the HDMI cable that the vision goes through. To solve the problem i got an optical cable and connected the PS3 to the receiver with the optical and put the HDMI cable from the PS3 to the tv.

Oct 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can i get my ps3 to play through my suround sytem as well as the tv?

what type of cable are you using to connect the ps3 to your surround coposit rca, hdmi, fibopt,

more than likely your using a hdmi to the tv and a fibopt to the surround wich should sent sound to both

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what other connectors your surround system has for audio in you mention no optical what about digital in? is a black connector like rca your tv may have one and all you need is one single rca cable from tv to surround system

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My surround sound wont work when my ps3 is connected with the hmdi cable inserted help pls

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