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Surround Sound from PS3

We have had our PS3 Set up with new HD TV via our Marantz Amp.
We have used a Digital Optical Audio Cable from the PS3 to the Amp but when playing games or a BlueRay DVD we are not getting surround sound.
Do we have to select any settings on the PS3 so that it works?

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  • Blond Bird Jan 28, 2008

    The Amp is fairly old. It does automatically select transmissions when on TV. So to confirm.. will it be the settings on the AMP that will need to do manually, and not on the PS3 settings?

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    NO 5.1 FROM TV TO AMP.

    XBOX IS CONNECTED TO THE TV VIA HMDI.

    AMP READS DIGITAL BUT NOT IN AC 3.

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Are you getting any sound?

If your marantz amp is part of a home cinema system then depending how old it is will depend on if it will do it automatically.I have just bought a sony surround system and it detects the signal range ie it knows it is being transmitted in 5:1 surround.If you have an old system you may have to do this manually, this should not be diffecult there should be a sound setting.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

  • aljaynerobo Jan 28, 2008

    It would be worth checking the ps3 under the settings menu to make it matches what you have set up.Does your system have surround sound if it does then i would say it is a case of setting it manually.

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