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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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Re: Surround Sound from PS3

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.

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