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Sony STR-DE985 W/ PS3 loss of sound I have the Sony receiver with the PS3 for bluray, when watching movies it cuts out A LOT. Is there a way to fix this without switching the bluray settings on the PS3 to bitstream? There is quite a bit of difference in sound quality.

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Exatly the same problem

  • Rayj1363 Jun 27, 2008

    I have turned off the back surround speakers. Adjusted the tone to all speakers. ....Help

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    Have the same problem but with a Panasonic Blu-ray player with latest firmware update as of 12/31/08.

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SOURCE: Sony strdh500 will not recognize sony ps3

your hdmi port doesnt carry audio to all speakers what is perfectly normal for low end receiver, hdmi pass through audio only

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony STR-DG510 hook up with BDP-S560 no sound

The Sony manual for this receiver is not wrong, it is just a little misleading.
It does in fact use HDMI but ONLY for the HIGH DEFINITION video portion of the signal, as output from the receiver to your television. High Definition Multimedia interface carries both audio and video, however, your receiver is not decoding the high definition AUDIO portion of it and passing it through the HDMI, nor is it passing any form of multichannel audio through HDMI. So you can see why the receiver is no longer available for sale from the Sony website. The HDMI connection on your receiver is redundant unless you are not using a multichannel audio format, in which case you would be using either the TV speakers or connect an additional audio cable from the TV's "audio out" back into the receiver for external speakers.
All that should be done is use the HDMI cable from your blu-ray player connected directly to your TV. That will give you your picture, and possibly a better one since the receiver will no longer be in the signal path.
Then connect either a coaxial or optical cable from the blu ray player to the receiver for your audio. You will then be able to have Dolby Digital and DTS surround formats.
Your service person was wrong.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you excellent report spot on with the hook-up. Will buy new receiver. John McMullan."

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SOURCE: i purchased a used sony

Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Sony-STR-DE985-Receivers-manual/id/387dj984/t/2/

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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