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PS3 HDMI Audio Problem

I want to use HDMI to send video to a projector and use the optical digital output for audio (separate system). PS3 doesnt seem to want to allow that. This arrangement works fine with my DVR box. I have set the PS3 internal audio/HDMI settings to every conceivable combination. The optical shows that it is on but no signal to my preamp (9000ES).

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  • bobfell Aug 14, 2008

    I hope this is not a Blu-Ray standard! Very inconvenient.

  • B4300 Sep 27, 2008

    My PS3 will only play blue ray video,,no audio.. I have an Onkyo 705 ... no problem with my Direct TV audio.. any suggestions?

  • Daniel Jenkins
    Daniel Jenkins May 11, 2010

    I have the same setup, hdmi for vid to tv, and fib opt for audio from the ps3 to my receiver and it works fine. So your settings or your receiver are not set correctly

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The settings on your PS3 may be to high for your TV. try turning off your PS3 and turning it back on, when you turn it on hold the power button untill it beeps aprox 10 sec. this will reset the your PS3 back to original (minimum settings)

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