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PS3 audio First let me explain I am electronically ILLITERATE (hope I at least got the spelling correct) I have a PS3 that I am trying to hook up to Yamaha RX-V493 receiver so I can get the audio to come thru the surround sound vs the Olevia TV. I have been to best buy and circuit city and bought all kinds of cables but to no avail. I have contacted PS3 and was advised to read the knowledge base which I have done over 20 times. If someone could just give me simple connection steps or just tell me it's time to upgrade my receiver. Although it works perfect but do understand when it's time to let go it's time to let go. Thank you for your assistance

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  • sunshin303 Aug 18, 2008

    Model #RX-V493 Yamaha...sorry I should have advised you on that also. I have bought a fiber optic cable only to find out there is no fiber optic connection. This must be really an old receiver.

    If I need to buy a new one can you recommend an inexpensive one.

    Thank you

  • sunshin303 Aug 19, 2008

    I did try that first unfortunately, the audio never worked on the tv at that time it was an issue w/Olevia which I think they have corrected but it does me no good now.

    I appreciate everyone help and guess I will just break down and buy a new receiver. Would appreciate any suggestion inexpensive suggestions...

    Thanks for everyone's assistance

  • sunshin303 Aug 20, 2008

    Thank you very much why didn't I think of that...That's will be on my to do list this weekend...

  • Daniel Jenkins
    Daniel Jenkins May 11, 2010

    The best solution in your case would be to purchase a fiber optic audio cable (from amazon, search for belkin fiber optic audio cable, 12 bucks maybe??)... how far away is your PS3 from your receiver? Does your receiver have fiber optic audio connection on it? It is a squareish hole with a little flapper that covers up the hole.

    Need more info to help ya.... Model number of receiver etc...



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Prolly the cheapest/easiest solution would be to goto your local pawn shop and see if you can score a onkyo or sony receiver with a fiber optic input...

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There is possibly an easier way!! If your receiver has RCA audio out ports you can hook that up to your TV. It will not be Dolby Digital surround sound, but it will still be stereo sound!! There should be ports on the back of your TV that say audio in that will support these cables also. I had the same problem when I hooked up my PS3 to my HDTV. I wanted to hear my gameplay in stereo!! I hope this helps you out!!!

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