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How to get HD sound from PS3


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how do you make sure you are outputting HD sound. I am in the middle of setting up my yamaha1065 with fat ps3 and kef3005se speakers.

But when it comes to playing a bluray disc how do I set up HD sound?

Also how do you get HD sound from bluray movies which are saved on the ps3hard drive?


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Depending on the player, you may not actually see indication of the HD sound; my Denon just shows 'Multi In' and the HD indicator does not light, but it is still HD sound!!


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Just select the HD track. It's all about what you can hear, not whether some silly light with a substantially different semantic glows on the receiver.


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Good Video.
All the Video suits both Fat and Slim.

And just for the record as reference.
Audio output for the PS3 slim over HDMI, should be set to Bitstream.

Just Pre-slim thats all.


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thanks for the tips and excellent video:thumbsup:

so this gives hd sound to both actual discs and movies on hard drive/usb?

If the film you are watching has an HD audio track, then the PS3 will output it.

Best thing to do with the PS3 is once the film has started, or on the opening credits, press the 'SELECT' button on your PS pad and it will tell you in the top right corner what audio it is playing. i.e. DTS HD MA 6.4mbps 48Khz.

If you are watching converted MKV files, then it will play whatever soundtrack has been muxed on. If you using MKV2VOB then untick transcode DTS and tick 'use PCM instead'.

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