Onkyo 607 HDMI video but Optical Audio on the PS3

Kellos1980

Standard Member
Hi, firstly I'm sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I can't seem to find anything.

I have a PS3 (Fat) and an Onkyo 607. Tomorrow the parts for a HTPC that I'll be building will arrive. Tonight I decided to test using my PS3 effectively what I'll be using on my HTPC - and that is to have Video via HDMI and audio via a TOSLINK Optical Cable.

I've set the PS3 to use HDMI video and Optical Audio. I've had to then assign the OPT1 port to DVD/BD (which is what my PS3 is hooked up as).

I can't get audio at all when the video is output as HDMI, but when I swap the HDMI cable for a Component cable I suddenly get the optical audio coming through.

Is the Onkyo capable of having an HDMI video source and realise there is no audio with it then search for the next input source (optical)?

The PS3 is fully patched up and everything works fine if both audio and video are via HDMI. I've also tried both Optical ports on the Onkyo.

I'm getting worried that tomorrow I'll have the same problem with the HTPC.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!! :confused:
 

Kellos1980

Standard Member
I'm sorry I did another search this time in Google and found the solution (from this forum no less)..!

In the input assignments for Optical you have to press left and right to select which input, but then press the Enter button which places an * at the end - so for my setup it says DVD/DB = OPT1*. That tells the amp to override any audio via HDMI.

Sorry for posting without obviously thoroughly searching first.

Original post here
 

safcalibur

Distinguished Member
Why would you want to have audio through optical for your PS3? You're better off having both audio and video via HDMI as then you can get HD audio as well. This cannot be done via optical.
 

Kellos1980

Standard Member
Hi, I realise that, I've always used HDMI audio on the PS3 - but like I said in my post I was only trying to replicate what I would be doing on a Home Theatre PC I was about to build (HDMI video and Optical audio).

It's all sorted now, PS3 back to how it should be and HTPC running smoothly. :)
 

safcalibur

Distinguished Member
Hi, I realise that, I've always used HDMI audio on the PS3 - but like I said in my post I was only trying to replicate what I would be doing on a Home Theatre PC I was about to build (HDMI video and Optical audio).

It's all sorted now, PS3 back to how it should be and HTPC running smoothly. :)
Cool, my apologies mate :).

Cheers

Saf
 

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