No 5.1 from PS3...WTF?

pmckeealaskapmckeealaska Posts: 808
edited May 2011 in Video Games
I recently, disconnected all of my equipment to clean and organize stuff. I tried to be as careful as possible but now, when I try to play a blue ray or DVD on my PS3, I can only get 2 channel sound! I did a test on my receiver to make sure that the speakers were connected properly and all was good. I can also get surround sound music from my Denon 2900 so I'm pretty sure the issue is my PS3 and the settings.

I have the PS3 connected to my receiver via a digital optical cable. I have never had any issues like this until I disconnected everything. I have the sound settings correct I think (optical digital with all of the 5.1 formats I want selected) and under the BD/DVD settings I have it set to bitstream, which I think is also correct to get 5.1 using a digital optical cable but I still am only getting two channel. Please help! Is the issue with the PS3 or with my receiver? I dont recall changind any settings!
Music and Movie Rig

Samsung 40" HDTV 1080p
LSi25 Front Speakers
LSiC Center Channel
LSiFX Surrounds
Rotel RB 1080 2-Channel Amp
NAD T763 Reciever
Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player

Audiosource 10 Band Digital Equalizer
Audioquest CV-8 speaker cables
Audioquest Sub-X subwoofer cables
Audioquest King Cobra Interconnects

Monster AVS 2000 Voltage Stabilizer
Playstation 3 120GB Slim
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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,697
    edited May 2011
    and under the BD/DVD settings I have it set to bitstream

    Believe if you set things up for PCM instead of bitstream, you'll solve your problem.
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  • pmckeealaskapmckeealaska Posts: 808
    edited May 2011
    Nope. That didnt do anything. In fact, from what I have read, I need to have it set to bitstream to get 5.1 when using a digital optical out for sound. I have no idea whats going on here!
    Music and Movie Rig

    Samsung 40" HDTV 1080p
    LSi25 Front Speakers
    LSiC Center Channel
    LSiFX Surrounds
    Rotel RB 1080 2-Channel Amp
    NAD T763 Reciever
    Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player

    Audiosource 10 Band Digital Equalizer
    Audioquest CV-8 speaker cables
    Audioquest Sub-X subwoofer cables
    Audioquest King Cobra Interconnects

    Monster AVS 2000 Voltage Stabilizer
    Playstation 3 120GB Slim
  • pmckeealaskapmckeealaska Posts: 808
    edited May 2011
    Man, I am totally stumped and very discouraged. I never had issues with 5.1 using my digital optical before I unplugged everything and now I can get it at all. I have been through the PS3 audio setup and BD/DVD setup and everything is as it should be. However, for some reason my receiver is downmixing the 5.1 DTS to 2 channel DTS so to me this says the issue is with the PS3 since my receiver is not receiving a 5.1 signal. Am I totally off base here? When I have the receiver set to "optical 1" where the cable is plugged into my receiver I get 2 channel sound from the BD/DVD but my center and surrounds are not turned on. However, when I toggle through the other digital audio options "optical 2, coax 1,2,3" I can hear my surrounds and center speaker turn on, but no sound from the BD/DVD thats playing. Any ideas?
    Music and Movie Rig

    Samsung 40" HDTV 1080p
    LSi25 Front Speakers
    LSiC Center Channel
    LSiFX Surrounds
    Rotel RB 1080 2-Channel Amp
    NAD T763 Reciever
    Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player

    Audiosource 10 Band Digital Equalizer
    Audioquest CV-8 speaker cables
    Audioquest Sub-X subwoofer cables
    Audioquest King Cobra Interconnects

    Monster AVS 2000 Voltage Stabilizer
    Playstation 3 120GB Slim
  • avelanchefanavelanchefan Posts: 2,412
    edited May 2011
    Try to reset the ps3....when turning on the ps3 hold down the power button for five seconds. See if that helps.
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  • pmckeealaskapmckeealaska Posts: 808
    edited May 2011
    Well I did do the whole "restore default settings" thing. Is that what you're talking about? If so, that didn't do anything either!
    Music and Movie Rig

    Samsung 40" HDTV 1080p
    LSi25 Front Speakers
    LSiC Center Channel
    LSiFX Surrounds
    Rotel RB 1080 2-Channel Amp
    NAD T763 Reciever
    Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player

    Audiosource 10 Band Digital Equalizer
    Audioquest CV-8 speaker cables
    Audioquest Sub-X subwoofer cables
    Audioquest King Cobra Interconnects

    Monster AVS 2000 Voltage Stabilizer
    Playstation 3 120GB Slim
  • jpena53jpena53 Posts: 68
    edited May 2011
    I know I can't 5.1 either when playing music. I am going to check if I get 5.1 on Blu-ray or not. I know if I use an aux in for music it plays on all speakers. Maybe the PS3 for me disables 5.1 sound since I am missing a sub.
    Fronts: Monitor 20s
    Center: CS2
    Rear: Monitor 30s
    Sub: PSW505
    AVR: Pioneer VSX-521K

    My first true audio setup :smile:

    Current Upgrade Plans
    Fronts: Monitor 70s
    Center: CS2
    Rear: Monitor 50s
    Sub: PSW505
    AVR: ???? No idea yet
  • intangibleintangible Posts: 262
    edited May 2011
    Does your receive read the incoming stream from the PS3 as a 5.1 stream? If it does, have you accidentally forced it to downsample to stereo?
  • pmckeealaskapmckeealaska Posts: 808
    edited May 2011
    As is usually the case, the fault was mine. I had my receiver set to have both A and B speakers set to "on". Once I turned the B speakers off, I had glorious 5.1 again!
    Music and Movie Rig

    Samsung 40" HDTV 1080p
    LSi25 Front Speakers
    LSiC Center Channel
    LSiFX Surrounds
    Rotel RB 1080 2-Channel Amp
    NAD T763 Reciever
    Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player

    Audiosource 10 Band Digital Equalizer
    Audioquest CV-8 speaker cables
    Audioquest Sub-X subwoofer cables
    Audioquest King Cobra Interconnects

    Monster AVS 2000 Voltage Stabilizer
    Playstation 3 120GB Slim
  • jpena53jpena53 Posts: 68
    edited May 2011
    Question can you get 5.1 from music? I get it from movies and games just not music, not even DD Pro Logic or anything.
    Fronts: Monitor 20s
    Center: CS2
    Rear: Monitor 30s
    Sub: PSW505
    AVR: Pioneer VSX-521K

    My first true audio setup :smile:

    Current Upgrade Plans
    Fronts: Monitor 70s
    Center: CS2
    Rear: Monitor 50s
    Sub: PSW505
    AVR: ???? No idea yet
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