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Surround sound for PS3 and Virgin V+

Smuggling Pnuts Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
I already have;

- Samsung UE40B7020 LED TV
- PS3
- Virgin+

I was looking at getting;

- SONY STRDH500

- ONKYO SKSHT528

Don't really want to spend any more money than this...

Thanks
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#2
heeellllpppp meeee!!!....

I'm losing my mind, I've been looking at different setups for ages now, and I'm not getting anywhere!!
#3
Give links that work ;)
#4
if you can get one with hdmi connection would be best i think.
#5
Titchimp
Give links that work ;)


god knows what happeded there...sorted now though :thumbsup:
#6
landofdan
if you can get one with hdmi connection would be best i think.


It says HDMI interface...I assumed that would be it?! I don't really know what I am talking about and I'm making it up as I go along!! :thinking:
1 Like #7
does it say how many hdmi slots?
should work then, even if you can only get one working through the hdmi you should be able to get one working through optical input - it should have one of those as well.
1 Like #8
The amp does not do audio over hdmi if that is important to you. This one does.
banned#9
I just plug my devices into my TV via HDMI and then use the optical output from the TV to my surround system. Saves having to switch inputs on the surround system.
1 Like #10
I have just got this set up and it's great!
http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/onkyo/txsr507/onky-txsr507-sil

http://www.richersounds.com/product/speaker-packages/tannoy/sfx5.1/tann-sfx5.1-blk

it maybe worth spending the extra to get a receiver that has hdmi audio.
#11
dananana
The amp does not do audio over hdmi if that is important to you. This one does.


Oh right...Well PS3 does not support true HD surround sound, so does it mater that its not through HDMI?

Another question that one of you fine people may be able to answer...If I get a system that I can plug PS3 and Virgin into, will I have to change the volume on the reveiver or will it automatically change if I turn the TV volume up?
#12
I don't use the TV for volume the reveiver controls the volume for everything.
#13
Smuggling Pnuts
Oh right...Well PS3 does not support true HD surround sound


Erm yeah it does :thumbsup:
#14
Smuggling Pnuts
Another question that one of you fine people may be able to answer...If I get a system that I can plug PS3 and Virgin into, will I have to change the volume on the reveiver or will it automatically change if I turn the TV volume up?


You can control the volume via the TV if everything is HDMI CEC compliant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#CEC so that means you need Sony Bravia Sync, Pioneer Kuro Link, Panasonic Viera Link etc.
banned#15
dcx_badass;8046384
Also lose the hd sound from blu-rays that way.

really? My TV supports 5.1 output via optical out. Cant say I've noticed the sound from blu-rays being anything other than amazing through my TEAC amp.
banned 1 Like #16
dcx_badass;8047395
Yeah 5.1, proper HD audio is higher bandwith and optical can't handle it. For DTS HD and stuff.

From avforums:
DTS HD and Dolby True HD are not passed over optical of coax connections. DTS HD and True HD wil be delivered in two forms - the first being over an HDMI 1.3 connection, and the second being via multi-channel analogue outputs built into the Blu Ray player. For them to be passed over analogue, you would actually require a player that has the ability to decode these lossless codecs internally and none of the first gen Blu Ray Players (inc the PS3) due this year are actually going to boast the ability to do this. The players announced so far will deliver uncompressed PCM and Dolby and DTS as we already know them, and that's about it.




You set the TV volume to 0 and leave it on that, and do the volume on the surround sound.

cheers for that. Cant say I can see the sound getting any better on my surround amp (£20 from ebay lol) but I'm not a purist :thumbsup: Prefer the hassle free option of volume on zero and everythin on the TV comes through the amp.
#17
Thanks everyone...although megalomaniac's post about t my PS3 supporting true HD sound has confused me?!

I was under the impression that true HD was 7.1, and PS3 is only capable of 5.1?!
1 Like #18
Smuggling Pnuts
Thanks everyone...although megalomaniac's post about t my PS3 supporting true HD sound has confused me?!

I was under the impression that true HD was 7.1, and PS3 is only capable of 5.1?!


True HD is a codec. It doesn't refer to the amount of speakers.

Plus the PS3 does support 7.1 I believe.
#19
Smuggling Pnuts
Thanks everyone...although megalomaniac's post about t my PS3 supporting true HD sound has confused me?!

I was under the impression that true HD was 7.1, and PS3 is only capable of 5.1?!


PS3 can output Stereo, 5.1 and 7.1: http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/settings/audiooutput.html

However, 7.1 is only available via HDMI. So you'd need audio over HDMI support on your chosen AV receiver (it's pretty common, almost universal, these days).

All PS3's can decode the formats commonly used on Blu-ray's and DVD's (e.g. Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio etc.), if you have a Slim you can also bit-stream them and use your AVR to decode.
#20
Your all great!! So I can play sound through HDMI then.

I was under the impression that sound had to be played through digital optical out. May be worth while investing in a better amp then?!
1 Like #21
Smuggling Pnuts
Your all great!! So I can play sound through HDMI then.

I was under the impression that sound had to be played through digital optical out. May be worth while investing in a better amp then?!


this one does

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdh800/sony-strdh800

as previously mentioned by someone else in the thread, and it looks great.

Im thinking of getting this one myself when I decide to upgrade.
1 Like #22
Smuggling Pnuts
Your all great!! So I can play sound through HDMI then.

I was under the impression that sound had to be played through digital optical out. May be worth while investing in a better amp then?!


Yes, no and yes again :thumbsup:

I'd say in the < £300 price bracket the Denon 1610: http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/denon/avr1610/deno-avr1610-blk, Sony STR-DH800 http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdh800/sony-strdh800 and Sony STR-DN1000 http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdn1000/sony-strdn1000 are the ones to look at.
#23
The Denon Does look really nice.

Thanks for all your help, will rep you for the time spent. :thumbsup:

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