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Playstation 3 Sony DAV S300 Surround Sound System Help!

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Found 3rd Mar 2009
This week I was given a Sony DAV S300 Surround Sound System for Free from my girlfriends parents and i'm trying to figure out how to connect my PS3 to the Surround System to get 5.1 Sound. I'm getting a new HDTV Soon so my PS3 will be connected via HDMI. The Sony DAV S300 isnt a new sound system and is older but great on sound. can someone point me in the right direction as I dont have a clue about what I need to connect it up together to get 5.1 Surround Sound out of it lol, Simular to Naeem's Problem! haha Not coping you honestly!

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optical

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phatboy123;4539987

optical



Meaning what exactly? :oops:

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Marky264;4539997

Meaning what exactly? :oops:



Its a cable, whats the outputs and inputs on your DVD player!

Marky264;4539997

Meaning what exactly? :oops:



sorry, does it have an optical input?

if so that if what you want to go with :thumbsup:

Naeem786;4540015

Its a cable, whats the outputs and inputs on your DVD player!



dvd player......

am i reading the same thread?

phatboy123;4540031

dvd player...... am i reading the same thread?



lol....DVD player, surround sound same thing!! :oops:

Original Poster

I'll get a picture of the back uploading it now in my 2nd post caus I dont have a clue! lol

Original Poster

Pictures up, Can anyone point me right direction? lol

unless theres something on the right, i don't think you have an optical input.

you should be able to get sound out of it by plugging your ps3 into your tele, then your tele into your dvd player - dont think it will be surround sound but left and right put through all the speakers.
ideally you need a dvd player or sub woofer type thing with a optical input.

Marky264;4540209

Pictures up, Can anyone point me right direction? lol



There doesn't seem to be an Optical input in this system and so you could connect your PS3 with this system using a Normal AV cable :thumbsup:

landofdan;4540214

unless theres something on the right, i don't think you have an optical … unless theres something on the right, i don't think you have an optical input.you should be able to get sound out of it by plugging your ps3 into your tele, then your tele into your dvd player - dont think it will be surround sound but left and right put through all the speakers.ideally you need a dvd player or sub woofer type thing with a optical input.



But this player seems to have a Dolby decoder inbuilt - Wouldn't be True HD however you can get Dolby sound ie 5.1

Marky dont look like theere an optical output as on mins says say digistal output and takes like a pin like connection and got told it will work! Its been suggested to connect is via AV cable which I never knew you could as thats how I connected another DVD player to it and thses are dirt cheap!

Original Poster

landofdan;4540214

unless theres something on the right, i don't think you have an optical … unless theres something on the right, i don't think you have an optical input.you should be able to get sound out of it by plugging your ps3 into your tele, then your tele into your dvd player - dont think it will be surround sound but left and right put through all the speakers.ideally you need a dvd player or sub woofer type thing with a optical input.



teky;4540243

There doesn't seem to be an Optical input in this system and so you could … There doesn't seem to be an Optical input in this system and so you could connect your PS3 with this system using a Normal AV cable :thumbsup:



ah okies so It doesnt have an optical input?, Not much point of plugging it into my new TV and not getting 5.1 sound, it would just be loud and not surround sound, so my options are to look for a new DVD player with an optical input that'll accept my speakers as seen in the pictures. i have a Huge Sub Woofer but it's only got the connectors in the back to connect it to the DVD player and no optical input either...

Original Poster

av sound wont be 5.1 though

Marky264;4540314

av sound wont be 5.1 though



Would recommend the Sony DAV DZ 260 for you Marky - I've it set-up with my PS3 and is great

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teky;4540358

Would recommend the Sony DAV DZ 260 for you Marky - I've it set-up with … Would recommend the Sony DAV DZ 260 for you Marky - I've it set-up with my PS3 and is great



Looks great, Sadly money will be going to a new TV so would have been an extra if my PS3 could connect to this Surround System ah well it was free so i';m chuffed with it!

Can you take an image of the whole of the rear and see if a socket exists that looks like this.

http://img.zdnet.com/techDirectory/_TOSLINK.JPG

Sometimes called Toslink or S/Pdif the one on the right is optical and is the socket on a PS3.

Uses a cable like this.

http://www.smarthome.com/images/851031side.jpg

Did a Dav S300 + optical search AVforums and came across a few old discussions that suggest it does not have optical.

just hook it up with the phono R+L inputs that's the best your going to get im afraid.

I had a DAVS300 years ago and it deffo had an optical input.

I have dav-s300 and it has an optical input

frankybo

I have dav-s300 and it has an optical input



Take a picture for the OP.

The manual doesn't show one:

Page 8
pdf.crse.com/man…pdf
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