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I have a brand new Pioneer VSX-1325 Receiver... I have spent hours hooking it up and I can't seem to get a Dolby Digital Audio Signal out of it (let alone DTS or Dolby TrueHD).

I have it hooked up to my PS3 and a Telus Optik TV HD-PVR, both via HDMI. All I seem to get is Pro Logic or PCM... Anyone had any similar problems?

I read on a different thread that the PS3 decodes the Audio and then sends it to the receiver as PCM... so I am still getting Dolby/DTS audio, it just registers as PCM on the receiver... Is this true?

If so, that still doesn't explain why I haven't got a single audio signal better that Pro Logic out of my Telus Box... unless of course, the signal is simply not there??

I have tried many HD sports and many HD shows... and no HD/DTS/ or Dolby Audio. I would think a HD hockey game would be broadcast with Dolby Audio?

Any thoughts on this?

I am pulling my hair out, but perhaps for no reason.

Thanks,

Steve
 

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Nevermind everyone... My Telus box had reset and the Audio settings weren't correct... I am getting Digital Audio now... my PS3 is still saying PCM... I will assume that this is correct.

Thanks anyway
 

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I have the same receiver and a PS3 also. I recall a similar issue with receiving only PCM from the PS3. I believe you need to change the PS3 audio settings to bitstream over HDMI otherwise the PS3 will decode the audio itself and feed the receiver PCM.

I will check my settings to confirm and report back if that didn't help you.
 

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If you have one of the newer "slim" PS3s, you can set it to bitstream HD audio from BluRays. Older ones can only send PCM. However, it is multichannel PCM, so there is nothing wrong with that.

If you are playing games, you want to see PCM since that's what games produce.

You can bitstream regular DD/DTS (such as from DVDs) on any PS3.
 

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Check out the following FAQ regarding AVR features. Read the part near the end on HD/HDMI audio. As mentioned above, if you have an older PS3, it will only send PCM for HD audio. If you set it to bitstream to get DTS/DD, then you'll lose the HD audio, so use the PCM setting since the PS3 then will decode all the formats properly. You can see what's being decoded by pressing the "display" button/option on the remote for the PS3. The AVR will usually show something like MC PCM (multichannel) from the PS3.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76082

Then check out the following post, useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 

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Thanks... My PS3 is a first generation unit. It sounds like PCM is correct and I should keep it that way....

Very Helpful,

Thanks
 
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