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Suggestions on my Home Theater

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by ericazales, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    Regarding the PS/3 - You can't use an optical cable with the PS/3 if you are using an HDMI cable. You can, however, use an optical cable if you use a component video cable.
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Hmm, I'm using HDMI to my display and optical to my receiver with my PS3 just fine.
     
  3. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    From the PS3 FAQ Master Thread at AVS

    If your AVR doesn't have a HDMI input and it has optical audio inputs while your HDTV display has a HDMI input, connect your PS3 to your AVR with an optical digital audio (i.e., Toslink) cable, and connect your PS3 to your HDTV display with an HDMI cable.

     
  4. dave29

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    Yeah, it works, mine use to be hooked up like that.
     
  5. ericazales

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    is it the type of optical cable maybe?
     
  6. Nick

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    Erica, welcome to DBSTalk -- it's great to have you aboard! :welcome_s
    Monoprice is good -- I've ordered from them in the past, but BlueJeansCable.com is one of the DBSTalk sponsors that financially supports this site, so you may want give them a look and compare prices, selection and service before buying.

    Again, welcome to the board.
     
  7. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I thought monoprice was a sponsor too (or is that just at AVS)?
     
  8. Cholly

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    Funny: I had tried using HDMI to DVI cable and RCA Audio on my Sony 32" CRT receiver and Toslink to my AVR. As I recall, there was a problelm- no audio, but it may have been no audio on the RCA's. At any rate, I purchased the Sony Component video/audio cable and it works fine, along with Toslink to the AVR.
     
  9. CCarncross

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    BTW, for Cholly, you should never use the power outlets on your AVR for anything more than trivial low power devices, a sub, which could potentially draw high amperage should never be plugged directly into your avr. Those plugs are not rated for anything of substance, a simple dvd player or cdplayer, etc., is fine, but anything more than that is a no-no.

    For Erica, I agree with all posts about returning the model Yamaha you bought and upgrading to a model that has full featured HDMI ports on it. Barring that, when you configure the PS3 for HDMI use, you have the choice of using both audio and video or just video, then you can also use the optical output for audio, which is the recommended setup for you current scenario. As far as connecting the optical cables to your Yamaha, usually the digital inputs are assignable to different functions, as in, it may be labelled as cd, or STB, etc, but you should be able to assign them to whatever function you want to use.
     
  10. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    You are absolutely right! :eek2: I don't know what I was thinking of -- probably, when I moved down here some 3 years ago, I didn't pay too much attention to what I was doing, andwithout thinking of the power sensing of my sub, plugged it into the AC outlet on my AVR. Thanks for pointing out the error of my ways. To compound the error, I did some receiver shuffling a few weeks ago and simply hooked things up the way I'd done three years ago. :(
    All fixed now!
     
  11. Richard King

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    ANYTIME you hear the word "Monster" coming out of an audio salesperson's mouth it is for a commission. It is not to help the customer. Generally, although there are a few exceptions, anything audio with the Monster name attached is a ripoff.
     

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