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Old 04-20-2008, 05:03 PM
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I've been playing around with using PS3 as a media player with Twonkymedia for streaming. I've come across a minor snag though - it outputs 2 channel audio as 5.1 channel PCM, with no audio at all out of all but the front 2 speakers.

That sounds correct, but the snag is that when my 360 does this it simply outputs stereo sound, which my amp then does a bit of Pro Logic trickery on to give a fake surround effect. Not great but it sounds better than total silence from the rears, sub, and center speakers. With PS3 outputting dead air through the empty channels my amp can't work it's magic.

Is there any way to tell the PS3 to output 2 channel sound as plain old 2 channel sound? My PS3 is connected through HDMI to my amp, which I need to use to get the HD audio stuff from BD movies.

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Only way I've been able to figure out is by going to the audio settings and disabling all of the multichannel PCM modes, leaving just 2.0 PCM. Course, then you have to be turning the various PCM settings on and off as you switch what you're doing.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:40 PM
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Hmm, not exactly ideal. Oh well, I guess I'll have to hope Sony fix it in a future firmware update.
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