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Wannabe Geek

#58526 13-Mar-2010 16:42
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(First off apologies if this is a repost, but I did a search and couldnt find anyting).

I have a PS3 with optical output and a Philips HTS9800W that only has a coaxial input.

To get surround sound I purcahsed an 'optical to coaxial digital converter' from JayCar

So I now have an optical cord from the PS3 to the converter, and a Coaxial cord running from the converter to the Surround Sound system. It also need a power suppy (which I have).

But I am getting no sound out of it at all when the surround sound is set on 'digital In' mode...

does anyone have any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong... I am acomplete Noob at this sort of thing, so it could be something really obvious (stupid).

Thanks for your help

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  #306918 13-Mar-2010 16:58
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Have you checked the Optical outout is enabled from the Audio output settings in the PS3? If you hav'nt used optical output before, you might find the PS3 is still set to HDMI output only.


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Wannabe Geek

  #307122 14-Mar-2010 17:23
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hi Jayd, yes I had tried that, but thank you for the reply!...

anyway, I've got it working now!!!

... turns out the problem was (as I'm sure everyone is interested to know) that I had brought one of the power suppy things that have a selection of different 'heads' and I just had plugged it on the wrong way...

Took the whole lot back to Jaycar and a guy showed me (unplugged turned 180 degree and plugged it back in)... knew it had to be something rediculously simple.

i had no idea it even mattered which way you connected those things...

But anyway, it's working perfect now... so Blueray films and gaming in 5.1 is all go!!!!...

so I def recomend the above units for anyone else with a coaxial only surround sound system that is trying to hook a PS3 up to it!!


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  #308481 17-Mar-2010 21:28
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Just wait till you get a AVR with HDMI 1.3 and pass in lossless audio over HDMI to it. That will sound even better!

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