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PS3 to HOme Theater System

by anymo21 / June 7, 2009 2:02 PM PDT

Hi, I want to know the best way to connect my PS3 to a home theater system. I'm going to buy a home theater system, something loud, good quality, and cheap.(I'm looking at the Sony BRAVIA DAV-HDX285). The thing is, I know you can connect the PS3 to receiver and the receiver to TV, but I'm going to watch blu-ray movies and I don't want to loose video quality through a receiver that up scales to 1080p. Would I loose video quality if I connect the PS3 to a receiver then TV? The TV is an 1080p HD Samsung TV. I havent watch bluray movies YET, just regular DVD through the PS3.Can you also recommend some home theater systems? Thank You, I'll appreciate the help.

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PS3 Hookup
by Jeff Marquardt / June 7, 2009 7:55 PM PDT

I'm an installer for Digital EDGE in MD,
There are a few ways to do this. First of all you will get the same quality (up to 1080p) if you use component (green, red, blue) cable, or an HDMI to your TV. The advantage of the HDMI is that it will also carry the audio surround sound signal.
If I were you I would use HDMI to the TV and then a digital optical cable from the TV to a surround sound receiver. This way you can get surround sound signal to the receiver for whatever the TV is watching, not just the PS3. This will cut down on the number of digital cables you need to plug into the receiver. It's also cool because you won't have to constantly switch the input on the receiver to match what you have on your TV. It will just stay on the TV input.
Keeps it simple.
Good Luck!

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Good info!!
by Eikozai / January 16, 2012 12:21 PM PST
In reply to: PS3 Hookup

Exactly what i'm looking for!! Thanks for your information Grin

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by bearvp / June 7, 2009 11:58 PM PDT

If you are worried about losing video quality by running your PS3 to your receiver first and then the receiver to the TV, then buy a receiver that does HDMI passthrough. HDMI passthrough will merely 'pass' the video signal received from the PS3 directly to the TV without altering it with upconversion or any other video processing. That way you can also take advantage of the DTS-HD and TrueHD sound from the Blu-ray format since the PS3 requires you to use a HDMI cable for those audio codecs.

If you goto and goto their receiver section in their forums you should be able to easily find out if certain receivers have the HDMI passthrough option. You can also call/email the manufacturers and ask them.

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by bearvp / June 8, 2009 12:03 AM PDT
In reply to: receiver

Just to clarify, by HDMI passthrough I mean the receiver will accept the audio and video signal from the PS3/Blu-ray player and pass the video portion of the signal onto the TV without altering it. Some receivers let you specify an output resolution for HDMI so you can set it to 'passthrough' or whatever they call it. Some people will call HDMI passthrough as something different so when you are finding out with manufacturers, make sure this is what you are looking for.

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