I don't own a PS3, but are there separate audio setting menus for DVD and Blu-ray playback? I'd think that if you don't tell the PS3 to output in PCM then it shouldn't if you select a DD or DTS track for Blu-ray movies.
I recently got a PS3 and trying to connect my old receiver to it. Here it how it is.
PS3 to TV via HDMI
PS3 to Receiver via Optical (Receiver does not have an HDMI)
I have configured the PS3 audio settings to include DTS and DD 5.1. But what happens is that when I play normal DVD with Surround Sound, I get surround sound output from PS3 but when I play BluRay DVD I get only PCM stereo and not surround sound. On both the occasions I played Black Hawk Down movie. My TV is a Sony Bravia and Receiver model is HT-DDW840 (bought in yr 2002). Can anyone please help me?
The picture is crystal clear 1080p though.