That was my original post about the audio issue on the PS3. I'm still very angry about that. I downloaded the latest Firmware update tonight that fixed the issues I was having with the remote not working properly with the Blu-Ray portion. It's pretty cool that you can download Firmware updates on an USB thumb drive and it loads into the PS3. I was again watching "Sunshine" on BD, which in my opinion, takes 2001 to a whole new level. Yeah, there's holes in the story, but WOW! the cinematography is stunning. What a beautiful Sci-Fi flick.
Anyways, after one night of finally playing around with the PS3, here a few more thoughts:
1) The PS3 outputs 1080 24fps on discs mastered as such, and the image is stunning.
2) The PS3 hand control is a LOUSY control for anyone (me) who wants intuitive DVD remote control. Yes, I know that I can buy a "remote", but I just spent $500 on this thing and I'll wait. Learning how to use the PS3 control for watching BD discs is basically a hunt-and-peck learning experience. The manual tells you NOTHING about what buttons to push to control a BD disc or, once you figure it out and get into the menu, the manual tells you NOTHING about the various BD settings available.
3) The menu on the PS3 is confusing at best. It has a million options that have nothing to do with watching a BD disc and mostly with playing games or playing online games.
4) I'm still pissed that the PS3 will not allow audio to come out of both the HDMI and the optical line together. You need to get into the menu to pick the audio-out format every time you use the system. The PS3 does however, give Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as DTS HD Audio. It sounds good and looks good. But a bit of a pain about the audio outputs.
5) Even though I figured out the hand-control and the menu options, the PS3 mode of things does not work as smoothly as a normal DVD player control does. Every time you need to pause or skip or scan, you push the Triangle button and a menu pops up. Not so bad, but there is literally 30 icons that pop up that have NOTHING to do with BD disc play. Rather confusing. And, I don't know if this is still a software update, but when I press the STOP icon, the movie stops, but when I stumble through the menu to press PLAY again, it does not remember where the movie stopped. It starts at the beginning of the movie. Sony needs to fix this.