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PS3 5.1 Audio with Optical

Rocco_360

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Hello everyone, I just recently bought a Logitech X-540 5.1 surround sound system and am currently trying to get true 5.1 sound from my PS3. At the moment I am using an adapter that uses the left and right RCA jacks and three cords from my 5.1 speakers which is pumping out simulated 5.1(picture below). The PS3 does have an optical output and I am trying to look for an adapter of some sort to use my speakers with the optical(Picture below).

Current Setup


Current Adapter


PS3 Optical output


 

cadaveca

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you need a "decoder", or you are SOL. Whether this decoder is a special box, receiver, or a different set of speakers is up to you.
 

jimpooler

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Check this item HD Audio Rush 5.1 Gear Sound Decoder ( website :lunashops.com)for DM500s DM800 xbox360 This is what you are looking for.:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 

Iphikratous

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What I have set up right now is my PS3 putting HDMI into my monitor, with audio out from the monitor going into Line In on the I/O plate of my motherboard. I have the PC handling the rest, going out to the X-540 setup, with virtualized 5.1 as well. I intend on getting a soundcard with an optical in, and then output from that soundcard to my speakers. I'm not %100 if it would work, but I don't see why it wouldn't, and not only would you spend the same or less than that decoder, you'd also get better quality for your computer as well.

Such as this:

Newegg.ca - HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards
 

Postumus

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I'm also curious as to whether this will work or not, as I have a logitech z5300 setup and I'm considering trying a similiar thing...
 

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