I'm having problems using my PS3 as a Blueray player and getting surround sound from my receiver.
First my setup:
I have both a Tivo Premier and PS3 connected to my Sony LED TV by HDMI. The Sony receiver is connected to the optical out of the TV because it doesn't support HDMI.
The Tivo has no issues passing surround sound though the TV to the receiver. I also think that if I play a DVD on the PS3 I get surround sound as well, but don't recall for sure if that's the case. When I play PS3 games I do get surround sound.
When I played both my "Man on Fire" BR and "The Social Network" BR, neither disc would the PS3 pass surround sound to the receiver, just 2.0 Dolby. Looking on the menu of "Man on Fire" it only supports TrueHD surround sound from the disc menu. From what I've gathered from some rather old posts in some A/V forums TrueHD is supposed to include DD tracks as well for older receivers like mine, but the PS3 doesn't seem to pass that on.
Anyone else have a similar setup? Any idea where to go from here?