Originally Posted by SoSpacey
Depends on the settings and set-up.
Is your PS3 set to bitstream or PCM? I dont know all of the other PS3 settings as I havent changed them in 2 years.
Those are still the only two options, as the PS3 decodes the HD audio formats internally and sends it out as PCM to your HDMI receiver.
The receiver will (as you said depending on the setting) output the audio from the PS3 through your HT speakers and if you want to, also from your television, but there's no point in outputting the sound to the TV because if you did that, the receiver would still have to be on, and you would hear only the left and right front channels of the 5, 6, or 7.1 mix through the TV itself.