QUOTE(oddname @ Apr 1 2007, 01:44 AM)
I have an issue with my dear PS3 and my Projector,
when hooked up like this:
PS3 > (hdmi) > reciever(sony STR-DA3200es) > (hdmi-dvi) > projector(sharp z2000)
The picutre is displayed, but no PCM, and if I unplug the dvi end from the projector, nice lovely sound, but of course no picture. So.. how do I do to get both the video and audio from hdmi, at the same time?
Seems like it is a hdmi-dvi issue, but the reciver shouldnt care I'd say, since i disabled sound from it to the projector
so let me get this straight. you are running hdmi to your receiver then dvi to your projector. it looks to me like your receiver is acting like a straight through and accepting the hdmi and converting it to dvi (digital video input, hence no audio). Alot of receivers handle the conversion of audio and video differently, and from my experience of working with sony receivers, they are the worst of the major manufacturers. What i would try doing is, put your hdmi in hdmi 2 and then using your dvi out.
what sony tends to do is it will marry all your input 1's together to all your different outputs, which usually say something like monitor out or the like. This worked great back when all you had was composite, s-video, rga, dvi, and component. Of the five, only composite carried audio along with it, so if sony married all input 1's to the composite, s-video, rga, dvi, or component output, you could have multiple types of inputs, but only one video output to your tv and still be able to use analog audio from the composite out, or pcm digital from the coaxial audio out, or fiber optic audio.
I'm sorry if I'm confusing you, but, basically the reason you're not getting any audio on the receiver with the hdmi in and the dvi out is because the receiver is removing the audio because it recognizes hdmi 1 as an input and dvi as the output, which it married the dvi to all the different video input 1's. So basically Sony didnt have the foresight of recognizing that people might want an hdmi out to a receiver but an dvi to a high resolution monitor.
This also explains the rumors I've heard about the ps3 not supporting both hdmi and fiber optic audio outputs at the same time. Sony apparently thought nobody would want digital audio to a high end receiver along with 1080p to their tv. I would also like to add that I know this is an extremely old topic but I thought this would be the best place to explain why people may be having audio issues when running products through their receivers.