QUOTE(szhjcn @ Oct 16 2007, 09:35 AM)
I was thinkig of ordering a PS3, but sounds like I might have compatibility problems with my current setup as I don't have HDMI inputs on my Pre-amp. The posisble repalcements listed above for my AVP-A1 are not available here yet, but I guess these can be a upgrade for next year.
If you DO NOT need 7.1 audio then follow below, If you do than ignore this.
No need for HDMI inputs on the Pre-Amp as long as it has the SPDIF (Sony-Phillips Digital Interface) optical connection.
The PS3 will let you send 1080p60hz over the HDMI cable and output your sound over optical as:
5.1 Dolby Digital
Linear PCM 2ch 44.1khz, 48khz, 88.2khz, 176.4khz
If you need 7.1 then you need HDMI for your audio, there are more audio options for HDMI
Includes the above PLUS:
Linear PCM 2ch 96khz, 192khz
Linear PCM 5.1 44.1khz, 48khz, 88.2khz, 96khz, 176.4khz, 192khz
Linear PCM 7.1 44.1khz, 48khz, 88.2khz, 96khz, 176.4khz, 192khz
On a side note if you look under BD/DVD settings for audio near the bottom it gives the option of Linear PCM or Bitstream for the audio output options for both HDMI and Optical. It does give a warning that some portion of the audio may not be played though. I noticed that both of mine are on Bitstream I haven't noticed anything missing in my movies audio wise but i only have a 5.1 Sony receiver (STR-DE685)