on 14-09-2009 01:48 PM
Could you get the same team that spent hours programming the fairy dust on the main PS3 screen... to spend the same amount of time trying to solve this audio problem?
I can live without the pixie dust.
on 15-09-2009 08:28 AM
For folks out there waiting for a software update fix, it might be better just to try connecting the PS3 to different audio equipment. From what I've seen the PS3's Dolby Digital 5.1 audio output just doesn't work well with some brands of audio decoders, including some of Sony's own amps, it seems.
e.g. Some people on AV Forums are actually facing the opposite problem that I am, as their audio problems are affecting Blu-ray movie playback (whereas my problem is during some games only)
At least more and more PS3 games these days are supporting DTS now, and from what I have seen the PS3's DTS output is much more stable than its Dolby Digital, so an increasingly good workaround is to just disable Dolby Digital when running any discs that also support DTS. (You have to manually disable Dolby Digital in the sound options menu, to get a DTS signal. Otherwise you won't hear the game's DTS track, since the PS3 always defaults to Dolby Digital if you enable both Dolby Digital and DTS.) Of course this is not a good workaround for non-DTS games since they will fall back to plain stereo only if you disable Dolby Digital.
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My 60gig ps3 got the ylod with 2.76 after downloading a demo and playing it for 5 min's the sound went crackly beeped 3 times flashed yellow.
Sony has it now for the 4th time trying to fix it again, ive had 3 motherboards all with the sound problem (hand picked) the 2nd board died on 2.8 playing the same demo, 3rd one the fan goes to full speed in 10min's FW3.0. At least Im not paying sony to fix it 1.5 years out of warranty, and I will keep sending it back for years at sony's cost if I have to.
There is nothing wrong with my AVR, my panasonic BW750 can send DTS MA in lpcm just fine..
on 02-10-2009 06:37 PM
on 17-10-2009 09:35 PM
on 11-12-2010 04:18 PM
FINALLY fixed my problem... for me it's on a game by game basis. On motorstorm PR i was getting it real back when lots of cars were around and i was using boost. Turns out some games just have the in-game volumes turned up too much (too much gain). All I had to do was turn down the in-game volume (to very low levels) and all my crackling noises went away with dolby digital 5.1! Problem solved. So happy
on 15-12-2010 11:22 PM
I have had the same problem. I tried different HDMI ports, cords still nothing. I am not sure about anyone else but some forums I looked at said it only did it during gaming or watching movies. Mine does it ALL THE TIME, in the menu (with the fairy lights) in a game and during movies. I looked up on a site that said the latest update has a new setting available. Settings > Display Settings> Deep Colour Output. I changed it from Auto matic to Off and this worked for me. Lets see how it goes this time.
Note: Apparently this 'New Setting" has been up and till now set at automatic as a standard on Ps3's.
Not sure if this helps anyone. I am in no way a technical person or even a gamer, but I was sick of the crackling, popping and dropping out. I was worried I would have to purchase new speakers soon. lol.
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