- Aug 10, 2019
I have a plasma TV, PS3 and a Sony STR-DA1200ES AV receiver. The plasma and AV receiver have 2 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out ports. Currently I have an optical cable running from the PS3 to the AV receiver to deliver the sound. I have been told that although the HDMI cable delivers audio this will not be deocoded within the reciever. This almost makes the HDMI ports redundant as how do you get 7.1 sound out of PS3 if it cannot be deocded. I have additonally been told that the optical cable can only deliver 5.1 sound (according to the PS3 manual) Help!