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Offline Jin

PS2 5.1ch Audio
« on: December 02, 2000, 09:19:37 AM »
I have an Aiwa CX-NMT720 mini-Stereo system that has surround sound (5.1ch Dolby Pro Logic & Digital Sound Processor).  I have been trying to hook my PS2 up to it so that I can play games in surround, but I havent had any luck.  I have had my Panasonic DVD player hooked up this way(optical cable) for right at a year.  So I figured it would just be "plug-n-play" for my PS2...nope.  I have already made sure that "Optical Output" is turned on in the PS2 setup.  I have heard that you have to have a 5.1ch reciever to convert the audio coming from the PS2, so I guess what Im asking is "Should my Aiwa system act as a reciever?"  I would appreciate any help.

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2000, 09:27:30 AM »
hey bor i have the same predicament you got right now, i got an aiwa stereo system, it cost about 450, its a really nice stereo, amnyways, i tried to hook it up expecting it to just emit stereo, but it wont, so i tried hooking it up to my dads 350 uck sony stereo, still no luck, what do e have to do to make it work??? i really wish somebody would help, do we gotta make it a reciever, and if so how??
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2000, 02:19:22 PM »
I don\'t get your problem..  You are plugging in your PS2 via the optical connections?  It\'s not working or you aren\'t getting 5.1?  You won\'t get DD unless you are playing a DVD.  You aren\'t getting any sound at all?

Yeah your Aiwa is acting as a receiver..  It should work the same as your other DVD player you had hooked up before.  

Although if you both have Aiwa and both have a problem, there may be more to it...  Anyone have an Aiwa that works?
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2000, 03:03:58 PM »
ok i have resolved the prob, although i didnt use the digital output, i got extentions for the left and right audio, and hooked them up to my stereo, i works just fine, does didgital sound better???, i bet it does, well the way i hooked it up sound just great and im happy
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2000, 04:23:10 PM »
For the PS2 games the digital probably doesn\'t sound hugely different.  For the DVD player on the other hand it\'s a huge difference.  
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2000, 08:46:11 PM »
ok video i have a question for you...

when you hook up the ps2 to the stereo with the audio left, audio right cords, do you add the digital optical cord also, and that gives the stereo digital sound???, or do you do you just hook up the digital cord without the audio cords? cause when i do that theres no sound, i bet you gotta hook it up like i said the first time, im sure that litle digital cord doesnt send all that sound thrue it
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2000, 09:38:21 PM »
Either or.  they don\'t work together, they are independent of each other.  If you use the Optical cable, your audio will only come out of your stereo.  It will not go through to your tv.  That would be the only reason to hook up both.  Sometimes you may want to hear the audio through the tv and sometimes through the stereo.

THe Optical cable is pure digital so it never gets changed to analog so your TV won\'t get it.

This is why you need to hook up the two analog cables if you want to hear out of the tv...  Does that make sense?
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2000, 09:44:24 PM »
oh nah buddy, it was tat when i would hook up the optical only it wouldnt have sound, but the i hooked up the audio left and audio right, it did, wich is obviouse, but i mean if you have the optical [b[ and [/b] the audio left and right hooked up to the stereo like it have it now, does that give it digital sound? cause it sounds just fine to me
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2000, 09:46:09 PM »
Nope, you are hearing audio from your two analog chords.  The optical chord is doing nothing.  
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2000, 09:48:01 PM »
aww that blows, oh well it sounds beautiful to me man, im watching gladiator right now
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2000, 10:08:52 PM »
So, let me get this straight.  There is no way to get Digital Surround sound when playing Games, only DVD?  Well, I have the PS2 hooked up to my Aiwa system with an Optical Cable.  I have my Aiwa system set to output 5.1ch audio.  But, I get no sound out of my stereo system when playing a game, or a dvd for that matter.  Now, I can take the left and right audio cables and hook them into my aiwa system and I get sound out of the front channel of my stereo, but nothing from the rear and center channel.  Which makes perfect sense seeing as how I only have 2 audio inputs going directly into my stereo (left and right audio rca).  Is there anyway to get my setup to play audio in ALL channels, front and rear, when playing a game?  Or even a DVD??

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2000, 10:13:10 PM »
I want surround sound soooooooo bad. Hopefully my dad will get it for the new room we are making downstairs!! I think surround sound is awesome. And my mom heard it in the store with me and wants it too. She also wants a flat screen more than ANYTHING. I dunno why she was never into electronics.

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2000, 11:45:07 PM »
I thought that you have to have DTS decorder to have surround sound thru PS2 optical output.  I might be wrong but optical output on PS2 is just for DTS?

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2000, 12:26:39 AM »

Hey Jin.  You can get surround sound (Pro Logic) from the two channel analog cable.  In fact what Pro Logic is, is a four channel system that is matrixed from two channels.  As far as I know there are no Dolby Digital games that are out, so you most likely have no use for the optical cable when playing games.  It makes sense to have both the analog and optical cables hooked up though, so you just have to switch the output mode on the PS2, and the input mode on your reciever to which ever you are going to use.

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2000, 05:37:48 AM »
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I thought that you have to have DTS decorder to have surround sound thru PS2 optical output.  I might be wrong but optical output on PS2 is just for DTS?


Yeah, you\'re wrong.  It does Dolby Digital as well...



Hey Dolby - Does the optical output send out PCM audio as well?  Their systems should be able to make that into Po-logic..

And as Dolby was saying, you should have 4 channels of audio with pro-logic even with the 2 analog cables.  You get stereo front, mono rear, and center...  I think this is an issue with your Aiwa system.  You maybe should call them and see if they have heard of any conflicts.  Although that digital output is just a regular old digital output and if you have an input then there is no reason it shouldn\'t work.  Unless maybe your system doesn\'t change setups automatically.  Maybe it\'s looking for a Dolby Digital signal from that optical input and since it\'s not getting one it\'s giving you no sound at all. I dunno, just thinking off the top of my head.  Have you guys tried movies that you know are DD with the optical cable?
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