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Optimum PS4 audio output settings

Hi all,

I've looked around the interweb and this has been discussed elsewhere at length but no one seems to give a definitive answer so I thought I'd try here – always reliable advice in the past  :clap:

So... I've got a PS4 connected to a Sony STR-DH800 via HDMI running through a Jamo S 526 HCS 5.1 speaker system.

My question is – what are the best audio output settings to use for games and for BluRay?

Any help and advice appreciated – let's get a definitive answer once and for all!  :grin:

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RE: Optimum PS4 audio output settings

Personally, I believe leaving as the default (i.e. Linear PCM) is the best setting. For games that come with an uncompressed PCM soundtrack (of which I believe most are), it seems crazy to have the PS4 encode this to either Dolby or DTS, then have your receiver decode it back to PCM - at best this would add some lag. For Blu-rays that come with an encoded Dolby TrueHD / DTS Master Audio soundtrack, the PS4 will decode these onboard and send to the AV receiver as PCM. Either way, you're then getting the best audio formats available to you.

 

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RE: Optimum PS4 audio output settings

Thanks... that is what I've always reverted back to after testing the different options. I don't get the DTS Master light on the amp light up if I use LPCM but that won't affect sound quality so I don't really care about that.

Just wish they would fix the audio problems - Netflix doesn't output surround sound via LPCM so I have to change it to Bitstream DTS when I use that and back to LPCM when doing anything else... annoying!

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