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No sound out of surround back speakers

I have just installed z9 with 9 speaker set up - the autocalibration test feeds sound through them but when i play a dvd i get nothing out of the back pair.
NB - The Surround left and right speakers did not originally give any sound either but have turned the levels right up on these and that seems to have fixed it

advice appreciated!

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  • tonytb Sep 05, 2008

    currently connected via digital output from ps3 - amp is telling me it is receiving 5.1 on the front display, but then it is only sending surround sound to the surround left and surround right and not to gthe surrounf back leftand right as well



    so i'm not sure it is the source....

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It sounds like you don't have your surround sound source set up properly (your DVD player is not set up for PCM sound).

the best quality audio will be to set up either digital or optical audio between the DVD and the receiver.

Once you have connected the optical or digital audio cable between the DVD and receiver, you have to go into the DVD player audio setup and change it to PCM digital audio or you will not get surround sound. DVD players are not set up by default to output surround sound.

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