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I have an older Pioneer Receiver hooked up to my Flatscreen TV, DVD player, and HD Digital Cable Box. I clicked on something by accident, and now I cannot hear any audio anymore. It looks like I am stuck on Analog instead of Digital signal select, but I cannot change it back to Digital. So no sound on tv, DVDs, nothing. Anyone have any solutions?????

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  • rimbaud1972 Sep 06, 2008

    Pioneer VSX-D409 Receiver. And I have the manual. I am following the directions, but when I click to change my Signal Input from Analog to Digital, it doesn't do anything. It will not go to Digital mode.

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    me too!

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