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Pioneer VSX-D498 I have a pioneer VSX-D498. While watching a movie today I noticed that I was not getting any soung from my back speakers. The front of the receiver usually has the Digital, Prologic, program formats, and LFE lights on. It is not doing that anymore. Do you know how I can fix this? I am no longer getting 5.1 sound. Thanks

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Use the speaker test functionality on your remote to check all your speakers are in properly. You may also need to hit the surround mode or input mode button to get it working.

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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Perhaps the unit isn't switched to 5.1 Maybe the movie wasn't recorded in 5.1 or if it was perhaps the recording was faulty. Try a known good recording to check the system. Check your outputs and inputs plus your speaker cables. Check the fuse if there's a seperate one for left and right, which there should be. Try swapping the front speakers to the rear and the rear to the front and see if the fault is still with the rear sound. BMW

Posted on May 15, 2006

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silly Question John?? Have you or anybody changed modes on the reciver??? Not so silly as i've seem even a power do that. if not in the system then try unplugging for 24 hours and starting over again . let us know as maybe we can come up with more as we get more info. Good Luck

Posted on May 15, 2006

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