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Dialogue vs. background music and sound

When watching DVD movies using the surround sound, the dialogue isn't loud enough to hear sometimes and the background sounds and music drown it out. It isn't that you can't hear the voices at all, but it's so low it's really hard to make out what the characters are saying. It's like it's not proportionate to the music and background noises. Changing the surround sound settings makes no difference. I noticed there is a button on the remote that doesn't work. It's labled "CHOICE" and I have no idea what it does. Even tried to get a new remote control, but the button still does nothing. Not sure if it has anything to do with it or not.

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Re: dialogue vs. background music and sound

The on-screen menu appears only when the selected source is DVD or VCD on the DVD/VCD/CD player and the disc is in the slot and NOT PLAYING. On the remote control ONLY: 1. Press CHOICE (it should work now) LANGUAGE menu appears. 2 Press Cursor to move to the menu you want? which is AUDIO Selected item changes its color to green. THEN: 1. Display EXPERT SPEAKER SETTING menu. 2. Press Cursor to select ?TEST TONE,? then press ENTER. ?TEST TONE? changes its color to green and test tone comes out of in the following sequence?left front speaker, center speaker, right front speaker, right rear speaker, and left rear speaker. ? Test tone is output only when the tray loaded with a DVD is selected, but not playing. 3. Press Cursor to move to ?C.SPK? LEVEL? or ?R.SPK?LEVEL,? then press ENTER. 4. Press Cursor to adjust the output level, then press ENTER. ? You can adjust the output level from ??6 dB? to ?+6 dB.? 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other speaker output level. 6. Press Cursor to select ?TEST TONE,? then press ENTER. Test tone stops. 7. When finished, press Cursor to move to ?EXIT,? then press ENTER. EXPERT SPEAKER SETTING menu disappears. I hope this helps you, please let us know. Best regards, nightdiver

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