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Surround Sound During video1, Movie mode; C.ST.EX A, only shows front; L,C,R and S speaker selection. I have rear speakers L,R not selected. How do I select all choices for speakers connected.

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You must find on your setup menu the word `Surround', it may be `5.1 Surround'. Not `Stereo'(S ?).

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Enter the sound menu. Under the selection for extended surround, choose "on."
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The way it is currently set for you, the movie software has to have a "flag" that your receivers' decoder must recognize in order for your rear surround speakers to function for a particular movie. Not all movies in DTS-ES or DD-EX have this flag encoded in it's software. So the rear surround channels would not be commanded by the software to be decoded and played automatically...thus requiring you to enable them yourself.
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Look on your manual, page E16. Go into your speaker setup. Select your speakers (Front,C,Surround, Sub) and make sure each are selected as "small" (make sure you go through each one). If the surrounds are selected as "none" the rear will not activate and will light up as red on the display. Let me know if this helps.

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Make sure that your sound aka dvd or whatever is set for a DTS (5.1) set your dvd at bitstreem and your receiver to automatic detection. When your movie will start you will heard your Receiver Relay//Mosfet clicking and a Red led will say DTS once you get there you will be able to select your Doldy digital surround the real one.

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