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Dialogue - Not Audible

Owning HT-S570 The dialogues in the movies are not audible. Every time I have to incresae and to decrease when there is heavy sound. Any suggestions..

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Re: Dialogue - Not Audible

The dialogue comes from the center speaker. If you have a center speaker make sure that that it is connected correctly. If it is them check the speaker configuration setup menu. Make sure that the center channel is set to small. If it is set to none you will get no dialogue. If you don't have one make sure that it is set to none. Make sure that you have the speaker levels set correctly according to the manual. Lastly check the tweeter in your center channel is not blown.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

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