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Sound 'changes' when using different input sources

Most everything about the sound of my pioneer 6.1 stereo changes when i change from one input source to another. When the radio/cd is playing, sound is good. When listing to the tv/cable/dvd, background music and effects sounds are decent, but voices are muted. I also have to turn the volume up much higher for the tv. I have tested all speakers, adjusted decibel levels, checked speaker placement, checked wire hookups.. don't know what else to try. Help?

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Re: sound 'changes' when using different input sources

Try to check the auidio setting on the dvd itself. make sure it is set to 6.1. I think it is set for 2.1..change the setting and you will be just fine. good luck

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