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Center Channel is failing itermittently

The center channel on my reciever has been failing intermittently when using the Dolby Digital or DTS surround modes while viewing movies.. Usually, the effect is a 80% reduction in volume from the sound coming out of the center channel. I can usually resolve the issue temporarily by manually icreasing the volume via the big volume control located in the front of the reciever... As I'm turning it up, the sound will "pop" back on.... but I don't want to be doing this 6 or 7 times during a movie.....The other channels do not seem to be affected. The reciever is approx 6-7 years old, and I have enjoyed its use up until now... I like the clean sound it puts out, both for music and movies.. In addition to any ideas regarding what the issues may be with the reciever, I would like comments regarding whether or not the repair will be worth the $$$, given I can get a new reciever for roughly $500.... Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Center Channel is failing itermittently

Some of the theater selections sometimes effect this i think. check different fields also.

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Back to basic to advance:
Be sure you have all speakers connected correctly behind the receiver.If you center channel don't have any sound,it could be 7 different issues,but you could try to just hook up your center channel to either the right or the left speaker output to be sure the center channel speaker does work.
Check your the speaker wiring tip(if there is any),i will use just the speaker wire go straight to the center speaker output,go to the receiver to change it to pro-logic or dolby digital and of course you should put in a dvd in the dvd player to have a good quality movie to play the dialogue through the center channel for you test.
If you have tried the above step and still have no sound,you might consider hiring a troubleshooting master to take care of your issue.
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No Audio when I play Blu-Ray discs with Dolby TrueHD

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Dolby TrueHD is an advanced lossless multi-channel audio codec developed by Dolby Laboratories which is intended primarily for high-definition home-entertainment equipment such as Blu-ray Disc. It is the successor to the AC-3 Dolby Digital surround sound codec which was used as the audio standard for DVD discs. In this application, Dolby TrueHD competes with DTS-HD Master Audio, another lossless codec from Digital Theater System.
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