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No sound The strangest thing happened. I tried to play a DVD movie and all I could here was the music and background sounds. When actors spoke, I could not hear them. However, could still hear the music and background sounds. Was working fine. Tried multiple DVD's, in different disc slots, at various movie stages, and the same thing happened. Any ideas? Changed nothing on the DVD player b4 this happened.

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Re: No sound

Sounds to me like your center speaker is either not connected, or somehow not working. The not working part could be explained by a failed speaker or, possibly a failed amp in the unit.

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Salutations robn7499,

There are a few things that may cause this to happen. First I would check your connections for your center channel speaker. in movies with 5.1 surround sound almost all the vocal tracks come out of the center channel.

Otherwise there maybe an issue with the volume levels for the center channel as well, these can normally be adjusted through the setup of your home theater system.

I hope this helps.
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