I have a Technics SA-DX1050 reciever. I can't get true 5 speaker surround sound with a movie. I can get the front center and back 2 surround speakers to work at once but not the front left and right at the same time. On the other hand, I can get the front 3 to work, but not the back 2.
I notice that I can only get surround sound on when speaker A is on. Speaker B setting will not allow me to switch among modes (Theatre, club, hall, etc).
For what it is worth, I do seem to get all 5 speakers to work when I have a Music CD in my DVD player.
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If they are the rear surround speakers, they will not produce sound at all times, check this with a surround sound movie that will engage the speakers. Check the settings on the reciever to be sure you are in the correct surround sound mode, and check the movie menu to be sure you are playing in correct format. Also check that wires are correctly installed, observing polarity, under terminals at both the speakers and at the reciever. I hope this is useful, but not being onsite these are just a few troubleshooting tips to narrow the problem.
Hello, it sounds to me like the receiver doesn't support the sound format being sent from the blu-ray player. This is because the blu-ray disc would have HD encoded sound such as DTS HD Master Audio or Dolby True HD. Most receivers have not been fitted with these sound formats untill quite recently. The reason for the menu sound playing correctly would be for the PCM (Pulse-code Modulation) which sends simple two channel digital sound supported by all digital receivers. It may be possible to use Dolby Pro Logic or similar formats to give a surround feel, but the only way to get true surround sound in this way would be decode the sound externally and input it through several phono cables into the multichannel input, however blu-ray sound comes in 7.1 so the receiver would need to be able to accept this to get the full effect. If it is possible, see if the blu-ray player will allow downsampling to a surround sound format that your receiver can accept such as Dolby Digital or DTS. Hope this helps.
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.
well as long as all signals are routed through the Denon your on the right track, now what else you have to do is connect all devices to the reciever do not loop one device through another. Also you have to try the different surround fields to hear the one you like the best for music I use 5Ch stereo for movies the surround field varies based on the type of movie
Well you have some options, you can either live with 2 speakers and change the settings back to default. Im assuming the colors you have are orange black and green. black= the surround sound speakers. orange= center and subwoofer. green=right left front
Now if u want true surround sound then you need to buy a new card that had all the ports for your speakers.
Use whatever TV sound output conforms to your receiver's input. If an optical or coaxial digital sound output is available, that is the way to get 5.1 surround sound through the SA-DX1050. But you have to assign the correct input (COAX, OPT1 or OPT2) to the selector (TV, DVD, CD). See pp 12-13 of the operationg instructions for D-Input instructions. If you don't have the manual you can download it at Panasonic.com.