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Some sound missing from DVD playback

Cable tv wall jack in ANT.IN, RF.OUT connected to RF Modulator, RF Modulator TO TV connected to TV antenna in. DVD/VCR OUT Video connected to RF Mod. Video, DVD/VCR L/R Audio connected to RF Mod. L/R Audio. VCR L/R Audio connected to Sirius Radio. Nothing connected to Progressive Scan or S-Video out. All speakers physically connected. When I play a DVD I only get the music, no dialogue, and only in english. Other language options offered by the DVD are fine, the dialogue is there. Picture is fine. What have I done wrong? Please, please, please somebody help me. This is driving me crazy! Thanks. Jessica

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Re: Some sound missing from DVD playback

Plug out your dvd for about 2hrs and plug it in back then start all over.good luck.

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