Here's my setup.
JVC RX-668V A/V Receiver.
JVC XV-FA95 DVD player (7-disc changer).
JVC TD-W354 Dual Cassette Deck.
JVC XL-F254 CD Auto Changer (5 disc changer).
RCA 32-inch Entertainment Series Television.
Comcast Digital cable box hooked in there too.
Very short version of below is the Center channel of the receiver doesn't work, even though I can hear the analog hiss indicating it's powering up. Here's the full details.
I've only watched DVD's a few times on it where the DVD Multi function was enabled on the receiver. In the past, I didn't have problems when using the Center speaker.
I recently started to watch DVD's on a regular basis, and I've encountered a problem with the Center speaker not playing audio through it consistantly.
If I crank the volume up all the way (with only the center speaker plugged in), I can hear distorted but audible audio. The last few times, if I turned the receiver off/on a few times or switched in and out of DVD Multi mode on the receiver a few times, it would eventually kick in and be working fine. However, this no longer works, and I can't get the center channel to kick in all the way. The rear and left/right channels work perfectly.
Now, I went through a ton of troubleshooting already, and have determined it is not the DVD player OR the speaker; it's the center channel on the receiver. I can get the center speaker to work perfectly when I plug it in one of the other channels on the receiver. Same with the DVD's center channel plugged into another channel on the receiver; works perfectly.
I THINK I have gone through all the settings on the receiver as far as center channel volume and making sure it was enabled. There's all the other settings (hall, theatre, pavilion, etc) and I cycled through all of them with the "surround" button on the receiver.
Any advice on what it could be? I'm thinking it might be a bad capacitor in the receiver, or some kind of goofy routing problem when the DVD Multi-function is enabled. I have no other problems on that receiver or any of the components attached to it.
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Make sure the speaker is good by connecting it to a known good working site. If speaker is good, make sure it is properly connected to center speaker terminals. Then if it is a surround receiver make sure that the sound mode is one where the middle channel works such as 5.1 DTS, etc. If the center channel still does not work then the problem lies with the decoder chip that is not working properly and sending the center channel info to that specific amplifier.
With what signal did you try? Maybe your signal source (DVD/TV or radio) didn't contain any sounds for the center channel. Go to the Setup menu, Speaker setup / Manual setup and find there item called "Test tone". It will output a test tone to each speaker individually (you will see on LCD which speaker is being tested at each moment). If you will hear a sound from the center now, there is no issue and center is working fine, just your source didn't contain any sound for the center.
If it doesn't work, then either you have faulty cable, faulty speaker or faulty center output of the receiver. - Try connecting the center speaker to different output of receiver (this will test if speaker is OK). - Try connecting working LEFT speaker to left output with CENTER cable (this will test if cable is OK). - Try connecting working LEFT speaker with working cable to the CENTER output (this will test the output of receiver if OK - but use the Test Tone from Setup).
If you do not have a center channel speaker connected, then in the reciever setup menu for speakers, there should be a selection for center channel that says something like either yes or no. I'm guessing it says yes. Then you need to select "no" so that the circuitry will direct sound specified for the center channel to be reproduced through your front speakers.
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.
Let me know what you need!
Sounds to me like you have not got the cener speaker working properly. Try another surround mode, then check the speaker by switching it with another known good one just to make sure i the problem is the speaker or the receiver. You can also do the speaker test and make sure the center speaker is set to be turned on in the menu settings.
Here is a link to the owners/operation manual and you can find any information you need to check your receiver out. If you never are able to get it working, you need to take it to a service center to be checked out.
all your speaker channels are working so your problem lies with a setup fault. when you watch tv you are only feeding a stereo signal into the amp. you need to select the internal surround sound generator. you need to select either the movie or surround function. the unit will convert the stereo signal to 5.1 channel surround.
Also...If your BluRay player only has a optical output for audio you will need to swap the inputs on the JVC rx-5020v. Press the "settings" button repeatedly until "digital in" appears on the display. Now use the "adjust" up and down buttons until DVD is selected as option 2. It will look like something like:
Note: this may bugger any other previous setup you have.