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Low volume while on both DVD and watching Satellite channels.

I was connecting a Panasonic VCR to my 989. My 989 has been in to Onkyo for the Version 2 install. I also have a Mitsibishi DLP TV, with Net Command. Prior to today, I would always have the volume set to 40, where my max was 99. This was plenty loud enough. I always have trouble with Net Command and think that I was connecting/reconnecting some cables while the receiver was on standby, but power was still on both the TV and 989. Now my volume has to be at around 55-60 to get about the same volume I was getting at 40. I have tried calibration, reviewing all the parameters, with absolutely no change from the above. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Garo

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Re: low volume while on both DVD and watching Satellite...

Call onkyo product support 8002251946 option 6...since they did the mod for u...they should b able to take care of this at a minimal charge if any. alan audio video designs 3822 s. staples cc,tx 3618577236

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