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We are unable to have sound for the DVD player and game systems

My son detached his Wii cables (white, yellow, red) from the receiver to attach a new Xbox 360. In the process, he must have touched or detached something as we have lost sound for the DVD player and the game systems. When I check for sound for aux, tuner and tv, they are all okay. It is when I try Dvd that the sound is nonexistent. A message appears on the receiver saying "unlock". We are unable to find the manual for the receiver. Do we have the cables in the wrong places or do we have to reset the receiver somehow to unlock the DVD?

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The receiver is looking for a specific "audio input" It's currently locked on analog or digital. Using the Sony remote, go into the main menu for the receiver, toggle to audio and select "auto" that should do the trick. Hope this helps

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Instructions

things you'll need:

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Not everything that can be hooked up to an HDTV is capable of playing in high definition. The signal needs to be HD as well, which means that only HD broadcasts, HD DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs can play in full high definition (though "upgrade" DVD players will allow normal DVDs to play at an enhanced picture). You can still hook receivers up to an HDTV, and it will still play broadcasts from them as clearly as the signal permits.

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Thank you for using Fixya!!

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