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Only plays one track from from DVD sound

I have an old Philips DFR 1500 DVD/CD player - Digital AV Surround Receiver and it's playing just one sound track of from a CD. I get picture OK but only what appears to be the secondary sound track.

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Plug in center speaker -- seems right and left speakers are secondary carrying only the background / sound affects.

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My surround sound won't work now when I play the dvd player


Could be many things - I know, bad answer. There is no simple answer or fix.

Without more info one can only speculate.

Please determine and answer as many or all of the following so that we can help.

1) What is the make and model number of the Surround sound unit?
2) What is the make and model of the DVD player?
3) How is the DVD player connected to the Surround sound unit?
3a) Is it connected via an HDMI cable?
3b) Does the DVD player have regular stereo connections that you are using (we call these analog audio connectors)?
3c) does the DVD player have digital audio outputs that are connected to the Surround sound receiver?
4) Did the DVD player EVER make sound?
4a) if yes - what changed?
4b) if yes - does this happen with different discs?

Now some general points.
I'll assume that the other sources do work and play sound through all speakers when they are supposed to play sound through all speakers.

Then - I'll assume that without changing anything else you select the DVD player input that used to make sound but doesn't now.

Problem could be the encoding option that you have selected when you play the disc.
Many DVD's and Bluray's have audio options that you can select from the disc's main menu.
Dolby digital is the most common - also known as AC3.
Some discs have another digital audio track called DTS.

Not all surround receivers can decode all formats.

Even if your surround receiver claims to be able to decode AC3 and DTS, they will not if you don't connect the correct cable to the receiver and usually map the input to the correct digital audio connection that you are using OR if your DVD player is not capable of outputting all formats.

There are many different ways to connect the gear and many different ways one can configure correctly or not; all contributing to whether you get sound or not.

So in the above example - by selecting DTS, you do not get any sound - then try another audio track option. Basic stereo usually works (also know as PCM - which is audio like a CD).

OR maybe you never properly configured the audio properties of the DVD player.

Go into the DVD's menu or set up options and see what you find but make sure you know how the DVD is connected to your surround receiver!

As you can see - there is no simple answer without a lengthy Q and A exchange first.

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ay Gooodwill for $25 Dollars ,
I would like to ADJ The rear Speakers , Turn them up
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The difference in sound quality provided by HDTV televisions and programming does not end there. Many HDTV programs are also broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, but in order to take full advantage of this technology, it is necessary to have the right equipment.

Dolby technology has been created by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. This technology is the most renowned provider of digital audio technology. Also, Dolby Laboratories is known for reliable and superior products. For these reasons, Dolby Digital Surround has become the standard for HDTV. Many television manufacturers substitute their own surround sound systems, but they cannot live up to the reputation and performance of Dolby. Therefore, it important to check the specs on an HDTV television before buying in order to ensure that it uses Dolby Digital Surround.

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Another option for taking advantage of the Dolby Digital Surround Sound with an HDTV is to connect an external set of surround speakers to the television. With this option, the surround sound set up includes a front pair of speakers, a surround pair of speakers, a center channel, and a subwoofer. Sometimes, the front speakers are "powered towers." This means these towers include subwoofers.

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The third option for taking advantage of the Dolby Digital Surround System included in an HDTV television is to use an external set of front speakers can be connected to the HDTV television. This configuration is useful if there is not enough room to set up the external surround sound system and the HDTV does not come with Dolby Digital Surround installed. This isn't true surround sound, but it is a viable alternative to those who can't take advantage of the first two formats.

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