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TX-SR304 AV receiver

My Onkyo TX-SR304 AV receiver is connected to a Blue Ray dvd with an optical cable. But when I change the listening mode I don't see the Dolby Digital and DTS modes. I do see the Dolby pro Logic ll mode. It's spec says it has these two modes. Does this receiver have these two modes or just my receiver has a problem?

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If you put DVD with Dolby Digital soundtruck it will show on your TX-SR304 Dolby Digital mode, and if you have DVD with DTS mode it will show DTS

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Connect the Panasonic to one of the AV inputs on the Onkyo. Use red white and yellow AV cables. Connect the output from the Panasonic to one of the five AV video inputs on the Onkyo (or use the DVD dedicated input in the Onkyo backpanel). I indicated this option using red arrows. You can use any of the AV inputs or the DVD input at the bottom. Just ensure you do not connect to an output at the back of the Onkyo.

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How to program remote control?

Your Onkyo TX-SR304 receivers remote (RC-645S) is not capable of controlling devices by other manufacturers. It controls only Onkyo devices.
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*all you have to do is keep pressing the digital input at the front panel until it goes to OPT1 or OPT2 (preferrably stay on DVD mode)
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