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The amplifier does not recognize the dolby digital format, I have replaced the DVD player without any result. there is some setting that I need to change? thanks

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Be sure you are using the DIGITAL connection to the "amplifier" or "Receiver"? This is the OPTICAL connection or the ORANGE colored coaxial connector, they will be labled digital. Be sure also on the DVD player DOLBY DIGITAL AUDIO is ENABLED. Not on the DVD software startup menu, but the DVD PLAYER unit itself. This can be found in the setup menu under AUDIO OPTIONS. If you have the DVD players manual read section Audio selections.

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