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Muffled sound from rear speakers why watching TV

I have an Onkyo TX-SR506 AV reciever connected to a Sony bravia TV and a Sony blu-ray DVD. The surround sound is excellent when playing a DVD, but when watching TV only the rear speakers produce a muffled & squeeky sound. I have connected the TV to the AV using a HDMI & Digital optical leads and the Blu-Ray to TV using HDMI & Digital Coaxial leads.

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  • steve_smart Feb 13, 2009

    Thanks I will give this a try, but I thought the HDMI cables were only for video as my Onkyo is only a pass-through system.

  • djanderman Feb 16, 2009

    Same issue:  I am using the surrounds as a second set of stereo speakers for music and the range is very limited--they seem to cut out all frequencies for voices.  The result is very muffled sounding.  I tested the speakers on the front channel and they work fine so it is clearly the receiver that is outputting reduced frequencies.  I've tried a number of output modes with no fix.  Any thoughts? 

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Make sure when you're watching tv, you set the receiver to all channel stereo listening mode.

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Switch the HDMI cables around to make sure its not one of them, if the problem is one of them it will move with the cable,if no change i would suspect the coaxial cable next.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • rah1379 Feb 12, 2009

    sorry not the coaxial but the optical cable if the HDMI cables prove to be both good

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