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Reciever only allows 2 channels(speakers) at a time.

My pioneer reciever will not play all 5 of my surround sound speakers. It only allows 2 channels at a time, these 2 channels are the left and right front speakers, the center and two back speakers will not produce any sound at all. I know that my speakers are working because they were fine with my last reciever. Same problem here--I set up the system, all 5 speakers work just fine during the MCACCC setup, but nothing but fronts and subwoofers work with my Blu-Ray, iPod, FM, TV. I tried playing with the modes forever, using the remote and the front panel buttons.

Gettin' a little frustrated here.

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    I have the same problem, can somebody help?

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If the amplifier is not receiving a surround sound signal, you will get nothing from the rear speakers and probably nothing from the front centre. Play a dvd in dolby surround and it will work.

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SOURCE: reciever only allows 2 channels(speakers) at a time.

Two solutions:
1. make sure you are sending a 5.1 signal to the receiver (my DVD player was configured to only send stereo even if I picked the 5.1 soundtrack, i had to fix that). Read the manual to see the indicator lights that would light up if you are sending a DTS signal or Dolby Digital.
2. Use the 'surround modes' to at least get pseudo surround

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Possible solution: You set up your remote to run your amp from the TV control, using the AQUOS Link. Even though your amp is out of the loop, it's still recognized by the TV. You might have to reset the TV back to default and run the AQUOS Link again.

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SOURCE: cant connect pioneer blu ray lx70a to the pioneer

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I have problem with connecting subwoofer to receiver.

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SOURCE: Just got att u-verse and the digital audio output is distorted.

I'd run this by ATT.

If the audio output digital feed is strong enough for the receiver to accept it then the actual audio on the digital carrier is probably the problem. If there is a coaxial output on the cable box, I'd try that, too, to isolate the optical and HDMI as the problem or not.

Or shoot the cable audio into the place your Blu-Ray is connected to prove if it works the same or different.

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I have a creative SoundBlaster LIVE! 24 Bit External Sound Card and this annoyed me for weeks.

depending on your surround sound reciever depends on the solution.

i have an Acoustic Solutions surround sound system with coxial and optical inputs, aswell as stereo red & white jack inputs.

not knowing the method or connection your using makes it difficult to give you a single solution so i'll list a few.

The soundblaster software shoudl include the Creative Audio console with all sorts of effects, one is CMSS (CMSS-3D) Stereo widening which is still stereo but gives a surround sound effect.. but i'm guessing you payed for 5.1 and you want 5.1 onto the next part

5.1 surround sound can only be produced when the actuall audio your playing contains 5 channels of audio, for example you cant play a stereo song in 5.1 surround sound without some sort of hardware or software sound manipulation. Luckily my surround sound system has Pro Logic II built in and some other effects which convert a 2.1 signal to a 5.1 signal and it works brilliantly. I'm not sure of a software alternative.

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Personally i was looking forward to hearing the windows login melody in 5.1 surround sound too, but this doesnt happen.

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For actual multi-channel files (ie. aac/wav/ac3/ogg/wma files encoded in 5.1ch surround, as opposed to standard 2-channel stereo mp3's), you need to checkmark "Allow surround sound" in 'Winamp > Prefs > Playback' for the music to play in its original 5.1 channel format (Note that this setting is checkmarked by default).

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