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The surround sound only plays on dvd not tv

The surround sound only plays on the two front speakers and not the rest when the tv is on, only time it works right is when you use the dvd player. i have looked at all the setting on the tv ( a samsung 5 series) and nothing!

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    my problem is similar to this. i do not get sound out of any speakers unless dvd is on.i also need a manual. any ideas?

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Most tv shows will only be broadcast in 2.0 not 5.1 or higher. if you have a converter box, that may also be the problem.

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What cable/satallite service do you have?
If you do not have HD service, or are not on an HD channel, you will not get surround sound

Posted on May 14, 2009

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