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Sound When I start a DVD, it plays the intro or background music but I get no other sound. So people are talking, but I can't hear them. It happens on every DVD I own or borrow. I unplugged the player and no response. I checked all connections and they are fine. Nothing has changed since we hooked it up 3 years ago. It just lost the voices about 3 weeks ago.

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I have sometimes hoad this problem when I had the audio mode set incorrectly. The dialogue comes through the center channel and that's where it gets lost. I had to cycle through (I believe) the 3D phonic setting to get it right. Check the fine print in the owner's manual.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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