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Denon AVR-3801 help..!! i think i made a mistake, trying to learn how to use the remote for my receiver. Now the surround sound button is lit, and I am getting no sound out of my speakers.. what do i do to fix it?

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Is the signal set to "ANALOG" or "DIGITAL"?

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

  • Mico Dukic Oct 03, 2007

    Try switch to DIGITAL.



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