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Whining noise my dav fc8 sysem is about 3.5 years old. i have my tv hooked up so that all audio goes from the tv to the dav fc8 and thus everything i watch being in surround sound. it recently started making a whining noise. i have completely unhooked everything and hooked it all back up and it still does it. however, if i turn it off and turn it back on the whining goes away for a few minutes but then comes back just as bad. any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same problem, and have done the same thing you have. If I turn the volume all the way up to max on video 1, I can hear the tuner fm station that the tuner is on behind the whine. very annoying.

  • Amyc1043 Jan 07, 2008

    I also have the same problem. We've had our system about two and a half years. The whine only occurs on Video 1 and Video 2 modes or Tuner not when a DVD is playing or a CD.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    same issue, please email me if you have a resolution ajn@arkadyjnitkin.com. thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I also have the same problem and sadly the solution is to buy a different model , it is more costly to repair this one than to buy a new more reliable model.

  • ronflop May 20, 2008

    I also had the same problem. Are you using RCA jacks. I had to go with the optical hook up. Once i did this, the whining noise stopped. I do have it hooked from mmy dish to the sony . then to my tv.

  • umich86 Jul 10, 2008

    Hey if you are willing to sell your receiver from this system, let me know.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    Me too, only happens on video2 input. I tried lots of things and nothing works.
    It sometimes just goes away on it's own. It also can be horrible when the unit is cold, more screeching that whistling. I know of one other person that has the same problem.

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The solution i came up with was to just turn the volume up all the way on the tv, thus allowing the audio input from the tv to be louder at low volume on the sony system. with the sony system volume not turned up as loud the whining goes away or is as low as possible.

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The problem i had was when i would play my tv. I had it hooked from my dish to the sony then the tv. When i played a dvd,cd or the tuner it didn't make that noise. It seems my video/audio 2 channel was going bad. I disconnected my rca jacks and used the optical audio connection. The noise stopped and i got a better quality sound.

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Posted on May 20, 2008

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