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Voices are hard to hear

We have a GE GTd 120B dvd/cd surround sound system, we are unable to clearly hear the voices all of the back ground noises and music are fine it is just human voices that are hard to hear. We can have the system turn up all the way but the voices are still hard to hear

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SOURCE: I can't hear any speech when I play a DVD, but I have all other sound.

Yes what you heard is correct,look for center speaker connection.If it is correct then connect it thru coaxel or digital out and see.

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Hi edwardm1,

If you are only hearing part of the audio from your DVD player, I would suggest you check your audio settings before seeking repairs.

Audio can be encoded to a DVD in several ways. If the audio on the disc is different than the settings on your DVD player, you may not hear all of the audio layers. For example, if your DVD is encoded in 5.1 Surround Sound, but your DVD player is set only to play basic Stereo, you may only hear portions of the audio.

Try accessing the menu on your DVD player, and look for the audio settings. If there is a higher setting available than is currently selected, try a higher audio setting. A higher setting should also be compatible with lower types of audio encoding.

If this does not improve your audio, or if you need help navigating your product menus, I would recommend giving Pioneer's toll-free support line a call at (800) 421-1404.

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Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: SUPERSONIC SC-29D There is no sound from actor or actress speak, but has back ground sound

Set sound properties to Stereo by going in to menu of dvd player as it seems its set on AC3 or Dolby Surround some thing.
Need further help, let me know.

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If the player is doing that for all DVDs but playing CDs properly, the player has gone bad due to either the laser and lens being out of whack or the DVD drive just doesn't recognise DVDs anymore and needs repaired or replaced.

Sorry. Best of luck.

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SOURCE: My panasonic dvd player is not playing the sound

You are listening to a Dolby Digital source and you either don't have a center speaker hooked up or, it's not enabled. If you only have 2 speakers connected to a surround receiver, switch your receiver from surround to surround off. If this doesn't work, or you need more help, specify your system and how it's all hooked up.

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