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No surround sound

In spite of the fact that the MCACC test recognises my 4 speakers, I'm not getting any sound from the surround speakers when playing a disc. Even the front speakers only work if I switch off multi-channel and play in stereo. I guess I'm overlooking a certain setting somewhere...

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Review the speaker set up instructions to determine whether the correct sizes have been selected. In some speaker configurations, signals are mixed or redirected to compensate for size limitations and other factors.

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SOURCE: Overload

try turning the unit off in standby mode then hold down the enter button and then the power button for about 10m seconds that should reset the unit depending on how new the unit is it sometimes has a digital saftey setting but i doubt that would cause it to do what you are saying

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: pioneer vsx-519 no sound from center and surround

Make sure that the sound field/programme you have selected is dolby digital not stereo.(On the amp)
You also need to check on the display that is says DIGITAL not ANOLOUGE, as only a digital input, Optical fibre cable, HDMI, COAX will be a digital signal.
If you are using red and white rca connectors, it is not going to work, as this is an Anolouge signal.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Pioneer VSX 818V No Sound

First thing to check is the Speaker Select Switch. It will say, "A" "AB" or "Both" it will be displayed on the LCD screen as well. Second if that's ok, Check the "Direct" switch. If it's on, turn it off. Generally if it's on, you will see a blue light if it's on (most receiver's)

If you still have No audio, hook up your DVD to the "Direct" input and turn "Direct" on. If you have audio then. The DSP chip is probably bad and you should take it to a shop and have them bench it first to confirm. Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Pioneer vsx-819H: MCACC setup won't display on tv

Its because the pioneer does not display menu options through hdmi. You have to hook up basic yellow composite to monitor out.

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Automatically setting up for surround

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The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account

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