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No Sound When playing DVDs the receiver defaults to PCM Digital and I get no sound. After some time it may switch to Dolby Digital and sound starts, but this does not happen often. I have checked all wiring and everthing seems setup OK. There is nothing in the manual about PCM. Any suggestions?

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Re: No Sound

What kind of audio cable are you using and what dvd player?

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