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I need some help, I have a AVR-3200 can’t find my manual, and I’ve hooked up my new TV using the optical input, have pressed the button on the front to tell it there is a digital signal, I have front, center and rear, but no subwoofer output. Is there a setting I’m missing?


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I have this system. You need to use the on screen display to tell it for what input you want to use the digital optical input. The Analog/Digital button has no effect without that. On the menu, go to "Digital Inputs." From here you can assign the optical to TV/DBS (or whichever is your tv, which if you're like me you're only running audio to the Denon in which case that doesn't matter). So then once you've specified say TV/DBS for Digital Optical, THEN you use the Digital button and you should be pretty good from there. I noticed the Denon site does not have an archived support manuel for the 3200, so email me if you have any questions.


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Go into the settings and set ALL speakers to SMALL even if they're big and leave them that way.
Then, in the screen, say YES to sub.

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