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MY REAR SPEAKERS ON MY SONY SURROUND SOUND DON'T WORK.I TRIED THE TEST BUTTON ON THE REMOTE AND THERE IS SOUND BUT WHEN I HAVE MUSIC ON OR A TV PROGRAM ON THERE'S NO SOUND COMES OUT OF THEM.I had the unit for at least 20 years.THE MODEL IS SONY SA-VA55

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Last but not least is the actual playing level of these rear surround channels. They may simply be adjusted to quietly. Enter the setup menu with remote, choose "level" and navigate to the rear surround channels. You can adjust the level up or down in 1/2 dB level increments by toggling left or right with the center button. Each surround channel can and should be adjusted independently and equally.

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I can understand your problem, I have some what of the same issues with my home theater setup when watching events. One of the only suggestions I can make is adjusting the "Dolby Pro Logic II Mode". After reviewing your owners manual it appears you should be able to change the mode by pressing the PL II Mode button found in the lower keypad on your remote. It appears the options you should have are Music - Cinema - Pro Logic - Matrix - Stereo. You may want to try Music or Stereo when watching your events. In Stereo setting it should provide sound out of the front speakers and sub-woofer only. In Music, there are more processing that is done so you could hear more then just the front speakers.

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