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Full Surround Sound

I hav a kenwood V6100D. I have attached a digital optical cable from my dvd player to the receiver but for some reason im still not gettig dolby digital ex or dts and only the L & R speaker lights are showing, can u please explain why and how to fix?, appreciate it.

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Re: Full Surround Sound

Dear Jennis,

Have you set properly your input source? What about program mode on your playback on your amp was it properly set. You have to let the amp knows that you are using an optical cable for input, this must be done from the controls.


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