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When playing dvd's, i can hear background sounds but not voices. how do i fix it?

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    thrca May 11, 2010

    Can you provide a summary of how you have your entertainment center setup? Do you have a full surround set of speakers or only right and left mains? Is the receiver set to surround mode or stereo mode? What is the model of DVD player and Receiver?

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If there is a menu and mode select, make sure it is not in the Kareoke mode.

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If you are only hearing part of the audio from your DVD player, I would suggest you check your audio settings before seeking repairs.

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