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RCA RT2280 surround sound mode button wont select 5.1 dolby digital mode.

I have my dvd player (this player plays 5.1 surround sound dvds) hooked up, I am using an optical audio cable and I select "optical" on RCA RT2280. When I press the "SURR.MODE" button it only cycles through : Dolby Pro Logic ; Dolby 3 Stereo; Stereo. Dolby Digital is not one of the options available. It has worked before and now it won't.

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  • rlamar23 Aug 18, 2008

    I have the same exact problem with my receiver. Dolby Digital Sound is not an option when I press the surround sound button.



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I had the same problem and this is what I did to fix it. Assuming that all of your equipment is powered on, (tv, blu-ray/dvd, rca receiver) you'll need to go into your dvd players audio menu and select the dolby digital audio.
Once you do this, the digital signal is sent to your receiver from the dvd. The receiver should automatically set itself to the dolby digital preset. If it doesn't, press the surround button until you reach it. I found part of this information here. And the rest was personal experience.
Also, it depends on if the disc format is in dolby 5.1. I hope this helps you.

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