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Marantz SR-18 NO Sound No Data error for DSS (Directv) only

I have a Marantz SR-18, I can't get any sound when I switch to DSS (Directv), I have sound When I use The Tuner, DVD, VCR and the TV when I use the outside antenna, no sound with the DSS only. The Directv is hooked up right , it worked before and nothing has changed just lost sound.

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Re: Marantz SR-18 NO Sound No Data error for DSS...

You need to check the connection of the lead that carries the audio from the DSS to the amp, move it to one of the other channels ie vcr and see if it can be heard when set to and switched to vcr. Then we know if we are dealing with the Amp or the source..

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