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Surround sound this receiver is driving me nuts. Have done the auto program at least ten times. All speakers operate, yet when i try to get surround sound, the rear two speakers do not operate.

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Re: surround sound

1. have you got a surround sound recorded media ?
2. what input are you inputting ? digital or analogue LR
3. is auto surround on or off in the setup.?
4. is your dvd player dts and dolby digital ready?

answer me the questions ... in the process you will solve your problems.


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I have a pioneer vsx 818 v amp, when I set it up we get noise / beeps etc from the surround sound speakers but then when playing a film in 5.1 we get no sound from the surround speaks ..driving me nuts !...

To get sound out of your surround speakers, first off go through the receiver setup and make sure that is correct. Also, usually the best soundfields to use for sourround sound is PLII Movie or dolby digital. Next , make sure the source you are viewing is capable of outputting 5.1 sourround sound. Lastly, it is a good thing to remember that sourround speakers are only intended to reproduce sound effects. You certainly can override it so that all speakers play full range audio, but that is not the intention.
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I'm going to surround sound mode, and my rear speakers are not working. I do a tone test, and they def work, but I can't get them working right?

Since you seem to be having problems with 'simulated' surround, how does ACTUAL surround material behave?

Have you tried AFD with certifiable multichannel source material to verify the surround speakers receive programmed sound??

Do the Dolby Digital or Pro Logic indicators light?

What about the other modes?

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Is there any upgrade avaiable to allow the Dolby Digital EX to remain ON (not AUTO) after the unit it reset? Per page 78 of the manual, it resets to AUTO, so I have to manually go into the menu to enable...

Enter the sound menu. Under the selection for extended surround, choose "on."
Then, under type select "EX/ES."

The way it is currently set for you, the movie software has to have a "flag" that your receivers' decoder must recognize in order for your rear surround speakers to function for a particular movie. Not all movies in DTS-ES or DD-EX have this flag encoded in it's software. So the rear surround channels would not be commanded by the software to be decoded and played automatically...thus requiring you to enable them yourself.
Setting it to "on" in the sound menu will take care of that problem.

Dec 31, 2009 | Yamaha RX-V661 Receiver

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Lost my sound in my surround speakers

Check your speaker setup onscreen ( monitor) viewed configuration, be sure you are enabling SURROUND SPEAKERS, or REAR SURROUND if you are running 7.1, then check the AUTO input to be sure you are receiving a MULTI-CHANNEL SIGNAL within the DIGITAL/ANALOG source. Cycle through the DSP Analog modes ie. Pro-Logic, Rock Concert etc. and check your DIGITAL signal indicator for a 5.1 DD or DTS input, if you hit a unitentional button then you will just need to reset it back to prior operation before loseing the surround speakers.

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Surround sound will not work sr805

Did the speaker cailibration work on the speakers in question?
If YES, then the program material or settings you're using don't require the rear speakers.

By "Back" do we mean Surround or Surround Back? Surround Back speakers are the 6th and 7th channels in the 7.1 matrix. Not all source material has programming for them. But when using any 7.1 digital surround mode you can get anything, even stereo recordings, to output something from every speaker.

If NO, check your connections...

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No sound back two speakers

After using the method of last resort (RTFM) I discovered that Yamaha 7.1 amps assign an order of priority to the speakers. The surround speakers have higher priority than the surround-back speakers. I had connected the rear speakers (in a 5.1 configuration) to the surround-back speaker terminals and since nothing was connected to the surround terminals the E-6 error happed on auto-setup.

I eventually fixed this by connecting the rear speakers to the Surround L/R terminals and then, via the manual setup menu, set rear surround = NONE. This causes the amp to route the rear-surround signals to the Surround L/R terminals. The auto-configure then completed successfully.

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Why would you only hook up one speaker for the rear channel? in 7 channel stereo, all speakers have 100% signal sent to them as "stereo" in Dolby digital, rear speakers are for "effects" not dialog. like a plane flying past you or a car driving by, that's when you hear a rear speaker. It also needs to be placed behind you, not next to you or in front of you. Unless you are using zone 2 & 3 the receiver's surround back will work. if you only have left,right,center,sub & rear; the rear speakers should go to surround speakers not surround back. If you still have questions, post a comment and I can explain further. Hope this helps

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