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Distortion/noise and buzz in front left speaker

I recently moved and redid all my speaker and component connections to my TX-SR503. No problem. Great sound as usual. A few days ago I made connections to get cable audio through the receiver and to hook up a new DVD player, the Philips DVP5982. Now all of the sudden -- not saying there's a connection -- I get terrible noise, distortion and a low buzzing/hissing through my left speaker when I power up the receiver. The noise goes aways after a few minutes, but the buzzing doesn't I've tried a different speaker cable, a different speaker, redoing all the connections, moving components -- and the buzz/hiss lingers. Help?

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Re: Distortion/noise and buzz in front left speaker

Try to see if the reciever will make the buzzing/noise without anything connected to it except power, and speakers. Tune into a local radio station and see if the noise continues. If the noise has stopped, then you know there is an issue with the player or cable.

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