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5.1 surround not working

Only the front 2 speakers will work. Even on Tuner setting, the sub and the surround are not working. The speakers and sub have been tested separately and are working just fine, just not as they should with the receiver. The only thing that I can think of that would have caused this is a power surge....any suggestions?


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Re: 5.1 surround not working

Adjust your sound outputs with the remote and adjust the +/- settings on them and ten try another sound output adjust the stero effectsand try playing around with that and try cutting the speaker cable back about 2 inches and using a new peice of the cable to see if it's the cable causing the issue.

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