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DVD Audio Hi there, I have a KOSH DVD player. Some DVDs when inserted play out with background music but the dialogue sound is missing. Other times, it works as one would expect. I've gone through the setup many times and I believe I have it right only to have the same problem recur. Is this fixable or should I just get a new DVD Player.

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Re: DVD Audio

Have you checked that your dvd is 5.1 channel or 2 channel,with what you are playing your dvd player tv or reciever

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Re: DVD Audio

Check your connections. My PS2 does the same thing. The connection on the rear is touchy. Sometimes the sound will be garbled.

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