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Vsx-d511 digital coax input

Hi, my receiver recently stopped producing sound on DVD/LD setting after a friend used it but he didn't unwire anything so i think it's just the settings. I have the receiver connected to my dvd player via the digital coax input. It seems to me that the issue is that the input signal refuses to change from ANALOG to DIGITAL, it merely toggles between DVD/LD ANALOG and DVD5.1ch ANALOG when pressing the signal select button. I don't have anything else connected other than the dvd player with the coax cable and i've tested the speakers and other inputs seem to be fine.. any ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.. any thoughts??

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  • mrkus Jan 09, 2008

    thanks, i've looked through the instruction manual online and it turns out the coax input has been switched off with the remote control.. and i just figured out how to turn it back on.




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