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Help with audio sound

I recently just connected a coaxial audio cable to from my DVD player to my Refeiver (Denon AVR 588), it was working at first then i messed with a couple settings under input, and now i have no sound with the DVD player, and i can't seem to get it back. I put the input levels back to what the manual says are default, but it still won't work. Suggestions please.

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Re: Help with audio sound

Had the same problem - have a 3-yr old Sony DVD without hdmi - used RGB for video (hooked it up directly to tv) and optical cable for audio (connected to OPT-2 in receiver) and problem solved. the standard red/wht audio cables also worked.

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