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Cant Hear Dialogue Over the Background Sound

I have a Yamaha HTR 5740 which I use for Home Theatre. Often times, I have a hard time hearing the spoken dialogue coming from the center front speaker over the background coming through the other four speakers. I have misplaced my manual and this device overwhelms me with all its buttons. Can anyone tell me how I can fix this? I hear better with my TV speaker turned up than I do from my surround sound system which I paid a lot of money for. Thank You.

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  • nman83 Jan 13, 2009

    I have the same problem.  It has worked intermittantly, and seems to be fixed if I mess with the speakers sometimes.  I got mine in a Home Theater in a Box set, so I do have a dedicated ceter speaker, but even changing the speaker-specific volume levels doesn't seem to help.

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I had the same problem, first you can download the manual online to see how to reset the speakers. next, make sure you have true digital audio input with a fiber optic or like connector. you should see little LED symbols of r/l/c/w/rr/rl etc. If you just see R and L, it is not getting a true signal.

But what worked the best was getting a better, devoted, CENTER speaker, not just a speaker in the center, but one devoted to dialogue.

good luck

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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