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Rear speakers do not work , also in set up menu they are grayed out.

In the audio set up menu the center and rear speakers are grayed out. also in main menu preference is grayed out. note that when radio playing the rear speakers work, they do not work when playing dvd or cd.

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  • larry12 Feb 05, 2008

    not sure what you mean. the dvd and cd are built into the dva 8700. also under audio settings rear speakers are grayed out which means i can not activate them. please walk me through the steps neccessary as there is no mention in the book about setting up the cd and dvd menu.

  • larry12 Feb 05, 2008

    under audio setup, i have speaker setup,dolby digital setup,channel delay,channel trim,equalizer,3d processing

  • larry12 Feb 05, 2008

    looking on the remote control, i do not have a surround sound button,

  • larry12 Feb 05, 2008

    sorry my isp timed out. under dolby digital the setting are dual mono,under that are stero, l-mono,r-mono,mix-mono, then D.C.R.which gives me a slide from off to full presently set at 1/3. then then is only settings under dobly

  • larry12 Feb 05, 2008

    isp timmed out again, under equalizer type are none, rock,,pop,live,and others. then bass boost either on or off, them super bass either on or off, then treble boost either on or off. on remoter there is an audio button which when pused mono left, mono right mixed mono, stero


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Hi you need to acess the menu and make sure surround sound is turned on as having the wrong setting wont let you use the rear speakers it might even be button on the control.
Ill look what you need to do then i will talk you through it ok give me few minutes ok

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  • paul proctor Feb 05, 2008

    im looking now for you what you need to do is turn the surround sound on as it looks like it is just in stereo sound mode bare with me foe few minutes ok

  • paul proctor Feb 05, 2008

    Hi What you need to do is enter setup mode then goto audio setup then in this menu select suround sound or 5.1 or 6.1.
    If you dont have this menu option on your model then its going to be on a button on cotroll you will either have an audio buton try pressing this whilst playing a film or you might have a different button depending on your model it might have a button with a circle and half circle on the button press this this should then tell you what sound mode your in keep pressing untill you get the surround sound option.
    If you still have the manual it will be in their just look under the remote section as it will tell you what the surround sound button is. ive tried looking for your manual online and cant find one but ill look again if this has given you no help just let me know ok ill look now again for you ok

  • paul proctor Feb 05, 2008

    im still looking for manual cant find one anywhere have you got yours or not do you have an audio button.
    When you enter audio setup and the first menu speaker setup is this where they are greyed out tell me if im wrong.
    The next menu whats under dolby digital setup whats listed under this menu.
    Also under equalizer does this only cover the bass and treble or is their option in their other than these im asking this as im struggling to find manual whilst waiting for answer ill look again

  • paul proctor Feb 05, 2008

    Im just leaving to goto work now but i will be back online in morning sorry but can you wait till then its 23:49 uk time will be back on at 10:00Am uk time hope this not a problem

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    Do you still need assistance


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Hi there

when playing radio, the rear speakers do work because you have configured that. in your dvd player however, you may not have configured it yet.

Correctly insert the jacks at the back of the dvd player and at the same time, check the menu of your dvd player and check the audio settings. Under the audio settings of your dvd player menu, select the 5.1 or 6.1 audio profile.

hope this helps.

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    earl norman llanera Feb 05, 2008

    be sure also that the dvd/cd youve insert supports the type of audio setup you want it to. because some dvd formats does not have surround sound but only stereo sounds.

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    earl norman llanera Feb 06, 2008

    Comment by larry12, posted on Feb 05, 2008
    under audio setup, i have speaker setup,dolby digital setup,channel delay,channel trim,equalizer

    hi larry12

    youve mention here that under audio setup, you can see "speaker setup,dolby digital setup."

    heres what you can do,

    under the speaker setup, be sure that you pre selected stereo as this will determine the sound quality of your shows.

    under dolby, look for any settings there that requires you to identify surround sound which has a rear speakers, mid...etc..

    in essense, all you need to do is identify which audio setup you want to use since you already have a surround sound hardware. the only thing thats left is to manually setup the surround sound settings which you can do in audio settings.

    so just try and try because its all there.

    hope this helps. :)


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