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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.

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

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  • big_red533 Mar 20, 2008

    I have the same problem when when my dolby is set on cinema. but when I have it set to dolby music I get more sound out of the center channel

  • vchapman49 Nov 27, 2008

    i bought the coby 588 its a 5.1 i get the music but no dialouge, i went to the audio and changed what they said in the booklet but it didnt do anygood, can someone give me some ideas??




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The owner's manual should have a section on how to balance the system. I don't have one at the moment, but I believe that this model also has a setup tone generator option. Look in the owner's manual or online at Yamaha for a copy of it. This will contain the instructions for the setup.

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