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Phillips HTS3555 Surround Sound system. Cannot get the setup menu on the TV. Only one speaker is producing sound - the left front speaker. Followed step by step instructions w/out success.

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Not sure as a friend did it. Thanks anyway.

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Surround Sound System Settings ---- Correct Time Delay Setting in Multi-channel Audio

A correctly set surround sound system can yield dramatic improvements to your
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