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My receiver switched from dolby digital to pro logic, but I cannot seem to get it to switch back. It is connected through optical audio to a motorola qip7100 hd receiver. i know that the channels are broadcast in dolby digital, but i cannot seem to decode/find the signal.

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Check the settings in the Motorola to make sure it's outputting Dolby Digital instead of PCM stereo.

Indicators on the receiver can tell you if you're receiving mutlichannel audio or not.

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