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I am not getting any cable sound from my TV. I'm using a Motorola cable box (VIP 1216) connected to the Denon. Everything was working fine for the past couple of years then the TV sound went out and we were listening only to the surround sound on left and right channels. While trying to fix this sound problem, the surround sound went out. Now I have no sound to go with the TV. If I play a DVD, sound now comes out of the TV instead of the surround speakers. How do I get back to my original setup?

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  • cravewaves Aug 31, 2010

    Everything is hooked up to the receiver. The DVD player goes to the receiver. Nothing is hooked directly to the TV except the receiver. I have a Zune hooked up to the VCR inputs and it plays just fine, outputting through the surround speakers. DVD now playing through the TV speakers which it never did before. Cable TV provides good picture but no sound. Previously, I had sound on either the TV or surround from the cable inputs. My best guess is that some of the Denon settings have been changed by the cable remote, which also has some receiver functionality. I am seeing a small box on the receiver screen that says "analog." I'm wondering if the receiver is looking for an analog signal. I've tried to change the settings to digital without any success. I've used the auto detect and I keep getting the analog box on the screen.
    Also, when I set the receiver for cable inputs the screen used to say "TV/CBL" and now it says "TV/YBL"

  • cravewaves Sep 01, 2010

    Thanks for the advice. There were no error codes on startup. I was hesitant to go through the autosetup with the microphone because I could view the results of the last autosetup. I tested all the speakers and they worked fine. Regarding turning the A and B zones off, I have had that problem in the past and know how they can be accidentally turned off. After looking at the screen carefully, I noticed the letters DVD near the top of the screen. I played around with several dials and buttons and changed this to TV. I'm not sure which button actually did the trick but everything is back to normal now. Thanks for your help.

  • cravewaves Sep 01, 2010

    Thanks for the help. While it did not directly solve the problem, it got me looking at the screen and I changed some settings to TV rather than DVD.

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How is everything connected? is everything hooked up to the reciever? just wondering cause now you say the sound now comes out of the tv? how is the dvd player hooked up does it go through the reciever or is it plugged into the tv now. If you can outline the details of your setup i can help assist you. That way i can understand how you have it hooked up and then help trouble shoot from there. Thanks, Midwest-tek

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    Nathan Ayers Aug 31, 2010

    ok well there is from as far as i can tell in the reciever no way to set it back to default. But in the manual there is an auto setup and a way to ensure your settings. here is the link to the manual http://www.usa.denon.com/AVR-1908-OM-E_1... it is on page 25. If you could go through the auto setup it would help me cause if it has any problems it will give you an error code. Then if you do get an error code we can figure it out from there. But to me i am wondering if you hit the A or B zones and you have turned off the speakers itself. On page 9 it says there is a rear of the remote. there is zone 1 and zone 2 power. try making sure zone 1 is enabled. Cause if the dvd player is hooked up then that means the audio is passing through the unit. When you open the on screen display of the reciever does it show any error codes? or information that pops up?

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