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I am not able to hear the dialog while playing DVDs. The background is great and comes through all 5 speakers, however, to be able to listen to the dialog, I have to switch over to 2-channel or Stereo. The DVD player is connected directly to my TV (which is also a Coby) and does not connect through the DVR box. How can I get the dialog to play and get use out of the 5.1 channel audio output? Seems odd to sell a 5 speaker DVD system that only plays background sound but no dialog.

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  • ddiak Sep 17, 2010

    Yes, the center channel works perfectly. Actually all 5 speakers work really well, just no dialog.

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Yes, I tried several DVDs and it happens with all of them. I'm stumped that the sound is perfect except that there is no dialog unless I use 2-channel or Stereo -- however, when I use 2-channel or stereo, I only get use out of the 2 surround speakers. (I lose center, subwoofer, left front and right front)

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Well let me first ask is the center chanel working? or properly hooked up. Cause most of the times when in 5.1 the talking or "dialog" as you put it comes only through the center channel its just kinda how they do it. Listen to see if the center channel is working. if you are unsure try hooking up a speaker that you know works into the center channel speaker output. If no sound comes out then the reciever possible has blown its center channel. Please follow up with a comment and i will be glad to assist you further thanks, Midwes-tek

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    Nathan Ayers Sep 17, 2010

    Well does this happen with all dvds? cause sometimes dialog can be missing on some dvd's. Some dvds do not have true 5.1 therefor if there is no dialog file it sometimes will not play any sound. In the meantime i am going to review the manual of the device to see if there is some setting that can be adjusted. But if you say the center channel works in stereo mode then i am inclined to believe it is the dialog file itself. Please follow up with a comment and i will be glad to assist you from there. thanks, Midwest-tek

  • ddiak Sep 17, 2010

    Yes, I tried several DVDs and it happens with all of them. I'm stumped that the sound is perfect except that there is no dialog unless I use 2-channel or Stereo -- however, when I use 2-channel or stereo, I only get use out of the 2 surround speakers. (I lose center, subwoofer, left front and right front)

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    Nathan Ayers Sep 17, 2010

    that is typical with stereo's. On some stereos they will have a 5 channel stereo mode. I looked all through the manual and couldnt find anything about dialog. Except to turn up the center channel but that cant be it. I am really stumped as i have seen this before but generally you have to goto options in the dvd and click play 5.1 or it will automatically detect these settings. I feel that this may be beyond me plesae pass on my solution and hopefully another expert can give you the correct answer to solve your problem. Sorry i was unable to figure it out. Thanks, MIdwest-tek

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