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Pioneer VSX-D308 Receiver Problem

I have 2 speakers hooked into the main L & R outputs and 2 in the Surround outputs but I cannot get the Surround speakers to play. When I press the speaker select I get "A" or nothing else. Am I missing something here?

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Go through your mode channels to put it on surround sound

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What your unidentified TV >>requires<< is the BEST Video from every video source. That would be the DVD, SAT Box. It probably has multiple high-end video inputs, right?

What your receiver needs is at least a basic composite video connection to the TV so you can set it up and manage it.

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Your TV can exist just fine with basic audio from the video sources. And you could still watch it/them without the Pioneer turned of if you want.

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1. Plug your tape deck's output (cassette or R2R) into the EQ's "Line In".
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