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Just got docking station have video but no sound

Do i have to download anything onto my archos

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Probably just your volume setting. For audio, you've probably got the 405 set to 1/3 volume and your TV set to about 1/3 of full, so the volume from the TV ends up as 1/3 of a 1/3 = 1/9. Up the 405 volume when watching TV byt remember to reduce it again before putting the headphones back in to listen to music.

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Try going to Menu->Settings->Sound. Go to Audio Output and try switching between Analog Line Out and SPDIF. I too had this problem and it scared me. But after playing around with the settings, I found this solution. All the best

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