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The surround sound speakers do not work when i am watching cable

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Greetings josh_006,

You maybe having a problem with the surround speakers as not all programs are broadcast in surround sound. Depending on the manufacture of your receiver it might attempt to artificially create surround sound with a stereo signal, but that does not always mean it will work.

Sorry I didn't have better news for you.
Jon
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Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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