Re: Philips FR965/17 Digital Audio/Video Surround...
Well, if the headphones work,then the amp in the rcvr is working.
Make sure speakers are hooked up properly (Spr A, Spr B, etc.)
Be sure speakers are selected properly on the front panel.Look in the owners manual and see if its possible to reset the reciever.If this is an older unit, speaker relay may be dirty or defective or unit is in protection.If unit used to make a click after a few seconds when first turned on and now it doesn't, then the relay is not working.
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Make sure the MUTE function has not been activated.
Try turning up the volume level.
Check that there are no headphones connected.
Try setting the Audio/Video (A/V) receiver to a different Surround Sound mode.
IMPORTANT:Verify that the source you are playing is encoded with Surround Sound audio. If not, the audio will be very difficult to hear using a Surround Sound setting. Set Surround Sound to OFF when playing a source that is not encoded with a Surround Sound signal.
Check each speaker to make sure they are properly connected to the A/V receiver.
Perform a Test Tone function to verify if the speakers are working correctly.
Verify all external audio sources are securely connected to the appropriate inputs on the A/V receiver.
NOTE: If the audio is being sent from a television to the A/V receiver, then it may be necessary to disable the internal speakers of the TV or set the audio output of the TV to FIXED or VARIABLE. If the audio output of the TV is set to VARIABLE, then you will need to increase the volume level of the TV.
Make sure the correct audio input is selected on the A/V receiver.
Confirm what type of HDMI devices are connected to the A/V receiver and then check the following:
Test each one of the HDMI inputs on the A/V receiver to confirm that all of the inputs for the A/V receiver are working.
Try a couple of different HDMI cables to verify there is not a bad set of cables.
Unplug the video source from the A/V receiver and connect the source directly to the television. If there is still a problem with the audio, continue to the next step. If connecting the source to the TV corrects the sound issue, service will be needed on the A/V receiver.
Verify the DEMO (demonstration) mode is not active.
Change the ATT (attenuate) setting.
NOTE: The procedure to change the ATT feature varies by model.
Reset the A/V receiver back to factory specifications.
Generally you will connect the Digital audio or optical audio cable from TV to the input of Receiver. Then using the remote control of Receiver you will program the source for digital audio or optical audio as TV. I am assuming the speakers on the receiver are already connected and working. All you do is then turn on TV and turn on Receiver and select TV on Receiver. The TV audio will play through the receiver. Make sure the TV sound is in Mute.
This is because your receiver is not in the correct surround sound mode for the number of channels being sent from the audio source, i.e. your TV or DVD player. It is likely your receiver is set for Dolby Digital (DD). You will need to switch your receiver to a Dolby Pro Logic (PL or PL II) setting to get audio from the rear speakers using your current audio source.
If you are unsure how to do this, please reply to me with the brand and model of the receiver. Some receivers have a "Surround Mode" button on the front of the unit or the remote. If you want to include further details of your setup, I can also give you some advice on attaining the best audio quality with the equipment you are using. You may be able to get Dolby Digital surround by changing some audio settings on the audio source or using a different connection.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance.
It sounds like the BDP unit is set to downmix PCM to the Optical Digital Audio output (the default). You need to change it to something like Dolby Digital. Crack the manual and look at all the digital audio settings you need to choose.
Okay let me start with your pc setup. What type of sound card are you using? Are you using onboard? You have to check and see if the sound card or device you are using supports SPDIF passthrough. Basically this does just what it says...passes the surround sound signal through your hardware with no onboard decoding and uses the decoder found on your stereo. I use a soundblaster Audigy and i had to enable passthrough in the audio console. I also had to enable spdif as my default audio playback device. This is in Windows Vista. You also need to go into properties and set the formats your receiver supports. Once that is complete you need to adjust the audio settings in media center and select toslink as your audio output and select 5.1 audio.
Things should work now...BUT...you will only get surround sound audio when watching a source that has dolby 5.1 or DTS. You will not get surround sound in games =( When i watch ota hd shows that have dolby audio, the blue light kicks on in my receiver and i get 5.1 audio. Same goes for watching DVD's. I hope this helps you out
It sounds like you don't have your surround sound source set up properly (your DVD player is not set up for PCM sound).
the best quality audio will be to set up either digital or optical audio between the DVD and the receiver.
Once you have connected the optical or digital audio cable between the DVD and receiver, you have to go into the DVD player audio setup and change it to PCM digital audio or you will not get surround sound. DVD players are not set up by default to output surround sound.
if the unit has no digital dvd 5,1 input it will not play 5.1 output, unless the unit is switched into a virtual surround mode(theatre/etc) mode try with a new dvd film with a digital glassfiber cabel if it shows 5.1 on the display of the receiver. if it shows 5.1 digital surround than the end stage of your surround is blown and needs to be replaced