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Denon AV Receiver 1706

I am unable to get any audio output from my Denon AV Receiver (Model #1706) from either my TV or DVD player when using the digital optical cables. I have verified that the cables are working on another component & that my speakers are connected properly as I can receive audio output when utilizing the analog connections. I suspect there is some programming change I need to make in the receiver settings, but I have not been able to deduce what the problem is from the information in the product manual. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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