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No sound in any surroundmode (sherwood 956r)

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Kharom, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. Kharom

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    hi!
    first post on this board, so, let me start with:
    hiya all! ;o)

    now, my sherwood 956r reciever arrived today and I was pretty excited about that.
    I owned an onkyo dolby pro logic amplifier for over 6 years and finally switched over to dolby digital, and was planning to go 6.1

    but, after I tested the stereo output and was satisfied with the performance, I plugged in my center, rear speakers and a passive sub (an active sub will replace the passive sub soon, but this speaker setting worked fine with my old amplifier) and got no sound at all.
    I tried to get dts output trying the star wars episode2 dvd.
    the dvd player is a yamakawa 715, I tried a coax and a optical cable.
    no sound.

    to cut it short, analogue - stereo worked, all other modes provided no sound. that includes dvd playback, cd playback, dolby pro logic (which is switched to when I select "auto select" playing the dvd), even the phantom surround mound called "tusurround" results in silence.

    any ideas?

    thanks,
    kharom
     
  2. EvilMudge

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    Kharom,

    Have you made sure that digital output is on in the setup of the DVD player? This sounds like the most likely cause.
     
  3. Kharom

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    yeah, I selected digital output,
    but anyway, afaik, dolby prologic is analogue, right?
    so, the amp should be able to get a dolby prologic output with:
    center, front, rear, sub speakers connected
    cd - amp connected via cinch
    stereo only output is working
    switching over to a surround mode, including the "trusurround" mode which is supposed to simulate a non existing surround speaker setting with onyl two speakers, does result in no sound.

    plus, whatever setting I change with the dvd player, there should be, even with no media and no dvd player attached, a test signal?

    is it necessary for the dolby digital/dolby prologic to work properly that all speakers are correctly attached, thus, maybe one defect cable corrupting the whole set?

    greetz,
    kharom

    p.s.: my fear is I have to return the amp, but wanna make sure first I am not to dumb to set it up correctly :eek:)
    so, input about what to check for with dts/6.1 setups is highly appreciated
     
  4. Kharom

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    well, I called tech support and the guy told me, that I would have to select the
    correct input.
    I was figuring out that may be a reason, but to me, the only selections are
    "digital/analog" whilst the support guy said there would be a further option to
    select
    weither optical or coax input, cant see that though, I press the digital/analog
    button and
    on osd the only options are d/a too.

    any ideas?

    thansk,
    tomi // kharom
     
  5. jhjerpe

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    My Dolby digital disapeared the other day.... turns out that setting my DVD to PCM output was the cause. I had a DVD-R that would only work with the PCM set to on. Chaging it back got it back.
     

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