I am quite new to this area of 5.1 surround sound. I started with a Samsung all-in-one receiver that also came with 4 small speakers, a subwoofer and a center speaker. I worked well for the most part, except I would occasionally notice a distinct drop off in volume which I could overcome by touching the volume button and raise the volume only a single digit. In other words, a very small increase through the remote resulted in getting the full volume back again. This would occur most often when we tried to watch programming supplied by our cable company.
So I bought the Yamaha HTR-4065 thinking that perhaps there was a flaw in the Samsung unit. I connected the Yamaha unit but I have no "voice," through the speakers. Just the background sound like music, or during a football game I can easily hear the crowd, but not the announcers. I'm stumped.
The speakers seem to be hooked up correctly. When I turn on the radio feature I get excellent sound through all the speakers. When I run a blu-ray disc I get very good sound throughout.
Would anyone be able to tell me what I need to do to get all the speakers to work with the TV? Did I program something incorrectly during the set up procedure?
I would like to get better at this. But right now I'm feeling a bit helpless with new technology.
Thank you for any advice or suggestions.