no im pretty sure that its because I do not have my surround sound on the right input. since i dont have the remote, i can only play sound out of video 1, video 2, dvd, sa-cd/cd, fm, and am. I have to have the remote to switch from video 1, video 2, ect. to digital or optical input. By any chance do you know of any way i can make it to where audio is through rca and video is though hdmi?