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Hi,


I've got a Sony STR-DG1100 A/V receiver, and it recently stopped playing any sound at all in Dolby Digital mode, on the left, center and front speakers. I've tested it with an Xbox360 and a directv DVR, both on HDMI, and there is no sound on those speakers at all. If I cycle through the sound options with the remote, it only changes the sound coming from the two surround speakers (I have this set up as a 5.1, not 7.1).


Is this a common way for a receiver to die? I do have kids that like to bang on remotes and possibly the control panel of the receiver itself, so does this sound like something that could have happened by playing with buttons?


If I disable Dolby Digital on the Xbox360 and the DirecTv DVR, sound comes from all the speakers. This has got me completely baffled.


Any ideas?
 

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I just want to be clear that this receiver USED to work just fine with the equipment I mentioned in the above post.
 

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Try resetting the receiver to factory defaults and see if that has any effect. You'll lose any settings you've made but at this point those settings are what may be screwing things up.
 

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Try the internal test tones. If they do not come out, and you actually have speakers connected and switched on, the prognosis is dire.


Can you hear any hiss at all if you put your ear near the tweeter? If so, it just means the speaker is at least connected.
 

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Ok, as I suspected, it turns out I'm a complete idiot. I couldn't see the speakers OFF/A/B/A+B/ button on the left side of the front face (the cabinet is dark and it was in the shadows). My little 3 and 5 year old button pushers had messed with this setting, which only killed the left/center/right speakers in Dolby Digital mode.


The only reason I won't try to delete this thread for pure shame, is to possibly help even one other person who has this reciever and kids... Learn from my mistakes...


Thanks to those who read this thread, and replied.


Joe
 
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