No sound when hooking up dvd to receiver - help!


No audio when dvd to receiver set-up HELP!
I have a Panasonic DVD-CV50 and a Technics SADX930 AV Control Receiver. I hooked up my S-video from DVD player to the TV and my Coax Cable from the DVD player to the DVD coax input on the receiver. Seems easy enough, however after putting the setting on the receiver to DVD and starting the DVD, there is video but no sound comes out. Neither stereo or surround. Unfortunately I have lost the manual for the DVD player. Is there something I'm supposed to set up there? Any help would be appreciated.

Al Holland
Go to the set up menu on your DVD player.
Select audio adjustment. Select output. Then select PCM RAW or DD or Dolby. These settings will vary by DVD player brand. What ever the selection reads you want something other than analog.
Hope this works.

Thank you, Thank you Al Holland.

It worked for me!

AV chellenged

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. I think maybe the surround part of my receiver broke. It's not the speakers because I plugged the rear ones into the front speakers and they worked. I tried disconnecting everything from the receiver and trying to test surround sound just on the recceiver and it won't give me any sound.

Al Holland
Which receiver and DVD player do you have? How old are they?

No audio from playing dvd's, but yes from playing music cd's. Picture from dvd is fine.
It used to work but now it does not.
I am using the optical cable.
Any help is appreciated.

Phil Krewer

Does your receiver have assignable inputs and if it does did you make sure that the input you used was assigned to the DVD

Also many DVD player the Digital out has to be turned on Have you done that.

Maybe you could post what the audio setup of your DVD looks like


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A receiver is just a tuner/pre-amp/amplifier in one package. You say you have a powered subwoofer and a 700 watt system. Obviously the subwoofer isn't powered by an internal 700 watt amplifier, so what is driving your non-powered other speakers?

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You get these at Radio Shack

Hello Everyone!

I connected the Cyberhome 405 DVD player and the Technics SA-DA15 receiver via Toslink/Optical. When I change the Input channel to "DVD Opt IN" at my receiver and I start playing a DVD, I hear no sound. When I turn off the receiver now and turn it on again, I hear the correct sound???!!! Can you help me, please?

Thanks a lot!


mark harling
I just bought a pioneer receiver and a panasonic dvd player(i would have to sneek into the bedroom where my wife is sleeping to give you the model numbers). The pioneer is set for coax audio default with an option for optical. The panasonic only has optical. BOTH UNITS NEED TO BE PROGRAMMED TO OPTICAL but both have bad instructions on how to do it. I am getting no sound on dvds or music cds. Help please. thanks
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