Thanks for the replies, guys. First I'd like to report that, gene c, you were correct, I did indeed have the back speakers plugged into the "SURROUND BACK/BI-AMP" terminals. I thought that made sense since the speakers were in the back and the terminal said the word "back". But then again, I have no idea what I'm doing. So I switched those to the Surround L,R terminals and ran the setup again, and it worked. One mystery solved. Groovy. To answer both of you, my cable box is a Motorola DCH6416. It is connected to the TV via HDMI, and to the tuner via RCA cables to the DVT/CBL terminals. mccambley,
What sound field are you using on the Yamaha HTR-6150? Dolby Digital is the correct sound field for HDTV and DVD movies.
I'm not sure what a sound field is, but I'll take a guess at what you are talking about. I've switched through all the different modes using the button labeled "SUR. DECODE" on the remote and it switches between modes: Pro Logic, PLII Movie, PLII Music, PLII Game, Neo: 6 Cinema, Neo: 6 Music, & Neural Sur. Are the differences between these just a matter of preference? Or are you "supposed" to use one of these depending on what you're doing (movie vs music for example) and depending on what type of equipment you have. gene c,
The fact that only the L and R speaker indicators are lit means your source component is only sending a Stereo signal and not a 5.1. Either a setting in the cable boxes Audio Menu is in-correct (set to Stereo or Analog) or the program is broadcast only in Stereo.
I think this is the problem. Should I be using an optical cable instead of RCA cables? I figured surround sound was an all or nothing thing. If I'm using the RCA cables and I only see the L and R indicators on the tuner, should I be hearing any surround sound at all? Because I think I am. But it could be my imagination. I haven't changed any setting on the cable box, nor do I know how to. I'm willing to give it a try if you think it will help. What does "YAPO" mean, BTW? Also, I tried to connect my optical cable, but I'm an optical cable virgin. I think I'm sticking the correct gazinda into the correct gazouta, but the cable doesn't seem to want to stay. Do you have to push very hard to sort of make the cable "click" into place? Alright, I hope I've given some useful feedback. You guys have helped me make some progress. I appreciate it.