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I can hear music but not voices

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MereChase Calculating status...
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Jun 19, 2011 8:55 AM

It's Fathers Day, I rented 3 movies this past week via AppleTV and downloaded all 3 well in advance (since it takes so dang long to download movies); Sunday am arrived, and I settled in on the couch with anticipation & my two awesome teenage daughters to watch movies.  We started the first movie and could hear music just fine, but could not hear voices?????? 

I was hoping it was just this one movie, but had the same problem with all 3 movies. 

I did everything imaginable trying to resolve; reset ATV, went thru all of the settings trying anything looking applicable, to no avail.

Now I'm sitting here writing this rather than spending quality time with my 2 daughters, which I rarely get, between work, and the ex-wife.


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  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jun 19, 2011 9:02 AM (in response to MereChase)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.


    Are you connected to a surround sound system.

  • mpdajo Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2011 11:58 AM (in response to MereChase)

    Do you have a receiver that considers you are running surround sound, and is your centre speaker disconnected (or do not have centre speaker)?

    If you are running 2 speakers or 2.1, make sure you set your sound settings to accommodate the number of speakers you have connected.


    When running surround sound, during movies, voice generally comes from the centre speaker.


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