try pressing the dolby button to turn on the simulated surround sound. if that doesn't work, it's likely because you did the sound calibration.if you have a room with good acoustics, then the speakers don't have much to calibrate: this means that the speakers will be able to play sthe audio in the same format it was originally "recorded". for FM radio and Ipod, this means a stereo (right and left speakers only) format.
I hate to make this comparison, but it's like watching "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in it's original format: it was mono, so sound only would come from one speaker. If you had 2 speakers, than it would just send the same signal to both: if someone fired left or right of the camera, you wouldn't be able to tell. When "the good, the bad, and the ugly" was re-released on DVD, (and more recently on Blu-ray) they actually had to have all of the actors come back in to re-record the audio tracks to make it higher quality.
So try the "Matrix" setting, or try hooking up your computer to the system using a HDMI cable: but it won't be true surround sound: the system has to guess what surround-sound would be like: kinda like the false-colored WW2 videos on the history channel: while it's not black and white: it doesn't exactly look real either.
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