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Sound problem I am running an explorer 3250HD cable box and I am using an optical audio cable from the cable box to my Aiwa receiver. The problem I am experiencing is that the receiver will momentarily switch from the digital signal to analog. This will cause no sound for just a second, but it is kind of annoying. The light on the display will switch over to analog and then right back to digital. all my connections are tight. Could this be a defective optical cord? or might there be another issue here.

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I'm fairly certain this is a cable signal issue... I have had my digital audio cut in and out and the cable company traced it to a weak signal and replaced the cabling. No issues since. Just an FYI, my setup is a Sony 6.1 with an Optical cable. There is a Blue Light indicator for Surround and when I had the problem, the receiver's light would go off and the display "blinked."

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