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Audio drop outs when using HDMI connection on new Viera

I also just bought a 42" Viera and have connected it to my Time Warner Digital receiver. When running through the HDMI connection, the audio gets intermittent 5 to 10 second drop outs every 3 to 5 minutes.

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The way I solved it was to go into advanced settings and change the audio input connected to the hdmi port to component. I had to run an audio cable from the cable box into the TV but since I did this we haven't had the problem.

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