Sound cuts out every so often when using Coax Digital In
I have my Satellite and Xbox360 running into my TV using HDMI, then using my TV's Coax Digital Audio out to connect sound to my Philips receiver.
However, every few minutes, the sound cuts out, and the receiver display acts as if its recognizing the signal for the first time. Posts up the DOLBYPLII message, then the sound comes back in and it goes right back displaying DI, which is what it displays the whole time the sound works flawlessly.
I tried bypassing the TV thinking it may be the culprit and hooked up my other dvd player to the receiver using the digital in as well. Same issue. Every few minutes its like it reconfigures what its decoding, and the sound cuts out while it figures it out. But the sound is constantly coming, cutting out mid song, or dialogue sometimes.
Could it be my wires? Thats the only other constant. I used a high quality Sony Digital Coax wire to connect the devices ($15 for an rca cable... gag me).
I have the same problem with the HTS 3544 unit. It cuts out about once a minute when using the direct input from the TV. Is the only answer to replace the unit?
Just so you know, the "rapid replacement" unit Philips sent me WAS rapid, but it was a refurb unit, complete with scratches, and it had the same problem as my original unit. The sound still cut out when using the digital audio coax in. I sent it back and returned the original to Target.
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Try a digital coax or optical for audio and see if that helps, you will still get all the benefits of HDMI video but perhaps no audio issue,ensure your kit is running up to date firmware. If that don't help play with the connections try a different HDMI cable, different VIDEO source or try the connections with a different AMP .
Hope it helps... :)
I'm not sure what you mean by "run surround sound from this tv" . If you are using an antenna for HIDEF you would run an optical cable from the tv to the optical input on your receiver labeled CD. If you are using a cable box or using a blu ray player simply run a coax cable from said box or player (digital out) into your receiver labeled DVD and run the HDMI cable straight into the back of your tv strictly for video. Note that some recent budget players have omitted digital audio outputs entirely. Hopefully your player has them. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask for clarifications.
I had the same problem. You're not doing anything wrong. the thing is you can't (I don't know why but the owner manual says it) have sound going to your tv AND your HT speakers when you're using HDMI. You should try going to input setup, choose hdmi audio out to your TV instead of the speakers, and then run an optical cable from your satellite to your receiver, assigning it to the TV/Cable input.
I missed this cause I "assumed" the video/audio cable that came with the PS3 was a HDMI to Audio/Video cable, and didn't even see the SCART port in the back of the PS3. So I thought I didn't want to lose 1080p ..etc etc. Anyways. MX 3950D still good =)
I am posting this to try and get everyones audio problem for this receiver fixed. If you only connected the HDMI cable to the 510, you will not get sound. This receiver passes through HDMI only, no processing of audio. You must either connect a fiber optic or digital coax to the 510 for that respective HDMI input from the BD player, the DVD HDMI only accepts digital coax, and the Video2 HDMI only accepts fiber optic. If you BD player does not have digital coax out for audio, you must move the connection to Video2 HDMI and connect fiber optic to the Video2 fiber input. Sony butchered the whole purpose of HDMI with this receiver. Hope this heps you. By the way, it is hardware, no firmware update will correct this.
solution to Both our problems is this, call Philips, "it just so happens that we have a rapid replacement program for this particular system"-"there seems to be an internal electrical problem", so I'm sending it back to them.......
As dumb as this sounds here is the mistake Sony made. The receiver does not process sound from the HDMI, it will only pass through that data to you TV. So you will not be able to get sound from your 5.1 speaker setup if you only connect the HDMI, you have to use the matching audio input for that respective HDMI input. Make sense? So the HDMI DVD Input must have digital coax for sound, HDMI Video2 must have fiber optic for sound, and there is another fiber optic port for the Sat input. Yes thats right, if you have 2 HDMI HD components and each only has fiber optic(neither one has digital coax) you cant hook both up properly the way you would think. Sony made this receiver poorly, turning High Definition Multimedia Interface into High Definition Multimedia Except For Audio Interface.