First time posting so if I'm not doing something right or I'm posting in the wrong area, please let me know. I have a Panasonic SC-HTB550 Soundbar, Panasonic TC-L47E50 tv, Verizon Cablebox (Cisco, not sure of the model #), and a newer generation slim PS3. Here is a figure of how it's currently connected:
The way it's currently setup, I leave the Soundbar input on TV and change the TV inputs to either 1 or 4 (for Cable or PS3). This way, all sound goes through the soundbar and I can use the TV remote to control sound (as well as the PS3 which is a nice little extra).
The issue I'm facing is well over half the time when I turn the TV on, I don't get any sound from the soundbar. The Viera Link is defaulting to Home Theater for sound output and I can actually see the volume going up and down, but I get nothing. There are 2 ways to get it working. I either go into the Viera Link settings and change default output from Home Theater to TV then back to Home Theater, or I turn the TV off then on (this second method doesn't always work). I have the power save set to shut off all compatable devices when the TV turns off (the soundbar and PS3) and vice versa when I turn the TV on.
Also to note, this only started when I went to the current setup. Here is a figure of my previous setup:
I had the Cable and PS3 outputs going to the soundbar and the soundbar output going into the TV input. Through this setup, I had to change the soundbar inputs to either Cable or PS3, and had to use that remote to change the sound. With this setup, I did not have the sound issue.
I suspect the issue might be with the power save settings. Since the soundbar gets turned off when I turn the TV off, it needs to be turned on again when I turn the TV on. I'm thinking because of this, the TV is getting turned on first and isn't syncing with the soundbar.
Also to note this also happens when I turn the TV on and try to use Netflix or any of the other Viera Connect apps. I've ruled out any connected devices being the issue because of this.
Anyway, that's the issue and I'm hoping someone might have some ideas. Again, first time posting so if I'm doing anything wrong, just tell me.
Thanks in advance.