Hi all, first time poster. Finally retired my 1999 Sony projection TV and replaced it with a Samsung PN60F8500. Wow have I been missing out all these years. Anyway, it came with the HW-F450 2.1 soundbar. Okay sound wise but will be replaced with my Snell speakers once I update my receiver to this something made this decade.
I have had the unit for about 5 days now and today my wife told me that during the day the sound cut out a few times throughout the day for several minutes at a time. Typically when my wife tells me these sorts of things I wonder what she did however in the past hour the sound cut out on me also. This is occurring watching regular TV channels via a Cable Box (comcast).
Right now I have a very basic setup. TV, Cable Box and Blu-ray player all connected via HDMI 1.4 cables. I have the HDMI from my Blu-ray going into the soundbar HDMI In. From the HDMI Out of on the soundbar to the HDMI (arc) on the TV. My Cable Box is connected to the HDMI (stb) connection. All seems to be working correctly, power on / off, etc. and until today no issue. When the sound cut out on me the first time I tried to increase the volume but this had no effect. The second time, in about 10 minutes, the sound cut out I turned off the soundbar and immediately heard sound from the TV. When I turned the soundbar back on there was sound again. I was unable to find anything on-line about this model cutting out, just a few mentions of this problem on past models and one post about this model but nothing specific.
Has anyone experienced this issue and or know of a possible cause / resolution?