This is my second weekend with my new 789, and I had the weirdest issue pop up:
I have a Motorola 6416 Fios box hooked up via HDMI, and run HDMI from the AVR to my TV. While watching some DVR stuff last night, the audio would completely drop out during commercials, but come back on during the 'show' (except for a very, very slight bass signal (sub?)). I went back and viewed a snippet of a superbowl commercial break I was saving in order to use to tune my dynamic audio settings later on, and most of the blockbuster commercials worked, but not the NBC Heroes promo. This was not an issue replaying the same clip earlier this week.
I assume this had something to do with the audio encoding of the commercials, as previously I would get a lot of 'chirps' as shows went into and out of commercial breaks. These dropouts did not correspond with any changes on the front display as to input type, and happens regardless of whether audessey in on or off.
I went to bed pretty frustrated, and got up this morning just wanting to listen to 'Flashback' on the radio while reading the newspaper. Now my tuner had dropouts -- the FM audio would play for a second, then drop out for a couple seconds, then play for a second, then drop out . . . all on a consistent pattern. I sifted through the manual and pressed all the buttons I could, but nothing would fix this previously fine radio signal.
I turned on the TV so I could review some of the setup menus, and as soon as I did, the dropouts stopped. I played the Superbowl clip, and it is fine. I turned off the TV, and the radio dropouts didn't return.
Does anyone have an idea as to what happened here? I've searched on 'audio drop outs', but all of the old postings seem to relate to random issues, while mine follow a distinct pattern.