No pass-through of audio to TV when on Standby -- SOLVED!
For the benefit of anyone else who has experienced this issue, I thought I'd post about a problem that cropped up mysteriously and a solution.
I have my 80.3 set to pass through the incoming HDMI cable TV signal out to my TV (also via HDMI) so that, when the 80.3 is on Standby, the TV receives video and the audio is played by the TV speakers. This has always worked fine. The HDMI light is displayed at all times on the 80.3, even when on Standby.
The other day, when turning on only the TV, there was no audio coming from the TV speakers. Toggling the HDMI pass through setting off and on did not help. Turning on the setting to play audio on the TV speakers did nothing - again no sound from the TV.
I first checked all of the HDMI cables. Then I connected an HDMI cable from the cable box directly to the TV, bypassing the 80.3. The TV speakers worked. After searching this thread for "factory reset", which I was about to do, I saw a post that suggested that simply unplugging the AC power cord for the 80.3 and then re-plugging it in solves some issues. So, I tried that and it worked. The audio immediately returned to the TV speakers when the 80.3 was on Standby.
Problem solved! When other HDMI issues crop up, I'll try to remember to first unplug the AC cord before trying anything more drastic.
Edited by ed1 - 11/3/13 at 10:23am