I just got the HR 44 Genie from Directv. I have it hooked up to my tv with HDMI for video and then using an optical cable to get sound to my soundbar. I have had a strange thing happening with sound dropping to the soundbar, but I can still hear some sound from my wireless subwoofer. I have tried a new optical cable and have even switched to a different toslink input on the soundbar. This is the exact setup I've had for quite while and didnt have any issues with my previous DVR from directv. It does seem that my local stations have it happening most often (NBC for sure). Once I power off the soundbar and back on, everything works normal. I'm very frustrated and dont know what else to try. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!!