I suspect it's the playbar that's the issue not your TV set.
Have you tried to cover the switchers remote eye with a piece of black tape or something? Make it so that it always stays on and perhaps your problem is solved. If you need to use the remote on the switcher to change inputs then this idea won't work. Just a thought.Not a playbar issue as I hooked it up to another TV and it works fine.
Yes, the switch 'powers down' when I turn the TV off. When the TV turns on it powers back up, but optical port dark, so no playbar audio. The thing is, even though it is 'down' it is just in sleep mode and it requires a full power down for it to come back with the audio. While my other TV, the switch is always active even with the TV off. That is why I suspect it is the Panny.
I think I may have a workaround in order, but still annoying. Going to get a wireless outlet and just put the switch on it so I can easily remotely reset it. Don't suppose a Harmony remote could take on that task? I'm swimming in remotes!
The handshake issue can be a problem between the playbar and your Panasonic TV set. You may want to try a different playbar.Not a playbar issue as I hooked it up to another TV and it works fine.
Eh, I'm going to live and die with Sonos. It does work fine direct connect to TV.The handshake issue can be a problem between the playbar and your Panasonic TV set. You may want to try a different playbar.