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No sound with direct tv box over hdmi without several restates of tv

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Last response: in Home Theatre
April 8, 2011 9:39:00 PM

I have a 3 year old samsung LCD tv connected to one of the newer direct tv boxes via hdmi. After 2 days the sound stopped working when I would turn on the tv. If I reward the tv about 3-5 times the sounds starts working without issue all day. Sometimes there's no video either. If I change input to another source sound and video work fine and when I switch back to directive input there is still no sound unless I restart the tv several times. Restarting the dvr does not give me sound only restarting the tv does. What could be my problem here?

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April 8, 2011 9:46:16 PM

1. the television is not communicating with the direct tv box
2. the direct tv box isnt listening to the tv

if you really want to know.. try a different box OR try the same box on a different tv (use the same connection method)

the only other advice..
try to 'packet sniff' the connection and see what device is failing the information.
April 9, 2011 3:34:15 AM

You may need to update the firmware on your Samsung, or you may need a need a new mainboard in the Samsung.

Have you tried restarting the DTV box by the red button? In the setup screen, have you tried switching the audio track to "PCM"?