Really...none of you gurus can solve this? Disappointed!
I've been having an issue with my home theater audio and need someone savvy in home theater to help me pinpoint what the problem might be.
Up until about a month ago, my home theater was working fine. I have a Samsung HT-J5500W 5.1 hooked up through the ARC HDMI input and my Oppo 103D hooked up through the remaining input. One day, out of the blue, my Oppo stopped outputting 5.1 sound through my home theater (getting sound through the TV speakers works fine).
At first, I thought it was an HDMI cord issue or perhaps an issue with the HDMI input on the TV. But no, trying multiple HDMI cords results in the same problem.
What's odder is I'm NOT having the audio output issue with my other player - a Samsung 4K Blu-ray player...I can hook it up to the same HDMI output on my TV and the home theater will play 5.1 fine.
Here's the even ODDER part: Simply hooking the HDMI output from the Oppo into the HDMI input on the LG TV knocks the 5.1 sound OUT on my cable...EVEN WITH THE OPPO STILL TURNED OFF! I'll plug in the HDMI cord to an output, the 5.1 audio will still work for about 5 to 10 seconds, then - poof - the Simplink switches over to TV speaker output and when I try to reconnect to it, I can get no sound. I pull the HDMI from the Oppo back out (keep in mind the power on the Oppo is still OFF) and 5 to 10 second later, the 5.1 sound will kick back in. Again, using the same HDMI through my Sammy 4k Blu-ray player in the same input doesn't do this to my audio...just when I run HDMI from my Oppo.
The weird thing is, again, it was working fine all year up until about a month ago and these issues started. I've contacted LG about this, and they give me the same standard answers...your HDMI cord must be bad; your Home Theater Must be faulty; your Oppo must be faulty, etc...anything but a good suggestion.
So I'm turning to the experts...there's got to be someone out there who knows what might be the issue or had something similar happen. Thanks in advance!