I think my active able failed

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by MChang, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. MChang

    MChang New Member

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    I ran an active hdmi cable from the receiver to the TV @ 2 weeks ago. Better picture. I have a 20ft run. Last night the video feed was fine, but it dropped the audio. Nothing in the set up was changed. The audio sounds like it is cutting in and out making a popping sound and I can't make out any of the sound. Is this a bad cable with the video still working? Thanks., Brian
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    could be bad sitting of the cable, try to re-insert it on both ends
    or bad solder of tiny wires inside of each HDMI connector...
     
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Need more information. Who is your service provider (DIRECTV, DISH, Cable)? What equipment from your service provider are you using? Are you using your Yamaha RX-A780 with your TV setup?
     
  4. MChang

    MChang New Member

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    I will reset both cables to see what happens. Cable is a high quality monoprice unit.
     
  5. MChang

    MChang New Member

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    I am streaming through a Roku device into the Yamaha RX-A780. Using a Samsung TV. Using the Yamaha for sound via ARC.
     
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Check your internet connection. Check all your cables (Ethernet and HDMI).
     
  7. MChang

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    OK. I pulled and reset all the cable ends. No change. Then I switched cables from the Tivo hdmi 2 to the Roku hdmi3/ARC. No change. Switched them back and restarted Roku and the sound returned for streaming via Roku? Restarting the Roku must have fixed the problem. Tivo worked fine. Settings for the Yamaha were not changed. Sound is set on auto for the sound decoder. Sound is more surround sound than it was before for some reason. I only have a center and two bookshelf speakers set up, but it is different. Spoken language in a movie is more difficult to hear unless I turn it up. I am 63 and maybe hearing is starting to go.... Not sure what the problem was.
     
  8. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Check and make sure the software is up to date on all of your audio/video equipment.
     
  9. MChang

    MChang New Member

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    everything is on auto update and is current. thanks.
     
  10. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Good, glad your issue was resolved.
     
  11. MChang

    MChang New Member

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    thanks. for my own learning curve I would love to know what was wrong initially. Ghost in the machine. thanks to all.
     
  12. MChang

    MChang New Member

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    Now for the other shoe to drop. I use a harmony remote for these devices. My watch Roku activity is set up to have my yamaha control the volume. It is set this way in the harmony, but the tv is controlling the sound. I've reset the activity twice on the remote, but ...
     

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