I have a Panasonic TH-65FZ950U OLED and usually have it connected to my Soundtouch 300 without any issues. For some reason, the Soundbar stopped playing audio from the Television and I cannot for the life of me figure out why! A few details:
- There cannot be anything wrong with the hardware setup as in the morning everything was working fine, in the afternoon the audio stopped, without anyone touching it. The TV is wall mounted so nothing has moved.
- I can change the input to the Soundbar through my Soundtouch iPhone app to spotify through WiFi and audio plays perfectly fine.
- When I first log into the Soundtouch app (when the TV is going and the soundbar is set to 'TV'), its registering that the Soundbar is playing from another Audio Device (the TV, like it should, but theres no audio). The light also changes on the Soundbar 300 to TV when the TV turns on, so its registering the TV is there.
- I did a Factory Reset on the TV in case there was issues there. But its reset fine and audio is back playing through the TV speakers, but when i turn the TV speakers to "OFF" to play through home theatre (Soundbar) but theres no audio.
It is also probably worth mentioning that 6 months ago when the TV was only 15 months old, we had a fault where some of the HDMI's werent working. Panasonic had an agent look into it and it they ended up replacing the board into for free. I am thinking now that potentially the HDMI 2 ARC point has faulted again at this stage?
If anyone has any ideas, please throw some ideas out there.