soundtouch 300 losing connection to Samsung tv
My ST 300 keeps disconnecting from my Samsung KS 8000 TV. The tv firmware is up to date, as well as the firmware for the ST 300 and soundtouch app. I have been using the “alternate on” cec option, and have also tried the “always on” option. I have done the 15 minute power cycle of unplugging the HDMI cable, then the tv, then the sound bar, and then re-plugging the tv, then HDMI, then sound bar, and that will fix it temporarily. Then, after turning on the tv/ soundbar to use them maybe 3 times, inevitably, the soundbar and tv lose their communication with each other. First, the sound will continue to play out of my st300, but I lose the ability to control the volume with my tv remote. Then, the next time I turn everything off/on, no sound will come out of the sound bar, and the tv does not recognize the st300 as a speaker. This has been going on for over a year, ever since I purchased the ST300. I don’t know what else to try. This is extremely frustrating and disappointing.
-I typically turn the tv on first using the tv remote, which causes the soundbar to turn on.. should I be turning the soundbar on first using the soundbar remote?
-I can tell when the communication has been lost as soon as I turn the tv on, if the soundbar turns on and the far-right light is lit.. that is a sign that the volume control is lost as indicated above, and the next time I turn everything on, there will be no sound.
-I have the virtually invisible rear speakers that go with the st 300.
-I can’t use an optical cable from the tv to the soundbar instead of HDMI. I have a PS4 that is hooked up directly via optical to the st300, which needs to be set this way. I tried routing everything through the tv via optical, and there is significant delay in PS4 audio when doing this. Playing with the audio delay settings in both the tv and st 300 did not fix this, so I’m relying on HDMI cec for everything other than PS4 audio.
I am at a loss as I feel I’ve tried everything. It feels as though there is a fundamental issue in this technology. Please advise.