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rivrbyte

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Hello!
Years ago, I set up my home audo, with a Yamaha RX-V675, for Audio, I added 6.0, “Ventriloquist,” custom speakers, from a local speaker company, “HSU Sound,” (Very happy with their speakers, still cranking today!) and upgraded the subwoofer from, 100w bass, to 200w.
The Video, is my wall-mounted Samsung Smart TV, (series 5)
I have a TOS Optical running from the TV, in the wall, and out, then into the Yamaha.
There is no problem with hearing, watching Prime or YouTube, the surround, both Audo and Video, I’m happy with, still sounds good.
BUT….
I installed an, Over The Air, (OTA) roof antenna, so I’m not beholden to Spectrum and their expensive, arm and a face, cable fees.

**The BROADCAST OTA issue I’m having is dropped audio, that cuts out every few seconds, and seems to only happen when I have the, “SPEAKER SETTINGS,” set to, “AUDIO OUT,” (to Receiver) to get Surround for local OTA stations.
The work around, unless there’s another way) is to go back to, “MENU, SOUND, SPEAKER SETTINGS, TV SPEAKER.”

QUESTION:
Is there any way to use my Receiver Surround Sound, for watching OTA (Over The Air) broadcast stations, WITHOUT HEARING ANY SOUND DROP-OFFS, EVERY FEW SECONDS?
I have the Optical TOS into receiver, from TV, which only helps when using AUDIO OUT,
AUDIO FORMAT - “PCM,”
And under Additional Settings, Dolby Digital Comp. - “RF.” The other, LINE option, sounded terrible, like Dolby Digital format compared to PCM.
OR,
Could it be, that with using, TV SPEAKERS, I will always have the dropped audio every few seconds, by using my V675 receiver’s surround, and having a broadcast OTA signal?

Another problem:
My Remote,
…a RAV290, [WR00240 US] does not work 100%, with both the, INFO & SETUP, buttons, no longer working.

Years ago, Yamaha was going to charge me over, $50, for a remote replacement.😳 so much for being a loyal customer! I wonder how much they are now, in 2022!
Thank You!
BozoJim 🤡
 
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Lord Dalek

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Well you don't have ARC on that tv, there's your first problem. There may be a setting in it for Dolby Digital, that would be my next guess.

I'm honestly surprised that series 5 still works, that thing's a dinosaur now.
 

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The manual I found says that when the TV has an HDMI in connected the optical output is limited to stereo, so the receiver may be trying to decode and getting confused. (https://www.manualslib.com/manual/146548/Samsung-Series-5.html?page=8#manual) If I have the correct manual, it seems the TV has an older, limited connection configuration.
I suggest using a standalone OTA decoder and connecting that directly to the receiver. Something like this: Amazon product

As for the remote, you might try the android app. I'm not sure it works with the RX-V675, but it works with both my RX-673 and RX-V681.
 

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How do you receive Prime and YouTube? With the TV’s apps, or an external streaming device?
 

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