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Jun 1, 2020
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My home theater started doing a strange and annoying thing when I use the receiver or cable box remote to adjust the volume. This started happening about a week ago and I don't think I changed any settings. Perhaps the dog sat on the remote.

When I use the receiver or cable remote to change volume the audio drops off, the TV turns black, the audio level appears on the TV. After a few seconds everything's goes back to normal. It used to be I just changed the volume, no audio drop or TV going black for a second. It works fine if I use the TV remote to change the receiver volume.

The audio dropping and TV going dark is annoying as hell.

The TV (Samsung) is connected to the receiver (Sony) via the HDMI ARC connection. Advice?
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Do you have that bitch Alexa in the house? She can do some strange shit to your Samsung TV.
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