I have a sudden problem that I thought you might suggest something -
Seems my surround sound system on the porch has gone a little crazy.
It has happened twice, once this afternoon when I wasn't present (wife
was), and tonight when I was.
First let me describe an overview of my setup, unchanged except for a
new Verizon FIOS so-called set-top box two months ago. The set-top
box of course passes high-def HDMI TV signal to the TV and sound
through a Onkyo receiver, thence to several speakers, including a
powered woofer. The TV is set to get its signal via HDMI. I also have
a DVD player, but it is off and should not be a consideration.
What happens seems three-fold:
1) The sound volume at speakers goes unbearably loud (ka-boom!).
2) The TV changes from a currently watched high-def channel to a
low-def channel (ex: 511 to 6).
3) The 'signal selection' of the TV changes to TV from HDMI, which I
guess says it is now getting the signal (channel 6) off the air, and
not via Verizon FIOS.
Has this ever happened to anyone? Hasn't happened to me certainly.
Wife of course is screaming bloody murder, and has gone bananas.
Even threatened to leave me. Hmmm.
I don't know quite where to start investigating. I guess I could take
the receiver and speakers out of the picture, and run the TV connected
directly to the set-top box. Nothing else. Then wait for it to
happen, which it might not, I guess. I dread pulling and changing the
Does anyone have any ideas, besides pity?