I recently purchased a soundbar to go with my HDTV set. Experience popping when changing channels or when changing settings in the DVR. Manufacturer of the soundbar says that I must match the STB (Motorola 7232) audio settings with the TV's which is Force or LPCM and turn off Dolby Digital. However, I cannot find these settings.
Take the soundbar out of the mix and the TV does not experience any popping. This tells me that this cannot be the STB but the manufacturer says it is. Any help with audio on FiOS TV would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the response. Changing the audio format to stereo did not help so I tried your advice but could not view any HDMI settings under settings, audio settings, audio format. If it is in a different area let me know.
Tried doing this with both the TV off and on but still no luck. Any more helping getting access to those settings would be helpful.
I am finding out that this is not uncommon and that it is the different signals from station to station going from L-PCM to DD.
Man you are a genius! Got into the new settings. It looks as though changing audio to L-PCM did the trick. No more popping! It was set on AUTO. I have concluded that Verizon's STB have a different setting than other companies since others do not experience this. Not sure why the default is not L-PCM considering the multitude of audio systems out there. Vizio's soundbar has its own amplifier and is not compatible with the Motorola 7232 in the default audio settings.
I suppose if I had a receiver to control the audio then I probably wouldn't have had the problem. So if you have just a HDTV, soundbar and/or woofer combo and any Motorola/Verizon STB this is the solution.
Thanks again. Sure wish I had gotten on the Verizon forum sooner.
I agree with Gaza - thank you this solved the problem. One word for others... the hdmi cable needs to be plugged in to be able to see the HDMI audio options. (Actually labelled Other HDMI options>>>) Thank you again!!!