I have a HW-N300 soundbar connected to a Panasonic TV via optical.
I use my PS4 slim to for streaming and DVDs/blurays. I'm experiencing brief dropouts of audio from the soundbar following periods of silence on screen, as if the soundbar is taking a second to begin outputting each new section of audio. It's as if the silent parts of a video are interpreted as a lack of audio signal, making the soundbar briefly drop out. The bar then needs to "wake up" to output the next audio signal, which manifests as a delays in the sound.
There are no issues when audio signal is constant (eg scenes with background music), only after periods of silence on screen.
I've noticed other HW-N300 users have had similar issues. Is there a remedy beyond "update the software and turnitoffandonagain"? Change to aux input perhaps? I'm considering buying a HDMI audio converter in order to send the audio signal from my PS4 slim directly to the soundbar - might this work?
Any help much appeciated.