Brand new Samsung QN85 85" Neo QLED TV just installed and I'm having a major issue with eARC / HDMI-CEC.
My TV auto-switches back and forth between the TV speakers and my audio receiver. It happens about every 60 seconds or so.
My Onkyo receiver is brand new and fully up to date, and has a DirecTV 4K box and a PS5 plugged in.
There seems to be no resolution to this. Not using eARC is really undesirable, and turning off HDMI-CEC makes it so the TV doesn't even see my receiver. I have all brand new gear, but this is bs. Where's the fix Samsung? Lots of people online complaining about this going back for YEARS. What's the deal?
Thanks for the link. I'm quite technical, so the basics aren't helpful. This requires Samsung to patch their TV OS because there is a critical bug out there that's been there for quite some time. The basics of HDMI and eARC aren't helpful in this situation.
I just installed a QN90A and experience the same issue. My Onkyo wouldn’t pass the Xbox signal through to the HDMI 4 game port so I had to use HDMI 3 ARC. Now sound won’t stay on AV. Once setting it there TV automatically switches to TV speakers after a few seconds. It is maddening.
Hi @hockeyfrank26, I've got exactly the same thing happening too with our new QN85 and Yamaha AV Receiver...have you had any luck resolving this issue? I just checked and there are no new firmware updates available for the TV. Do we need to call Samsung and log this issue with them?
Update: I spoke to Samsung support.
1. Performed a firmware update, since the TV wasn't picking up the latest update which was available on samsung.com/support. Updated firmware from 1808 to 1904 - released on Feb 8th, 2022
2. Performed a factory reset on the TV
However, the issue still persists. The two Samsung consultants I spoke to were very helpful and informed me that Samsung was aware of this issue (I directed them to this message) and have passed on my case to level two support. Stay tuned.
Following up on this post to see if there has been a resolution. I have this same exact issue happening between my Samsung QLED 75" & my Onkyo receiver. I have worked both devices through every troubleshooting option and still get the same result.