Sound dropping between Sky and Amp

The_Nick30

Novice Member
I have a Sony all in one surround sound receiver, plugged in via optical to my Sky and the sound keeps dropping every few seconds for less than a second.
Its not the Sky signal as the sound still comes out the TV speakers when the surround sound drops.

Any ideas what could be wrong?
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
I have a Sony all in one surround sound receiver, plugged in via optical to my Sky and the sound keeps dropping every few seconds for less than a second.
Its not the Sky signal as the sound still comes out the TV speakers when the surround sound drops.

Any ideas what could be wrong?
The TOSlink connector is designed to come loose if you even look at it, let alone breathe. So
1) make absolutely sure it is firmly seated.

It is also designed to break if you bend it too much (corners never work). So
2) make sure you didn't damage it by trying a new optical cable.

Whilst short optical cables are not too problematic, longer one tend to be rather expensive, leading the customer to buy something cheap and inadequate. So if your cable is more than a couple of meters
3) try a new cable from a reputable manufacturer.

Many people try to use a mechanical optical switch. Even worse some people try to use a splitter. Neither are meant to work and most mechanical splitters some with an almost certain failure guarantee. So if you're using one of these
4) don't; get yourself an active switch or splitter.
 

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