I just bought a Beam Gen. 2 for my LG BX 4K OLED TV (latest LG WebOS firmware installed). The LG BX has HDMI 2.1 (eARC) and I used this HDMI Port to connect the Beam 2.
Right after the initial connection and finishing the setup, I noticed a very unstable connection of the Beam which results in the TV constantly switching back and forth between the Beam (ARC output) and the internal speakers. So basically it’s sound coming for 3 seconds from internal TV speakers, then 3 seconds from the Beam, then 3 seconds from internal speakers, …
Also I noticed that the whole TV becomes very “laggy” and unresponsive when I use the LG remote as long as I have the Beam connected via HDMI (eARC). The HDMI connection between the LG TV and the Beam seems to mess something up somewhere. When I unplug the Beam from HDMI ARC, TV becomes responsive again via the TV remove.
I initially used a new HDMI 2.1 cable for the setup and have tested with a different cable - same result.
Quick search indicated that some users experienced somehow similiar issues which makes me worried, given that I just put 500€ on the table for a high quality soundbar.
The Beam works e.g. via Airplay when I just use the WiFi connection from a different device (e.g. my iPhone), but what else can I check/adjust to make the connection via HDMI eARC to my TV work? Of course I want to utilize the eARC connection and Dolby Atmos to get the most out of the hardware.
Any help appreciated!
Best answer by GuitarSuperstarView original