Here's my setup:
Sonos Play 1s as surrounds
Vizio P50c1 TV
DirecTV mini genie receiver
I've read multiple topics on this, but wanted to post my own to see if anyone had a similar setup and to more easily track possible solutions. I regularly have .5 to 1 second audio drop-outs watching programming live on DirecTV, recorded from DirecTV, and through Amazon and Netflix on our Roku. The source doesn't seem to make much difference, but I have noticed programming on ABC seems to cut out more than anything else for some reason.
I've read posts and replies saying to use a 3x1 or 4x1 digital optical switch to run all your devices directly through the switch and then out through the Playbar. This seems to be successful for some and not others. I've also read to switch to PCM, but that defeats the purpose of having the Play1s. I do not want to go that route. I've also read it could be a wifi issue. These devices are pretty far from my router, but the I have no problems streaming HD video, and the audio signal shouldn't really have much to do with the wifi, right?
I know my Vizio has 2 different versions of HDMI inputs, but I wouldn't think that would matter here, since I experience problems with both sources, and the HDMI is only carrying audio out to the TV. At this point I think the issue is with my TV's ability to process audio, but it could be the Playbar not being able to handle anything but stereo and Dolby Digital.
Any suggestions? I'm extremely frustrated and feel like I've just about wasted $1,100. Sorry for the long post, but any suggestions or replies would be appreciated.