AppleTV - Audio Cutting Out

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MattDell, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. MattDell macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2006
    London, UK
    Just got a new AppleTV, 3rd generation. I've hooked it up to my TV and I'm having issues with the audio.

    I get some audio, but it cuts out every 2-3 seconds for around 5 seconds. I've fiddled with the audio settings (turn off Dolby Digital, set to 16-bit, etc.) but nothing seems to resolve the issue. It does this in AirPlay, Netflix, and Home Sharing. Also possibly doing it in the menu for the sound effects.

    Are there any bright minds out there with a suggestion? Would greatly appreciate the help. :)

  2. CatsTide macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    Do you have it hard wired to your internet? Could it be a wifi issue?
  3. slothrob macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    That sounds like it could be a bad connection or connector. I had a similar problem with my cable box, the sound would cut out for a few seconds every minute or so, and it turned out to be a failing optical cable.
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    try unplugging and replugging both ends of the HDMI cable, i had one that had a bad connection once and that seemed to fix it.

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