Dynamically Changing Volume with Denon AVR
I have a Denon AVR-E200 powering my speakers, with the 9865 as the source (fixed volume), and a Sony KDL-50W790B TV. TV speakers are OFF.
Initially had HDMI to TV carrying video & audio, then optical out of TV to bring audio to AVR. The issue was on occasion, there was no sound. I tried different power-on order, delays, etc (in Harmony setup) but still happened often. The workaround was to power the TV off (only), then on - which for some reason allowed audio to pass to AVR (although often louder than expected). Usually turning the whole shebang off and on would do the trick also.
Wife got sick of it, so I got rid of the optical and sent A+V direct to AVR via (a different) HDMI (no optical connected). Works mostly, except now often when I pause and then play whatever I'm watching on the PVR, the volume jumps - or drops.
It feels like handshake issue but I really don't know what to do to test the source, or eliminate causes.