My new Surroundbar 360 locks up while playing DVD's. It plays for a while, and then the TV screen goes black, DVD player/receiver screen freezes and it will accept no commands through the device or directly on the player except for shutting down from the device. After shutting down and powering back up, it works fine until it locks up again. This has occurred with 2 DVD's.
Other than just the unit being bad, I wondered if the hookup might have something to do with it. I got a free Firedog service so I used Firedog to hook up the Surroundbar and subwoofer. In looking at the instructions, it appeared the hookup was going to be optical audio from satellite box to the Sbar 360 DVD/receiver, HDMI cable from the satellite box to the TV, and HDMI cable from the Sbar 360 DVD/receiver to the TV. The Firedog guy said he didn't do that way, he was using the TV as a switch so everything ran through the TV. Therefore, I assume he ran the optical cable from the TV to the Sbar 360, and then HDMI back to the TV from the Sbar 360. Could this cause a problem?