There is audio from TV after disconnecting the soundbar. After reconnecting the soundbar sometimes there is audio, not always. There does not seem to be a pattern to this, either losing or regaining or even audio working first try.
I am baffled.
Only thing I have left to try is to switch the Direct TV HDMI port and the ROKU HDMI port to eliminate the TV as an issue. Have already switched the HDMI cable on the ROKU.
The intermittency of this is very strange...
Of course ROKU Express also has that issue where audio is not synced with the TV but a ROKU restart has always cleared that up. Since this is a very common issue with ROKU, that is why I currently blame ROKU for my issue.