We have an old Vizio sound bar, with infrared remote control. We use the Apple TV 4K remote to "learn" that old remote. This works very well, with the Apple remote able to raise/lower volume and mute.
But… every several months, the Apple TV remote fails to control the sound bar. Pressing buttons on the Apple TV remote has no effect then. The "learned" remote is still listed in the Settings of the Apple TV.
I tried deleting that "learned" item, and re-learning from the sound bar’s original remote control. But no go. I am using the tvOS 17, but the problem occurred long after we upgraded to 17.
This problem has occurred in the past, and been resolved though I cannot remember how.
Any suggestions on restoring the remote control of a IR sound bar?