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Czarcasm 03-23-2020 03:46 PM

Television picture and sound-Sync or swim?
 
I've got Xfinity cable, but lately I've noticed that the sound and picture are not matching up very well on most channels. In fact, if the channel I am watching is available over the air I'll just switch over because I can immediately notice the improvement.
How do get your television(OTA, cable, satellite, computer or other), and how well does it sync up usually?

Saturn Dreams 03-23-2020 06:45 PM

If audio is set to 5.1, try switching to stereo, check to see that sound+pic is in sync, then switch back to 5.1.

jerez 03-24-2020 02:57 AM

Not entirely sure this will help, but your TV should have "expert" audio settings that will allow you to advance or retard the audio. Mine has a "slider" control that does this.

I became aware of it when I first connected external speakers to the TV. There was a really annoying echo caused by the sound from the TV's speakers being out of synch with the sound from the external speakers.


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