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Why are the voices off on my TV?

Asked by simone54 (7600points) August 15th, 2008

I just got a new Sony Bravia TV. Sometimes the sounds is off by a few fraction of a second. It seems like it’s mainly when it’s on HD. We use HDMI cables. Why is this happening? Is the cables? is it the DirecTV?

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sndfreQ's avatar

Is the audio playing through your TV? As in it has built-in speakers? Or is it passing through to an A/V receiver? The issue may lie somewhere in the termination between devices, especially if you have an A/V receiver that is receiving the audio via optical vs. HDMI.

Another symptom if the audio is “sometimes” out of sync can be an issue concerning decoding of audio from HDMI to the native decoding codec (Dolby DTS, THX, stereo, surround, etc.) Sometimes a receiver may be set up to receive a certain “level” of HDMI (1.1, 1.2, 1.3) while the transmitter (in this case the Direct TV) may transmitting on a different standard; there is more info in this article:

http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/articles/2006/08/hdmi_part_5_-_a.php

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

We just got digital cable and every now and again the voices are off track, but if I re-boot the system it seems to fix the issue. Actually, changing channels and coming back to the original seems to help to.

gailcalled's avatar

Maybe you still need to wear your foil hat. It is questions and answers like these that make me stick with my old CRT and roof antenna – at least for a while. I know the boom will be lowered in Feb., 2009.

I read what Jon wrote and I feel like going back to a radio with tubes. Now to walk off my headache.

gambitking's avatar

Is it plugged in? Okay plug it in.

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