I own 2 dvd players, and both of them seem to have problems with sound lagging behind picture. 1. Apex 1500 2. Panasonic RV-31 The digital side lags just enough to be annoying. It doesn't matter if you use coaxial or optical. I never noticed it before, because I had never an HT receiver, so I was only using the RCA outputs. This is the second recevier I have noticed it on. Originally I took up a demo Sony, but returned it because of this lag. Now I have purchased an Onkyo SR-501, and every dvd movie has sound coming a split second behind video. Is it possible that both of my older DVD players are too obsolete for their own good? 1. I am not using any surround modes. This is just straight 2 channel viewing, as I continue to install the surround speakers. 2. My speaker cables are not any longer than they need to be, about 8 feet max. 3. The distances to my listening position have been measured and correctly set in the Onkyo's speaker setup. 4. S-Video is routed through the receiver. If this delay is typical of digital systems, then I am going back to just a vcr and tv.