HDTV + TiVO = Sound Delay

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  1. RoyGSoto

    RoyGSoto Auditioning

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    My TiVO (Series 2) works swell with my Pioneer Elite rear projection television unless I try to watch a HDTV broadcast. Then, although the picture is awesome, the sound lags the image by about 2 seconds. How come? Do I need another splitter to bypass TiVO if watching HDTV?
     
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    You have to match the audio to the video. Likely you are watching the HDTV video live, bypassing the Tivo and feeding component video straight to the TV, but feeding the audio through the Tivo, hence hearing a recording. If you are watching the HD video live obviously the audio has to be live as well, otherwise you could have a sound lag of not just 2 seconds, but up to 30 minutes if you pause the Tivo!

    So when you are watching HD, run another sound output (preferrably the digital coax or Toslink) straight to your audio receiver.
     
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    Genious, thanks!
     

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