Sound sync problem with DVD player

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  1. Evan M

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    Hi [​IMG]
    I have a Pioneer DVC503 DVD player, that is about 3 years old now. When I play any DVD, the sound is off from the picture by about 1/2-1 second or so.

    Is there any way to fix that, or should I just bite the bullet and buy a new DVD player? I do need Progressive Scan, anyways, I suppose...

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    This was a common problem with some Sony players. When the A/V tracks go out of sync with each other, press Stop and then Play a second or two later; the tracks will be back in sync. (As a sidenote, when the tracks go out of sync, the player often won't be able to pass a DD or DTS signal properly.)
     
  3. Evan M

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    I'll try that, thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Evan M

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    That seemed to get it a little closer, but it still doesn't quite sync.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    All the time?
     
  6. Evan M

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    Yeah, all the time. I've already bought a new DVD player with Progressive scan at this point, but would still like to get this one working if possible.
     
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    Just how severe is the audio lag? With every player I've encountered this problem on (a number of manufacturers) pressing "Stop" followed by "Play" solves the problem, at least temporarily.
     
  8. Evan M

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    I'd estimate it to be about half a second behind the picture... it did seem to catch up mostly when I stopped and started again... but, not quite all the way, I don't think.

    Maybe it did, and my brain was just thrown off from watching laggy lips prior to that.

    At any rate, assuming that does "fix" it temporarily.. is there no way to fix it permanently?
     

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