I'd like the opinion of you folks. A few months ago I bought an upscaling DVD player from Sony (DVP-NS710H) in anticipation of possibly being able to afford a hi-def TV set one day. I still haven't gotten that set and have the player hooked up via composite cables to an old CRT TV. The player has a feature called A/V Sync that allows you to adjust the delay between picture and sound. I didn't think I'd have to use this. However, I was watching a low-budget film and noticed a significant delay between audio and video. The audio came at least a second before the video. I tried the same film in a regular, non-upscaling player I have and the delay wasn't present. At the time, I chalked up the delay to the possibility that the recording of the low-budget flick (from an unknown video house) wasn't as good as something more expensive. I've since looked at another film on both players I have and found that, while the delay is almost imperceptible, about a half-second exists between the sound and picture on the upscaling, while no delay exists on the regular player. I've read that the reason for this is that, when a DVD is upscaling, it takes longer for the picture to be processed than the sound. My question to you guys is whether an upscaling DVD player is going to have this delay on any given movie that's played on it, or whether it has something to do with the discs themselves and what the complexity is of their recording (i.e., will a more poorly recorded film have a delay while a more sophisticated one won't have any delay, does it have something to do with NTSC/PAL, etc.?). Is the delay just an inherent quality of an upscaling player, or is it variable based on the disc itself? If it is standard, what can I do to recalibrate it using the A/V Sync feature to ensure that I'm getting exactly what's on the disc? I think it's pretty lame that any DVD player wouldn't give you exactly what's on the disc, and that you'd have to go in and recalibrate and readjust the sound when you want to watch a film. Can anyone give some clarity?