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by: jen147 December 1, 2010 7:11 PM PST

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Fed Up w/ Audio/Video Delay Problem on New HDTV

by jen147 - 12/1/10 7:11 PM

Emerson 42" LCD - LTDN42V68US
Dish Network HD Receiver VIP622

Before last week we just had regular CRT televisions. We decided it was finally time to see what all the hype was about w/ HDTV. So we bought 2 new LCDs. In the living room is the Emerson mentioned above, in the MB is a 32" Samsung LN32C350D1D. We are HD & flat screen tv newbies. But my DH is an electrician and very mechanically inclined so he's not dumb when it comes to electronics.

Boy were we disappointed when we put those tvs up & turned them on. Realizing that we needed to upgrade our Dish Network to HD, put in the call to them, had the guy come out, he hooked us up. And the difference was amazing. So we thought we were good to go.

I didn't notice there was a lip sync problem until 2 days later. I am so angry over this, after all the money we've spent and gotten into the 24 month deal with DN for the HD this is the best we get?

The problem is only on the Emerson in the livingroom. The only differences that exist are as follows: LR TV is connected to HD DVR, Bedroom TV is connected to DishNetwork HD Receiver (not a DVR), LR TV is connected to our old stereo, using tv speakers on BR TV.

I have tried muting the stereo volume and only using the TV volume and the delay is still there. The stereo is connected straight to the DishNetwork HD DVR. The TV does have a Digital/Audio Out but our stereo doesn't have a digital/audio in.

I know Emerson isn't the best brand TV. The delay doesn't seem to happen on commercials either. It varies throughout the day, from channel to channel. Sometimes it's very slight sometimes it's so bad it's disturbing to watch. We tried completely disconnecting the stereo and it seemed to stop but then we hooked the stereo back up and watched for the longest time staring like zombies at everyones lips waiting for it and couldn't see it anymore. So I just don't know if that made a difference or if it's just so inconsistant that you can't pin down a cause.

Please let me know what you guys think. We are not open to buying one of those audio delay boxes that go for hundreds of dollars & supposedly fix this problem. If we were open to a real home theater or surround sound system, how do we know which to get that would have a built in delay fix... or should we box this Emerson back up and get a different brand and again which brand would have that audio fix built in???

Just very disappointed in my HD experience so far.

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