Originally Posted by Feanor5503
Originally Posted by glangford
Well he loaded 3.13 and we tried a channel and it seemed just fine. Then we tried the torture test which was tnt which was a miserably half second or more off the last time he was here and it appeared to be in dead sync. COOL!!!!!!!!!
That's great preliminary news.
TNT HD is unwatchable for me due to its massive lipsync issues - it's 100 times worse than any other channel I get from Comcast.
While I have a different model just picked up in Sept (Plasma 50PQ30), it has the same audio lip sync issues.
I have FiOS, not Comcast, but the issues are on the same channels (TNT HD, certian shows on Hist HD), and a "slight" issue with my DVD player.
Bottom lines appears to be anything connected via HDMI, the TV (dvd player) has a problem decoding *some* audio streams, and thus the delay. Connected audio via RCA stereo, the TV has no problem with sync on any content.
Similarly, bypassing the TV and connecting audio (or digital audio via s/pdif or opt) from the cable box (dvd player) DIRECTLY to a home theater receiver, there is no sync issue.
Given the above that Glangford has upgraded his f/w and says TNT HD is perfect, my sole concern is was it a "kludge" fix, or a proper fix.
I'd thought I read in another thread that the fix was merely a "delay" of the video stream to sync it up to the audio.
If that's the case, I'd be concerned that the fix could break other channels/content that does NOT have any sync problems.
I'd like to hear more feedback on other channels, other external devices (dvd players) hooked up via HDMI to see if the fix is true. My TV feeds the opt audio out to the home theater. I'd like to hear if anyone has a similar setup, and if audio "passed-thru" the TV remains in sync after the f/w upgrade. And/Or, if it remains in sync with a direct hookup to the HT from the cable box/dvd player.
I'm not certain there's any (easy) way to back out of a f/w upgrade (atlleast on my set). It seems LG has changed the method to enter the service menu, and no one knows what it is, so I'd be wary of applying any fix without hearing more feedback first.