If I watch 2-1 in HD mode with my Mits box the sync is usually fine. If I watch it in SD mode it is always off (sometimes quite a bit). Since KATU upconverts and runs the 14:9 I usually only watch it in HD mode anyway (unless I'm just flipping channels to see what's on) so it's not a problem. The have told me in the past their equipment is old and patched together with shoestring, bubble gum and duct tape (kinda like all the rest of the stations in PDX).
Ron, Allan sent me this: " The encoder had a bogus -100msec delay in a sub menu in addition to the lip sync delay in a separate menu." Hopefully that fixed the problem. It did seem better Thursday night, I haven't had a chance to check it since then. I, too, will see this weekend.
You measure your TV in INCHES? How cute! 9.16 Ft Diagonally, Yeah, Baby!