Per the lip sync issue
I talked to my cable provider about getting a new HD box because I have seen lip sync issues on some programming on some channels. The ones with this problem are mostly TNT and TBS (SD of these channels are fine tho)
I have the Motorola 6000 series box, I know they have a 7000 series box, talked to cable providers tech support about it and they said they have numerous complaints of this and that the problem lies with not the box but with each station and how it handles the handshake with each TV thru HDMI. They said they would be willing to swap out the HD box and give me the newer one or another older one, but that the newer one has more problems than the older one because it is newer.
They also reloaded the software for the cable box to see if that would help, they also told me if I see the issue again to hook up thru component and see if the issue was because of the HDMI (which is what they think it is) and sure enough, after I hook up the box thru component and find a out of sync show on TNT and switch from HDMI to component, no sync problems.
Also no sync problems with HDMI from 1080P upconvert DVD player.
I forget the exact phrasing or explanation for this but what they basically said was its not the fault of the box nor the TV but instead it lies with how each station broadcasts and how its handled over HDMI with the handshake.....dont know for sure if this is the case or not, but no lip sync problems so far over component.
BUT I am gonna switch back to HDMI to see if the newest firmware helped at all with this issue, but I doubt it since its been numerous issues with HDMI as per the cable provider.....not too big a deal, I was pretty sure it wasnt the TV all along and it was the stations or the box, perhaps Ill take them up on the offer and try a new box and see how it goes