Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99
It looks like you can enable or disable the delay per input, but if you set a delay it applies to all inputs that are enabled (but agreed, the manual is unclear).
Not sure it would really help you though. TV is notorious for having audio out of sync, and it varies from day to day and channel to channel. So I never really considered it a big limitation having a system wide delay.
Well there is a baseline consistent delay. The general TV programming varies but that's the source programming and not the TV. Using the Disney WoW disc, I've been able to get pretty close to perfect delay on the PS3 at 90ms with my TV's settings the way I want them. Fortunately that seems close enough on the TivoHD and Cablebox that I no longer notice the audio sync issues which is good. That's pretty much the whole reason I bought the receiver. I don't have any material on the TivoHD that I can dial in the audio delay but from what I can tell playing with the settings it averages around 150ms. The 90 looks close enough. Worst case scenario I can meet in the middle around 120ms and I imagine I won't be able to tell the difference. 30ms should be near indistinguishable to my eye.
I'm theorizing the differences between the delays on the sources comes down to the video resolution. The PS3 is outputting 1080p while the TivoHD and CableBox I have forcing a 1080i picture. The TV has more processing to do on the 1080i picture and therefore the delay is larger. If I let the Tivo do a variable picture, some channels will be 1080i, others will be 720p, others will be 480 and I'd have a mix of video delay which would not help me at all. But I like forcing the 1080i picture anyways as it prevented my old TV from going black as it changes resolution with a channel change.
Either way, despite not being able to set it on a per input basis like I thought, the receiver is doing the job and I'm really happy with it. Pretty cool to hear TrueHD sound also. Not something I ever had with my decade old receiver.