Originally Posted by bw191
Hi. LC60LE650U here. Does anyone know if the audio sync/distortion issue is inherent in this model or did I just get a lemon?
Was thinking of returning this one to try another.
I've heard others mention this before, but I have the LC806500U model and haven't experienced it on a "normal" feed.
I say "normal" because in my configuration I have an Xbox One (XB1) hooked up, and occasionally use the XB1 built-in YouTube app. This is probably more info than you want, but the thing I like about it is I can sync my YouTube account with a device (currently my Macbook and iPhone) and then use said devices to find and play videos. Much easier than using the TV remote to find and select videos. On the device (Macbook/iPhone) side, I have an option to either play as normal on the device screen OR stream the video to my XB1 (which is hooked to the Sharp via HDMI). When I stream the video from my device to the XB1, there is a noticeable sync issue.
The only time I get the sync issue is when I introduce the YouTube stream option as detailed above. If I play a game or bluray "directly/normally" on the XB1 I don't have the sync issues. No issues with sync on my DirecTV feed or Xbox 360 feeds either (when I don't feed through the XB1 -- read more below).
For those with XB1, you probably know there is a "daisy chain" feature so you can hook up a cable/satellite box (or anything that is HDMI) and run through the XB1 and then output. When I use the daisy chain feature I noticed PQ degradation and also very minor sync issues. You had to be pay close attention to notice them. Eliminating the daisy chain resolved both issues for me -- although it sucks I lost some advertised functionality of the XB1. To be clear, the PQ and sync issues was limited to the device (in my case, satellite receiver) that hooked to the XB1 and was being daisy chained. Kind of makes sense as doing it this way makes 1 more stop/time delay.
Here are some possible solutions:
1. If you running an XB1, eliminate the daisy chain.
2. Read your receiver manual. Many can use time delays to correct sync issues.
3. Use game mode -- it's supposed to be faster.
4. From what I've read -- the built in TV apps and ARC, in general, can be finicky. People have reported running an audio optical cable from the TV back to the receiver helps.