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Audio vs Video

I am hooked up to DirecTV with my HDTV. I do not have HD programming yet, but am using an S-Video Jack to receive great digital signal. The signal is excellent, but for some reason the voice track for many shows is not in sync with the video. It appears as if I am receiving audio faster than the video. I am just using standard red and white audio jacks plugged directly from my Insignia 32" TV into my DirecTV receiver. The DirecTV receiver is only about 1 year old. Oddly enough this isn't off all the time. It mostly happens when watching events shown live such as newscasts, sporting events, etc. Most sitcom type shows seem to appear to be in sync with audio and video.

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Happens mostly on your local channels right? This is a issue with the local broadcaster and not directv. Due to the digital transition this has been a widespread issue. Until the local affiliate for NBC, ABC, etc. fully transmit a digital signal then this sync problem is to be expected.

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