Question about Philips Televison & Video
I am trying to find some information that will help figure out the lag problem I am having with Guitar Hero on the Wii, with my Philips 32PF5321/10 television. I realise HDTV's are known to have this problem but each television is different and I need to calibrate the audio or video lag on the game.
So.. my Wii is connected to the television via a HD TV component cable and the Wii is set to 480p and 16:9.
The video is always ahead of the music, just enough to make the game fairly unplayable. Any chance you guys can figure out in milliseconds what the difference is likely to be? I can provide additional information if I have missed something.
Since having the problem on the game I have actually started to think the video is slightly ahead when watching television through my Virgin Media box. But I think the human eye doesn't notice it so much normally, but when you play a game like Guitar Hero then a fraction of a second can make a huge difference.
Any advice would be awesome. Thanks guys :)
Usually the video lags behind the audio. The reason is the video, in many TVs, takes longer to process than the audio coming direct from the device. To solve this, the audio needs to be delayed. This can be done by 1. Using the tv audio output. Most TVs sync the audio to the picture and this 'synced' audio is available at the output jack of the tv. 2. Delay the audio coming out of the device. Many home receivers have a 'Lipsync' feature designed for this issue. The setting is usually between 50 to 500 milliseconds of delay, depending on the TVs video processing time.
I hope this is clear and can help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I don't know if it's firmware or hardware, however, it is NOT a problem, it is the DESIGN -- and an asinine one at that.
Essentially due to copyright issues with HD video, they CAN NOT decode the video to an analog output source. That's all fine and good, however, the audio never fell into that copyright issue. So you should be able to carry though the audio signal from those sources (since in the case of the component input, they're analog anyway). I think Hitachi is the ONLY company that just disables ALL analog outputs when it senses the video signal on the component or HDMI inputs (and you have the tv set for that input). They really should have ONLY disabled the video.
I had a half hour conversation with customer service, begging them to 1) file a complaint to fix this in the next firmware version, or 2) let me speak with an engineer to give me a hack -- obviously they didn't do that :(
The funny thing is, they WILL allow the Optical Audio output signal to carry though.
I've now been frantically searching the internet for information on how to bypass this ridiculous design 'feature'. As this TV isn't that popular, there's not much info out there on how to do so. So, I wouldn't know if I can simply try to attack the firmware code, or, if I actually have to take off the back of the TV and muck around with my soldering iron -- I'm hoping firmware.
One test shows that the control signal to SHUT OFF the entire analog outputs (audio and video) is on the 'Pb' (blue) input of the component video. If I have that one cable pulled out, I can get the Audio out to work and hear everything on my external stereo -- obviously I have a completely jibberish and unwatchable picture though. Once I plug in the 'Pb' cable, the picture comes in, obviously, but the external stereo sound cuts off.
At any rate. Just to reiterate, it's a design issue, and Hitachi seems unwilling to address the HD video copyright issues any other way. I am going to obviously send them a letter by mail telling them how their 'sledge hammer' approach to this issue is ridiculous when there is a 'scalpel' approach that is completely legally viable -- and all their competitors do it that way.
For this reason I now regret buying this TV.
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
Register your tv (whether under a year of date of purchase or not) and get a firmware update. It is simple and works like a charms, sync of voice and images is great afterward.
Make sure you unzip the thumb drive download b4 installing on tv.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
I have a phillips 42 lcd and i have fios they both work fine with fios remote ill give you the phone number to call they will give you the remote code (412)497-7911 Call tommorow before 6 they will give it to you its verizon pittsburgh number i worked for fios for a few years...Please rate me when you get a chance..
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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