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Sound dubbing seems off

I own a Phillips dvp3040 purchased a little over a year ago. During the first half of most movies the sound plays just fine but during the latter portion of some movies the sound dubbing is off with the sound lagging behind the picture

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    I have noticed this too. I found a workaround because I'm too lazy and cheap to buy a new DVD player. If you press 'Stop' once and then press play, the film will resume and the audio will be synced. You might have to do this again if the movie is longer than 2 hours.



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Is this only on some movies? Look to see in your options is you have and decoder settings. What audio format do you prefer, DTS or Dolby?
Sometimes you may get a unit in which the decoder is faulty. If you have warranty options, first use those to get you a new unit.

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