Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1 post

Wannabe Geek

# 95658 10-Jan-2012 06:09
Send private message

Hi there,

I have a problem when using Singstar on my recently purchased PS3. To be honest I'm not a 'gamer' in anyway but got it purely to mess around on Singstar and watch catch-up TV. The PS3 is hooked up to the TV (so the audio comes out of the TV speakers not via an external amp) via an HDMI cable and we're using the two wireless mics supplied in the Singstar party pack. When we sing, the mic audio comes out of the speakers roughly half a second late and it kinda ruins the game, it just makes for a big old racket! I know this isn't right because I've played Singstar on other people's consoles.

We've reconfigured the latency and it doesn't seem to make a difference. I did wonder whether because the party pack contained a code to download both the game and the songs whether that makes a difference rather than playing directly from a disc but then this proved to make no difference when we borrowed a friend's hard copy. Can anyone suggest what might be the problem. Maybe it's a fault with this particular PS3 console?

Thanks in advance


Create new topic
3306 posts

Uber Geek


  # 566730 10-Jan-2012 08:10
Send private message

I wouldn't think it's a problem with the TV, normally this kind of thing happens when the audio comes through a seperate receiver. Usually TVs are pretty good at syncing things up.

I don't have the wireless mics, it's possible they introduce some lag. However, it's strange that you can't fix it by tweaking the game settings, that's what they are there for. What happens when you reconfigure the latency, does it get any better? It has to do something, right?

I doubt there's anythign wrong with your PS3, it will be a problem with the setup somewhere...

22622 posts

Uber Geek


  # 567208 11-Jan-2012 08:43
Send private message

TV's will delay the audio to match the image that they are mangling together with all the processing that they do.

Make sure that any gaming mode is enabled on the TV, things like extra Hz and noise reduction are turned off etc.

If the HDMI standards committie were any use then that would happen automatically with a game console being selected, but they couldnt even make the CEC part work properly so you have to reconfigure the display to match the source manually.


Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42

Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30

BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14

Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24

2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35

New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13

OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32

Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27

D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.