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#28780 11-Dec-2008 13:06
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I am currently borrowing a friends Zinwell decoder and am I now convinced I need to purchase my own!

However, I am having lip syncing issues only on TV2 programs. Every other channel is fine. I have read some some overseas forums on lip syncing issues with digital TV and finger has been pointed at the Panel.

If it was the panel you would think tjhat it would be apparent on all channels? Maybe dependent on the the resolution for TV2 perhaps. My immediate thoughts were the Zinwell, being the clunky, slow and ugly device that it is! I am reluctant to buy one of these as a result.

Anyone else having lip sync problems on Freeview?

Thanks in advance

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  #183509 11-Dec-2008 13:47
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No problems here last night (North Canterbury) and we had it on TV2 from 7 - 10:30pm.
I've got the Draco HDTV5500 and it's much better than the Zinwell IMHO. Had a look at the Zinwell but settled on the Draco as it seems to have a better picture and seemed to change channels that little bit better. (and it's a lot nicer looking unit)

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  #183728 12-Dec-2008 13:05
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Depends on the show - but I strolled past one night while my partner was watching that show with the red headed woman from Greys Anatomy - Private Practise it might be?   That so out of sync I couldn't even watch it!!  That's one of the very few shows on TVNZ broadcast in HD.   I'm not using an HD unit at the moment tho - returned mine as it didn't live up to the promises and was a bit flaky...   Maybe it's TV2's HD stuff, incorrectly setup perhaps?


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  #183828 13-Dec-2008 09:46
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Since audio and video take a different path through the TV (assuming you are using HDMI) and each can take different amounts of time to process, lip sync issues can occur. But a good TV can look at the timestamps in the streams and sychronise back the two streams. Perhaps your  TV doesn't have that capability? I doubt if it's a broadcast issue.

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