lip sync only on recordings

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by alexf, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. alexf

    alexf New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    My (standard) tivo has just start to show lip sync issues but only on playback of recordings, its fine on live tv.
    Its about a 1 second delay, been doing it for about a week now and I cant see how to stop it.

    I dont want to get rid of tivo but if I cant cure it then there is no way I could put up with it (no matter how great the tivo experience has been!)

    Any ideas? :confused:

    Thanks

    Alex
     
  2. iankb

    iankb New Member

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    If you were taking the sound directly from an STB, and the picture from the TiVo, then the sound would be around one second in advance of the picture.

    Are TiVo's menu sound-effects in sync?
     
  3. alexf

    alexf New Member

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    Hi Ian,

    Everything else is fine and in sync. The sound and picture is from sky to tivo and the same from tivo to amp and tv

    thanks

    Alex
     
  4. alexf

    alexf New Member

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    Forgot to mention that its been fine for the last 4years and nothing else has been added/changed recently but bear in mind that live tv, menus and all other aspects are ok, just not the recorded programs. Fast forwrding and rewinding make no difference to the amount of delay, switching on and off again doesnt change anything either.
     
  5. aitcheff

    aitcheff New Member

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    When you say 'switching on and off ' do you mean you did a restart of Tivo (or pulled the plug and then replugged)? Or do you mean you put it into Standby?

    I've very occassionally had lip synch problems but they've always been fixed by a Restart.
     
  6. alexf

    alexf New Member

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    aitcheff,

    only pushing standby button. will i lose all my recorings if i unplug?
     
  7. alexf

    alexf New Member

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    "recordings"
     
  8. Cainam

    Cainam Tivo Evangelist

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    Nope, unplugging/restarting is fine. After the restart all the shows you have told it to record in the future will still be in the "to do" list, and all the programs already recorded will be in the"now showing" list.

    Probably not the best idea to unplug/restart while it is actually recording something though!

    In case you are not aware (and in case the plug sockets are hard to get to) there is a Restart option within one of the menus.
     
  9. alexf

    alexf New Member

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    nice one, thanks. Far too many cables, i'll use the menu option (which i didn't know about, ta)
    I'll give it a go tomorrow.
     
  10. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Be aware that a soft restart from the menu does not always solve everything that a hard restart (pull the plug) will do.
     
  11. Rob Nespor Bellis

    Rob Nespor Bellis Grumpy Sod

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    No.

    FYI going in to standby does not turn off the TiVo at all, it only blanks the output and mutes the volume.

    Rgds,

    R.
     
  12. aitcheff

    aitcheff New Member

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    Rather than try to pull the plug out at the back, you can of course just turn the Tivo off at the wall.

    I can confirm that I have never lost recordings or settings by unplugging or restarting my Tivo. Even if the Tivo is recording, it will automatically start recording again when it has fully rebooted, so you only lose the time taken to reboot in your recording. In fact you then get two recordings in your Now Showing. One before the restart and one after.

    In my experience Tivos (Tivi?) appear to be pretty robust.
     

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