two TV's being out of sync

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two TV's being out of sync

We just got uverse and have one TV in the den and one in kitchen. These two rooms adjoin each other and you can hear both TV’s in each room.  The problem is that the picture and sound for these TV’s are not together.  There is about a one second delay on  one TV and  since  you can hear both TV’s in both rooms, it is very annoying.  The TV in the den is the DVR and the one in the  kitchen is on a wireless receiver.  Any ideas on how to sync these?

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: two TV's being out of sync

CWR123 - You cannot synch two TVs on different STBs. I have a second TV for multitasking & see the non-synch all the time.

If you need the two on the same channel you can get an HDMI splitter & connect the two TVs to the same STB. When you want different channels switch one TV to a different input. Instead of a splitter you can use component/HDMI but you have analog/digital sound, so you may hear a delay.

http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-HDMI-1x2-Splitter-v13b.asp?ad_source=GoogleAdWords&ad_medium=PPC&ad_t...
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Thanks for the info.  What is "STB"   I had Dish in the past.  Both TV's had a receiver, but did not have a sync problem.

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CWR123 - STB is set top box (receiver) (usually used to indicate non-DVR STB)
Yes, the technology is different across cable/sat/u-verse.

Not sure if it is just different decoders or the storage on the DVR. You would think that the whole house DVR would synch the two at the hard drive. But, it does not.

A number of people have posted about this. even before whole house DVR. Perhaps at&t could look at synching the two at the hard drive.

You can connect the output of either STB to two TVs. I mentioned HDMI and component. You can also use coax if you do not need HD.
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if I use an HDMI splitter will there be any loss of picture quality?  The two TV's are35 -40 feet apart

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Re: two TV's being out of sync


CWR123 wrote:

if I use an HDMI splitter will there be any loss of picture quality?  The two TV's are35 -40 feet apart


 

If the splitter and HDMI cables are of good quality, then no, there will be no loss.

 

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CWR123 - Check out the rest of that Sewell web site. THere is a video. The splitter is active & the connect 125 ft or so.
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Thanks - that may work for us!

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CWR123 wrote:

Thanks for the info.  What is "STB"   I had Dish in the past.  Both TV's had a receiver, but did not have a sync problem.



I've had Dish and Direct and had delays in both when watching the same channel.

 

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Re: two TV's being out of sync

Sometimes, you can do a channel up and then a channel down on one of the TVs and the synch gets real close.

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We have had Uverse for 2 weeks and that was the first problem we noticed.  People often watch the same show in two adjacent rooms and the TVs are never in sync which is very annoying.  Now we have to turn down the sound in one room and turn it up in the other so it can be heard in both rooms.  In my 2 weeks of having Uverse I have found more problems than I did in 20 years with Brighthouse.  If the DVRs werent so much better with Uverse I would have changed back already

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ronml35 wrote:

 

We have had Uverse for 2 weeks and that was the first problem we noticed.  People often watch the same show in two adjacent rooms and the TVs are never in sync which is very annoying.  Now we have to turn down the sound in one room and turn it up in the other so it can be heard in both rooms.  In my 2 weeks of having Uverse I have found more problems than I did in 20 years with Brighthouse.  If the DVRs werent so much better with Uverse I would have changed back already


Do what Don_H mentioned above.  I find that if 2 TV's are tuned to the same channel, I can get the picture and sound in synch in both TV's by moving one TV from the channel and then back again.  You may to try it a couple of times before you get both sets in sync.

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