My Audio and Video are Out of Sync

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There is a slight lag between the audio and video.

The audio does not match the video.
(For example, it is in a different language, or consists of music with no dialog.)

 


There is a slight lag between the audio and video

  1. Check the audio inputs on the stereo or A/V receiver. If you are using an A/V receiver, both the audio and video should pass from the source (cable and/or satellite box) to the DVR, through the stereo or A/V receiver, and then to the TV.

    Check and make any changes required to ensure that both the audio and video follow the same connection path. For additional information on how to set up your DVR with an A/V receiver, see How to set up my Single Tuner DVR with an A/V receiver and other devices or How to set up my Dual Tuner DVR with an A/V receiver and other devices.

  2. Restart the DVR. For instructions, go to How to restart or powercycle the DVR.

 


The audio does not match the video

The DVR—like many TVs—has an SAP (Secondary Audio Program) option. If set incorrectly, this can cause unexpected audio effects.

  1. Check the SAP setting on your DVR:

    Roamio Series DVRs

    From TiVo Central > Settings & Messages > Settings > Audio > Alternate Audio > Default Audio Program

    Premiere Series DVRs

    From TiVo Central > Settings & Messages > Settings > Audio > Alternate Audio > Default Audio Language

    Series3 and earlier DVRs

    From TiVo Central > Messages & Settings > Settings > Audio > Alternate Audio > Default Audio Language

  2. If SAP has been selected (has a yellow check mark), choose the Main option and press Select. If it has not been selected, or if you changed the setting and the problem persists, check your TV settings as well (Refer to your TV's manual for instructions.)

 

Need additional assistance? Chat with a TiVo representative.

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