Article ID : 00260973 / Last Modified : 11/15/2022Print

The audio and video on my TV are out of sync or there's an audio delay

    There are a number of circumstances that can cause the audio and video to be out of sync.

    • If watching a TV program, it could be the broadcast itself or a bad connection between your cable/satellite set-top box (if applicable).
    • If a DVD or Blu-ray Disc® player is connected, a poor connection or the disc itself could be the cause.
    • When connected to a home theater system with a digital optical cable, then there may be an audio delay that requires a manually adjustment on the home theater system. There may even be a setting on the TV itself causing this issue.

    NOTE: If the TV is connected to a soundbar or home theater system (with an HDMI cable or optical cable), the sound may be delayed due to audio processing delays in the soundbar or home theater system. In such cases, there are no issues with the TV speakers.

    Because each of the steps below represent a possible solution to this issue, check if the issue is resolved after completing each step.

    1. Make sure that the TV has the latest system software (firmware) installed.

    2. If watching a TV program, try changing the channel to see if the problem occurs on other channels; if it only occurs on one channel, then the issue is with the broadcast.

      NOTE: If the issue occurs on one channel only, contact the broadcast network provider.

    3. Make sure all cables are securely connected to the TV and the source device (set-top box, DVD player, BD player, home theater system, or game console).

    4. Try playing a different video source to determine if the issue occurs with other connected devices.

    5. If your TV has a Game Mode setting, do one of the following:

      • Set the Game Mode to Off when watching TV or playing a DVD or BD.
      • Set the Game Mode to On when playing a video game.
    6. If issue is happening when using TV speakers, perform a power reset on the TV. For Android TV™ or Google TV™, refer to the How to restart (reset) an Android TV or Google TV? article.

    7. If there is a home theater system and a digital optical cable is used in the connection, manually change the Audio/Video Sync or Audio Delay setting on the home theater system (if available).

      • Audio delay adjustments usually range from 0ms to approximately 250ms.
      • For information about the availability of A/V sync or Audio Delay setting, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
      • For a third-party home theater system, check the instruction manual or contact the manufacturer for information on how to adjust the A/V sync setting.
    8. If all of the following conditions are met, try changing the Digital audio outA/V sync, and Pass through mode settings.

      • Your TV is an Android TV or Google TV model.
      • You are connecting an audio system such as a soundbar, receiver, or home theater system to the HDMI IN (ARC) or HDMI IN (eARC/ARC) port of the TV.

      Set Digital audio out to PCM.

      Try changing the A/V sync setting to Auto or On.

      Set Pass through mode to Auto.

    If the issue is still unresolved, service may be required.