I have a Sony HXD870 recorder, coupled to a Sony STR-DB985D AV receiver. They are connected for digital sound by a coax cable. When playing a DVD, every now and then there is a short pause, then the sound loses sync with the picture by no more than a second or so. It can be stopped by stopping or pausing the DVD disc and restarting, but will usually come back again. Help? There is no HDMI connection on the back of the AV, and no optical on the back of the DVD, so a coax is all I can use other than analogue. The DVD is connected to a Samsung plasma TV. Is there an adjustment I'm missing?
Sorry about late reply, my e-mail having problems. 1) The DVD player worked OK with a diferent set-up in a different room. I don't use the AV to boost the video signal via RGB. I only switch it on when I'm watching a DVD that uses OTT sound effects. 2) All the DVD's I'm trying are original, bought recordings. 3)There are no problems when the DVD plays straight to the TV. They are connected via HDMI. 4) I checked out that Felston gadget, but it's not a predictable problem. It happens, for no reason, then goes away when I pause or stop/start the DVD. I'm beginning to suspect a faulty digital coax cable. Anyone ever heard this as being likely? As soon as the shops open, I'm going to have to get another.
Changed the cable today. The one I bought looks more like I would expect a coax cable, digital or not, to look. Chunky, typical TV aerial cable, but good quality connectors at each end. So far, so good, but time will tell. The one I've taken off, that's been causing (I think) all of the problems, is thinner, and the wording on the cable says "subwoofer interconnect/twisted pair geometry/ofc conductors". Did I have the wrong cable? Is this a standard RCA connector? If that is the case, should I go back and fire bomb the local Sony centre who sold it to me 3 years ago? Suggestions and advice please.
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