I'm new to the forum, but I've been checking through the past several months of threads on the DMR-ES15S and haven't come across anyone having this particular problem, so I thought I'd put it out there for the more experienced users of this device (I just purchased mine on Sunday and hooked it up last night).
The problem is that the audio out of the device through the RCA outputs is not in sync with the audio out of the device through the coax. What I want to know is, is this standard for the device, or is something wrong with mine?
My setup is as follows:
- Coax cable from wall to DMR-ES15S
- S-Video cable from DMR-ES15S to TV
- Audio L/R from DMR-ES15S to Nakamichi AV-2 (stereo receiver)
- Coax cable from DMR-ES15S to VCR
- Coax cable from VCR to TV
So the cable signal normally passes to the TV through both the DMR-ES15S and the VCR via the coax. Sound comes out of the TV. But if I want sound to come out of my stereo speakers, I turn on the receiver and set it to receive the audio from the DMR-ES15S, and the problem I've observed is that the audio coming out of the stereo is not in sync with the audio coming out of the TV. I realize that normally you would not have both the stereo and TV outputting sound, but it still troubles me that this problem exists. For comparison, before I got the DMR-ES15S I was just using the VCR (yeah, REALLY old school), and this problem does not exist, when I hook the audio L/R from the VCR to the stereo and run the stereo and the TV sound at the same time, they are perfectly in sync.
Another problem I noticed was that the color was different between the S-video connection and the coax connection. That is, when watching a TV signal through the coax, the picture was one color, but when I switched the TV to Video 1 and watched the same signal through the S-video connection, the picture was a slightly different color (enough that it bothered me). Again, is this normal for the device? Has anyone seen this before? Or is it just my unit? Does the DMR-ES15S have a way to adjust the color coming out of the S-video connection?
By the way, I'm using a regular analog CRT, hence why I'm using S-video instead of component inputs.
Any help on this is much appreciated.