TMP — Out of Sync

Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off. Well, my peeve today is something I mentioned in my response to Melanie’s Share Your World prompt earlier today. I wrote, “I hate it when I’m watching something on TV and the sound (audio) and picture (video) are out of sync.”

It’s one thing if you’re watching a foreign-language movie or show that has been poorly dubbed in English. But if you’re watching an English language show where the voice you hear is not synced-up with what you’re seeing on the screen, it’s awful.

Unfortunately, it’s been happening a lot lately and I’m not sure if the issue is with my five-year-old HDTV or my Roku streaming stick that I got earlier this year when I cut the cord on cable TV. But over the past few weeks I’ve had to reboot my TV and my Roku device around once a week to get the audio and video back in sync.

So that’s my peeve for this week. Yeah, I know. A real first world problem, right?

24 thoughts on “TMP — Out of Sync

  1. Paula Light August 16, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    That would be very distracting! My Roku works okay ~ 2 years old. Hope you get that issue solved pronto!

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  2. rugby843 August 16, 2021 / 5:23 pm

    I understand completely the frustration. My grandson willingly fixes any tech problems I have since I can no longer get up and reach behind the tv for a cord placement etc. A simple turn off and on again fixed most of my Roku problems. However I am now watching GoT because I bought the series when it started ten years ago—can you believe that? Time flew! I find the sound quality great while some newer shows don’t have it. I think it’s a problem on their end with sound and cc. Good luck! How’s the new car working out?

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • Fandango August 16, 2021 / 10:01 pm

      The new car is working out great and I don’t miss going to a gas station to fill the tank!

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  3. Sadje August 16, 2021 / 6:33 pm

    Probably the streaming service is at fault here.

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong August 16, 2021 / 7:17 pm

    We have not had the problem and we’re on probably our third Roku, That’s a streaming service issue. It pops up on various channels. Usually, if you just change channels then change back, it goes away. Streaming services are not as dependable as cable was. Or the networks we don’t watch much anymore. I think that eventually — probably sooner rather than later — streaming will work this out. They need to stabilize.

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  5. Marleen August 16, 2021 / 11:33 pm

    I don’t know if Roku has this. With appleTV, I go to ”settings” and then select “restart” (not reset).


  6. Books & Bonsai August 17, 2021 / 12:40 am

    Sometimes it is the small annoyances that drive you insane first! Like the dripping tap…


  7. Nope, Not Pam August 17, 2021 / 3:27 am

    It matters, it would be so annoying. I hate it when the subtitles on an English movie are nowhere close to what’s being said ☹️

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  8. Terveen Gill August 17, 2021 / 5:42 am

    Haha. Have seen it in dubbed movies. Though they are too good at it now.
    Must be a real headache. 🙂

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  9. Carol anne August 19, 2021 / 9:34 pm

    Yeah, but it takes away from your entertainment, so, well, its a problem, and I hope you resolve it soon!

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    • Fandango August 19, 2021 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks. So do I.


  10. leigha66 September 2, 2021 / 11:05 am

    Definitely worthy of a Monday Peeve… very annoying.

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