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    I have a 50 inch plasma Samsung TV and when I hook my DDR pads into the XBOX360 and try to play the game, there seems to be a fraction of a second lag with the audio and video. If you've played the game, you'll know that a .2 of a second lag is enough to make the game impossible to play.. Does anybody have any kind of a solution to this problem?

    Has anybody faced the lag before? It doesn't seem to happen with normal tube TVs...

    hope somebody can help...
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  2. Try enabling the Game option in the TV's setup. This bypasses a lot of the TV's internal processing.
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    hellfire45,

    What model samsung do you have? How do you have it connected to the 360? Are you sure its not just you getting slower with old age? :P
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    don't these games have a calibration mode? I know guitar hero/rock band does as this is a common issue with hdtv's.
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    Try enabling the Game option in the TV's setup. This bypasses a lot of the TV's internal processing.
    I will try this. Thanks!

    What model samsung do you have? How do you have it connected to the 360? Are you sure its not just you getting slower with old age?
    I hope I'm not getting slower, im only 24 heh. I have the 360 conected using the HDMI, and I had the ps2 connected using the RGB cables, but I was having the same problem.

    PN50A550S1FXZA is the model code. It's a 50" Samsung plasma. I remember that on my friends gigantic Mitsubishi TV it was having the same kind of problem.

    Don't these games have a calibration mode? I know guitar hero/rock band does as this is a common issue with hdtv's.
    Some games do, but I don't think that DDR does.
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    If that fails connect the audio out to a separate amplifier.
    I think,therefore i am a hamster.
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    Would a separate amplifier be expensive?
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  8. Originally Posted by hellfire45
    Would a separate amplifier be expensive?
    Anywhere from about $50 on up. Even a pair of powered computer speakers will work.
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    Can I hook the amp or the computer speakers directly into the 360? Is that how I would circumvent the lag? Would that fix the problem if the video is still going to the TV? I am using HDMI, and its got the sound and the video combined in 1 cable.
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  10. Originally Posted by hellfire45
    Can I hook the amp or the computer speakers directly into the 360?
    Computer speakers or a cheap stereo amp would hook up to the stereo RCA outputs from the 360. A more expensive amp (and it will need speakers) should be able to take the digital audio out from the 360 (optical, I believe).

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    Is that how I would circumvent the lag? Would that fix the problem if the video is still going to the TV? I am using HDMI, and its got the sound and the video combined in 1 cable.
    That would eliminate audio lag. You would still have video lag. I don't know DDR so I don't know if eliminating audio lag would be sufficient.

    And all this is predicated on the assumption that your HDTV intentionally delays the audio to match the video lag. Not all do. Try hooking your computer's speakers to the 360. Or headphones. See if it help.
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    I have my video card hooked up to my hdtv thru dvi/hdmi and have a lag which i notice when i turn up my computer speaker system and play it along with my home stereo which is hooked up to my tv co-ax out so i beleive there wont be that lag when you go straight to an amplifier.
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    I just put the TV on the entertainment "game mode" to see if it would fix it. I think the problem is that the audio is faster than the video, or the video has like a quarter second lag time. In a rhythm game that's pretty much all it takes. Also, the 360 doesn't have RGB jacks or a headphone jack....
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  13. Originally Posted by hellfire45
    the 360 doesn't have RGB jacks or a headphone jack....
    It does but you need the correct cable to convert from their proprietary connector to RCA. The headphone outputs are on the controllers. Again, you need an adapter. PITA.
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    hellfire45,

    I remember checking this out a couple of years ago when we got our 360 and new 1080p HDTV. Check here for some great info:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=558125
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