Bluetooth lag

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Ron/PA
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Bluetooth lag

Post by Ron/PA » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:38 pm

I'm half hard of hearing, the other half is deaf.

I get tired of not being able to hear TV on my side of the room, and won't subject my wife to my loud needs.

Today I bought a "connect hub" that lets my smart tv send the audio to a bluetooth speaker I had.

I had 3 choices to connect the hub. Optical cable, 3mm cable, and RCA jacks. My tv doesn't have the 3mm option so I went with RCA and now I have a split second lag.

Would the optical cable make it any faster? It's only a minor annoyance and I could just get earphones or use my phone head set, but would rather see them sync.

Thanks.

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Re: Bluetooth lag

Post by Gerrit » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:32 am

The reason for the delay is bluetooth. Audio is buffered and compressed before it is transmitted. Another cable won't solve your problem, I'm afraid.
Is the main audio a separate system, like a sub-woofer and a soundbar? If yes, maybe you could connect that one over bluetooth, too and that might give the same delay to that system.
Another option would be to install a wired extra speaker at your end of the the room.
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Re: Bluetooth lag

Post by Dave Smith » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:59 pm

I have one of those infra red audio relays.
It works pretty good, But you have to watch that nothing passes
in front of it or you get a very loud snap sound.
You have to wear ear phones with it and they have their
own volume control.
Dave <*)))><

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