Unfortunately, through a lot of painful testing and trial and error and returned products, as of right now the only way to get rid of the delay is buy a AV Receiver and make sure it does all of the processing instead of the Roku TV. Then the Roku TV apps and all devices attached to both the AVR and TV will be lag-free.
Sadly, this option is for the birds. I just want a simple and clean (and inexpensive!) setup for my small bedroom.
Horrendous situation. Thx, malrats.No idea what AV Receiver to get and how to set up. Any advice would be much appreciated. How much do they run? Any recommendations?
I had a lot of success with a Denon AVR-X540BT, but that was on a Black Friday sale for under $300. So now I’d have to recommend a Sony STRDH590 which is only $179.99 right now. Problem with these setups is you need speakers. I had used a pair of Polk bookshelf speakers on sale for $50. That means breaking out a spool of speaker wire...ugh.
Beyond that, you connect the TV to the AVR via HDMI and optical (or you can use just HDMI-ARC but I didn’t test that exact setup) and then you connect each individual device (like game consoles, satellite DVR, etc) via HDMI to the AVR.
It’s actually pretty simple, it’s just bulky and it all takes up so much space and it’s ultimately kinda costly. Although you can get much better sound this way than with a soundbar or little wireless speakers for less money.
I’m no expert on this at all lol but if you have any other questions, I’m here.