How to fix audio lag with a Yamaha reveiver
First off, be sure to read this thread for general info about the causes of lag and how to resolve it:
Now here's how to get rid of audio lag if you have a Yamaha RX-V371 receiver (hopefully these instructions are applicable to other Yamaha receivers too):
1) Use the red/white component cables to connect your Xbox/PS3 directly to the Audio1 or Audio2 input your Yamaha. I also tried connecting a digital optical audio cable to the AV1 input, but there is definitely some lag when you do this.
2) There's an Enhancer/Stereo button on your remote. Keep pressing this button until it says "2ch Stereo" on your receiver. That's all there is to it!
This took me quite awhile to figure this out because there is a "Straight" button on the remote, and it seemed to do exactly what I needed - it turns off DSP, surround sound, and all the other fancy sound effects and just gives you a plain 2-channel stereo sound, which is exactly what we want, right?? NO! I spent the longest time swearing at my receiver because it was in "straight" mode and still had significant lag. Quite by accident I pushed the Enhancer/Stereo button (seems wrong.. enhancer is NOT what I want) and found out that this enables the special "2ch Stereo" thing that gets rid of lag.
So to sum up: you do NOT want the "straight" 2-channel stereo mode, you want the "2ch Stereo" 2-channel stereo mode. Honestly, does Yamaha have to make this so nonsensical? Do we really need a non-enhanced non-lagging stereo AND a non-enhanced lagging stereo? Anyway, I am happy that I can finally play Rocksmith now. Hope this info helps someone.
I'll have to give this a try. What is your video path? With my setup, I don't really have the option of running video directly from the XBox to my TV.
I have an older Xbox without HDMI, so I'm just using the component connector - the 3 video outputs go straight to my TV and the 2 audio outputs go to my receiver. I think you would be fine if you sent your video through the receiver too. You'd probably get a bit more video lag, but that is fixable by fiddling with the in-game Display Lag Correction settings. It's the audio lag that really kills this game and makes it unplayable.
I'm using component out for video and I have optical going to my Yahmaha RX-V1400 and I get no lag with the default game settings and surround audio. I don't know anything about audio receivers, I can only guess that mine has a faster sound processor or something.
I've got the 1800. I'll have to check a few things out, though, to make sure I'm not dorking up the 1080p if I switch to component output from HDMI.
Originally Posted by Hab_Fan