the riddler wrote:Sports Sync Radio will work if the radio call is ahead of the TV. You can delay the radio call for up to 10 seconds I believe. I have directv at home and listen to the game on a radio. The radio call is usually behind the TV by 4 or 5 seconds. So I just pause the game until the radio catches up. Does anyone know why the radio stations don't try to sync up the call with the game?
I'm pretty sure it's impossible for the radio station to match what the TV is putting out. Has to do with satellite feeds bouncing from the arena to the satellite to the network and thus to the cable companies. For example, when the ROOT studio hosts toss out to Steigy during the pregame show, they can hear each other via headset thanks to phone lines and there's often no lag (now if they were throwing it from Pittsburgh to say, Kabul, it would be a bit of a delay...watch CNN sometimes and you'll notice this more). However, if Steigy and Errey are describing video and they roll it from the studio, there will be a small delay so it'll sound like Errey's behind in his analysis.
Radio signals work similarly but since it's more over the air, there isn't as much lag involved in what goes on at the arena to when you're actually hearing it.
If you can find someone willing to do it, next time there's a game, call a friend who is at the game and just have them count the clock down for you as they see it and you follow it on your TV. Your feed will be a second or two behind.