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Ann – didnt tell us where shes calling from – but used the AskDave button: “I do not have the soundbar connected to my LG TV because of other connection issues, but my main question is the picture and the sound don’t go together. The picture is just like stopped, and goes “spotty” here and there, as the sound just goes on. (sounds like buffering. -cg) How do I get them to connect?”
Ann, if your soundbar isnt connected to your TV then we assume that this is all happening in the TV itself.
If thats the case you may have connection issues of some kind. If this is happening while using smart functions, for example while streaming Netflix or YouTube, your internet connection may be struggling to cope and your TV may just be constantly buffering to try to stream your shows.
If this is happening while watching over the air TV or cable TV then you may have an issue with the signal reaching your home that is causing your TV to lose it periodically.
The solution to the internet issue is to check your connection speeds and make sure that your TV is able to pick up a good solid signal from your home router.
The solution to the over the air issue would be to get a better antenna or move it somewhere that gets a better signal if thats possible.
The solution to the cable issue, unfortunately, would involve reaching out to your cable company and trying to get them to come fix it.
If youre lucky theyll find the root cause quickly, but most likely youll just wind up needing to get them to come over several times to try to fix the problem. If your internet connection is solid, it may be easier to switch to a streaming TV provider like Hulu Plus or YouTube TV.
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