Flat Panel TV Sounds Better over Larger Speakers

All flat panels built today come with speakers. If you look closely you might even see them hidden across the bottom or on the back somewhere. If they fit in such a small space, that must mean they are just as small or smaller. My custom installed speakers in my Bedroom and Family Room are as large as 6 1/2″ and 8″ respectively. Compare that to 1 1/2″ speakers on a new flat panel TV.

I bet many of you have a stereo or Audio Video Receiver connected to a pair of speakers in close proximity to your TV. If you turn that TV around, or look behind it if its on a wall, you will find an audio out plug(s) . There are usually two kinds. One we call  an  analog out and you see a red and white surface inside the jack or port. If you have a newer TV it may have a digital out, also optical where after you plug in one end to the TV you will see a red light comng out the other end. If you have both an analog and a digital/optical input on your Stereo or Audio Video Receiver, you are good. Just find a good pair of analog cables, or at a minimum a red, white and yellow composite cable. Unfortunately, many times I find that there is a conflict between the newer TV which is normally a digital output not matching an older receiver that accepts analog only. Fortunately you are not completely out of luck if that is the case. I have a found a digital to analog converter that makes the signal acceptable to the receiver. The sound is still clear and since you are playing them over larger speakers amplified with a receiver, the depth and clarity is much better than any flat panel speakers short of the 16 speaker array like you find on some Mitsubishi televisions. So while your still wishing for the great audio that comes with Dolby HTS Digital Master soundtracks over a new 7.1 Surround Sound System with full spectrum from low to high spread out in a systematic grid, get a couple of good bookshelf speakers and hook them up to that stereo sitting by your TV. You will enjoy your watching and listening better. May want to get a Universal or program the remote that came with the receiver to control TV and input sources too.

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