There are a couple of options. A Home Theater system is an option, although not a requirement. Optical is not necessary in most cases, and I can know for sure if you give me the full model number.
I don't know about Bluetooth devices being available, but the TV doesn't have Bluetooth built in.
What many people use when they don't want to do a full receiver is use either a pair of powered speakers (non-powered will not work) connected with an RCA jack (like computer speakers with RCA), or use a small bookshelf audio system that has an RCA/AUX option. This requires a different remote (if the bookshelf system has a remote), but even a small "boom box" will give you a fair amount of sound, and a few of those come with an RCA/AUX-IN input.
I suggest the bookshelf systems because they can usually better compliment the current look of your entertainment system and can be relatively inexpensive - and the "mini systems" can be small and deliver great sound.
If you have more questions on this, let me know and I'll be happy to assist.
The important feature you'll want to look for is the AUX/RCA input and if the unit has its own separate power source (requiring a plug).
I have a Samsung a 37? series 6 Led TV in my dining room which is a bit ?echoey?. My hearing is not what it used to be and I have difficulty in discerning words in such an environment.
I want to purchase a set of external speakers to help with this. Can you help me with my options and answers to the following questions:
Do I have to go to the expense of purchasing a home theatre system? I have no requirement to connect any external devices such as CD players or games devices.
Will I have to use the ?optical out? port?
Ideally I would like to connect to Bluetooth speakers which would enable me to position the speakers to best advantage without trailing wires everywhere. Is there a Bluetooth interface device that connect to my TV to achieve this?
Thanksin advance for all adice forthcoming!