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Hook up Speakers directly to TV?

by airlaw12 / May 20, 2011 3:35 AM PDT

I have a Samsung 46" LED and an Elite 60" plasma. The sound quality is poor on both. I want t buy small speakers to compliment or replace the existing factory TV speakers. Can I hook the additional speakers directly into an audio out on the TVs or do I need a video receiver?

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Add the model numbers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2011 3:38 AM PDT

Some sets don't have volume control on the Stereo Audio output and all don't drive speakers directly.

Adding the model numbers helps members find the manuals so they can check for the gotchas.
Bob

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Products like sound bars, etc. pale to receivers & speakers
by Pepe7 / May 20, 2011 7:31 AM PDT

That's my take on speakers connected to most HDTVs. If it's a Pioneer Elite, I'd say a dedicated A/V receiver would be a nice compliment, along with a Blu Ray player Wink

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