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My grandmother has a 35 inch television with an old Direct TV box that she watches. Problem is the t.v. is approx. 15-20 feet away and in order for her to hear programs you can imagine the volume! I know she would enjoy t.v. more (and visitors) if she had a small speaker beside her chair on the table. She IS NOT going to entertain moving the t.v. or sitting anywhere else.......set in her ways!
The only jacks I have seen on the t.v. is the standard white, red, and yellow RCA jacks on the front and back. I dont know if the Direct receiver has any options or is capable. Is there any option to run a speaker from the t.v. across the room to amplify the sound? I need minimal cost too.