Using an amplifier with my Smart TV

I have a new Samsung 48" Smart TV, can't find the model number as I am not on my PC to find the order ... if I hook it up to my old Amp to play the sound through speakers it works fine, but here is a slight delay, giving it a weird echo effect.

Is this because it is an analogue Amp ? Could I hook this up to a digital Amp and it would work ok ?!?

Yes, I realise that there are "sound bar" & "surround sound" systems available, but I don't have the money to do anything expensive, so any help here would be very gratefully received Happy ...

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Need more detail.

Try this. Plug in headphones and see if the delay exists. Then be aware I heard this on OTA (over the air) and cable TV. It was in the SOURCE so it was crazy to me how low quality the content can be on OTA and Cable TV.

To sniff this out I had to try many sources.

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I'll try it ...

I'll need to dig out some headphones that work, but will try it, thanks. However, if plugging the headphones in automatically mutes the TV sound then I won't be able to tell if there is a delay or not Confused ...

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When I use an external amp, the TV speakers for almost every system should be muted.

Why has been beat up in many prior discussions. Any audio processing and you will get the old stadium effect (echo!) Which (again) is why we want a single audio path. notes this.

THERE ARE THOUSANDS of priors on this.

Post was last edited on November 7, 2015 9:20 AM PST

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The obvious things are always the easiest to miss ...

It's so obvious really isn't it ?!?

Play it through the Amp but mute the TV ... problem solved, LOL !!!!!


Thanks Happy

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Obvious is not what I call this.

But I think you see a solution now which is where we needed to get to.

Hope it all helped and you aren't worse for wear.

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