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    Default Rubbish TV Sound

    The tinny little speaker on our TV is rubbish. We just don't use it, it's that bad.

    Instead we feed the TV sound through our stereo. Much more acceptable.

    Are there many others on this forum who do the same thing?
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    Default Re: Rubbish TV Sound

    Used to use the Stereo, untill it packed up ( was quite old) So got a set of Logitech Speakers, These ones : multimedia-speakers With the Aid of a switch I can switch between the TV, Media Centre and Bluray Player.

    The sound is reasonable and works well. Cant turn them up much more than 60% as it starts to rattle the windows and vibrate the floor to much and to loud.

    The Subwoofer ( not the Dog either) Sits on the floor and the Speakers sit either side of the TV.
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    Modern TV sound is rubbish. I think most of them have the speakers pointing down and they give a "grate" sound. I use a Sony 5.1 stereo set that has great sound. Panasonic TV and HDD Freeview recorder with Sony sound all works using any 1 of 3 remotes by HDMI control

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    Default Re: Rubbish TV Sound

    We do that too but bought some new Q speakers for the stereo recently.

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    Default Re: Rubbish TV Sound

    yeah got soundbar with sub. tv speakers these days are crap.
    good thing is work with each other ie tv recognises the soundbar is connected and tv remote works the soundbar volume.

    got the sound system as well i can hook up but really haven't needed to.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Yeah, the switch from a bulky CRT TV (which acted as a good chamber for making decent bass sounds) to a flat screen and the resultant tiny speakers has also led me to connect to a decent external speaker.

    I took the speakers out of the old TV before passing it in to the recyclers. The speakers are earmarked for a MAME cabinet... which sadly is not being used, but the speakers, plus a budget amp should help me breath life into it eventually.

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    The pointless trend towards thinner and thinner cabinets doesn't help either.

    What's the point of a paper-thin T.V. if it makes everything sound terrible, and you have to add a separate amplifier and speakers to fix the problem, which defeats the purpose of the oh-so-thin "space saving" display to begin with....

    Ugh, more marketing stupidity.
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    Default Re: Rubbish TV Sound

    a lot of the old crt used to have a big speaker box in the back behind the screen and a port running up to the front. even older tv's had the big speakers right up the front under the tv.
    new tv's the speakers are just so tiny and sound like it.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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