Basic advice on speakers

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  1. Sons FC

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    Guys, I need some really basic advice on speakers.

    I have got a Samsung N series, 32 inch.

    I knew when I bought it that the sound was an issue and that is certainly the case.

    Due to certain factors at home, ie Sons FC Jr being the right age to tear the house apart, it is not practical to have a 5.1 speaker set up.

    Equally, until the format war is resolved I am not going to spend vast amounts of money on a DVD and I have bought a cheap upscaling Philips DVD in the meantime.

    What I need to know is, can I use a PC 2.1 speaker system for the TV?

    The DVD doesn't have a digital audio output. I assume that means it doesn't have a built in amp?

    Is that right?

    If I connect these speaker i) would it work? ii) would it improve the sound quality? iii) Do the speakers need to be shielded?

    Thanks for any help/advice.
     
  2. Dankeech

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    Hi,
    In a rush, so I'll be quick:

    PC Speakers: Yes, connect the Analogue audio out red & white phono connectors on the back of the set to the PC speakers analogue in.

    Magnetically shielded?: No. If it was a CRT you had then yes.

    The TV doesn't have a built in amp for external speakers.

    ..To best of my knowledge.

    Must dash....

    Dan.
     
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    Many thanks Dan.
     
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    PC speakers should be fine and they will be an improvement.

    You will probably need a 3.5mm jack to phono adapter but other than that just about any 2.0/2.1 PC speakers will do. (Don't forget to disable the built in speakers on the TV)
     
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    Thanks Stringbean.
     
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    Sorry, I ahve one furtehr question.

    I intend to keep the speakers (and a sub-woofer) immediately behind the TV.

    Does this matter?

    Will this be a problem?

    Do the speakers need to be shielded?
     
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    Hi,
    As the technology isn't CRT, but LCD - I don't see any problem having the speakers next to the TV.
    It's likely that if you consult you pc speakers manual you may find they're shielded anyway, as a lot of PC speakers are due to computing using CRT's for so long etc.
    If the TV is between you and the speakers (don't worry about the Sub too much), then you'll get muffled sound etc so be careful where you place them so everyone watching TV has lie of sight so to speak.

    Dan.
     

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