I posted the same on LCD forum, but decided to ask here too since the question has to do more with amplification then with video/imaging. While my AVR300 is being fixed, I needed to get sound out from TV/Cable. At first I connected two speakers that came with my Samsung LCD to get by. My 40" Samsung has 5.1 decoder, so today, I tried connecting my all 5 Canton speakers and the sub to the TV's speakers/sub outputs, and the sound is better then from those small flat speakers that came with TV. Then, when putting Samsung speakers away, I noted that the original Samsung speakers are 10 Watts RMS/ 8 ohms. The Cantons are rated 4-8 Ohms, so now I am afraid that using them may burn transistors in the TV's internal amplifier. I am not trying to play any loud music, and the Canton speakers sound louder then original Samsung speakers - I think because Cantons are more efficient/have better sensitivity. Can anyone tell me: 1. if it's OK to use 4-8 Ohms rated speakers instead of 8 Ohms rated 2. can I damage my Cantons using weak TV's internal amplifier? Thanks a lot.