Sunday, June 2, 2013

Casual Tech User 4: (Part 3) Avoid Mistakes, Plan Before You Buy New TV; Cheap Solution to Improve Sound Quality

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Bringing home that new TV can be an exciting experience, but the setup will only be as good as the weakest link. While the video quality may be excellent, the sound quality may not be sufficient to meet your expectations.

In this episode Ron discusses one way he solved a sound quality and clarity deficiencies he and his wife were experiencing by adding a pair of simple, cheap external speakers to a plasma TV.

Topics include:
  • Internal speakers on today’s TVs
  • Check to determine the type of audio out on the TV
    • Headphone jack
    • R and L channel RCA jacks
    • Digital audio
    • Optical audio
  • How to add a pair of computer speakers to a TV
  • Sound check of the internal and external speakers

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