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HOW DO I HOOK UP EXTERNAL SPEAKERS TO TELEVISION?

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HOW DO I HOOK UP EXTERNAL SPEAKERS TO TELEVISION?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Steve G. replied 6 years ago.

Hi and welcome to Just Answer. I will try my best to give you a precise and accurate answer.

 

There are several things you can do. This TV has an analog audio output and a digital audio output. You are lucky, most TVs only have the digital.

 

So, you can do the following:

 

Powered speakers - self contained speakers with the amplifier built in. Think of the speakers on your PC only bigger.

 

Sound Bar - probably your best bet, a slim wide speaker that goes under your TV and a separate subwoofer. From about $200. Here: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-HW-C450-Soundbar-Speaker/dp/B0037QF9UA/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1288905571&sr=1-2

 

Home Theater System - usually comprising a receiver and speakers with a DVD player built in. Also from about $200. Here: http://www.amazon.com/LG-LHT854-1000-Watt-Disc-Theater/dp/B0018YXP5Y/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1288905745&sr=1-4

 

Those are the three most basic ways of connecting your TV.

 

Thoughts?

 

 

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I have Bose multimedia speakers. Can these be hooked up and how?

Expert:  Steve G. replied 6 years ago.

Ok, do you have a model number please?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the bose speakers are companion 2 series II multimedia speakers
Expert:  Steve G. replied 6 years ago.

Well, I just looked at the manual for this TV and it does not have an analog audio out - only a digital audio out utilizing a optical jack.

 

So your speakers will not work without doing some kind of digital to analog conversion. Amazon sells this: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Optical-Analog-Converter-Adapter/dp/B003OND0N4/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_image_3

 

You run an optical cable from the TV to the box and then you would need a RCA to 3.5mm adapter to your speakers. Like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Male-3-5mm-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable/dp/B000I23TTE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1288908344&sr=1-1

 

You would plug your speakers into the small end of that adapter.

 

That should work but I can't guarantee it.

 

 

I only get paid if you click and it does not close our dialog together...we can continue with your issue. Thank you very much.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
THANKS VERY MUCH. i WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE NECESSARY CABLE, ETC.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 6 years ago.

Ok, but you still may want to consider a cheap soundbar like the one I previously mentioned. It would be much less hassle and sound better but of course, it would be a tad more expensive. Please do not forget to click the green ACCEPT. I'll still be here and I appreciate the click. Thanks.

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