It is not even a main stream brand. At that size, little tiny speakers
with flat plastic cabinet, what can you expect? Just not enough to have
decent pair of speakers, Another case of you get what you pay for.
On Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:07:13 -0700 (PDT), " email@example.com"
I didn't read the entire thread yet but does this 22" have the ability
to connect external speakers? I'm thinking that might improve the
sound to some degree. Of course if he's on a budget, this is an
added expense perhaps.
Agree, the smaller size low end brands tend to have tiny speakers and a
low power amplifier. I picked up a 22" LG for an elderly relative a few
weeks ago for their bedroom and it had pretty decent sound.
I agree. Neither old company is probably making the TV's but putting
their names on cheap Chinese junk.
I just bought a couple of HD Samsungs and quality is terrific. Sound is
fine but if you want more of a surround sound seller recommended speakers.
Quite possibly a defect in the TV itself, and unrelated to the cable box
or other source. What leads you to believe that the TV itself has good
sound which is somehow being degraded by the cable input? Most likely it
is exactly the opposite situation, good cable signal audio and a TV with
Flat screens have crap sound spkrs. Make sure yer TV has an audio out
plug or at least a headphone jack. Then, get a pair of cheap
"powered" computer spkrs. Powered means they are amplified and can
boost even ear/headphone level output. You can get 'em dirt cheap or
even free at swap meets, garage sales, thrift shops, Walmart, etc. I
bought a set, two adj stereo spkrs w/ separate sub-woofer. Better
than ANY TV spkrs and only $10, brand new. I was later given a
similar setup, free.
Definition of objectivism:
"Eff you! I got mine."
LCD screens are expensive, and there is fierce competition to make them
affordable. Most people also consider a large LCD TV to be part of a
home theater system, and they will have additional speakers and
amplifiers for them.
Something has to give, and this something is often the speakers and/or
The general consensus is dead on. It has nothing to do with your cable at
all. It's completely related to the TV. As others have stated, low end
models will do that. Add low end models to the smaller size TV and you'll
have strings and can sound.
Samsung, Sony, Vizio, Toshiba and Panasonic (mostly Plasma) are your better
options with Samsung and Sony at the top.
And I'll say that the Vizio [36? 42?] I got a few years ago has a
great picture, but borderline sound. Good enough for me-- but many
reviewers suggested getting a sound bar for it.
[The price on the Vizio was so good, I could have bought a sound bar &
been happy, but I can live with mediocre sound]
Bass and treble controls will do nothing to affect a "hollow" sound
quality. Those controls only affect the bass and treble (surprise,
Try hooking your computer speaker system up to the TV as a test. You
will almost certainly hear a dramatic improvement. Then look for a
Tone control? Really good amp/speakers needs only volume control.
If you want to have good sound system, sky is the limit for the cost.
Also real good pro level Tv does not have audio amp inside or speakers.
It is just a display panel fed by amps. and video/audio processor.
Typically the best you can get as a user is the OTA version. Both the
satellite and cable companies are known to further compress that. That
is one of the reasons cable companies want to get analog channels off of
their systems. There was a noticeable difference in Comcasts clear QAM
retransmission of the locals a few weeks after they removed all of the
You can get pretty good sound for the buck with pc speakers, which should
also include subwoofer. Really good sound requires at least a couple
hundred bucks just for mini monitors. Plus sub, plus Amp/ decoder Lowest
cost around $700 but not surround. Figure another $600 for surround. A
minimal cost system that would be quality sound. The price only goes up for
Then there are used systems, and if you know how to make speakers, it Still
costs a bunch.
I had a visio. Had cheap subwoofer hooked up. Was ok. Had front firing
Then I got a coby. No audio output except digital. Not currently using that
sub. It also has those speakers that bounce off wall, except the tv is not
mounted flat on wall. Currently using cardboard reflectors under tv so I
get some kind of decent sound.
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