Do HTs Work With my TV Speakers???

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  1. Ryan Stone

    Ryan Stone Auditioning

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    I am planning my first home theater and i have a question. When my reciver and speakers are on, do the speakers in my tv still make sound or are they bypassed???
     
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    If you turn the vloume down or turn the speakers off, you won't hear them. If you are asking should they be turned off, then the answer is yes.

    I have a Samsung TSL3294hf that is almost 2 months old and I have never heard the speakers that are built in to the TV, altho I hear they are pretty good. NO need for them with a 5.1 surround set up.
     
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    Moving this thread to the Basics forum.
     
  4. VinhT

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    With a receiver, theoretically the TV wouldn't even receive audio signals (unless you really wanted it to) since the home theater speakers would be playing them already.

    Vinh
     
  5. Ryan Stone

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    Well i have a 61" hitachi TV, so its not like the speakers in it are bad. Should i leave them on for HT use???
     
  6. Mark Larson

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    The question comes down to do you need them if you have a half-decent CC?

    Also, adjusting the volume of the TV separately from the rest of the speakers will be a PITA. I know. I've done it.
     
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    Without a center channel you are better of using the "phantom center" option on your receiver than trying to match up your TV's volume. Secondly, the TV's speakers are going to try to "double dip" on the front soundstage, which is obviously not advisable. TV speakers, even on good TVs, are not anywhere near the quality of "real" speakers.
     

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