Don't know a thing about speakers for home theater, need some help figuring it out.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Rychy, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Rychy macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2007
    Ok, I'm looking to get better sound for my home theater... but like said I don't know a thing about audio stuff. I'm currently using the TV speakers, which just isn't doing it anymore. Now do I need to get a receiver or can I get speakers that connect directly to my TV? I have a Sharp Aquos and it has an Digital Audio Output port. Can I hook something up to this?

    Sorry, probably a couple stupid questions, but I'm totally clueless with this stuff.
  2. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Your best bet is to get a receiver/amp of some sort with digital audio inputs (and get at least a 5.1 amp). Connect the speakers to that. If you want to keep it simple, you could even get one of the "theater in a box" setups. Just make sure it has the inputs you need. Either way, if you're going to use the room as a theater-type room, do not just use the two speakers. Get surround sound. It's a world of difference.

    Do you use the TV to tune, or do you have an external cable box?

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