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Attaching Remote Speakers

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OK, I'm not an A/V nut by any means. I just got my mother a new TV for Christmas. She's very hard of hearing so I would like to put some speakers by her chair. Not surround sound, just one or two of my old stereo speakers. The TV has a coaxial digital output on the back. Do I need a converter, pre-amp, or what? Most everything I'm Googling pertains to home theater systems. I really don't know what I'm searching for.

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Mark

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I'd go a little more low-tech than using a coaxial digital connection. Are you sure there are no other outputs, line level, headphone, speakers, something? Another option would be a device designed specifically for the hard-of-hearing, but then they usually connect to the types of outputs I've mentioned.

If you have to go with the digital output it's beyond my level of knowledge. Seems you'd need a relatively new amplifier.

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Yeah, I'm afraid I'm out of luck. I was hoping there was an inexpensive solution. This is what's on the TV:

The plugs on the back are:

S-Video In

Audio(L/R)Video In-(video01)

Component IDigital Audio Out

On the front I have:

Audio/Video In for a camcorder or a game consol

I've haven't searched the hearing impaired site yet. I was going to try that today.

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Mark

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... Component IDigital Audio Out ...
Every manufacturer can add or delete whatever inputs/outputs they want, I am surprised however there are no other options for sound out. :(

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I guess with the rising popularity of HDTV and home theater set-ups it's not a priority option anymore

Mark

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A long time ago I modified ("modded" in today's language) a TV by taking the case off (careful, there's high voltage in there long after the set's been unplugged), attaching a switch and jack to the speaker wires, and mounting the switch & jack to the cabinet. I could then plug in my (homemade) speakers to the jack (which disabled the internal speakers). Radio Shack would have all the parts you'd need.

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My mom's in failing health. All she does is sit and watch TV 24/7. I couldn't have the set down for more than an hour without her raising a fuss. Had I known before hand that my wife bought the set, I would have had time to wire in a switch and jack. I'm fairly compitent(?) with electronics. I forgot I have an old VCR with Audio out. I'm going to see if that will work. Now I just got to get her out of the room long enough to snake speaker wire under the carpet

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Mark

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