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Old 11-08-02, 03:56 AM
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When using a surround system do you still use your tv speakers as well?

When using a surround system do you still use your tv speakers as well?

Just wondering if you mute the tv and only use the ss speakers or if you use in conjuction with?

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Never. The "mute" button is your friend.
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Old 11-08-02, 07:12 AM
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Nope. My TV's built-in speakers are set to 0 volume.
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I don't have any audio cables running to my TV.
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I don't have any audio cables running to be my TV either. I have seen some RPTV's that have a speaker hookups in the back that allow the TV speaker to become the center channel though. I don't think I'd do that though, TV speakers generally bite.
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In general, most Big Screen TVs don't have adequate speakers to use. On mine, I have turned the TV speakers off and I have no audio cables running to the TV (the way it should be). Its best to just turn them off and use the theater speakers only.
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Old 11-08-02, 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by skar
I don't have any audio cables running to my TV.
Bingo. This is more for the wife and kids so they cant get it wrong.
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Old 11-08-02, 12:33 PM
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I don't know if I even have the audio hooked up to the TV.
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Old 11-08-02, 12:48 PM
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My DVD and LD audio are not hooked to the TV but directly to the receiver.
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Old 11-08-02, 04:19 PM
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Oddly enough, I have the TV speakers hooked up for my wife. I find it interesting that others do the exact opposite to make it easier for the wife and kids. If I left it to my wife to try and turn on the receiver, set the sound mode, hit the Video button to set it to the satellite, etc., she would never watch the TV! I have one set of audio outs from my Tivo going to my receiver, and the other going directly into the TV. That way, my wife can hit the power button on the Tivo remote and watch her shows (with the TV speaker), and I can do my 15-button exercise to get pristine sound out of my receiver.

Sad? Maybe. But it's better than listening to my wife gripe about how much money my system costs and how she can't watch TV because of it...

To be honest, on certain shows, setting the TV speaker fairly low and running the receiver at normal volume sometimes gives them a little richer sound. Usually shows or movies that are dialogue-heavy without a lot of sound effects.

I don't really blame her for her gripes - I just haven't gotten inspired enough to buy a universal remote and set the macros...
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Old 11-10-02, 09:21 PM
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Yes. I still use TV speakers in addition to my surround speakers. Doesn't sound half bad with both sets of speakers.
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