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    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 15th Nov 11, 11:58 PM
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    "Tinny sound" on new TV
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    • 15th Nov 11, 11:58 PM
    "Tinny sound" on new TV 15th Nov 11 at 11:58 PM
    Bought a 22inch Logic Led TV with built in DVDplayer for the bedroom and the sound is awful.

    I know you get what you pay for and owing to the "slimness" of TV's now, this is a problem.

    I have tried altering the settings but can't see it makes much difference.

    Is there anything I can do to improve the sound such as speakers etc?

    I think it's ridiculous that they have made all these advancements in TV technology, but then you have to start adding things to it to make it acceptable.
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    • 16th Nov 11, 12:03 AM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 12:03 AM
    if you've tried all the settings to no avail, buy an amp and speakers or soundbar
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    • 16th Nov 11, 12:48 AM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 12:48 AM
    If it's any help there are plenty more in the DSG warehouse should you want a replacement. Approx 15,000 were unloaded on sunday night.
    • mart44
    • By mart44 16th Nov 11, 5:58 AM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 5:58 AM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 5:58 AM
    Does the TV have an audio-out socket? I bought an LG TV that had tinny sound. Running the sound through an old tuner/amplifier and a pair of Wharfdale bookshelf speakers worked well. This could be an answer if you have a redundant amplifier and speakers looking for a use and the space to set them up (I can never bring myself to get rid of old hi-fi items). The tuner/amp is something extra to turn on when running the TV but that's much less of an annoyance than listening to the poor sound.

    I've got a 22" Sony LCD TV that sounds fine as it is. So it is possible to produce acceptable sound within the confines of the slim design. Some manufacturers seem to be able to make a better job of this than others.
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    • 16th Nov 11, 8:32 AM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 8:32 AM
    Even a cheap pair of pc speakers plugged into the headphone socket will improve the sound of a lot of flat screen TVs!
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    • googler
    • By googler 16th Nov 11, 11:29 AM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 11:29 AM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 11:29 AM
    The general expectation these days seems to be that people don't buy TVs as stand-alone items - they're bought to be used with honkin' big surround-sound systems, so the sound system is regarded as a separate entity.
    • Billy-no-Money
    • By Billy-no-Money 16th Nov 11, 1:05 PM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 1:05 PM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 1:05 PM
    Something like this should help:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/logitech-ls21-2-1-speaker-system-03990847-pdt.html?srcid=369&xtor=AL-1
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    • EchoLocation
    • By EchoLocation 16th Nov 11, 8:11 PM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 8:11 PM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 8:11 PM
    Unfortunately, a lot of the less expensive lcd TV's do suffer from this. If it is really bad then it might be a genuine fault with the TV.

    Have a search around avforums for your TV model to see if there's any tips or advice there.
    • Esqui
    • By Esqui 16th Nov 11, 8:24 PM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 8:24 PM
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    • 16th Nov 11, 8:24 PM
    See if you can hear another one (maybe in store). They should have relatively decent sound compared to other similarly-priced TVs, but recently I've had a few returned because of poor sound
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    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 17th Nov 11, 12:00 AM
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    Thank You! everyone for advice on speakers and Soundbar - never heard of it!

    My main TV is a Sony and has great sound so I guess you get what you pay for.

    As a matter of interest, because the LCD TV's are thicker (as opposes to the LED's) - does that mean they will have better sound quality?

    Might end up taking it back an getting another one. Can't see the point of having all sorts plugged into it. That was the whole point of an LED for it to be more "streamlined" and uncluttered.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 17th Nov 11, 12:18 AM
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    With all due respect thin plastic enclosures and their puny speakers can't compare for sound as opposed to say these
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    • Spank
    • By Spank 17th Nov 11, 12:43 AM
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    With all due respect thin plastic enclosures and their puny speakers can't compare for sound as opposed to say these
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    True, but CRT TV's never had those size speakers & they were loud enough
    • mart44
    • By mart44 17th Nov 11, 7:18 AM
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    The cabinets of CRT TVs had room for bigger speakers with deeper cones and larger magnets. It was generally easier to produce reasonable TV sound with an inexpensive speaker of this sort. Also, the enclosure partly acted as a speaker cabinet.
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    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 17th Nov 11, 10:17 AM
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    A month or so ago I bought a Bush led tv from Argos and the sound was very tinny. It also developed a fault so I returned it and had a refund.

    I now have a 19" LG led tv from Richer Sounds which has an output of 5 watts per channel and reviews all rated it good for sound quality. I agree, it has very good sound despite the fact that the case is very slim so I would say that the quality comes down to design and how much effort is put into making the sound good rather than saying all small led tv's have poor sound.

    The problem is that you often can't hear tv's before you buy, you can only view the picture (and the picture on the Bush was great).

    It's best to read reviews before buying to get feedback from real users.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 17th Nov 11, 12:36 PM
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    moonpenny - no - the thinner LED backlit TVs will have WORSE sound all other things being even because they have even less space to put the speakers in.
    • googler
    • By googler 17th Nov 11, 2:16 PM
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    Get a pair of these....




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