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Old 05-01-19, 04:06 PM
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How many speakers does a Samsung 43 inch NU6900 TV have?
P.S. It would be great if you could supplied a link.
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Old 05-01-19, 04:09 PM
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I use a real stereo receiver.
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I suspect, no matter how many speakers it has, they are tiny, and aimed the wrong way. Get a sound bar, or independent speakers. And an amp.
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Like # 3 . 1 pair of stereo patch cables does the job..








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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Like # 3 . 1 pair of stereo patch cables does the job..








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I actually wonder how many people even attempt to do this any more.

Many digital signals and encoding don't work back and forth from digital input to analog, which traditional patch cables are. Even with the newer component and digital audio you have to be sure everything syncs up by way of version of HDMI passthrough, yadda yadda. Why couldn't they have kept things simple so us old timers could continue to work it.
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Old 05-02-19, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
I actually wonder how many people even attempt to do this any more.

Many digital signals and encoding don't work back and forth from digital input to analog, which traditional patch cables are. Even with the newer component and digital audio you have to be sure everything syncs up by way of version of HDMI passthrough, yadda yadda. Why couldn't they have kept things simple so us old timers could continue to work it.
Sounds just like my rant about losing the 3.5mm audio jack from some smartphones... just a dumb idea.

Yeah, I like the basic audio hookup too... and I send audio from my computer to an amp, and hdmi from the comp for video. (Can watch any content on the net that way... ) the audio from the amp (good speakers) is vastly better than from the big flat screen.

Only issue I have is sometimes I use the computer stand alone... and want "local audio," so I mess with a series of jacks and plugs. (Could wire up a switch box... sigh...)
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Sounds just like my rant about losing the 3.5mm audio jack from some smartphones... just a dumb idea.

Yeah, I like the basic audio hookup too... and I send audio from my computer to an amp, and hdmi from the comp for video. (Can watch any content on the net that way... ) the audio from the amp (good speakers) is vastly better than from the big flat screen.

Only issue I have is sometimes I use the computer stand alone... and want "local audio," so I mess with a series of jacks and plugs. (Could wire up a switch box... sigh...)
Put simply, if you already have a source file (so to speak) and don't care about sound encoding you can do that. A lot of time what the issue is for instance you are using your TV as the source and want to use surround for audio via a receiver THEN you have to be sure all your HDMI is the same and all this other crazy jazz gets even worse if you need the video signal to pass through. I bought a new TV and found out that half the items in my home audio system wouldn't work right any more because of a HDMI incompatibility. Really sucked when I already had all the surround speakers and everything.
At this point between versions and ARC, etc. I am not sure I ever want to buy a new component again.
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https://www.parts-express.com/lepai-...pply--310-3000

+ 1 stereo RCA cable & 2 speakers ,, and that's my sound system to be warm and cozy in bed '..

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Originally Posted by SoldSpartan View Post
How many speakers does a Samsung 43 inch NU6900 TV have?
43.

Or maybe 6900
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Old 05-02-19, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
I actually wonder how many people even attempt to do this any more.
Not me. I listen to TV through TV speakers. I don't need action sequences to sound more realistic; if they did it might wake me up
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Not me. I listen to TV through TV speakers. I don't need action sequences to sound more realistic; if they did it might wake me up
Concerts are nicer thru a real system. Even crappily compressed YT vids are.
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Maybe, but meh. Not to get all Jim from Boston up in here, but I recently described my active ambivalence to hi-fi in another thread.
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Old 05-03-19, 09:03 AM
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My computer sound card cable is running to a small self powered studio monitor pair, right now ..

I get Portland's lefty KBOO.fm over the web (a mountain blocks the over the air signal)
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Not me. I listen to TV through TV speakers. I don't need action sequences to sound more realistic; if they did it might wake me up
I don't need action sequences to sound more realistic. I need to hear the dialog over the background noises that are now in shows and movies.

I thought it was me and my hearing with my first flat panel TV and kept turning up the volume. Then I watched a movie from the 90's. That's when I heard it, or lacked hearing it. I realized that programs and movies prior to the flat panels had no ambient noises. All the added ambient noises combined with tiny speakers with no space to produce the audio facing away from the listener is why you can't hear dialog,.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Maybe, but meh. Not to get all Jim from Boston up in here, but I recently described my active ambivalence to hi-fi in another thread.
Dang near spit coffee all over my keyboard on that one!
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Maybe, but meh. Not to get all Jim from Boston up in here, but I recently described my active ambivalence to hi-fi in another thread.
I don't mean an audiophile type system. Just a standard consumer one. Most anything is better than the 2" rear facing speakers in a TV set.

I am happy to and do listen to music on a range of systems, but a small tinny speakers are often just irritating and fatiguing. They also drop out any signal below 150hz which often can not be made up by the imagination.
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Originally Posted by SoldSpartan View Post
How many speakers does a Samsung 43 inch NU6900 TV have?
P.S. It would be great if you could supplied a link.
Two full-range 10W speakers.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6268402
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Ooooo. Gosh, 10w. Is that 10w total power? And note, they never tell you the size... what 2 inch diameter? And facing aft?

Get a speaker bar or at least some amplfied speakers. Speakers in flat screen TVs are notoriously poor. Even the cheapest walmart, powered PC speakers, FACING FORWARD, are better. (And that ain't sayin much)
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My speakers are large floor standers. They have 12 inch woofers. When a show is well recorded, they can add a lot.

So let's talk emotional impact for a minute. This is a variable, so let me dial things up to 11. A very long time ago, I was in a home theater place, and there was about 10 grand just in the subwoofers. Things were also cheaper 20 odd years ago.

When the dinosaur roared in Jurassic park, hair stood up on my body. A lot of hair, this was a purely physiological reaction, I'd seen that scene a dozen times before and never had that reaction. The force was such that I could feel my guts being shoved around, and my bowel control was being challenged.

I will grant you this, that was an extreme system. But on something good, like Game of Thrones, a good system can add a lot to the experience.
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Ooooo. Gosh, 10w. Is that 10w total power? And note, they never tell you the size... what 2 inch diameter? And facing aft?

Get a speaker bar or at least some amplfied speakers. Speakers in flat screen TVs are notoriously poor. Even the cheapest walmart, powered PC speakers, FACING FORWARD, are better. (And that ain't sayin much)
I agree... I have an old Sony sound bar with a subwoofer that sounds pretty good. I am surprised manufacturers have not developed a decent speaker built in the flat screens
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I don't need action sequences to sound more realistic. I need to hear the dialog over the background noises that are now in shows and movies.

I thought it was me and my hearing with my first flat panel TV and kept turning up the volume. Then I watched a movie from the 90's. That's when I heard it, or lacked hearing it. I realized that programs and movies prior to the flat panels had no ambient noises. All the added ambient noises combined with tiny speakers with no space to produce the audio facing away from the listener is why you can't hear dialog,.
No.

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I agree... I have an old Sony sound bar with a subwoofer that sounds pretty good. I am surprised manufacturers have not developed a decent speaker built in the flat screens
You really don't want them to. For a TV its all about the visuals and that's where you want your money to go. Like Ruby not everybody knows enough to know how valuable the audio is, or what it can do to enhance the visuals.
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I just use a simple RCA/headphone audio jack adapter and plug TV audio into a home stereo input just like I would a CD player, ipod, turntable or FM tuner. DVD audio still comes to TV through HDMI and continues to stereo through this analog cable.

Audio comes through in its full glory through my Klipsch speakers and Cambridge Soundworks surround speakers. Could never understand why folks watch high def, big screen video with low fi telephone quality audio!


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Hopefully, he will at least give you a "like" for that.
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I agree... I have an old Sony sound bar with a subwoofer that sounds pretty good. I am surprised manufacturers have not developed a decent speaker built in the flat screens
Sound bars are good, dedicated stereo speakers are better. Assuming they're of decent quality that is.

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I just use a simple RCA/headphone audio jack adapter and plug TV audio into a home stereo input just like I would a CD player, ipod, turntable or FM tuner. Audio comes through in its full glory through my Klipsch speakers and Cambridge Soundworks surround speakers. Could never understand why folks watch high def, big screen video with low fi telephone quality audio!

Simple, they don't know any better. If you've never tried steak you're satisfied with chicken.
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I agree... I have an old Sony sound bar with a subwoofer that sounds pretty good. I am surprised manufacturers have not developed a decent speaker built in the flat screens
Well they have a nice secondary market selling sound bars... and folks want zero bezel flat screens... in some cases, so they can tie them together to make huge multi screen displays... any reasonable speaker would have to face forward and would require a wide bezel.

But yeah, the end result is that there are no flat screens with good speakers.
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