I've been able to isolate the sound problem to the TV (Sony Bravia KDL32L4000). My DVD on my Mom's TV has sound issues, her DVD on my TV is fine. We've added the new ShawDirect 630 STB to her setup which connects by HDMI now, and same sound issue. None of the different settings on the TV improve the distortion at higher sound levels, so I think it likely that the speakers are just not as good as the ones on my TV.originally posted by 57
you can purchase an inexpensive AVR or HTiB system which will provide much better sound than the TV speakers
So I'll need to look for a cheap receiver and run the sound analogue. I've read the FAQs, but most people are looking for great sound and surround. I just want a receiver that will let me add a couple speakers and get louder sound without distortion… is it then just a case of the right amount of watts?
Could someone help me out with the bare specs I would need for this purpose? AVRs confuse the heck out of me!