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Old 16th February 2005, 09:39 AM   #1
PAPAPOPEYE is offline PAPAPOPEYE  United States
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I hope nobody gets pissed off. I know this forum is for enthusiasts, etc. but I can't get info. anywhere (Sony, Toshiba, ASK.COM, GOOGLE) and after spending many hours on the WWW, I'm at my wits end. Anyway, here goes my question and I hope some nice person might take pity.
I bought a new TV for my wife (Valentine's day gift). My wife wants to hook up the TV to the 2 speakers next to the bed; but this seemingly simple task is driving me crazy!
Here are the specs:

New TV = Toshiba 20AF44 with 1 audio output. It's a stereo TV; but the audio only has 1 white and 1 red output (on back of TV) which says "MONO AUDIO". From the Toshiba website:
MTS Stereo/SAP with dbx
Full broadcast stereo sound quality, plus access to bilingual or secondary audio signals.
Total Audio Wattage: 5 W
Fixed audio outputs can also be connected to an A/V receiver to provide a cleaner signal for two-channel based home theater systems.
SPEAKERS: SONY SS-H991 / 8 ohms / 100 watts

The TV istructions state that I need an "Audio Amplifier". Can anybody please reccomend a CHEAP Audio Amplifier that will be suitable for this purpose. I don't want anything fancy like Surround Sound, Home Theatre, etc. . I don't think I need a "receiver" for this task (that's for tape decks, phono's, AM, FM)? I just want to hook up the 2 speakers to the TV. All help greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
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Old 16th February 2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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Valentines day gift...... bad choice.......next to the bed....... you're in trouble buddy (only joking).

The white output is the left channel and the red output is the right channel. I think the mono only refers to what output to use if you want mono.

What you are after is a cheap integrated amplifier that has a volume control as the outputs are at fixed level. It will have more inputs than you need but that's the way it is. Something like this:


I don't think it's a current model but gives you an idea. You could pick up something cheap on eBay or a superseded model.

You could also use a mini system that has an auxilary input which will give you FM, CD etc as well. Like this:


There's a few options. BTW, who gets the remote?
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Old 18th February 2005, 07:44 AM   #3
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Default Thanks Rabbitz

Thanks for the info., suggested items and sense of humor (it's the only laugh I'll have over this experience).

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