Can you connect a 2.1 speaker system to a tv without a reciever?

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  • Can you connect a 2.1 speaker system to a tv without a reciever?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 13:40
If these are powered speakers & the TV in question has a headphone jack, you can. Otherwise, no.
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Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 14:25
It depends on what TV and what speakers your talking about many HDTV's only have an optical out connection; if that is the case then the powered speakers would need an optical in port; its rare that a speaker has an optical in port but there are a few like the Behringer MS-40...but it also depends on what TV and what type of audio out connections it has....
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Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 14:31
More than likely no. If the speaker you have is a powered one and the tv has an earphone jack then you can. Most tv tv only provides you with an optical audio output. this is a digital signal that is mainly encode by Dolby Digital and has to be decoded by a Dolby Digital decoder. The decode is mainly available in the AVR, home theater in a box with an optical audio input or a sound bar. Hope this will help you out.
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