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#272662 8-Jul-2020 11:56
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My assumption that people with small TVs use them for 1/ gaming or 2/ watching TV in bed has not made me envy the choices available at all.

 

My partner and I sit outside a lot, so I'd go to thinking that a small TV would be a good idea (might go big tv when we get a new house), I found a cheap $150 panasonic 24in with 6w RMS, thinking that should be enough. Sadly its not, although a little better projecting the sound forwards rather than down, and I am making a box to mount the TV in to make it easy to carry in and out.

 

My bad was not looking at sound options in depth. The TV only has optical out, or HDMI out, but blowed if I can find an option to fit small PC speakers, as they don't do optical or HDMI it seems, none I can find, or a couple I did find, had less Watts than the TV. 

 

Considered optical converter, but these are powered, and I am trying to limit the leads in the box, prefering at this stage to just have the TV, hence Chromecast is being powered off the USB, but even if I freed that up, I don't think TVs are capable of USB audio out either. Sound bar is the immediate go to, but again, this is a 24in I am mounting inside a 57cm wide wooden box, and the only mini soundbars I can find are either limiting on their sound output, need power, or don't have ARC or optical input.

 

Am I stuck here, or is there some other option I haven't considered? At my last house I did have a TV outside, well, it was a projector actually, as space and under cover and sound was not an issue, but our covered area is a bit tighter now, hence the next place a priority will be space to mount a TV and sound bar without size restrictions.

 

 

 

 


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  #2519136 8-Jul-2020 12:22
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No headphone socket? Some of the smaller TVs have one.




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  #2519140 8-Jul-2020 12:28
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Nope, thats what I said surprised me, I expected a small TV to have one.


 
 
 
 


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  #2519159 8-Jul-2020 13:02
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  #2519266 8-Jul-2020 13:53
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FYI digital audio (coax/optical) out from TV's will often skip the TVs volume control. You will need to control volume with your casting device or the speakers/soundbar



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  #2519267 8-Jul-2020 13:53
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THanks for that, yes, the JBL one might work as it is only 614mm long, the Dell one at 1.5W is below spec though.

 

I think I had dismissed the JBL one on price, but if I can future proof then its not so bad.

 

Cheers

 

 


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  #2519325 8-Jul-2020 14:10
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boflit:

 

THanks for that, yes, the JBL one might work as it is only 614mm long, the Dell one at 1.5W is below spec though.

 

I think I had dismissed the JBL one on price, but if I can future proof then its not so bad.

 

Cheers

 

 

Yeah just found it in my deleted items, that JBL was $199 till last Monday at PB Tech....

 

 





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  #2519341 8-Jul-2020 14:36
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boflit:

 

.. with 6w RMS, thinking that should be enough.
...or a couple I did find, had less Watts than the TV....

 

 

6W is plenty. Believe me. My guitar amp is only 5W , its plenty loud enough .
I'll bet its an inefficient TV Speaker thats the issue .

 

The tv probably has a very very small speaker. Soundbars will have bigger speakers , that makes all the difference .


 
 
 
 


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  #2519389 8-Jul-2020 15:42
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1101:

 

boflit:

 

.. with 6w RMS, thinking that should be enough.
...or a couple I did find, had less Watts than the TV....

 

 

6W is plenty. Believe me. My guitar amp is only 5W , its plenty loud enough .
I'll bet its an inefficient TV Speaker thats the issue .

 

The tv probably has a very very small speaker. Soundbars will have bigger speakers , that makes all the difference .

 

 

your guitar amp's 5W might not be the same as the speaker's 6W.

 

there's so many specs- RMS, PMPO, at all frequency, at 1 frequency, etc etc





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