As most of you are aware, (and if you aren't, you should be!) flat panel TVs are not built with a focus on sound quality. In a recent video posted by CNET, host Sharon Vaknin visits audio retailer, Music Lovers, in California to demonstrate three ways you can improve the audio experience at home: a soundbar, a full 5.1 Paradigm Studio speaker system and lastly, a Paradigm Monitor stereo system.
"There's an undesirable trend happening. It seems, at least, like the thinner HDTVs get, the worse they sound. And no matter how much I tweak the audio options, nothing helps. Welcome, fellow TV owners, to the BYOS (Bring Your Own Speaker) era. Flat panel TVs are specialized to simply look fabulous, and although there is sound, it's really meant to hold you over until you buy some kind of audio system. In this guide, I'll give you three of the best options for adding audio to your HDTV. There's a "splurge"option, a cheap set-and-forget route, and my favorite middle of the road solution."
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