Panasonic TC-P42 great picture- horrible sound HELP!

Discussion in '3D TVs' started by pschmeer, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. pschmeer

    pschmeer New Member

    Apr 5, 2011
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    OK, love the picture. Great for 3D games. Problem is the sound. Background music soundtrack drowns out dialogue. No bass. Just generally crappy. I know this ? is only indirectly 3D related but was hoping someone with the same or similar set could help. I don't want to purchase a new expensive HDMI surround receiver but the sound output options on the TV are very limited. From what I can tell, the only option other than HDMI is the optical output. My question is: can I use this output to hook into a cheap surround sound unit AND get surround sound (or any sound for that matter)? I can get a cheap used RCA home theater system for $25. It has an optical input - at least I think it's an input (as opposed to an output). I'm not an audiophile. I just want to be able get a bit more bass and tweak the sound to get a better mix. ANY solutions would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks much
    pschmeer, Apr 5, 2011
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