I have a HDTV that has built-in speakers. My floors are hardwood and I have high ceilings. Obviously, these two factors = sound quality that isn't the best.
Watching TV has become less enjoyable. I realize there are ALDs that assist with that, but I was curious whether there might be a solution involving external speakers; not necessarily surround sound, but a speaker on the left and on the right of the TV.
I have a typical LCD HDTV. It's a Panasonic Viera TV.
The built-in speakers of modern TVs probably are not as good as those with older TVs as manufacturers attempt to miniturize everything. (Besides the HDTV screen of course). But flattening the TV, etc. would in my mind encourage cheaper and thinner speakers.
As an example, I was visiting family and they have a regular TV that's standard definition and the type with the large back (CRT, I believe they are called), and this TV has a built-in stand with speakers that are huge; they have a windscreen filter on them.
I searched Google Images and found a similar setup to what I'm describing in terms of the old style TV and built-in stand with built-in speakers with that stand: http://pcnmac.com/images/tv/farendloveseattotv.JPG
Basically, any simple external speaker solution people would recommend. Is this the right route to go for general audio improvement? Again, I have been investigating ALD technology, but I'm not focused on ALD for this post. I'm trying to increase the quality of the audio given the less than optimal acoustic conditions.
Thank you for any suggestions you can provide!