I'm going to be buying my first HDTV shortly. I'm doing everything on a budget, so I"m only getting a 32" 720p LCD. I know that the built-in speakers will be intolerable for me, but I lack the budget right now to go the full-on receiver and surround speakers route.
That said, I"m looking for the best solution in the 2 speaker and sub range. I would like to be able to just run the Optical Audio out from the TV to one device or directly into the speakers. I'm not sure what type of setup I should be shopping for: Shelf-stereo; PC speaker set; low-end "home-theater-in-a-box 2.1 deal ?????
Any advice on the most cost-effective way to end up with a couple of speakers and a sub running off my LCD's audio-out is extremely appreciated, as I"m a complete newb to all things HD.
Thanks in a advance.