I have a Coby LED TV in a 12' x 12' exercise room. As expected, the built-in speakers are very poor and I cannot hear them over my treadmill. This is a small, infrequently used room that I'm trying to improve with minimal dollars spent. I really want to avoid buying a receiver, but the only audio output available on my tv is one digital coaxial.
With a headphone jack or variable line-out audio jacks, the TV's remote
should be able to control the volume. The Coby web page mentions
neither, and I couldn't find an online manual or even a picture of the
Lacking these, a small, possibly used, receiver is the next simplest and
cheapest option. It needs to accept either HDMI or coax digital (SPDIF) input
and have a remote control. Plus, with a receiver, it's possible to use powered
or unpowered speakers.
Originally Posted by m_vanmeter
your remote will have no control over the digital output, regardless of the speakers you attach.
I forgot about that part while composing my original response. It's a good
thing I lost it.