The Mitsubishi WD-60C9 TV is a great value. The picture quality is unbeatable and it has analog left and right sound outputs which I am feeding to a Musical Fidelity amplifier and PSB Image T6 speakers. The result is great sound and picture. It is recently discontinued, however and the few left online are going for around $800.
The Sharp LC60E69U is a 60-inch LCD TV with analog output jacks, and it is currently on Amazon for about $1100.
Another one that has analog outputs for your use is the Vizio VL series. I see online that the Vizio E550VL model, which is 55", is available at about 10 online retailers for $800-$1000; perhaps that would interest you. Another Vizio model that has analog outputs is the 55" M550SV.
I think most HDTV manufacturers have at least one line of sets that have analog outputs. My mother recently needed a new TV and I called Vizio to find out which ones had the analog outputs (the "VL" models). You just need to look at the manual online for the set where it shows the pictures of the actual connectors on the set (manufacturers' website). The analog outputs are out there; the problem is that one series has them and another one does not; you have to do the research.
Your amplifier and speakers will certainly work fine with any of the ones that have the analog outputs. Yeah, some of the new models only have HDMI or digital outputs, so you have to make certain that you get the right one, that's all. The devil is in the details.
The amp is a bit long in the tooth, so maybe you want a new one? If so, there is a great amp at a great price right now; Audio Advisor has marked the Cambridge Audio A650 down from $779 to $500. It was great amp at the original price, and a steal at $500. I assume that a new model is coming out and they are clearing out the existing stock.
If you really want to go with a multi-channel home theatre receiver, I recommend the Onkyo HT-RC360, for $550. Check the Onkyo website for their line of receivers and the features. Among the many brands of receivers available, I think Onkyo sounds the best and then Marantz; most of the others suck...lol.
If your speakers sound good to you, I wouldn't worry about replacing them until something in there dies, lol.
BTW, the Techcraft HBL-60 stand is a very good thing for holding your TV and your audio-video gear; check it out. It's about $140 at Sears and other stores. It's well-made and easy to assemble, but the glass shelves and steel supports are heavy so shipping will be $50.
Originally Posted by Mountaindog
I am about to buy a 60" HDTV with its typically mediocre sound. I own a Marantz 2270 amp/receiver, a pair of KLH5 speakers and a pair of KLH33 speakers. The amp has RCA connectors and the speakers screw type wire connectors. Can I use this equipment as a sound system for my TV? This is a very robust amp, and KLH was known for good, not to bright speakers. They are pretty low efficiency, so need a lot of amp to keep them from sounding muddy. Should I use amp and speakers, ditch the amp for a new 5.1 amp and keep the speakers, or start anew?