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Well, you don't *HAVE* to buy anything. However, all TVs come with pretty cheap, flimsy speakers, now days. Especially the newest thin panel TVs. There's not much room inside that one inch thick frame to fit much quality. Now, it also depends on what this TV is going to be used for. Since you're buying a decent model and a decent size, I'd assume it's to be used as a main TV for movies, games, sports watching, etc... If that's the case, you'll likely want something a little nicer than the built in speakers. Hell, even a cheap surround sound package with a sub would give you a far better experience than the TV speakers! You could also look into a surround bar. They're very simple to hook up, it's just the one speaker that sits under your TV and they usually come with a sub. That would also provide a very superior listening experience, versus the TV speakers.
In the end, your question hinges on a lot. What are you planning to watch on the TV? How big is the room it will be in? How much would you be able to spend? Would you prefer small surround speakers that blend or could you make room for floorstanding speakers, etc? You'd need to provide some additional information if you'd like some advice on what brands or packages to look at.
Quote:Of course, I got it modified with the TK-427, which cheeks it up another, maybe, 3 or 4 quads per channel.