I've always owned budget TV's, and this new RCA that I purchased is no exception. But with that said, I have very little experience with the various audio ins and outs. My last TV, and this one, have very limited audio options. I dealt with it on my last TV because the built-in speakers were semi-decent, and although the picture is immensely better on this new one, I cannot say the same about the built-in speakers.
So on to the point - This RCA television has no optical audio out. The only connections it does have, are:
2x HDMI, which are being used up by a Wii U, and an Apple TV
1x USB, Presumably for thumb drives, but may be a possible solution for USB speakers IF they provide power?
1x Headphone Jack (according to the manual at least, I haven't personally spotted it on the TV yet)
1x Component, which are being used for our cable box
My confusion lies in that I don't know which is the best option here. The easiest route would be for me to connect a decent set of speakers into the headphone jack, but that would mean that I'd be standing up to adjust the volume every time, right?
I'm just not sure which options I have. I wouldn't mind spending an extra $50 or so bucks to get a nice setup, but that's pretty much all we can afford right now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.