Originally Posted by RumblePen
They came with an adapter (Red and White plugs), but the instruction booklet didn't mention anything about being able to plug directly to a tv, just game consoles.
I was just reading Panasonic's plasma tv Faq, and in the section about connecting audio there's a note that says: *External speakers cannot be connected directly to OUTPUT terminals. But that's a bit vague, and my TV isn't even one of the models listed in their faq (can't find one where it is).
Is it possible to damage either my speakers or TV if I go ahead and try it anyway?
Check your TV manual and make sure that the output terminals are in fact line level (I can almost guarantee that they are, but you should check first). As for the FAQ, it most likely should read "External unpowered
speakers cannot be connected directly..." The speakers you're trying to use are powered speakers, and if you look in the manual for them, you'll see that you can hook them up to any line level output. Unpowered speakers need some form of amplification, which you won't get from a line level output. Powered speakers, however, contain an amplifier in them (hence the "powered" part). These have become much more prevalent in the past 15 years or so because people get them to use with their computers.