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TV soundbar for OAPs

I'd like to improve the sound from my parents' telly. The most obvious solution would be a soundbar but, looking at the things, they're complicated with multiple inputs, Bluetooth, different modes and remote controls.

All I want is something simple that comes on with the TV (or is on all the time) and sounds decent without the possibility of being rendered silent if my dad sits on the remote.

Any ideas?
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Just did this for mine. Go read the other thread.
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I can't be expected to follow all of your drivel.

Which thread?
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I just picked up whatever the bloke at Richer sounds said was OK, for the ‘rents just go all-in-one to avoid issues with the sub-woofer and get something that pairs with the tv sound controls if possible. Avoid any wireless malarkey as they won’t know what to do if it fails to link etc.

In fact just wire some f*&k off big speakers to the telly
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The Home cinema thread.

In my opinion this is well worth doing for older folk with LCD TVs.

You want a "sound base". Preferable with with HDMI ARC & CEC
if the TV supports these.



It's all in the other thread.

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Let’s stick with “The elderly and technology”

Introducing modern gadgets to my Father in law and his wife drove me nuts, it was only a replacement Sky Box with broadband package.

I had to produce 5 laminated A4 pieces of paper with instructions, passwords, telephone numbers and instructions on how to use the Freeview when weather interrupts the Sky signal.

A job I wish I’d never taken on.

Get them headphones, long extension with splitter. Thank me later.
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By "my father-in-law" we're actually talking bout you, right?
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Guess I'll have to read the bloody thing.
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Choppy, choppy.

I'll be here for the Q&A after you've finished.

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I remember turbocharging the sound of my Dad's TV in the days before wireless doodahs and Blueteeth. With a small amp and bookshelf speakers I was proud of the result.
When I asked my Dad if he had noticed the difference he said "Sorry what did you say? I couldn't hear you"
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Cheeky twart. .....No.
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Sony HT-XT2, sits under the TV and gives a great sound, simple connection using HDMI or optical.

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/sound-bars/ht-xt2
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Are they with sky?
They are bringing out a new sound device.
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£100, Boom.

Panasonic SC-HTE80EB-K Wireless Speakerboard with Bluetooth Wireless Technology - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F1G9IE2
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A pair of these 30cm from each ear.
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Are they with sky?
They are bringing out a new sound device.
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I'd like to improve the sound from my parents' telly. The most obvious solution would be a soundbar but, looking at the things, they're complicated with multiple inputs, Bluetooth, different modes and remote controls.

All I want is something simple that comes on with the TV (or is on all the time) and sounds decent without the possibility of being rendered silent if my dad sits on the remote.

Any ideas?
The bloke above is the go-to-man for advice on techno’ haven’t searched his channel for sound bars though

I have a pair of speakers with a subwoofer for my computer, plugs in via a jack plug, always on, cheap, cheerful and foolproof.

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£100, Boom.

Panasonic SC-HTE80EB-K Wireless Speakerboard with Bluetooth Wireless Technology - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F1G9IE2

Their TV is a Panasonic Viera so it's a good fit. Ordered. Thanks.

See, didn't have to read the other thread at all.
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They've run out of the Sony one I'd got anyway.
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Christ that was a boring short thread, all over in less than one page.
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Wait until I install it for the old bids and it turns out to be utter crap. The recriminations could last for years...
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That's why god invented Amazon.
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Wait until I install it for the old bids and it turns out to be utter crap. The recriminations could last for years...
That’s better, something to look forward to, like the scottish referendum thread.
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That’s better, something to look forward to, like the scottish referendum thread.
Did I do something bad in that thread?
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