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While most new TVs will have speakers, many TV makers assume that you don't buy a TV for the audio. If you care about audio, they assume, you will filter the sound signal through your own audio system.
This means that if you want a good sound without buying extra components, you'll have to listen to a number of choices at your TV store before making a selection.
It may be worthwhile to bring a favorite DVD with you, so that you can compare different TVs' audio performance in scenes you already know well.
By listening to different televisions you may be able to find one that delivers acceptable audio, or at least good enough to last while you save up for a surround-sound system.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|