I got a new TV for my parents, it's great and all. They love it since it's an upgrade to their old tube CRT TV. They still only watch DVD and sometimes even tapes. And you know what, even VRC tapes looks really good with a HDTV.
The problem is that I find the speaker in the TV is just ridiculously bad to the point that it's hurting my ears. I dont think my parents mind it that much tho I don't want them developing hearing problems from it or something. I dig up some of my older PC speakers to replace the TV's and only to find out that it only Digital Optical audio output and not a single headphone jack or analog audio output. And that I couldn't use the speakers I have.
I could connect the speaker to the CRA audio outputs from the DVD/VCR player but that causes problem with the volume control on the remote not working properly.
What's the cheapest way to add decent speaker(just not crap) to this situation? I don't need any sort of home theater audio setup or surround sound.
Is something like this what you're looking for?
I use this to wear headphones while playing video game consoles. It has a digital and analog input, and can connect to pretty much ANYTHING with a female audio port.
If it has a scart port connect a scart to rca adapter and then connect a RCA to 3.5mm female adapter and try from there.
Otherwise i would recommend you to pick up some cheap 2.1 home cinema system with the same maker as your TV.
The third option is to get a digital audio converter (DAC).
Oh yeah, what brand of TV is it? Alot of TVs come with some stupid surround setting that makes shit sound tinny as fuck. Turn that off bro and it might be better.