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BC2210 1,078 89 September 17, 2010 at 10:50 AM More Amazon Deals
Hey,

This might be a stupid question, but here it goes. Just purchased THIS [amazon.com] TV this morning with a swivel wall mount to be mounted outside. I have been looking at the Polk Atrium series of outdoor speakers, particularly THESE [amazon.com]. Having always had home theater receivers close by to my other TV's, Ive always hooked the speakers directly to it. However, this TV will not have a receiver. Should I hook them directly to the TV and risk low wattage and decreased sound quality? Or can these be connected to the DirectTV box itself for more power?

What do you think?

Thanks! Smilie
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You will need sometype of amp system to do this. Something like this will work http://www.amazon.com/OEM-Systems...pd_sim_e_1


How do you plan on keeping the TV dry and clean?
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Typically speakers like that have to connected to an amp. No way around that. They will not hook up to your directv box either. It is possible but highly unlikely that your tv has a place to hook up speakers directly to them. Even if the TV has those red and black little clips to plug external speakers in (my sony tv does have 'em) the built in amp of the tv will be extremely small to drive any meaningful sound out those speakers.
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You will need sometype of amp system to do this. Something like this will work http://www.amazon.com/OEM-Systems...pd_sim_e_1


How do you plan on keeping the TV dry and clean?
The TV is at a vacation home, so it will only be outside when people are there. We wont take it outside if it is raining. However, I am a little concerned about the general humidity when it IS outside, but thats a risk were willing to take to have some football games on outside! Guess well see?
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I really like that suggestion from amazon?! Never seen that before?

http://www.amazon.com/OEM-Systems...orums&ses=

So this would work as an amplifier for our speakers? Wires from the DirectTV box to this, then from this, to the speakers?
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I really like that suggestion from amazon?! Never seen that before?

http://www.amazon.com/OEM-Systems...orums&ses=

So this would work as an amplifier for our speakers? Wires from the DirectTV box to this, then from this, to the speakers?
In theory yes, but it totally depends on what type of outputs the DirectTV box has.
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I really like that suggestion from amazon?! Never seen that before?

http://www.amazon.com/OEM-Systems...orums&ses=

So this would work as an amplifier for our speakers? Wires from the DirectTV box to this, then from this, to the speakers?
That is not an amp, it's only for volume control between an indoor amp/rec and the outdoor speakers. It's so you don't have to go inside to control the outside volume.

Where is you directv receiver? Does your existing receiver have 2 zones?
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That is not an amp, it's only for volume control between an indoor amp/rec and the outdoor speakers. It's so you don't have to go inside to control the outside volume.

Where is you directv receiver? Does your existing receiver have 2 zones?
Im under the impression that this box will power the speakers 100W per channel / per speaker..
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It will only control the volume. It can handle up to 100W per channel, it does not supply it.

http://www.oemsystems.com/volume_controls_outdoor_rotary.html#volume_control_box

Installation Guide: http://www.oemsystems.com/assets/...vA_web.pdf
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It will only control the volume. It can handle up to 100W per channel, it does not supply it.

http://www.oemsystems.com/volume_controls_outdoor_rotary.html#volume_control_box

Installation Guide: http://www.oemsystems.com/assets/...vA_web.pdf
Got ya. Makes sense..any suggestions for powering only 2 speakers rather than getting an entire home theater receiver/amp? Or that may just be our best option to go ahead and get and use later on for other speakers?

We dont have an existing receiver. The DirectTV box is located inside connected to a different TV. DirectTV told us both TV's would have to be on same channel (which isnt that much of a problem.)
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I think you should have went with powered-speakers then ... like computer speakers. Those then can be hooked up directly to the TV. It won't be weather proof like those polks but since you are going to bring your TV in and out, might as well drag the speakers in and out. Just a suggestion
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I think you should have went with powered-speakers then ... like computer speakers. Those then can be hooked up directly to the TV. It won't be weather proof like those polks but since you are going to bring your TV in and out, might as well drag the speakers in and out. Just a suggestion
Yeah...I'd say go this way as well.bulb
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