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Make Your TV Sound as Good as It Looks

Why does your TV look so good – and sound so bad?

Technology is an amazing thing. With the advent of 4K Ultra HD video, there’s almost no reason to leave your house to watch a game in person or see a movie in a theater. Except one:

Your TV sounds like a transistor radio playing inside a tin can.

Why does your TV look like this:

and sound like this?

Because TV manufacturers choose to spend their money on developing high-quality picture – not high-quality sound. Also, big speakers won’t fit in a flat-screen TV.

Meanwhile, outside your TV, audio technology has advanced tremendously with the development of high‑resolution audio.

You and your TV don’t have to be left behind. While Yamaha is renowned for our AV receivers, you might find an AV receiver a little more complicated than you would like just to upgrade your TV sound. We also offer many simpler ways to upgrade your TV’s sound to match its picture, from sound bars to stereo receivers, all with the quality and innovative technology you expect from Yamaha.


Joy Frye
Joy Frye has spent her entire career learning and sharing knowledge with others. As a writer in the high tech industry, she specialized in demystifying technology and showing customers how to use products to make their lives easier and better. Now, in the consumer audio industry, where products are more interesting than routers and switches, she enjoys taking readers on a journey of discovery - exploring Yamaha products and amplifying passion for music.

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