Summary: I don't use the speakers on this TV. In fact, because the only audio out is optical fiber, I have to connect my rca cables to the DVR. And if I want to watch DVD/blu-ray, I have to switch the cables. This is a very bad design for a low end TV; to require high-end audio connection. And if I were to use the TV's speakers, I would probably have shot out the TV by now. They are that bad. Tinny and grating, I got better sound from a transistor radio from the 1960's.