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I have bought a new Smart TV but the sound is a bit disappointing. So I was wonder if using an RPi with some sort of on board amplifier would work; either normal sound to a speaker and Dolby. Is this a reasonable way to go... perhaps buying an external amplifier?

  • I don't understand what you're asking. What do you want to achieve? To make your TV louder? Something else? – Mark Smith Oct 27 '17 at 14:13
  • I read it this way: Smart TV with crappy sound -> want better sound and have some spare 3-way speakers -> want use the Pi as an Amp for thos speakers while watching TV. ===> The answer to that is: why not buying an Amp in the first place and hook it up to your TV? that way also the RPi will benefit from it. – kwasmich Oct 21 at 14:15
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If you are using Kodi, you can follow this tutorial.

Fairly deep into the page, it mentions sound quality. You can use the HiFiBerry to provide better sound quality. I believe the HiFi will work with standard 5:1 surround sound. It functions both as the Pi's power source and as an on-board amplifier for really nice sound quality.

Hope that helps!

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