Replacing Television with The Internet, Part 2 1/2: The Sound Redux
In an unexpected development, my AV Receiver died.
One step forward, two steps back.
Purchased in 1998, it served me well.
What I didn’t bring along was computer speakers.
Yes, I know I was pleased when I reported that my Mac had a built-in speaker and I’d never be without sound. Well, sorry Mac – your built-in speaker is no match for a good DTS track. The built-in speaker is good for music, but so-so for action movie dialogue.
I grabbed the Philips SBA 1500 powered notebook speakers my wife uses with her iPod and connected it to the Mac.
It’s not perfect, but it’s better than constantly asking: “What did they say?” and trying to rewind with a keyboard and mouse.
With a budget of $499, I was able to find the Sony STR-DG920 for $487.03 shipped. It should be here by this time next week. Until then, it’s tiny, white, and 2.0 for me.