I belong to the old school that got left behind by the rapid development in the sound system (audio): Singles>LP> cassettes>CD>MP3>MP4>...All my music are in cassettes tapes form. I do not own any CD's. When Karaoke appeared on the scene in Malaysia, it came in as VCD's. My Karaoke library is in VCD format and the player is a Samsung disc player as shown below. The most important feature are the two input jacks for microphones.
TV, which is sound and picture (video) developed separately from music: VHS/>LD>DVD>Blue-ray>3-D. TV had nothing to do with the home sound system until recently. Now the two systems seem to be merging with a third: home computer system and getting quite complicated and difficult for an amateur like me to handle.
|upgrade to digital TV|
I tried putting the VCD disc into the new slim line, Sony DVD player.I can see the picture on the new Sony digital TV but cannot hear any thing from the large stereo speakers, just the small TV speakers! Any one can tell you that people enjoy doing Karaoke because the sound is loud and can make the windows shake. Also, most of us Karaoke generation are older and are slightly deaf! What is even worse is this. The new slim line Sony DVD player has no input jacks for my microphone. How to sing?!
My Sony DVD player is a home theatre system with surround sound, 3D, blue ray and is very new as shown below:
|Sony DVD player|
|showing speakers connections on left|
My wife is not too happy with all this clutter in the lounge. I am looking for ways to merge all the 3 home entertainment systems into one working system using less speakers; but can still hear myself sing. I wonder if any one else has this problem. I could be the only dinosaur left. :)