Best route for audiophile TV in Questions and Answers Posted Sunday at 10:34 PM 7 hours ago, Harold Shand said: I am not so much looking for component suggestions rather than for first principles on how to achieve optimal stereo sound quality for my viewing, without resorting to multi-channel A/V receivers, soundbars &c. Unless you really want the complexity of many (if not most) of the suggestions offered besides mine, you’ll probably find great joy in a decent A/V receiver even if you only use 2 of its channels. SQ is excellent once you get above $4-500 street price. All have DSP. Many at that price do DSD, and even the lesser ones have decent 24/192 DACs. All you need is HDMI cables and a pair of decent speakers. As for video quality, gamers have different definitions from ours. They need immediacy, rapid refresh rates, and minimal motion artifact none of which will improve TV beyond the quality of the source program even at 4K. And gamers trade contrast for brightness, which can degrade TV and movie viewing at extremes like 100,000:1.