Curbach - the quality of the audio you will get from your
TV's audio outputs will depend on the quality of the output
quality from your TV's or VCR's tuner. Some do a very decent
job; and others are just plain bad. And amazing but true -
the cost of your set or VCR often has little to do with the
qulaity of audio you get.
I'm currently using a two year old Sony 32" TV/Monitor -
the model just below the XBR series - and while the picture
is great (I set it up, as I own a video editing studio) - the audio quality is just so-so. On the other hand, I used
to have an 10 year old RCA Colortrac; and the audio was
So look around, and seriously listen to some sets. Also,
keep in mind that some networks - such as ESPN, TNN, and
CBS tend to have better sound than others.