We, unfortunately, didn't dream up this idea, but rather caught a glimpse of it in the living room above. Glinting on either side of that white Samsung LCD are a pair of Harmon Kardon SoundSticks II. We actually had these about 6 years ago and were quite impressed with the audio quality -- the kit includes a pair of satellites and a subwoofer. Each speaker puts out 10 watts of power, while the subwoofer can handle 20 watts. That would double the output of the Samsung's speakers, plus add some bass.
If you think about it, computer speakers make total sense in the media room if you're not looking for some crazy home theater set-up. They are small and relatively unobtrusive, as they're designed to jokey for space on desks, and it's relatively easy to find design friendly models without designer price tags. Have any of you used computer speakers to pump up the volume on your TV? Images: Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör and Harmon Kardon