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wotan

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TV with no audio outlet. how to hook up headphones?
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:35:49 AM »
have a 28 inch LG TV with no audio outlets. it does have an HDMI ARC connection. any product that works for HDMI ARC to RCA output plugs for the headphones. note, i do not have a stereo to hook up to solve this.

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Re: TV with no audio outlet. how to hook up headphones?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 09:54:51 AM »
You probably have an optical out (toslink) on your tv. Then get a digital analog converter (DAC) like this:

https://www.parts-express.com/fiio-d03k-coaxial-optical-dac-digital-analog-converter--230-120

Then you can plug in any headphones.




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Re: TV with no audio outlet. how to hook up headphones?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 10:00:22 AM »
Do you have a model number for the TV?

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Re: TV with no audio outlet. how to hook up headphones?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 03:07:29 PM »
If you have Bluetooth available on the TV you can connect Bluetooth headphones. My daughter did that on our TCL TV.

https://www.lg.com/us/support/mobile/bluetooth-guided-setup

wotan

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Re: TV with no audio outlet. how to hook up headphones?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 04:26:19 PM »
no bluetooth.
no optical out.
LG model # 28LJ400B-PU

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Re: TV with no audio outlet. how to hook up headphones?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 04:54:03 PM »
It literally has no outputs except for the screen and speakers. You need to intercept the audio before it gets to the TV.

Edit: Oh, today I learned... https://www.tomsguide.com/us/hdmi-arc-faq,news-26262.html

So if you got some kind of modulator.... But I don't imagine it's a super frugal option. Curious what you come up with! Looks like some ARC audio extractors exist. Wonder if they are worth the $20 or so.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 05:55:29 PM by neo von retorch »


wotan

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Re: TV with no audio outlet. how to hook up headphones?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 07:04:50 AM »
this what i ended up with.
tried to use the HDMI arc and couldn't get it to work.
used the cable box to send audio signal to a RCA switching box.
plugged a Roku into a HDMI to RCA output sent to the RCA switching box.
RCA switching box to the headphones.
seems to work fine now.
$27.00 for HDMI to RCA and RCA switching box.
got both on Amazon.