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With an optical-out-only LED TV, how do I get a separate feed to wireless headphones without overriding the built-in speaker?

Posted on 2011-03-09
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I have an LED TV with no analog out. I need to connect to a set of wireless headphones which have only analog in. So I bought a home theater system with optical in and analog out into which I plugged the wireless headphone unit, but I get no sound. I called the company and someone told me that only signals that come in via analog inputs can be routed to the two RCA analog outs. This makes no sense to me, but is this true? And if so, is it just my $300 Onkyo receiver that functions this way?

 In any event, how do I connect my optical-out-only TV to a set of headphones in such a way that it doesn't kill the TV's built in speaker?

Thanks,
John
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Unfortunately I have been told that this is true also.

You can go with an Optical to Analog but it will be pricey from what I have found

http://www.hdtvsupply.com/digital-to-analog-audio-converter.html
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Amazing, isn't it? And another thing, everyone I know has to use two remotes at all times. One for the TV and one for the Home Theater. It's mind-boggling to me that the TV manufactures haven't already covered this base with functionality that enables the TV remote to turn the Home Theater receiver on and off, and adjust the volume as well.

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned unbridled capitalism where the only thing that mattered was crushing your competition by catering to the ever more demanding whims of the ever more entitled baby-boom  consumer? -:)  

Thanks for the link, I'll definitely check it out. I've already spent way more than I can justify at the moment, so what the heck ...

- John

Love your EE name, by the way.
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