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Listening to my TV with headphones?

billwillbillwill Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey all

I have some very nice headphones, and would like to hook them up to my TV. I, however, have no idea as to how to go about doing this. I know pretty much nothing about audio from a TV. I think I need a receiver, and then I can hook my headphones up to those, or something?

Any clarification at all would be great. Thanks.

P.S. The TV is a 60in MITSUBISHI 1080p DLP, if that matters at all.

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    OhioOhio Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Do you already have a receiver? The simplest way will be this:

    Get a receiver with an HDMI-in port. Connect an HDMI cable from your TV's HDMI-out port to your receiver's HDMI-in port. Then plug the headphones into the receiver. The end.

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    GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Did you check the TV for a headphone jack?

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    billwillbillwill Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, it doesn't have a jack.

    And no, I don't have a receiver. I did a search for them on Amazon, and they seem to be in the 300+ range. Are there any that are cheaper? What kind should I consider?

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    Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Are you using a cable box? how do you connect from your cable box to your tv?
    2x something that looks like this:
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    coupled with one of these:
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    to "split" the rca signal from your cable box to connect both your tv and headphones at the same time should be pretty simple.

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    billwillbillwill Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So let's say I hook that up to my cable box. What about other sources of entertainment? I also have a blu-ray player and Xbox 360...would the method described above work for those too?

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    Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Grab me the exact model of your television set brosef.

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    billwillbillwill Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    It is a "Mitsubishi WD-60735 60-Inch 1080p DLP HDTV".

    Is that what you need or something else? Here is its page on Amazon.

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    DaenrisDaenris Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    It looks like it has a Digital Audio out. Something like this: http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=5279 should let you hook that up to standard left/right RCA connections. Couple it with the second adapter that Vash posted and you should be able to plug in headphones. I'm not really very familiar with the digital audio out adapters, so it's very possible there are cheaper or better options.

    Edit: Here's another cheaper one: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Optical-Analog-Converter-Adapter/dp/B003OND0N4/ref=sr_1_5?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285799642&sr=8-5

    Edit2: Actually... scratch all of that. It looks like you should have just standard audio out. It's on the left side of your back panel (if you're facing the back of the TV), the white/red connections labeled L and R Audio Out. You just need an adapter like the one Vash posted to connect stereo RCA connections to a headphone jack. http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/pdf/WD60735_specsheet.pdf

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    Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So the mitsubishi web site spec sheet says you have a standard red/white audio out.
    use the second cable I posted combined with that.

    edit: beat'd

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    billwillbillwill Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Thanks guys. I picked one up and Halo sounds amazing.

    There is one snag though...It seems as if I can't change the volume. Whenever I press the volume UP or DOWN button, the onscreen prompt comes up saying TV SPEAKERS: OFF. Also, the volume of the speakers before I plug the headphones in doesn't affect the volume of the headphones. Help?

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    DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The TV is outputting sound at line level. What that means is that you'll have to change the volume after it leaves your TV, either by using headphones that have built-in volume control or by routing your TV sound through a sound system or amplifier first.

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    billwillbillwill Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    DeathPrawn wrote: »
    The TV is outputting sound at line level. What that means is that you'll have to change the volume after it leaves your TV, either by using headphones that have built-in volume control or by routing your TV sound through a sound system or amplifier first.

    So something like this?

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    billwill wrote: »
    DeathPrawn wrote: »
    The TV is outputting sound at line level. What that means is that you'll have to change the volume after it leaves your TV, either by using headphones that have built-in volume control or by routing your TV sound through a sound system or amplifier first.

    So something like this?

    Yup. Or, from that same page, this. I believe that's got an internal rechargeable battery, which might be nice.

    Or if you're made of money, grab one of these. Every input you could need, plus it'll do Dolby Headphone processing of either digital (AC3) or analog (Dolby Pro Logic) signals, to provide virtual surround. Yes, it's expensive. But it's the shit. You think Halo sounds good now? Give one of these a try. Powered either by USB, internal rechargeable battery pack (sold separately) or AA batteries.

    EDIT: Seriously, I have that Mixamp. It'll make your penis explode.

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    Pete3Pete3 Registered User new member
    Old post I know but might help - If you have a digital output on the TV, I use digital TV headphone amplifier from Red Whizz....

    http://redwhizz.co.uk/

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