Digital box for wireless headphones for TVs?

March 31, 2011 at 07:17:04
Specs: Windows 7
I am hearing impaired and use Sennheiser wireless headphones in order to listen to the TV. I am unable to plug the transmitter into the TV's headphone jack since it cuts off the sound making it so others in the room cannot hear the TV. I have a new Sony flat screen TV. I have been told there is a "box" that I can purchase that would connect to the back of the TV and would allow the transmitter to be plugged into it and would transmit the signal to whatever I was currently watching on the TV screen (I have TiVo, Blu-ray, and a VCR). Can someone tell me the name of this "digital black box" and who sells them?

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#1
March 31, 2011 at 07:39:39
I believe you can use the settings in the TV to allow you to connect to the headphone jack and still have sound from the speakers. Have you looked at the settings for the TV?

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#2
March 31, 2011 at 07:46:02
I assume that is not the case since I requested help at the Sony Store where I purchased the TV.

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#3
March 31, 2011 at 07:55:33
Just go into the setup menu in the TV and look. You can't rely on a salesperson to know how every item they sell works.

Post the full model of the TV/


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#4
March 31, 2011 at 07:57:43
Its not a Black Box it is called Wireless Head Phones. They come with a transmitter that you plug into the back of the TV. The transmitter has an audio out that will then plug into your stereo. As for using your TV speakers, if it is not supported by your TV set then there is nothing you can do short of buying a new TV. Just get a set of powered speakers that you can connect into the transmitter.


http://www.google.com/search?q=buy%...

Try Google next time.

http://www.google.com/search?q=buy%...


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#5
March 31, 2011 at 09:54:47
I live in Italy and suffer the same disease. I I worked around the issue by requesting a Radio/TV repair shop to insert a simple switch before the headphone connector to allow me to select both headphone and speakers or just the headphone.

It is a very simple and cheap job any Radio/TV repair shop can do (almost in Italy). Time ago I had a Thompson TV set that allowed that by factory but today this behavior is gone on new models. I have to request the job when I buy a new TV set.


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#6
March 31, 2011 at 10:02:35
Thanks for your suggestion but it would be difficult to take my wall mounted 65 inch TV into a TV repair shop.

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#7
March 31, 2011 at 10:47:42
The job is so easy for a technician you can look for one coming to do the job on site at your home. An alternate way I don't know you can follow is to get the audio signal from a connector used to transfer audio/video signal to an external device while the TV set is on. I use this way on an old tv set by catching the audio from the second scart connector via a scart to RCA adapter that feeds the wireless transmitter. The same way may be used with other connectors (HDMI?).

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#8
March 31, 2011 at 11:00:31
I called a home service ... they want to sell me two $400 remotes to operate the system. They were the ones who told me about the "black box" which converts the audio signal to digital and he said that the boxes would run from $60 to $80 each. He estimated that the "project" for making everything neat would run less than $2,000 which is out of my price range.

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#9
March 31, 2011 at 11:02:43
Post the model of the TV so we can determine if there are other options.

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#10
March 31, 2011 at 11:33:23
Model number: KDL-65W5100

Features
Video Signal : 1080/60p (HDMI™ / COMPONENT), 1080/60i, 1080/24p (HDMI™ ONLY), 720/60p, 480/60p, 480/60i
Dimensions (Approx.) : 61 x 40 x 16 3/4 in (1549 x 1014 x 423mm) with pedestal; 61 x 37 7/8 x 4 5/8 in (1549 x 960 x 115mm) without pedestal
Packaging (Approx.) : 65 x 45 3/8 x 21 3/8 in (1648 x 1151 x 542 mm)
Weight (Approx.) : 126.3 lbs. (56.1kg) with pedestal; 107.5 lbs. (48.8kg) without pedestal
5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes
5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes
Alternate Audio (Digital) : Yes
Audio Out : Variable/Fixed
Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes
Auto SAP : Yes
Dolby® : Dolby® Digital
S-Master : S-Master Digital Amplifier
Sony Original Surround : S-Force
Sound Booster : Yes
Sound Enhancer : Yes
Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control : Yes
Stereo System : MTS
Surround Effect : Sports, Music, Cinema, Game
Voice Zoom : Yes
HD Indicator : Yes
BRAVIA® Internet Video : Yes
BRAVIA® Internet Widgets : Yes
DLNA : Client (Photo), Client (Music), Client (Video)
Television Type : Flat Panel LCD HDTV
Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode) : Less than 22W
Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 430 W (max)
Power Consumption (in Standby) : Less than 0.1W (120VAC) Less than 0.3W (240VAC)
Power Requirements (frequency) : 50/60Hz
Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120-240V
24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
3D Comb Filter : Yes
4:3 Default : Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
Auto Wide : Yes
CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes
Deep Color : Yes
Direct Mode : Yes
Game Mode : Yes
MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
Motionflow™ Technology : 120 Hz
Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema, Sports, Game, Graphics, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom
Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 3™ Technology
Wide Mode : Wide Zoom, Normal, Full (Full1-2 for PC), H Stretch, Zoom
Backlight Off Mode : Yes
Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes
Eco Settings : Yes
Energy Star® compliant : Exceeds Energy Star® Version 3.0 by at least 15%
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) : 594 kWhr
Idle TV Standby : Yes
LightSensor™ Technology : Yes
PC Power Management : Yes
Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star : 325.0 W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star : 0.1 W
Power Saving Modes : Yes
Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Labor / 1 Year Parts
Online Instruction Manual (Reference Book) : Yes
Audio Power Output : 20W (10W+10W)
Speaker Configuration : Invisible Speaker + Tweeter
Speakers (Total) : 4
Packaging Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
Printed Materials : Recycled Paper
Auto Photo Mode : Yes (DLNA, USB)
Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI™ : Game, Graphics, Photo, Cinema
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
BRAVIA® Sync™ Menu Button : Yes (on Remote Control)
Channel Block (with password) : Yes
Channel Jump : Yes
Channel Labels : Yes
Channel Surf : Yes
Control for HDMI™ (HDMI™ CEC) : Yes
Edit Channel Labels : Yes
Favorites : Graphic
Favorites (Simple UI) : Yes
ID-1 Detection : Yes
Info Banner : TV Guide on Screen, PSIP, XDS
Input Skip : Automatic
Internet Radio : Yes
Label Inputs : Yes
Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish
On-Screen Clock : Yes
On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
On/Off Timer : Yes
Parental Control : Yes
Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes
Program Block : Yes
Remote Control : RM-YD027
Scene Select : Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, General, Auto
Show/Hide Channels : Yes
Sleep Timer : Yes
Start Up BRAVIA® Logo Display : Yes
TV Guide On-Screen : Yes(Gemstar ver.10)
Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes
Theatre Mode with Cinema Surround : Yes
USB Application(s) : Music Player (mp3), Photo Viewer (jpeg), Video Player (mpeg2 TS/PS)
White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias
VESA® Hole Pitch : 400x300 M6
VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Color Range (u'v') : 90% of NTSC
Color Range (xy) : 72% of NTSC
Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 50,000:1
On-Screen Contrast Ratio : 2,000:1
Panel Bit : 8-bit
Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 64.5"
Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178 (89/89)
Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178 (89/89)
Native Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Backlight Type : CCFL
Display Device : LCD
AC Power Input : 1 (Rear)
Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 3 (1 Side/2 Rear)
Analog Audio Input(s) for HDMI™ : 1 (Rear)
Audio Out : 1 (Rear)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 2 (Rear) (1 fixed/1 selectable)
Composite Video Input(s) : 2 (1 Side/1 Rear - selectable)
Digital Audio Output(s) : Optical Digital Output - 1 (Rear)
Ethernet Connection(s) : 1 (Rear)
HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 4 (3 Side/1 Rear)
HDMI™ PC Input : Yes (see owner's manual for supported timings)
PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : 1 (Side) see owner's manual for supported timings
RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
S-Video Detection : Yes
S-Video Input(s) : 1 (Side)
USB 1.1 : 1 (Rear) for DMex / Service only
USB 2.0 : 1 (Side)
BRAVIA® Link Module support : DMX-SW1, DMX-CT1, DMX-DVD, DMX-WL1
Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital
Demo Mode : Yes
Finish (Surface Color) : Bezel - Iridescent Silver
Illuminated Sony Logo : Yes
Supports Rear Mounting of DMeX™ Module : Yes
XMB : 3D XMB
Channel Coverage : VHF: 2-13 UHF: 14-69 CATV (analog): 1-135 CATV (digital) : 1-135
Color System : NTSC 3.58
Number of Tuners (Analog) : 1
Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1(Hybrid)
TV System (Analog) : M
TV System (Digital) : ATSC
Tuner (Cable) : Clear QAM
Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC / NTSC


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#11
March 31, 2011 at 12:34:06
That is a nice TV. Below is a link to an adapter to use the RCA digital outputs.

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.a...

Use the adapter to connect to the RCA type digital Audio out jacks on the back as shown in the link below.

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KD...

There is a fixed or variable setting for those jacks. Experiment with that.

The link to the support page for that TV is below.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mo...


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#12
March 31, 2011 at 12:59:58
Many thanks for your suggestion. I will locate the cable you have suggested and see if that will work for me.

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#13
April 2, 2011 at 05:00:19
A big shout out and many many THANKS to OtheHill. I attached the cable to the back of the TV last evening and was able to hear both the DVD player and the TiVo recordings. It has been months since I have been able to really hear what I was watching. You have NO IDEA how much I appreciate your assistance. You have given me a gift ... the ability to enjoy my TV. Many thanks ....

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#14
April 2, 2011 at 06:06:47
I am happy to help. Thanks for getting back to us with the solution, many don't bother.

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