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How to Use Headphones with a Samsung LCD?


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#1 zombiewhacker

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:23 PM

One problem with the new TVs out there: no earphones or headphones jacks. Any ideas how to plug a set of headphones into, say, a Samsung LCD LN32D450?

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:38 PM

Modern TVs are designed with the expectation they will be used with Home Theatre sound. Assuming it has a stereo Monitor Out, you can drive a dedicated amp, or RF or IR transmitter with the appropriate headphones. That's it really - sets may have internals that make a headphone connection impossible or unfeasible, like semi-live chassis internally or digital amp output that can be damaged by getting a wrong loading.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 02:01 AM

Well, let's start with the cheapest solution first. Would I be able to plug in a standard set of computer speakers, since they come with their own headphone jack? Or would I need adapter to connect my speakers to the TV?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 02:44 AM

I expect you'd need an adapter or lead with the appropriate plug/s each end. Does the set have output sockets? I haven't been able to confirm this from online references I've found, only inputs being listed. Mostly an output would be a pair of RCA sockets.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:58 AM

If the set has RCA audio outs, these may be active and can be adapted to a headphone. Most likely, the only active audio out will be the optical audio output, the TOSLink. TOSLink to analog adapters seem to be rather rare, but one example is HERE.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:12 PM

Thanks for the feedback. As it turns out, I was in luck. There's an audio out jack in back that works perfectly for headphones without the need of an intermediary device. Just plug in, then select "external speakers" option. Done.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:52 PM

Thanks for sharing the solution to your issue. :thumbup2:

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