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Old 12-10-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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As a senior citizen I sometimes prefer to hear my TV on headphones. The Toshiba flat screen I had for 10+ years just died. I used headphones hooked into a 2to1 splitter/joiner plugged into the tv's analog audio output jacks.

The new Samsung (55" Class KU6290 4K UHD) I just bought has no analog jacks. I bought a cheap Prozor Digital to Audio converter. I hooked the digital Optical output to the converter, then used the 2to1 splitter/joiner to connect the output jacks of the converter to the single wire coming from my speakers. Problems is I get NO sound. On the Samsung do I have to tell the TV to NOT use the tv's speakers? Is the Prozor a piece of crap that never works? What do I do?

Also, can anyone suggest a wire headphone that has volume control? I don't need high fidelity, I play no games, etc., I just want to hear the TV and not wake the wife.

Lastly, I don't think the Samsung is blue tooth capable. How would I hook up wireless headphones, if I want such an option?
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If you look in the manual on page 62 (and 52) it will explain how to setup some Bluetooth headphones.

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...TSCK-1.2.2.pdf

You have to supply the headphones.
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Sorry, but Samsung tells me that my model does NOT have bluetooth capability.
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Well then someone doesn't know how to read a manual, or wright a manual as it states so in the manual for that model that it does.

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...TSCK-1.2.2.pdf

Contact whomever you did at Samsung and have them read the manual, if they say it can't then have them re-wright the manual.

Or if it truly does support Bluetooth then tell them to retrain the support personnel to learn how to read a manual before opening their mouth.
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Terry,

Went back to Samsung - the manual is for several similar models and, sadly, my model does NOT have bluetooth. So they suggested two options. Try a Samsung authorized digital to analog converter or, secondly, try a bluetooth converter and buy bluetooth earphones.

They could not explain why my Prozor converter does not work, just that it was probably not compatible. Not much help.
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It probably does not work because it is not 5.1 digital audio compatible.

Here is one with 5.1 support:
https://smile.amazon.com/Optical-Tos...l+audio+to+rca
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Now here is an idea...Take it back, tell them it's not working right, (the store return employees wont know anything about non working options) and get one that has that option.
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Rbinck,

I went to Best Buy bought another converter and it also did not work. While the Prozor produced NO sound at all, Best Buy's produced a chatter somewhat like a jackhammer.

Terryl3, To return it is much "easier said than done." It seems with all us "boomers" now into our late 60s and early 70s and most with hearing issues that these manufacturers would make it much easier to use headphones.
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Tell me about the hearing problems...Lucky I live out in the boonies as I have my surround sound system cranked up to hear things, no one to complain.

My Dogs tell me that something that should not be there is on the property.
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Good news. I got the Prozor to work. While I had set the tv sound to Optical I did not know to go to special features to switch from Dolby to PCM. Once I did that the unit worked.

Thanks of all the help. I want to replace my headphones so I will start a new thread to seek advise on what to buy for under $80. My only requirement is they must have volume control, and, of course, not be blue tooth.
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Tell me about the hearing problems...Lucky I live out in the boonies as I have my surround sound system cranked up to hear things, no one to complain.

My Dogs tell me that something that should not be there is on the property.
To funny, I had my hearing test this past March at the clinic. It took me 3 months to invest in Signia/Siemans Pure 312's 5 weeks ago. I have been wearing them for 3 weeks and see the Dr. tomorrow for first report from me. They make a huge difference..long story short.
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It's cheaper for me to just turn the sound up....I also have all the audio from the TV going through a Sony sound surround system, the AV receiver does have a headphone jack on it that works, I have a set of very nice headphones with a 30 foot extension cable, cheaper then hearing aides.
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Good news. I got the Prozor to work. While I had set the tv sound to Optical I did not know to go to special features to switch from Dolby to PCM. Once I did that the unit worked.

Thanks of all the help. I want to replace my headphones so I will start a new thread to seek advise on what to buy for under $80. My only requirement is they must have volume control, and, of course, not be blue tooth.
Nice you were able to get things to work! If you do a search for headphones, lots well come up. I have Sony ear buds with volume control. If you you select ear buds, for example, there possibly would be an adapter if not the right input jack to the TV, plus purchase additional length of cable. Good luck for your particular situation.
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