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Tv Headphones For Hard Of Hearing

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bednobs | 11:54 Sat 01st Aug 2020 | Technology
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Husband having TV increasingly loud and rest of us don't want/need it that long. I have a 6 year old smart TV. Can any one recommend headphones that are comfy and will allow the wearer to set their own volume whilst leaving the tv table to be heard by the others?

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This tells you how to do it https://www.lg.com/uk/support/product-help/CT00008334-1437136020872 Scroll half way down
12:46 Sat 01st Aug 2020
You need to check your TV manual before you commit yourself as some TVs cut out the normal speakers when you plug in headphones.
Most televisions will mute the tv speakers if you plug headphones in to it. Mine doesn't. What is the make and model of your tv?
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It's an LG 50lf580v
If you've got any sort of headphones / earphones plug them in and see if the sound mutes.
This tells you how to do it
https://www.lg.com/uk/support/product-help/CT00008334-1437136020872

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ok, I found some headphones and plugged them inti the jack - no joy on the other people hearing it. The headphones I was looking at aslo had an option for optical connection - would that do it do you think?
I refer you to your first answer to this thread:

https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Technology/Question1716025.html
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:) Well that's embarrassing
Thanks to Barry I have now rtfm'd but still none the wiser really
Have you followed the settings explained in the link I posted where it tells you how to get sound out of the speakers and headphones simultaneously? It involves clicking the remote control keys a lot to access the settings.
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not yet - batteries have been out on the remote for a while (usually use the virgin remote)
Now that Barry has found out how to leave sound playing through the TV's speakers, even though there are headphones plugged into the socket, I'll offer you the solution which another ABer with hearing difficulties (Jennyjoan) uses. That's to use a good-quality set of wireless headphones.

Jennyjoan uses these and I know that she's very pleased with them:
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-and-headphones/headphones/headphones/sony-mdr-rf811rk-wireless-headphones-black-22095633-pdt.html

To use those headphones, you simply plug the transmitter unit into the TV's headphone socket. The person wearing the headphones can then hear the audio anywhere in the house, with a volume control fitted on the right-hand earpiece. The sound quality is excellent and the headphones are so comfy that it's easy to forget that you're wearing them. The headphones are charged by plugging in a lead from the transmitter unit, with a full charge lasting around 13 hours. (They can simply be left on charge whenever they're not in use).

I also use those headphones (and recommended them to Jennyjoan), as do several other AB members (including Woodelf).
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thanks for your help everyone. Sadly, it did not work and I think a telling phrase in the instructions is "this function is available on certain models only" :(
Artiste APH 100..........that is what you need bednobs.
Try plugging your headphones in to the back of your Virgin V6 box (I haven't tried it myself)
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thanks barry - will try that momentarily
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Barry!
It sort of works, but there is a lag for the headphone wearer, which is very frustrating
Thank you bednobs for the interest in my post LOL
That will get very annoying very quickly. Give us a link to the headphones with the optical connection
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