Can I output sound from TV to multiple devices at the same time? ( Wireless Heaphones and Regular TV)

cableman15

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Hello,

I have deaf grandparents that cannot hear the television unless the volume is on 80+ out of 100.

It is extremely loud. The solution that I thought of was to get them wireless headphones, where the volume on the headphones could be as loud as the user wants to make it, while the television volume could possibly be on a much lower volume setting for whoever else is in the room

Their television,which has both a digital input and and 3.5mm headphone jack receives input from a digital cable box via an hdmi connection, looks like this ,

The problem is if I were to conntect headphones to the televison, it would only play through the headphones becuase the television can only push audio through one source at a time.


Is it possible to push audio to multiple sources at the same time via some adapater

Image of back of television --> https://htpr.cnet.com/p/?u=http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/sc/33240899-2-300-DT1.jpg&h=3MDRAOyg_Qetew8levim4Q

Image of back of cable box -->
https://i.stack.imgur.com/ZwJsL.jpg

Other solutions that were not helpful becuase they did not provide enough granular detail are here :

http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-3114434/audio-internal-speakers-bluetooth-headset-time-samsung-series.html#18994044

Another solution was getting a receiver and soundbar as well as getting a 3.5mm fm transmitter and getting fm headphones.

Thank you in advance for your time and help,

CM
 

Pmsound

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The best solution (tried & tested and it works great) is using the Silent "Disco" Audio system from ZEROdB Global. I connected the RF transmitter to the cable box (not the TV) and turned the transmitter to channel 1 (has 3 channels). I then turned on one of the wireless headphones that came with it (I have 2 Headphones) and put it on channel 1. I am now listening to the TV. I can control my volume from the headphone. The TV volume is totally separate. You can mute it, turn it up or down and does not affect the volume on the headphone. The advantage of this system, it has a long range of up to 1300 ft, unlike Bluetooth that has a range of 100-300 ft. I can go to the kitchen, go upstairs, downstairs, even outside and can still hear the tv. The transmission can go through walls and floors. You can connect as many Headphones and turn to channel one and hear the TV. If I add another transmitter, I can connect it to a stereo system or iPhone and turn it to channel 2. Then I can toggle between channels from the headphones with the flick of a switch and listen to the tv on channel 1 and the stereo on channel 2.

The other advantage, the wireless headphones come with a Bluetooth adapter, so I can connect it with other Bluetooth enabled devices and not limited to using them only for the tv. Also the Headphone come with a charging cable with a USB connector and dies not require a base station.
 
Check to see if your TV will output via the optical audio output without turning off the TV speakers. Some won't.
If you can then connect a bluetooth transmitter that can pair with 2 devices
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1218934&gclid=CIeZl4q479ACFcmIswoduYUMJg&is=REG&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C92051677682%2C&Q=&A=details
to the TV optical out. The TV volume won't affect the volume of the bluetooth headphones this way.
If you can't then you can split the optical out
https://www.amazon.com/CCM-SWOPT2-Optical-Splitter/dp/B0002MQGR2
and connect it to both a soundbar and the above.
You could split the headphone out and connect it to both the headphones and a soundbar but that won't work well with multiple headphones and wired headphones are annoying anyway. The TV volume will affect both the soundbar and headphones.
 

cableman15

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I appreciate your response.

You never offered a solution if the opposite of the audio being allowed to play at the same time which is the case for 80% of tvs and much more difficult solution






 

Yes he did.

Here I cut&pate
If you can't then you can split the optical out
https://www.amazon.com/CCM-SWOPT2-Optical-Splitter/dp/B0002MQGR2
and connect it to both a soundbar and the above.
You could split the headphone out and connect it to both the headphones and a soundbar but that won't work well with multiple headphones and wired headphones are annoying anyway. The TV volume will affect both the soundbar and headphones.
 

cableman15

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jsmithpa

"Another solution was getting a receiver and soundbar as well as getting a 3.5mm fm transmitter and getting fm headphones. "

I never said I had one. I said it was another solution.

His solution would be correct if I had did already bought both a sound bar and a receiver.

 

Pmsound

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Pmsound

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The best solution (tried & tested and it works great) is using the Silent "Disco" Audio system from ZEROdB Global. I connected the RF transmitter to the cable box (not the TV) and turned the transmitter to channel 1 (has 3 channels). I then turned on one of the wireless headphones that came with it (I have 2 Headphones) and put it on channel 1. I am now listening to the TV. I can control my volume from the headphone. The TV volume is totally separate. You can mute it, turn it up or down and does not affect the volume on the headphone. The advantage of this system, it has a long range of up to 1300 ft, unlike Bluetooth that has a range of 100-300 ft. I can go to the kitchen, go upstairs, downstairs, even outside and can still hear the tv. The transmission can go through walls and floors. You can connect as many Headphones and turn to channel one and hear the TV. If I add another transmitter, I can connect it to a stereo system or iPhone and turn it to channel 2. Then I can toggle between channels from the headphones with the flick of a switch and listen to the tv on channel 1 and the stereo on channel 2.

The other advantage, the wireless headphones come with a Bluetooth adapter, so I can connect it with other Bluetooth enabled devices and not limited to using them only for the tv. Also the Headphone come with a charging cable with a USB connector and dies not require a base station.
 
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