Need help with wireless TV headphones!

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Question #1: My mom wants to watch TV in bed while my dad is asleep...sounds like a typical senior couple and I want to help out, but can't figure out how many devices I need to buy for them. I found: Mpow Bluetooth Headphones but it doesn't seem to include a device to attach to the TV. Do I need to buy that separately, and if so, can someone link me an example of a decent affordable device?

Question #2: can audio can be toggled on and off the headphones without them having to unplug the sound-broadcasting device on back of the TV every time they switch? (Which is daily!) It would be best if that switch can be made with a physical button because my mom's not the best at trying to control stuff with a Bluetooth app.

Thanks in advance!
 
The only way to find out whether the green connector is "Audio out" or "Headphones out" is to plug headphones and see what happens.
OTOTH - having optical out will enable you to plug eg Bluetooth transmitter there, and pair BT headphones with it. On most TVs, Optical Out must be enabled, and configured properly.

One drawback of Bluetooth is that (usually) only one headphone can be paired with it. You might want to research RF or IR wireless headphones, with optical input.

BTW - how is that "Ancient DishTV" box connected to the TV? If connection is analogue (white/red/yellow), you can split the audio signal (white/red) between TV and a transmitte.r
 
The answer of both questions really depends on what TV your parents have - what audio outputs are available, and how they receive signal - TV aerial, settop box etc.

The best case would be for the TV to has independent "Audio Out" connector, either RCA or Optical. That way, TV sound wont depend on whether headphones are connected or not.

Next would be for TV to have headphones-out jack. In that case, daily routine would be plug-in (TV speakers muted), plug-out (TV speakers OK, headphones OFF).

If there's set-top box in the game, check what audio outputs does it have as well, and how it is connected to the TV.
 

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I checked the TV outputs and found an "Audio Out" section with an optical connector and a green headphone style jack similar to the ones on the back of a PC. Is that green one an independent one that wno't cut off the TV's built-in speakers? I know my parents will never use it if they have to physically connect and disconnect the wireless headphones several times a day. The only box in the equation is an ancient DishTV satellite box that has no extra audio jack.
 
The only way to find out whether the green connector is "Audio out" or "Headphones out" is to plug headphones and see what happens.
OTOTH - having optical out will enable you to plug eg Bluetooth transmitter there, and pair BT headphones with it. On most TVs, Optical Out must be enabled, and configured properly.

One drawback of Bluetooth is that (usually) only one headphone can be paired with it. You might want to research RF or IR wireless headphones, with optical input.

BTW - how is that "Ancient DishTV" box connected to the TV? If connection is analogue (white/red/yellow), you can split the audio signal (white/red) between TV and a transmitte.r
 
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