Solved! OTA Audio with No Output On TV

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Hello,

My tv has absolutely no outputs of any kind. I want to use headphones or some other form of external audio. My input is an OTA antenna. Would I need an HDTV Digital Converter Box with coax in that has some form of audio out for this to work?

Thank you.
 
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You could use an external tuner that has analog audio outputs and a headphone amp (line level won't drive headphones) or a bluetooth transmitter.
If you are a bit handy you could connect a headphone jack to the TV speaker wires or connect a speaker to line level converter and a bluetooth transmitter to them. You would want a 3.5mm stereo jack that can interrupt the connection to the speakers when you plug into the jack.
https://www.cuidevices.com/blog/understanding-audio-jack-switches-and-schematics
Check out the section about switching between speakers and headphones.
 
You could use an external tuner that has analog audio outputs and a headphone amp (line level won't drive headphones) or a bluetooth transmitter.
If you are a bit handy you could connect a headphone jack to the TV speaker wires or connect a speaker to line level converter and a bluetooth transmitter to them. You would want a 3.5mm stereo jack that can interrupt the connection to the speakers when you plug into the jack.
https://www.cuidevices.com/blog/understanding-audio-jack-switches-and-schematics
Check out the section about switching between speakers and headphones.
 
Aug 14, 2020
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You could use an external tuner that has analog audio outputs and a headphone amp (line level won't drive headphones) or a bluetooth transmitter.
If you are a bit handy you could connect a headphone jack to the TV speaker wires or connect a speaker to line level converter and a bluetooth transmitter to them. You would want a 3.5mm stereo jack that can interrupt the connection to the speakers when you plug into the jack.
https://www.cuidevices.com/blog/understanding-audio-jack-switches-and-schematics
Check out the section about switching between speakers and headphones.

Something like this, correct?
https://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-HOMEWORX-HW130STB-Converter-Recording/dp/B01EW098XS
 
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Yes but you can't hook headphone directly to it. You will need a BT transmitter or headphone amp.
There are also more sophisticated and expensive options like the Tivo Bolt or Amazon Fire TV recast.
It would feed from the box to a wireless base first before being sent to the headphones. Not bluetooth though.
 
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