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My mother has a Magnavox 32MF338B LCD TV and she would like to connect cordless headphones so she can watch movies at night and not bother anyone. I looked at the manual and he only audio output I see is a coaxial digital output jack. Does anyone know it I's possible to connect the headphones?
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Not without using a receiver. I'm stunned that a TV wouldn't even have a single analog audio out.
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I just looked on CNET and they talk about a 3.5mm headphone jack

Does that not exist?

Edit: just looked at the manual and it definitely show only coax digital, odd.

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Not so odd these days, my LG47 has optical audio out only. Fortunately, my receivers have optical inputs.

Someone WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING might be able to wire a headphone jack and muting switch to the speaker leads for her.
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I don't know if this is the cheapest solution, but it seems like it would work (optical to stereo analog converter):
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-AA2SP...ef=pd_sim_e_10

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It seems to be a line level device that would not drive headphones, she would still need an amp.
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It seems to be a line level device that would not drive headphones, she would still need an amp.

The OP wants to connect cordless headphones. Cordless headphones often accept line level inputs.

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I knew that, I think my brain was out of gear. I stand corrected, thanks.
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Many wireless headphones have digital inputs so if she doesn't yet have the headphones look for a pair with a digital input. Some possibilities:

Pioneer SE-DIR800C
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...E-DIR800C.Kuro

Sony MDR-DS3000:
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...ab=featuresTab

Panasonic RP-WF6000-S:
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702

Amphony 2500:
http://www.amphony.com/products/digi...headphones.htm


If you need to convert coax to optical:
http://www.ambery.com/dicostooptof.html
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Gefen makes an adapter that coverts coaxial audio to analog audio which you can use for your headphones.

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=5279

Hope that helps.

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