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I want to set up to use headphones with my Samsung UN60F6300. How can I do this? Can I plug my headphones into the audio out on the tv or do I need to hook a receiver up to the digital out a d use a converter since my receiver only has AUX ports?
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The Samsung on-line manuals are just about useless as they are generic to dozen of models - I couldn't find the manual on my set or this one either. The web site (under features) says that this set has an "Audio out mini jack" and a "Digital audio optical output" - same as my Samsung. Some of these sets also have a combo optical / audio mini jack port. The power output of the mini jack should be able to drive the headphones directly.

1. The digital audio can be fed to an AVR and decoded and use the AVR volume control. I use the "Audio out mini jack" and feed the output to my Bluetooth transmitter, select "Audio Out: Fixed" in the TV menu and use the volume control on the headphones.

2. Use the audio out mini jack directly: turn off the TV speakers in the TV menu, select "Audio Out: Varable" in the TV menu and use the volume control on the TV remote. You will just connect the headphones directly to the TV's output mini jack or use an extension cable.
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So I can just plug the headphones into the audio out, turn off the speakers in the menus and use a extension cord to lengthen the headphone cord? No need for a reciever? My last tv I had which was a LCD TOSHIBA I used a reciever which was a bookshelf 5 disc cd changer and ran aux from the stereo to the TV. I don't think I have that option with my new Samsung.
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Also, my TV is mounted on the wall not on a stand just FYI.
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So I can just plug the headphones into the audio out, turn off the speakers in the menus and use a extension cord to lengthen the headphone cord?

If your TV has an "Audio out mini jack" (like the Samsung web site says it does) and variable audio out option in the menu, then yes. Even if you don't have a "variable audio out" option in the menu (or a separate set of variable audio outputs), you could always use an in-line volume control or wireless headphones that have a volume control on them (that is what I do).

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No need for a reciever? My last tv I had which was a LCD TOSHIBA I used a reciever which was a bookshelf 5 disc cd changer and ran aux from the stereo to the TV.

The only time you should need to use a receiver is when the TV only has digital audio out and you need the AVR to decode the digital signal into analog stereo audio output and to supply a volume control.

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I don't think I have that option with my new Samsung.

You could use a receiver with a TV that has a mini jack audio output also - you would just need a $5 mini jack to RCA adapter.
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So, when I plug the headphones into the audio out on tv will I still get volume from the tv speakers when I turn that down/up? If I have that plugged in and turn down the volume on the tv I would get the volume from the dial on the headphones? I wouldn't have to unplug to get sound from the tv speakers.
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Also, I didn't see a variable audio out option in the menus but I do see a speaker select menu that has a TV speaker selection and a external speaker selection. If you select external speaker the tv speakers turn off. Is that the selection I need?

I do not want to take the tv off the wall if it's not going to work. It's a hassle.
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One more thing. My tv doesn't specifically say "audio out mini Jack" but it does say "audio out". I assume that's the same thing.
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So, when I plug the headphones into the audio out on tv will I still get volume from the tv speakers when I turn that down/up?

Yes, I do on my 2012 Samsung unless I turn off the TV speakers in the menu by selecting "External Speakers". I can plug headphones directly into my Mini Jack audio out, select Variable Audio Out in the menu, turn off the speakers in the TV menu, and set the headphone volume with the remote - but this is a pain to switch back and forth.

It is easier for me to just leave the audio out set to Fixed Audio Out (you may not even have this option), mute the TV via remote, and use the volume selector on my wireless headphones (or an in-line volume) - easy. Then when I want to listen to the TV speakers I un-mute via the TV remote and I'm good.

I don't use it right now, but the only reason that I chose a TV with Variable Audio Out in the menu was that I might move it to a bigger room someday and connect powered speakers directly to audio out - the TV remote volume will then select the volume of the external speakers.

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If I have that plugged in and turn down the volume on the tv I would get the volume from the dial on the headphones?

Yes, as long as the TV is set to Fixed Audio Out in the menu (or if the menu doesn't even have an option for Variable Audio Out) - I leave mine set to Fixed Audio Out, mute the TV when I want to listen to headphones and use the volume on my wireless headphones to set the level.

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I wouldn't have to unplug to get sound from the tv speakers?

I don't have to unplug my audio output to listen to the TV speakers. If it was a true "headphone jack" it would probably mute the speakers when plugged in but it isn't - it is just an audio out using a mini-jack (at least it is on my UN46ES6500FXZA).
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Okay mtn. Can u please help me.....
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Okay mtn. Can u please help me.

I picked up a mini Jack to 2 RCA cable and plugged the mini Jack end into the audio out on the back of my TV. I then plugged the other end of the cable (2 RCA plugs) into my bookshelf 5 CD changer stereo. I turned the tv on and had No sound out of my stereo when turned to AUX. I thought it might have been I needed to turn the tv speakers off so I went into the menu and tried that with no luck.

What did I do wrong if anything?
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Maybe I don't have something turned on/off right in the TV settings....
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Did you ever find your TV user manual on-line? I looked for 10 minutes and couldn't find it. If you would post the link to your TV user manual maybe we could figure it out.
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It might default to variable audio out, did you try turning up the TV volume to at least 1/2 and turn up the stereo as well?

Did you find the menu setting for the audio out? What were the possible options? The manual would be very helpful with this.
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I found "digital audio out" settings in the menu. It then has audio format options. The options are PCM and that's all. The others are not available to be selected. They include Dolby Digital, DTS, START Neo 2:5.

I check for the manual online but I have the manual here. I just bought the tv a week ago.
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This is what my manual says on the subject - this indicates to me that variable audio is the default:

AUDIO OUT: Connects to the audio input jacks on your amplifier / DVD home theater.
• When connecting, use the appropriate connector.
• When you connect an audio amplifier to the AUDIO OUT jacks, decrease the volume of the TV and adjust the volume level with the amplifier's volume control.
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Thanks for your replies. Very grateful to have you helping me. I'll check it out some more after I get some sleep.
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Made sire I had the plugs plugged in correctly and turned the volume down on the tv and then turned upthe volume on my stereo and nothing out of the stereo. I then muted the tv and tried it. No luck.

What is wrong?
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There are a lot of things connected that could be an issue - did you just try plugging in headphones directly and turning up the TV volume?

If you still don't get anything there has to be a menu setting to configure the "Audio Out" - maybe change from "optical digital out" to "analog audio out" or something like that? I cannot help you with the menus because our Samsungs are different models and there is not menu help in the manual - it is in the built-in manual on the TV itself. Go to the "Audio Setup" in the menu and look at the options - what do you see?
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I switched out stereos and the one I switched out with worked. The other stereo works on every source but the AUX. Must have been a bad connection on the AUX ports on the stereo.
Thanks for all the help!
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Have same problem. Was told to buy a converter that accepts an optical audio output from tv and one out from the converter to the head phone charger base.
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