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No Headphone Jack on S60?

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I feel stupid for asking this, but I couldn't help but notice that my Panasonic P50S60 doesn't appear to have a headphone out anywhere on it (unless I have over looked it). Not really really a problem, just something I noticed. I suppose that most headphone aficionados would be using a dedicated DAC/Receiver anyway.

On a related note it is strange that the P50S60 does not have any way to shut off the built in speakers. According to Panasonic, if someone is using the optical out they should simply turn the speakers down to zero. Once again not really significant but a little strange. Are there people out in the wild who are buying a screen like this and never use external speakers/headphones?
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Tv makers should of made it so you can hook audio up too the old receivers.By the time you buy the tv,receiver,cablebox and connectors it's a few too many dollars for poor people.
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Originally Posted by vicki7800 View Post

I feel stupid for asking this, but I couldn't help but notice that my Panasonic P50S60 doesn't appear to have a headphone out anywhere on it (unless I have over looked it). Not really really a problem, just something I noticed. I suppose that most headphone aficionados would be using a dedicated DAC/Receiver anyway.

Panasonic TVs have not included any type of analog audio output for the last five years or so, maybe longer. Most just have optical and some of their cheap outsourced LCD sets only have a digital coaxial.
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On a related note it is strange that the P50S60 does not have any way to shut off the built in speakers. According to Panasonic, if someone is using the optical out they should simply turn the speakers down to zero.

Definitely a bit strange, but functionally not very different than just shutting the internal speakers off, My VT50 and C5 LCD (both from 2012) both have options to turn off the internal speakers.
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Once again not really significant but a little strange. Are there people out in the wild who are buying a screen like this and never use external speakers/headphones?

Oh, there are plenty of people who will only ever use the internal speakers on a TV like this. I sell TVs and I see it all the time. People are either ignorant of just how bad the built-in sound is, or just don't care. Usually when I point out that even a simple soundbar would improve their audio tenfold, lots of people usually say "Well the built in speakers are okay because my room isn't very big," reasoning which is still a mystery to me at this point.
Edited by fatuglyguy - 8/22/13 at 11:30pm
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Usually when I point out that even a simple soundbar would improve their audio tenfold, lots of people usually say "Well the built in speakers are okay because my room isn't very big," reasoning which is still a mystery to me at this point.

I've heard this before. The idea is

bigger speakers = louder; I have a small room, therefore: external speakers = too loud.

Even worse is trying to explain why they "don't hear anything coming out of the back channels most of the time" on a surround sound system, to people who think that all the sound should be coming out of all of the speakers, at the same time. Something I've explained before, but they never seem to grasp is that if all the speakers put out exactly the same sound at the same time (assuming the same distance) not only would it defeat the purpose of multichannel recording, but also you wouldn't be able to hear that the sound is coming from anyway.

I should probably check elsewhere on this forum, but does anyone here run their TV as headphones only? I would make more sense with smaller screens rather than large ones, but I could see it as some type of ultra-private home theater.
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