A friend who occasionally asks for my advice on problems he is having with either his computer or home entertainment system has again asked for my advice. He had in the recent past purchased a new Panasonic plasma HDTV and has just now tried to connect his old wireless headphones to the new TV. In doing so, he discoverd that the new TV does not have the stereo analog audio output which is required as the input to the old headphones. After talking to me about it and finding out that the TV has only a digital optical audio output, I recommended that he purchase an optical to analog converter to be placed between the TV optical output and the analog input of the headphone base. The converter that he purchased is a Sanoxy Digital Optical/Coax to Analog RCA Audio Converter Adapter but when he uses it with over the air broadcasts via theTV's tuner, he only gets "white noise" with crackling and popping out of his headset. The TV display video in this setup is OK. When using a DVD player as the TV composite audio/video input source rather than the OTA broadcast, the audio comes through to the headset OK and the TV display video is fine. The problem also exist when the analog output from the optical to analog converter is connected to a stereo amp rather than to the headset base. These same problem occurs when using the optical audio output from a second TV of a different manufacturer. Any advice or fixes for this problem will be greatly appreciated.