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Non-Standard 3.5mm Audio Plug

by rvastronomer / November 26, 2012 12:28 AM PST

I just bought a new Samsung 55" ultra slim LED TV. The Audio Out Mini Jack on the back of the set accepts a 3.5mm standard audio plug (like for a headset) but the plug only travels half way into the socket.

The set is so thin that the length of a standard 3.5mm audio plug is the full thickness of the TV set.

Is there such a thing as a short 3.5mm audio plug? What would such a plug be called?

Samsung techical support could not answer my questions, and the User Manual only has note "to use an appopriate audio connector."

Any help would be appreciated - I have to use the analog out port/jack to support an Assisted Hearing device that only accepts analog signals.

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When these are new, a little more force is needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 12:37 AM PST

But then you write it's going to possibly poke through. Time to call 1800SAMSUNG (USA) and ask this question but so far I've only seen standard length stereo connections.

Bob

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Please provide model number
by Pepe7 / November 26, 2012 4:26 AM PST

Without that, we can't troubleshoot exactly what you are looking at.

Is there also a digital optical output? If so, perhaps there would be a converter?

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Probably a stupid question on my part
by asdgfhjk / November 26, 2012 12:20 PM PST

...but are you 100% sure it isn't just a typo and its supposed to be a 2.5mm? I would think ultra thin TVs would have switched to 2.5mm jacks like small hand held devices use.

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It's possible, but...
by Pepe7 / November 26, 2012 11:29 PM PST

...my sources tell me otherwise. If so, a simple 3.5 to 2.5mm converter would all it takes, hopefully.

Again, if we could train folks who post here to provide actual model numbers of their equipment <sigh>....

cheers

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I like your comment about Optical ports.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 12:09 AM PST
In reply to: It's possible, but...

You cringe as you see folk trying to jam a headphone jack into the optical port.

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I really wish manufacturers would make this easier
by Pepe7 / November 27, 2012 4:18 AM PST

Would save me a few keystrokes Wink

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