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Trying to connect PC speakers to Samsung

by marvinskaboom / June 21, 2011 5:17 AM PDT


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I see why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2011 5:43 AM PDT
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Spell chucker!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 2:55 AM PDT
In reply to: I see why.

Sorry I meant "do not produce audio."

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by marvinskaboom / June 22, 2011 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Spell chucker!

Thanks for your help. I find it really hard to believe that Samsung have produced phono sockets with no functionality...... What is the point? Again thanks for the info on the digital to analog device. I was hoping for a cheap way to hook up some existing speakers that I have but if I have to spend $50 on devices to convert the signal, I'm half way to buying a home theatre system anyway. Thanks for the help....and as for Samsung, why couldn't you just put a headphone socket on the tv, it would cost you nothing!!!!
Maybe it would decrease your home theatre sales!!!

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They do have functionality.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 4:49 AM PDT
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I see they are inputs to the HDTV.

As to the cost, it does cost something. You not only have the cost of the jack but the little SPECIAL circuit that must withstand human model ESD and the little amplifier to drive the headphones (can't tap from the speakers since those will be muted.)

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Bob
by marvinskaboom / June 22, 2011 6:29 AM PDT

I think you are reading my message a little too literally. Samsung electronics had a reported Net income of ? US 179.4 billion the year that they manufactured my TV. I think in the relative scheme of things a simple circuit and headphone jack that I can purchase for $1 at maplins (this does not account for the economy of scale..... Samsung would be able to manufacture and fit it for a fraction of the price).
Anyway, they didn't chose to support that and I wont be buying Samsung again. I don't believe Samsung dont fit headphone jacks because of the expense. They want to sell their own theatre systems. Simple!

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I read what you write.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

And have to guess what it means. Your issue could occur with any device out there. We vote with our wallets and if we didn't research our purchase ahead of time, many get upset about a feature they thought would be there.

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by marvinskaboom / June 22, 2011 7:23 PM PDT
In reply to: I read what you write.

Thats right?Bob. Most of us don?t have the time to research each individual product that we buy..... we have busy lifestyles that mean we often have better things to do with our time then to look at each component on a modern TV. That?s why we go for certain brands and have certain expectations of these brands. When these brands fall short of these expectations we vote with our wallets and go else where. Best not to get upset.... with most other brands I have looked at this wouldn?t be a problem so therefore why buy Samsung.
However much we research a product, you don?t ever necessarily know what features you will be requiring in the future so it is a waste of time anyway. The R and D departments should be doing the research on our behalf to give us a good all round product.

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Tipping my hand (like in cards.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2011 2:26 AM PDT
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I'm one of those with solder irons, Volt meters and more. Adding some headphone jack is not a big deal for me. I might order up a jack or recycle one from a dead thing. Today I find most folk cringing at modifying gear.

The unit you have can be fixed with that optical decoder so it's not a total loss.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 24, 2011 8:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Brands

The audio out jack is available on the LE32B450, LE32B550 and LE32B650 models.

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