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How to hook up headset.

by gibson_girl_77859 / October 12, 2011 1:05 AM PDT

My husband is hard of hearing but cannot wear hearing aids so we have a headset for him use so the TV is not so loud. However, when watching a DVD (via PS3), the earphones do not work. Our setup includes the tv, Dish Network cable box and the PS3. The ourlets on the back of the TV are Audio R&L, PR, PB and Y/Video. Next to the R&L is stated "Component A/V IN". The headset and PS3 are connected to the cable box which is connected by HDMI cable to the TV. We need to know what connection we can get to plug into the audio IN of the TV for the audio to come OUT of the TV and can be heard through the headset. Remember there is no Audio OUT on the TV. If we hook the headset to the PS3, we cannot hear anything but DVD's. We have searched for a splitter that will go between the cable box and the tv but have not found one in stores or on the internet. Please help!

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A question
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 12, 2011 2:40 AM PDT

The audio connections on the TV will, most probably, be RCA type connectors.
You do not mention what type of connection the Headset has. Probably a mini Jack or a regular jack.
Which one?

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How to hook up headset
by gibson_girl_77859 / October 12, 2011 5:42 AM PDT
In reply to: A question

The headset connection is normal. Finding a good service technician could be a problem in our area. Halfway between Houston and Dallas. LOL

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Please define "Normal"
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 12, 2011 7:40 AM PDT
In reply to: How to hook up headset

Big Jack, Little Jack?

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I don't know
by gibson_girl_77859 / October 12, 2011 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Please define "Normal"

I don't know the answers to your questions but will look at the connections tonight. Wish there was a way to post a picture rather than trying to describe what we have. Thank you so much for trying to help me! Will get back to you ASAP.

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How we share pictures in these forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: I don't know

We use or other photo sharing sites and then supply a link.

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Now we're cooking,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 17, 2011 10:24 AM PDT

In the first picture, is the headset plug the one on the right or is it the other two?

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TV, Dish Network and headsest connectors
by gibson_girl_77859 / October 18, 2011 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Now we're cooking,

First picture, the red and white plugs are the headsets plugged into the Dish Network cable box. They are male plugs and plug into female outlets in the cable box.

The black cord is a different appliance.

The device in the first picture is the Dish Network cable box.

The audio cable coming out of the Dish cable box is going to the headset.

There is one HDMI cord plugged into the back of the TV in the DVI1 location. That goes to the PS3.

A second HDMI cord is plugged into the back of the TV in the DVI2 location. It is plugged in the cable box.

The PS3 is not directly connected to the Dish box.

Hope this helps! :0)

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And therein lies the problem
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 18, 2011 6:19 AM PDT

The audio from these two devices is not centralized which is going to make this virtually impossible to overcome.
With the audio traveling over the HDMI cables there is nothing to access. No problem on the Dish receiver as it has all it's output working even if only one is plugged in.

Not being familiar with the PS3, can you tell me if there is an audio out connection on it?


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Oh no!
by gibson_girl_77859 / October 18, 2011 11:40 PM PDT

There is no audio out connection on the PS3. Shocked

We use the PS3 to watch movies. Would all of this work by using a DVD player instead; one that has audio out connectors that could be connected to the Dish box?.

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If you could find a DVD player that had
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 19, 2011 9:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Oh no!

HDMI and Audio Out sockets you would be able to connect the DVD to the TV via HDMI and the headset, via two "Y" RCA adapters.

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And here is the very device you need
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 19, 2011 9:46 AM PDT
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Thanks mrmacfixit
by gibson_girl_77859 / October 20, 2011 12:26 AM PDT
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Thanks for all your help. Our problem is we have too many appliances that we're trying to hook up to a BRAND NEW tv that has hardly any connections and it is so frustrating. Wish we had a local technician to take the tv to and have an audio out connection added. Perhaps in a nearby town. Thanks again for all your help! Grin

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Let us know if you ever hook up
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 20, 2011 6:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks mrmacfixit

the "Y" cables

Good Luck


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