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Need to use head phones with an older Samsung Plasma

by TimmyZ300 / February 28, 2014 9:54 AM PST

Please help. I have a Samsung Plasma big screen connected to a stereo system. Its a 60 inch basic model I won in Super Bowl Contest. My roommate and I work completely different hours and he's the perfect roomate other than the fact he's light sleeper. I figured it would be easy to plug in headphones but I'm stumped after buying $20 dollars worth of cables and still not hearing anything.

So 2 things

1. Like I said its a basic Plasma 60 inch (Series 5 530). The back has 2 hdmi plug ins, a component plug, audio/video plug in and an optical plug in. I'm using the optical plug in for the stereo system. Is there such thing as a cable with a optical plug in on 1 end and a female headphone plug on the other end?

2. Do I need to buy separate headphones with a volume control? My parents when I go home have an expensive Sony TV with a headphone jack in the side and have somewhat the same issue there (Dad's a super light sleeper) so I just plug in the headphones and can control the volume through the TV. I'm thinking that this not going to work on this TV

Any and all help is appreciated

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Here's one such adapter.
by Oldartq / February 28, 2014 12:28 PM PST

There are other with different feature and price as well. Good hunting.

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