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Panasonic LC-47ET5 Bluetooth Capabilities

by AJones / April 25, 2013 1:06 AM PDT

Hello All. I have a 2012 Panasonic LC-47ET5 SmartTV - connected wirelessly to my home network - which has a couple of USB ports along with an audio output jack. I want to purchase and connect a USB bluetooth adapter - not to connect a wireless keyboard, but rather to connect my SmartTV to my audio receiver that's across the room. I already purchased a A2DP bluetooth receiver for my audio component (already connecting my cell phone to it to listen to my music), but I want to be able to hear the sound from my TV coming thru the receiver as well. Is that possible, or will the bluetooth adapter not pick up the audio this way? I contacted Panasonic, but the Cust Svc Rep could not fully answer the question. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Clarification Request
Is that a TC-47ET5?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 1:16 AM PDT

I found no indication of any bluetooth capability on that set. So my answer is no.

As to the USB bluetooth stick, my answer is again NO! since there is no PC in there to support such a stick. However I do see a Digital Audio Output so one might get a converter from that to analog and then off to a bluetooth audio transmitter. Sounds too finicky to me. Why not an optical cable?

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Clarification Panasonic TC-47ET5
by AJones / April 25, 2013 1:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Is that a TC-47ET5?


Thanks for the reply! You're correct; I meant to say a TC-47ET5.

I should have mentioned the Rep said I can use the USB port for connecting a bluetooth dongle and I should have given more information about my receiver.

To answer your question, I am trying not to connect my receiver (along with four tall speakers and a subwoofer) to the TV via cables because my TV (located in a nook over the fireplace) is approx. 20ft from the receiver and to move it closer would be an eyesore - wires dangling with no room for the subwoofer except on the floor.

Do you have another suggestion you can give me?

Again, thanks!

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Rethink the setup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 3:48 AM PDT

My usual setup is...

Source -> HT system -> HDTV (a single HDMI cable)

For the rare audio out from TV to the HT, one lone optical cable.

That's all of 3 cords if I count power so it's pretty sparse wiring. Such you could get it all wireless but the setup I offered is usually too much for average folk to play with. With selecting source, settings and all that, plus any audio passthrough would be stereo then why degrade what could have been 5.1?

I think the 3 possible connections is best.

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Rethinking My Setup
by AJones / April 26, 2013 4:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Rethink the setup.


Thanks for all your help!!!

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PS. About USB Bluetooth.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 3:55 AM PDT

I can only guess why the support didn't tell you no. Very strange.

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P.S. About the USB Bluetooth
by AJones / April 26, 2013 4:21 AM PDT

It did seem the person was not sure.

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