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What type of headphones can be used on samsung Smart Tvs

by Daander / April 18, 2014 2:42 AM PDT

I am hard of hearing and wish to enjoy TV with my family without Blasting them with overpowering sound. Any suggestions?

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Almost any with the right adapter and cords.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2014 2:47 AM PDT

So far I've yet to find any I can't adapt. Many HDTVs don't have headphone jacks and most turn off the speakers when we use said jack.

So, while almost any headphone can be used, it's the connection to the HDTV that needs to be explored.

No exact model so I can't be exact as to what adapter or such we'll use.

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What type of headphones can be used on Samsung Smart TVs
by Daander / April 24, 2014 2:32 AM PDT

My model is PN60F8500 plasma

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Close but UK, US which one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2014 3:21 AM PDT

Sorry but if I looked at the UK one and you are in the US, well it could differ. Always give the full model or better yet, a link to yours at

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What type of headphones can be used on Samsung Smart TVs.
by Daander / April 25, 2014 3:53 AM PDT

US . Samsung model code: PN60F8500AFXZA, Version US01

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Samsung's web site was unclear on this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2014 4:15 AM PDT

I looked at the spec sheet and the user manual but due to how they crafted these I can't be sure if this is optical only. So no, I can't be sure now.

In the USA call 1800SAMSUNG to clear up what this model has for connections.

If it's optical only there are optical to headphone adapters by the dozens now.
If it does have the analog audio out, use that.

PS. I used

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Headphones for Samsung Smart TV
by Daander / April 25, 2014 5:11 AM PDT

Thanks for your help. Goodbye.

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