Wireless headphone connection to multiple components?
I purchased the Panasonic SE-DIR800C wireless headphones. There are three input jacks: one optical, one digital, one analog. I would like to use the 'phones to listen to my DVR and DVD components. Problem is that neither of these units have unused optical outlets. And, moreover, I have only one optical input jack.
I'd like to find a way to use the headphones similar to a wired set: i.e. plug into one place on my receiver so that all attached components would be audible via the wireless set. My home theater system is a Denon AVR 3805. There are plenty of unused optical jacks in the back (opt 3, 4, 5, etc.), but I do not know how to...or if I even can...map the output jack to the headphones.
At this point, all I can come up with is the idea of splitting the optical input from the back of the wireless set, and then splitting each optical output from the components. But that would mean 3 splitters and 6 cables and surely there must be a better way.
Any help and advice would be fantastic. Thanks! --alias4cat
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Re: Wireless headphone connection to multiple components?
Splitting an optical output is not recommended. In fact it would require an optical patch bay, which would be overkill. You could use the headphone output on the front of the Denon AVR3805. Because this output is behind a door it might be a cleaner looking set up to use the optical output on the top left looking at the back of the unit. Because those two optical outputs are labeled "optical 3 and 4" they are zone outputs, they should work without having to "map" or patch them internally. The outputs here will be controlled independently as zones from the receiver's remote.
The easiest option looks to be the analog "pre output" located in the middle of the back of the receiver. The left-most two rca jacks you want to use are labeled "front" and are white over red. This output will work fine. Control of the volume will be from the headphone unit and not the receiver.
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Typically you will connect the RCA audio output jacks to the audio input jacks on the sound bar, but if your television does not have RCA audio output, you may have to buy additional hardware to make the soundbar work. If your TV has a headphone jack, then you will need to purchase an 1/8" Headphone connector to RCA Connector cable from a local electronics or audio store. If your TV doens't have any audio outputs, you may need to purchase a digital tuner box and connect it to your TV and soundbar.
Check the back and front of your system. The AUX input may be either:
- two red and yellow holes (known as phono L R) or -a 'headphone' jack input hole
the cable might not have been supplied with the system. Also, the cable you need may not connect to your iPod through the large connection, it may actually connect through the headphone jack.
So, you may need either: -a cable with a headphone jack on both ends (one for the system and one for the ipod) or -a cable with phono L R on one end (for the system) and headphone jack on the other end(for the ipood)
Your only choice is most likely a 3.5mm minijack cable. Take the laptop to a Radishack and make sure that cable will fit. The Sony should have an input for that cable even if it is the headphone jack. If your laptop has other audio outputs like an RCA or hdmi, which is unlikely, you would connect one of those cables between it and the Sony (Sony's input).
Well if it has a headphone input, then that's simple. However; this still may be possible if you purchase additional equipment. Wireless comes at a heft price, but you can also buy something similar to this item. http://www.amazon.com/Force-Channel-Dolby-Surround-Processor-Mac/dp/B003O0KICS?ie=UTF8&qid=1294501166&sr=8-4&tag=blurayforum-20
Hi,this is a stepwise description of how to connect your computer to your dvd(home theater system).
Determine the distance between your computer and your system. If your computer is within 12 feet of your home theater system , you can directly connect them. STEP 2Make sure there is a free set of inputs on the back of your system. This should be a label that says "Input" and two connectors (usually red and white). Alternateively, they could be labeled "Aux," or "DVD." This is the source that you will select on the front of your device when you wish to listen to sound from your computer. STEP 3Determine the length of cable you need. Measure the distance between the back of your computer to the back of your DVD. The cable generally comes in 3-, 6-, and 12-foot lengths. STEP 4Visit an electronics store to purchase a Y adapter cable of the proper length. At one end the cable will have a plug to go into the headphone jack of your computer. (The plug will look like the plug on the end of any pair of headphones.) At the other end, the cable will have two RCA-type plugs (red and white). These go into your system. STEP 5Plug the computer end of the cable into the headphone jack on your computer. There may be a few jacks; the headphone one is usually green. Connect the other end of the cable to the free set of inputs on the back of your system. Be sure to match red to red and white to white. STEP 6Turn on your system and set the volume pretty low so you don't accidentally make a real loud noise. STEP 7Select the input to which you connected the Y adapter. For example, if you connected to "Aux," press the "Aux" button on the front of your system. STEP 8Adjust the volume of your computer to around 80 percent. You should hear the sound of your computer playing through your system. Thanks and take care
Sure, you can hook up any mp3 player to this system. What you will need is a headphone to stereo RCA cable. Then, plug the headphone connection into the mp3 headphone jack and the RCA ends into your Bose aux input.You can use any of the inputs (Video 1, 2, Tape) just remember which one you are plugged into.