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I have an older magnavox t.v. I bought these

I have an older magnavox t.v. I bought these headphones so I could work at the computer in the next room without having to listen to the blaring t.v. that my husband has turned up so loud. I plugged in everything and charged the headphones. I sat on the sofa and they worked somewhat. The problem is that I can't turn the t.v. down and listen to the headphones. The t.v. sound has to be on, and the headphones are at the same volume, so it makes no sense to lisen to the headphones. I checked the plugs and all seems to be in the correct spot. Could it be that the t.v. is too old. It's about 7 years old, a 26-inch Magnavox.

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Check the set up or sound menus on the TV you may find a setting for internal speakers on/off. Or some thing of that nature. Most TVs even of that vintage were set up for the fledgling home theater systems. My Hitachi has this ability so I can mute the TV speakers so they don't interfere with the home stereo Amp. But the output on the back of the TV still has controllable audio out.

Hope this is of some help.
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