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Hitachi 42 PMA400e Plasma Tv.

My parents have a Hitachi 42 PMA400e Plasma TV. They want to be able to allow sound to come out of the TV, and simultaneously have sound coming out via headphones. There doesn't seem to be a headphone jack anywhere that I can see. But I am guessing there must be some way to get sound out other than via the speakers. If I can plug in headphones I am guessing it would likely mute the TV. The reason I need all this is because my parents watch TV together, but my elderly father is hearing impaired. He bought some wireless headphones, but they appear to need a unit to be plugged in to a headphone jack. My father wants to listen to the TV via the headphones (which he can adjust to loud), while my mother listens via the normal TV speakers. Any ideas?

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Just get a headphone jack that does not shut off the speakers and have your dad plug his headphones into that.

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Dear Customer,

Try this to solve your problem,

you have to check your headset in other system that your headset properly work or not .THIS WAY YOU CAN FIND YOUR HEADSET OR ITS PIN DAMAGE OR NOT.

than you can attach another speaker or another headset to your lcd output ,THIS WAY YOU CAN FIND YOUR PINOUT IS WORKING OR NOT .

than you have to realize that your lcd is not importing cause some models are design for proper country for porper signal identification code,so YOUR LCD MUST NOT IMPORT FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY,

check your volume level of your headset or amplifier,THIS WAY YOU MAY BE GOT YOUR SOUND IF ABOVE ALL ARE SUCCEDED.

you can check your power plug for your amplifier & volume settings also,

approximate 1200 pounds you had spent on this LCD ,
& at last i must have to tell you that before you many customer have same problem with sounds & video also so its failure model in hitachi if you have any warrenty than than replace or try to buy inplace of this model like panasonic LCD's are best,
or you can use your customer number for given with your documents buy on lcd to replace or any damage,USING THIS YOU CAN GET YOUR NEW SOUNDS FROM YOUR DEALER,


if you get still unsolved than contact me personaly


Posted on May 18, 2008



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SOURCE: Hitachi L26H01U headphone socket doesnt work

User problem!! The main TV volume and the headphone volume work independently so you can have the TV volume set at zero and use the headphone volume. However I suggest getting a pair of headphones with it's own volume control.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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