How can I get headphones to work with my Symphonic WF203 TV?
This set doesn't have a headphone jack, nor does it have RCA audio output jacks. Without one or the other, you're out of luck connecting headphones to this TV.
I remember a product some years ago that allowed adding headphones using
a small microphone placed in front of the speaker. This was hooked to a
little amplifier that ran the headphones so the volume could be
independently controlled. It was marketed as a way to let
"hearing-impaired" family members listen to TV shows without needing to
make it uncomfortably loud for others. I haven't looked, but something
similar might still be available. It's cumbersome, though, and needs power, plus maybe being costly if you find one.
It's possible to add a headphone jack, but you need to know how to do electronic soldering. Find a spot on the case where you can make a hole and mount a headphone jack, then wire it to the speakers. If you want the headphones to cut off the speakers when plugged in, you need a switching jack, and the speaker wires need to be cut and connected to the correct terminals. The switch built into the jack then disconnects the speakers when the headphone plug is in. If you don't need to turn off the speakers it's a little easier. You just need to wire from the jack to the speaker terminals. I've added jacks on quite a few sets. If you don't feel up to it and don't know anyone who is, you can see if a TV shop (if there are any left in your area!) would do it. (The shop I used to work for charged about $20, including the jack, but that was over 10 years ago now.)
Good luck, and thanks for using Fixya!
Jun 12, 2011 |
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