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General question regarding using headphones and internal speakers at the same time

(Topic created on: 13-05-2024 01:19 PM)
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davehorne
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I'm in the market for a new 32 inch Samsung TV for the bedroom.  

It's a nice feature to be able to use headphones and still have control over the built in speakers.  

Is this a standard feature on all TVs today or does inserting a headphone into the headphone jack automatically turns off the internal speakers.  My ten year old TV in the bedroom has that feature and I was wondering if that is now a standard feature.  

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Robin999
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There may be a software setting that will enable both the headphones and inbuilt speakers to output simultaneously, but the norm is that the headphones take priority, and the internal speaker output is switched off. Reach out to support for a more informed answer on specific models, or hopefully, someone will recommend a tv that offers that function. Good luck
JAMES4578
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@davehorne  It would be derpendent on model. However if  you go to Settings-General-Accessibility there may be an option for  Multi Output Audio.

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


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davehorne
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I'm responding to myself as I found a solution. 

First, on this model (UE32T5300CEXXN), there is no headphone jack.  I was forced to buy a digital to analogue converter (with a volume control) connected to the optical audio output. 

It cost me €20 for the converter and another €4 for the Toslink (fiber optic) cable.  (It's important to buy a converter that has a volume control.)

I used Velcro to attach this small device (about the size of a pack of cigarettes) to the back of the TV and now can use headphones while my wife is sleeping (or use headphones and still use the internal speakers, if I wish).

Problem solved.  

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