Headphone problem with Samsung LA46B550

Kayaken

Novice Member
Hi guys,

First post here. I have the TV hooked up to a Samsung HTD555W surround sound system with inbuilt DVD player. I have a pair of wireless headphones hooked up to the headphone jack.

The headphones work fine with the Tv itself. The problem is that when I select mute to silence the speakers when I'm playing a DVD, the headphones cut off as well so there's no sound at all.

Ibalso have a Tivo and an apple Tv hooked up and the headphones behave perfectly with them, i.e. Selecting Mute allows me to listen with headphones only.

Is this an Anynet problem? It didn't happen with my old DVD player before I bought the surround ound system.

Any advice welcome

Ken
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
From your post I'm having a hard time understanding just what you've got the headphones plugged in to...the Tv or the DVD/Surr snd amp?
Also what are you muting...the Tv or the Dvd/Surr snd amp?
Do you have the Tivo and Apple Tv wired in to the Tv or Dvd/Surr amp?
 
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Kayaken

Novice Member
Hi Jaycee,

Everything is plugged into the TV. In fact it couldn't be any other way.

As both the TV and the surround system are Samsung they talk to each other on Anynet, both their remotes are near-identical and the commands are the same. So turn one on, you turn both on. Mute one and you mute both.

I suspect the issue is at least partly due to the fact that DVD sound comes from the player in the surround box which is also the speaker hub, so the sound may never go to the TV to be output to the headphones, but I'm not sure. If that is true then I'm probably stuffed anyway.

Thanks for your interest.

Ken
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
Kayaken said:
Everything is plugged into the TV. In fact it couldn't be any other way.
Surround sound amps also have headphone sockets hence my query.

Kayaken said:
I suspect the issue is at least partly due to the fact that DVD sound comes from the player in the surround box which is also the speaker hub, so the sound may never go to the TV to be output to the headphones, but I'm not sure
This is usually the case with DVD All in one units that come with their own speakers and is as you've sussed the cause of your problem.
 

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