Samsung NU8000 75" TV

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    I found a couple of Bluetooth headsets that work well with this TV, but I'm still looking for a solution to playing the sound directly into my hearing aids. What I'm looking into is getting a sound bar that has the analog L/R audio outputs and connecting it to the digital audio out on the TV. The TV Link base station for my Compilot hearing aid device (the device that hangs on my neck and connects via Bluetooth to the base station) would then connect to the audio outputs on the soundbar. That should allow me to play the TV sound into my hearing aids, right? Any thoughts on this or recommendations for soundbars that have analog audio outputs?
     
  2. stumpie

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    Hi I have the same tv and had the same problem using the Sennheiser tv link. I sent a email to them and their reply was "NOTE: If there is no analog audio output available on your audio source and the only option for connecting the headphones is a digital audio output then a digital to analog decoder would be needed to connect to the digital output to change the digital signal to an analog signal for the headphones to use. A good digital to analog decoder is the OREI DA 34 (http://www.amazon.com/Orei-DA34-Dig...TF8&qid=1412708965&sr=8-1&keywords=orei+DA+34)
    The converter works great. Did but was using the 4K book. I had tried other digital converters and they did not work. Hope it helps you
     
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    Thanks for the reply. It sounds like this should get my TV Link to work, but it's my understanding that if you connect a cable to the digital optical output on the TV, there isn't any sound from the TV speakers. Is that true, or are you getting sound in both your hearing aids and from the TV speakers at the same time? I need sound from both, since my wife often watches TV with me.
     
  4. jimmie57

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    I seem to remember trying the optical from the TV to my Yamaha AVR.
    When I did, I chose the optical output for speakers and the TV speakers turned OFF.
    I then turned it to TV speakers and the TV speakers worked. However, I turned on my AVR and turned the TV volume down really low and the Yamaha had sound.
    This may or may not work for you.

    I still have almost the same setup, except the Optical cable runs direct from the DTV receiver to the Yamaha. I seem to remember that the sound had a noticeable delay when the optical was ran out of the TV.
     
  5. stumpie

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    I use the optical out from the directv 4K box, so if the wife might be on the phone I can mute the tv and still watch it.
     
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    The problem with using the optical output on the DirecTV box is that it won't give me the audio for any of the streaming apps on the TV. One of the nice features of smart TVs like the NU8000 is that you can easily switch to Netflix, Hulu, Plex, and other apps. I watch a lot of stuff on the streaming services, in addition to videos stored on my Plex servers. I really need the audio to come from the TV.

    Unless I find a solution, I'm probably going to get new hearing aids that are designed to work with newer TVs. I hate to replace my hearing aids when they still work fine otherwise, but I do watch a lot of TV and I can hear a lot better with the sound playing directly into my hearing aids. I've had these hearing aids for more than 6 years, so I would probably need to replace them in the next couple of years anyway.

    For now, I'm using a cheap wireless headset that connects to my new TV's Bluetooth. It works pretty well, but it's not as comfortable or convenient as connecting my hearing aids to the TV.
     
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    stumpie New Member

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    I just tried it on the TV and it also work on the optical out of the TV. IT also work when the TV was muted.
     
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    So you were able to connect the device to the digital optical out on the TV and get sound from both the TV speakers and TV Link at the same time? If so, that would solve the problem for me. Also, did you have to change the Sound Output setting on the TV?
     
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    So you were able to get sound from both, after switching to the optical setting to connect the external speakers and then switching back to TV speakers?
     
  10. jimmie57

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    No, I have mine set to TV speakers ON.
    I can listen to the TV speakers or turn them down close to zero,
    Turn on my Yamaha that has the optical ran from the DTV receiver.
    With this set up I can listen to either or both speaker set ups.

    Not sure if it did that when I ran optical out of the TV.
    I think it did but 1 had a delay for the lip synch that was not acceptable to me.
     
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    Thanks for the input, along with the other replies in this thread. I got some new Oticon hearing aids a few weeks ago and bought the TV adapter that goes with them. I connected the adapter to the optical output on the TV and paired the hearing aids to the adapter. With the TV settings configured to use the built-in speakers, the optical output still works and I get sound from both. In fact, the audio quality is slightly better than I was getting with my old hearing aids connected to my old TV. So setting the TV to the optical output shuts off the TV speakers, but setting it to the TV speakers allows both to work at the same time. I guess that's a feature designed to allow the TV speakers to be turned off if you have an external speaker system connected and you don't want both sets of speakers playing at once.
     
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