Should Directv create a headphones app for phone to listen to receiver

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  1. mkdtv21

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    I wish Directv would since it's kind of complicated to setup to use headphones with a Directv box. I would assume any Directv receiver connected to home network could stream it via wifi to the mobile device to listen in headphones. Anyone think this is good idea?
     
  2. peds48

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    hmm. There are tons of wireless headphones on the market.


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  3. mkdtv21

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    But how would you set up the wireless headphones to receive the output of a Directv box?
     
  4. KyL416

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    Use an adapter you can connect it to the audio output on your receiver or TV. Many newer TVs also have a headphone output to make it even easier.

    Also between the time it takes to encode the audio and your phone to decode and output it, there will probably be a slight but noticeable delay if they did it via an app.
     
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  6. mkdtv21

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    My tv does have a headphone output but would it be better to use the receiver output or the tv headphone output? Since using the receiver is more direct connection but using the tv output is receiving the direct digital hdmi from receiver so I guess I'm asking which would provide better sound quality?
     
  7. jimmie57

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    Probably to the TV since the DTV receiver does not have volume control.
     
  8. mkdtv21

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    I forgot about that. That would make it useless.
     
  9. peds48

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    The type of headphones I linked, have their own "pre amp" so the vol control is built in to the headphones.
     
  10. mrdobolina

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    My TV has Bluetooth and I can connect my Bluetooth headphones to it. However, even with this built into the TV, there is a noticeable delay between the TV and the headphones, so everything looks like an old, dubbed Japanese Godzilla movie.
     

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