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How do I bluetooth-enable my (non-bluetooth) TV?

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April 12, 2013 10:23:54 AM

I want to be able to listen to my TV's audio via my bluetooth headphones. Except that my TV does not support bluetooth.

I think what I need is a "bluetooth transmitter", is that right?

Here is the back panel of my TV:
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5774/backtvn.jpg

Which ports am I supposed to use, the red/white Audio Out RCA jacks, or the Digital Audio Out jack?

And can someone suggest a bluetooth transmitter that would work? I've looked around, but most of them just seem to attach to an iPod's proprietary port, or a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Which one(s) will work with the jacks on my TV?
**EDIT: would an adapter cable like this one serve this purpose?

http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable-6-Inc...

Like, could I then buy a standard 3.5mm bluetooth transmitter?
April 12, 2013 10:51:16 AM

I don't know if/whether Blue Tooth offers any advantages over the stereo output of the TV, but what I use is a set of SONY wireless headphones that don't require any sort of adapter. You can plug into your "headphone" jack or the RCA audio jacks.
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April 12, 2013 10:58:25 AM

Yes, I'm contemplating doing that...except that I don't think my TV has a headphone-AUDIO-IN jack. I suppose that the RCA-to-3.5mm adapter cable I linked to in my OP would serve that purpose?
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April 12, 2013 11:54:21 AM

domino66 said:
Yes, I'm contemplating doing that...except that I don't think my TV has a headphone-AUDIO-IN jack. I suppose that the RCA-to-3.5mm adapter cable I linked to in my OP would serve that purpose?


Your original post says you want to listen to the audio out of your TV. All that's required for that is either a headphone jack or appropriate RCA jacks. I can't remember seeing a TV with audio in jacks. If you want to listen to a second device I think you must treat it separately.
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October 3, 2013 9:02:10 PM


Domino, I talked to Best Buy today about this. As long as your TV has a USB port, you can get a device from them that will blue tooth enable your TV. It is called a transmitter like you said. The one he recommended is just $20 and is called Rocky Fish. Let me know how it works.
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December 25, 2013 9:24:46 AM

kransel said:

Domino, I talked to Best Buy today about this. As long as your TV has a USB port, you can get a device from them that will blue tooth enable your TV. It is called a transmitter like you said. The one he recommended is just $20 and is called Rocky Fish. Let me know how it works.



It's called ROCKETFISH. Not "Rocky Fish". If you're going to post info, at least get it right.
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December 28, 2013 8:19:58 AM

johnjay56 said:
kransel said:

Domino, I talked to Best Buy today about this. As long as your TV has a USB port, you can get a device from them that will blue tooth enable your TV. It is called a transmitter like you said. The one he recommended is just $20 and is called Rocky Fish. Let me know how it works.



It's called ROCKETFISH. Not "Rocky Fish". If you're going to post info, at least get it right.


He was helping you - you have to be snippy? How about just a thank you!
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February 2, 2014 12:00:55 AM

kransel said:

Domino, I talked to Best Buy today about this. As long as your TV has a USB port, you can get a device from them that will blue tooth enable your TV. It is called a transmitter like you said. The one he recommended is just $20 and is called Rocky Fish. Let me know how it works.


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February 2, 2014 12:08:48 AM

I bought a pair of Rapoo blue tooth with sender comes with 3.5ml just need a jack converter good for most tv or other audio devices ,, I bought them for metal detecting ,,,, so I could become wireless , 4ghtz response 18-22 comes with charger USB cable for both sender and phones , up to six hours on one charge,, cost £27 UK.....
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February 7, 2014 7:35:57 PM

nicegirl said:
johnjay56 said:
kransel said:

Domino, I talked to Best Buy today about this. As long as your TV has a USB port, you can get a device from them that will blue tooth enable your TV. It is called a transmitter like you said. The one he recommended is just $20 and is called Rocky Fish. Let me know how it works.




It's called ROCKETFISH. Not "Rocky Fish". If you're going to post info, at least get it right.


He was helping you - you have to be snippy? How about just a thank you!


Exactly. Don't you just love insecure people.
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May 31, 2014 4:10:31 PM

Check out Redfoxwireless.com - Sidekick Bluetooth adapter. Looks like a solution. I just ordered some sleep headphones for my dad, but his tv is not a Bluetooth device. Good luck!

domino66 said:
I want to be able to listen to my TV's audio via my bluetooth headphones. Except that my TV does not support bluetooth.

I think what I need is a "bluetooth transmitter", is that right?

Here is the back panel of my TV:
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5774/backtvn.jpg

Which ports am I supposed to use, the red/white Audio Out RCA jacks, or the Digital Audio Out jack?

And can someone suggest a bluetooth transmitter that would work? I've looked around, but most of them just seem to attach to an iPod's proprietary port, or a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Which one(s) will work with the jacks on my TV?
**EDIT: would an adapter cable like this one serve this purpose?

http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable-6-Inc...

Like, could I then buy a standard 3.5mm bluetooth transmitter?


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