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  Reply # 1595224 19-Jul-2016 19:05
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Dunnersfella:

 

The Panasonic / Netflix issue has been around since 2012.

 

On my Panasonic TV's I have to go into the audio settings and switch the audio out to 'Auto' or similar to get sound. Every time I start a new show I have to repeat this - hence I no longer use the Panasonic's Netflix app (using the MacMini / Apple TV / PS3 and XBox One instead... lot of options).

 

Dolby Digital Plus compatible bluetooth headphones... hmmm, never seen any sorry.

 

 

Thanks. I did see a couple of forum posts suggesting similar. However on mine even toggling this setting doesn't work.

 

Do you know if this is something limited to Panasonic Netflix apps? Anyone know if switching to an LG or Sony would fix the issue? This would be frustrating if so, as I rejected those two due to a (to me) more complicated menu structure. Since it's a TV, I'm shopping for the lowest common denominator in the house (she will get angry if she finds out I called her that). Might be necessary though. I've spoken to JB Hifi and they were really good. It doesn't sound as though they will have a problem switching the set for something else.


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  Reply # 1595226 19-Jul-2016 19:10
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If they offer a TV with optical out and netflix and they cant do both at once I don't think they really have much choice about swapping it out TBH.

 

 





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  Reply # 1595275 19-Jul-2016 19:49
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If they offer a TV with optical out and netflix and they cant do both at once I don't think they really have much choice about swapping it out TBH.

 

 

That was pretty much my view too. It was just nice I didn't have to have a lengthy discussion with them before them they came around to that point of view. I was fearing some kind of argument along Panasonic's lines, viz. it does work, just under really specific circumstances.


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  Reply # 1595409 20-Jul-2016 08:03
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The thing is, the TV can play Netflix and audio through the optical port...

 

It's just that the gear the OP has isn't compatible. It's designed to connect to a semi-decent soundbar or modern AVR... not a 2-channel stereo amp or wireless headphone arrangement. The sales people don't typically realize this, for most people it works... so it kinda continues to fly under the radar.


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  Reply # 1603206 2-Aug-2016 20:27
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Just completing the loop on this. Ended up switching the problematic Panasonic TV for a Sony. JB Hifi was really good about it (Wellington - Rob was great to deal with). Optical out --> bluetooth transmitter --> bluetooth headphones now works great, even with Netflix. 

 

There is a tiny amount of lag - if you are listening to both the TV and headphones at the same time (which I only did for testing purposes) you could hear they weren't perfecting in sync - but so small as to not enough to be noticeable when watching from across room. Apt-x bluetooth headsets have noticeably less lag than non apt-x headsets though. And definitely a cheaper way of getting better quality sound (particularly to two headsets) than the Sennheiser option. Although now of course the TV does actually have a headphone out jack which would have made life much simpler from the start.

 

A shame because I really liked the Panasonic picture and thought Firefox OS had a lot of potential. I actually quite like a lot of the Android OS, but can see where the criticisms about it being wholly inconsistent and at times extremely frustrating come from. Why not let me pin an app to the home screen if I want, instead of having to drill down settings --> apps to find it?


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