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Topic # 222777 28-Aug-2017 11:35
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I was about to post a wanted ad for a Xbox One S but thought I should confirm a few things first.

 

I want to setup wireless audio for my TV, Panasonic TH-55DX605U, with only Digital Audio Out. No Headphone jack.

 

 

 

My current options are:

 

1) Get an XB1 to watch media via the XB1 and use controller for audio.

 

2) Wireless headphones that would work with digital audio out.

 

 

 

What are your thoughts and recommendations?

 

 

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1853961 28-Aug-2017 12:33
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Cheap D-A converter on the optical out and then use whatever wireless headphone solution you like would be my go to solution.

 

 





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  Reply # 1853963 28-Aug-2017 12:36
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I'm interested in solutions here too.  

 

My 'smart tv' has bluetooth - so I naively thought "great! I'll use bluetooth headphones".  Turns out it's for Bluetooth keyboards only.  Lame.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1854097 28-Aug-2017 14:42
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sxz I found this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVnJSUE2D2U this doesn't include the digital to audio converter


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  Reply # 1854159 28-Aug-2017 15:46
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Just a thought.

 

Depending on your budget, I wonder if a Panasonic Soundbar would do the job; I have a Samsung TV Setup and the SoundBar I just purchased does give you this option

 

'...The MS650 can also be paired with Bluetooth headphones or other Samsung wireless speakers as part of a cable-free home network audio solution...'

 

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/samsung-hw-ms650-soundbar 




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  Reply # 1854204 28-Aug-2017 17:10
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@deepbluesky Ouch $700 that's way too much, could get a XB1 X for that price




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  Reply # 1855145 30-Aug-2017 09:59
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So for my quick set-up or quick temp solution:

 

 

 

Raspberry PI 2

 

Audio extension cable

 

Headphones

 

 

 

Currently the audio from the PI really sucks. Need to find a better solution


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  Reply # 1855565 31-Aug-2017 00:07
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Yeah, analog audio on the pi is total trash.

 

USB soundcard or one of the many pi hats with a proper DAC chip or optical output chip on it is the only way to get listenable audio from it.

 

 

 

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Or something to get the audio off the HDMI, but that does need a connected and pwoered on screen. I have a HDMI audio extractor that works but if the monitor is off, no sound too.





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  Reply # 1855587 31-Aug-2017 07:23
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Have a look at this thread: https://m.geekzone.co.nz/Forums/34/Topic/20167

The telme2 seems a pretty good, low lag (with apt-x), reasonably priced solution.

But also this one: https://m.geekzone.co.nz/Forums/34/Topic/198531?pageNo=2

Panasonic, Netflix, and optical out don't seem to mix well.



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  Reply # 1855758 31-Aug-2017 10:34
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richms:

 

Yeah, analog audio on the pi is total trash.

 

USB soundcard or one of the many pi hats with a proper DAC chip or optical output chip on it is the only way to get listenable audio from it.

 

 

 

edit:

 

Or something to get the audio off the HDMI, but that does need a connected and pwoered on screen. I have a HDMI audio extractor that works but if the monitor is off, no sound too.

 

 

I'll try have a look at the USB soundcard for Raspberry Pi

 

The HDMI Audio extractor is quite pricey.

 

 

 

mdf: Have a look at this thread: https://m.geekzone.co.nz/Forums/34/Topic/20167

The telme2 seems a pretty good, low lag (with apt-x), reasonably priced solution.

But also this one: https://m.geekzone.co.nz/Forums/34/Topic/198531?pageNo=2

Panasonic, Netflix, and optical out don't seem to mix well.

 

 

 

Thanks for that input regarding the lag issue.

 

 

 

The Raspberry Pi is only a temporary solution so I think I have decided to get a Roku Premiere+ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXUZPQU?ref=emc_b_5_t

 

 

 

They provide 4k content, Netflix, Amazon, and Plex (maybe not 4k) but then the audio comes from the remote.

 

 

 

Does anyone have input regarding the audio quality from the Roku Remote?


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  Reply # 1855762 31-Aug-2017 10:39
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I've got a Roku 3. Audio via the remote is really really good. No lag, no distortion (it uses wifi direct, I believe). Obviously you can use whatever headphones you like that way too.

 

Downsides - one person at a time can use wireless audio (though you can use a 3.5 mm splitter). It's also surprisingly hard to get the Roku app onto your phone (really good for navigating and inputting passwords etc.).




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  Reply # 1855789 31-Aug-2017 10:59
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Cool thanks @mdf

 

So maybe wait for a sale and then purchase a Roku


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