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# 249472 12-May-2019 17:09
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Hi all,

 

I have a Panasonic Viera 65DX900 TV (bought last year) and want to send the audio from it to my BT headphones. Should be straightforward, no?

 

 

However, the TV never shows any devices in the "Devices" screen of the "Bluetooth Setup" menu. OTOH, my phone *does* show the TV on its list of discovered BT devices, and I can pair to it. So I suspect the TV can see my phone, and probably my headphones as well, although there's no way of knowing for sure. And of course no way to tell the TV to send audio out to the headphones via BT.

 

 

Is there some setting somewhere that I need to turn on to enable BT audio output? Or does the TV only use BT to talk to the the touchscreen controller (which is at the back of some drawer someplace)? Suspiciously, my scenario, which seems to me to be a fairly commonplace use case, is not mentioned in the user manual at all.

 

 

The TV doesn't have a 3.5mm audio out socket, so I can't bypass this whole issue by using an analog-to-BT device. :( The only audio output connectors seem to be optical digital or HDMI, for connection to sound bar or HT audio.

 

 

So... anyone got a Panasonic Viera xxDX900 and getting the audio out of it, either BT or analog 3.5mm, successfully?

 


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  # 2235520 12-May-2019 17:47
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I also have a late model Panny OLED and have struck same issue with wanting to connect BT headphones - nothing appears under devices for Bluetooth set up. To add insult to injury, there is a headphone volume under settings - it's just a pity I cannot connect headphones to use it! So am keen to see if any resolution.

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  # 2235561 12-May-2019 19:13
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Does the TV require SCMS-T compatible headphones to send HDMI / optical / coaxial audio?

 

What model headphones do you have?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2235565 12-May-2019 19:24
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Mine is a 2016 model and the Bluetooth support is for Bluetooth keyboard only - not audio.  Stupidest implementation of Bluetooth ever.


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  # 2235585 12-May-2019 20:21
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The only current model TV's I'm aware of (not saying there aren't others though) that support Bluetooth Audio are those running Android TV such as the Sony's.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2235616 12-May-2019 21:35
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I got one of these to put between my TV and the soundbar.

 

 

One issue is that it will pair to any bluetooth device it sees, you cant choose. And my stupid LG speakers are always pairable so it just pairs up and sends to a random speaker in the house unless I power them off. But it works fine and even the normal apt-x which is all my nice sounding headphones do isnt too laggy to make it annoying. My crap SBC only ones have massive latency issues when paired up. Really need the bluetooth to be native to the playback device to be able to delay the video to match the audio, and I think that was the sticking point with having BT audio on a TV.




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  # 2235766 13-May-2019 09:26
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frankv: Hi all,
I have a Panasonic Viera 65DX900 TV (bought last year) and want to send the audio from it to my BT headphones. Should be straightforward, no?



To quote myself in another thread, no. Oh no no no no no.

See this one: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=199041&page_no=1#1603211

As I understand it, Bluetooth is for input only, not audio out.

My solution was the telme2 unit in that other thread. That plus headphones that support the aptX low lag codec was the best solution I could find. Y model supports two sets of headphones if needed.

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