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Insignia™ - 43" Class - LED - 1080p - HDTV-Front_Standard

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  • Q: WHAT HEADPHONES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS TV?  (1 Answer)

    By Anonymous 

    • AHello Best Buy customer Anonymous! I'm happy that I could submit this response after only some seven (7) hours of you posting your question as this is a really great TV set! I realize that you are inquiring about which headphones are available for use with this TV; however, you can use "wired" headphones which are available in many different types or you can use Bluetooth/wireless headphones. There "may be" other categories which I am not even aware of! This Insignia 43" LED TV model has a 3.5mm female audio out jack. Also, please keep in mind that if your headphones of choice has a 1/4" male connect there are 1/4" to 3.5mm adapters which would facilitate the connection to this TV with no problem and these adapters are really inexpensive. If you use "wired" headphones like I do, you could always incorporate a shorter "coiled" 3.5mm male to female extension and leave it connected at all times (if you so desire) to the headphone jack located in the rear of this TV and you could leave it resting toward the center of the base of the TV--away from the TV's legs! This way you would be less like to do damage to the TV like if you had to connect and disconnect the "wired" headphones each time that you chose to use them. You could also add an "additional" 3.5mm male to female wired extension to that if anyone using the headphones were sitting further away. Of course, they would have to be careful not to trip on the extension cable(s) at all times! Because there are so many different types of headphones and the final decision would be that of yours and other Best Buy customers, I conducted a GOOGLE search for you and I used the search term => "types of wired headphones." There were several entries; however, a few interested me most as I thought that they might best be of help to you and other Best Buy customers. Here are some of the entry "titles" => (1) Headphone Buying Guide - Best Buy (they give you a "link" to click onto for your review!), (2) Different Types of Headphones Explained in Precise Detail, and (3) How to buy headphones - CNET. Again, there are other entries covering this topic! Whenever you want only sound to come out of the headphones, with this TV, you can go into MENU => AUDIO => TV SPEAKERS => select "ON" if you want the sound to be heard from the TV's external speakers or you can select "AUTO" so that sound can "only" be heard through the headphones. This way it would "not" be necessary to keep plugging in the headphones and removing same each time that you wanted to change the TV's audio functionality. You can also use Bluetooth headphones with this TV! I did a did GOOGLE and YouTube.com searches for: "How to Connect Bluetooth Wireless Headphones to any TV." As I indicated above, this TV (a lot of TVs don't have this feature any more!) has a 3.5mm female audio out jack. You can incorporate/connect a 3.5mm male Bluetooth "TRANSMITTER" ("NOT" a Bluetooth "RECEIVER" please!) and plug it into this 3.5mm female audio out jack on the back of the TV. I've never used Bluetooth or wireless headphones; however, the YouTube videos are short in length (and there are several different videos which you can choose to review) and they provide guidance. Also, Best Buy sells a 3.5mm male Bluetooth transmitter on their website and I've provided an image of it below in the recommended Best Buy products section. Perhaps, this product comes with instructions for set up or, perhaps, the YouTube videos might help you or, perhaps, someone at Insignia Products tech support or a home theater Best Buy sales associate might tell you how to get everything to work in sync. Insignia Tech support representatives are available at 1-877-467-4289 from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. 7 days per week. Your question will not only help address your future headphone use decision issues, but also other Best Buy customers as well as everyone has different headphone preferences Best Buy customer Anonymous--from earbud headphones to the "potentially" more bulky/richer sounding over-the-ear headphones, etc. I also provided an image of a "coiled" 3.5mm male to female extension which neatly tucks out of the way (I'm not endorsing any brand here!) and another "straight" 3.5mm male to female extension cable (the length is the user's choice!) so that a person using "wired" headphones can sit further away. I hope that my attempt to answer your question helps you and other Best Buy customers Anonymous! Happy future listening!
  • Q: My mom has issues with her hearing. If i get a headset device to hear the fv through bluetoorg. Id it compatiable?  (4 Answers)

    By Heaeing 

    • AHello Best Buy customer Heaeing! I think that it is really caring of you to be concerned of your mother's needs regarding her hearing issues. Someone "already" provided an answer to your question and, although I am sure that they were well intentioned, their indication of this TV not being Bluetooth enabled (although correct) there are "other" options for you to enable your mother (and others!) to be able to use headphones--both Bluethooth and wired ones! I'm happy that I could submit this response only after eight (8) hours of you posting your question as this is a really great TV set! I realize that you are inquiring about how to use Bluetooth headphones; however, did you ever consider using a 3.5mm male to female "coiled" extension cable which would remain plugged into the back of the TV at all times and you could have that extension cable extending from below the TV somewhere between both legs so that there is no chance of it pulling on any of those legs. If you use "wired" headphones like I do, you could always add an "additional" extension to that if anyone using the headphones were sitting further away. Of course, they would have to be careful not to trip on the extension cable(s) at all times! Whenever your mother wants only sound to come out of the headphones, you can show her how to go into MENU => AUDIO => TV SPEAKERS => select "ON" if you want the sound to be heard from the TV's external speakers or she can select "AUTO" so that sound can "only" be heard through the headphones. This way it would not be necessary to keep plugging in the headphones and removing same each time that you wanted to change the audio functionality. Again, you "did" ask if this TV was Bluetooth compatible so I spent some time trying to find an answer for you. I did a did GOOGLE and YouTube.com searches for: "How to Connect Bluetooth Wireless Headphones to any TV." As I indicated above, this TV (a lot of TVs don't have this feature any more!) has a 3.5mm female audio out jack. You can incorporate/connect a 3.5mm male Bluetooth "TRANSMITTER" ("NOT" a Bluetooth "RECEIVER" please!) and plug it into this 3.5mm female audio out jack on the back of the TV. I've never used Bluetooth or wireless headphones; however, the YouTube videos are short in length (and there are several different videos which you can choose to review) and they provide guidance. Also, Best Buy sells a 3.5mm male Bluetooth transmitter on their website and I've provided an image of it below in the recommended Best Buy products section. Perhaps, this product comes with instructions for set up or, perhaps, the YouTube videos might help you or, perhaps, someone at Insignia Products tech support or a home theater Best Buy sales associate might tell you how to get everything to work in sync. Insignia Tech support representatives are available at 1-877-467-4289 from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. 7 days per week. Your question Best Buy customer Heaeing I am sure will not only help your mother, but also other Best Buy customers as not everyone likes having extra wires to deal with as is the case with wired headphones. I also provided an image of a "coiled" 3.5mm male to female extension which neatly tucks out of the way (I'm not endorsing any brand here!) and another "straight" 3.5mm male to female extension cable (the length is the user's choice!) so that a person using wired headphones can sit further away. I know that you only asked about Bluetooth connectivity, but it might help others thinking about using "wired" headphones.

      By JerseyMike 

    • AHello Best Buy customer greg and I'm really sorry that I could not get the opportunity to answer this question any sooner than the 3-1/2 months which has already passed since you initially posted it on this website. Best Buy allows customer comments to be posted--even when there is a little negativity involved. At least, this is what I have found anyway! When I first did set up of this TV about a month ago and connected my 3.5mm male to female extension to the back of the TV and then I connected my headphones to that cable I, too, noticed that things were lacking in the loudness department. I did come across something this evening which I thought might help you, your mother, and other Best Buy customers; however. I leave my 3.5 male to female extension cable plugged into the back of this TV "all" of the time so that I don't inadvertently do damage in any way to the TV reaching behind the TV each time I want to use my headphones. In so doing, each and every time that I initially power on this and other Insignia TV sets where I have the 3.5mm extension cable left plugged in, I will be looking at an image which fill nearly the entire TV screen where on the left side it will read "headphones/audio out variable" and on the right, it will read "audio out fixed." Earlier this evening, I was "UNABLE" to increase (or decrease!) the volume of the television as I had unintentionally shifted things to highlight: "audio out fixed." It's pretty easy to depress an arrow key and make it so the "headphone/audio out variable" is no longer highlighted. Please check this for your mother and let her know how to make certain that the "headphone/audio out variable" is selected. When the TV is initially powered on, it is easy to do this by depressing either the left or right arrows on the remote control. If the TV set is "already" turned on, one can get to the audio out fixed and variable screen by clicking onto the remote control's MENU button => clicking on AUDIO => scrolling down to Headphone audio/out => and then clicking "OK" and finally making sure that the "headphones/audio out variable" is selected. Maybe this situation is happening to others--where they are unable to raise or lower the TV/headphone volume when the audio settings are not configured correctly. I'm not saying that this scenario happened in your mother's case greg, but it's worth looking into and it may happen to her or others using her TV in the future.

      By JerseyMike 

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