labiteena wrote:Can you somehow plug in normal headphones to a TV that does not have a specific "headphone" input? I had the idea you could plug in the headphones in to the two audio inputs. (left and right, or yellow and white) on the back of the TV. This of course would require an adpater - plug the normal headphone jack into an adapter/converter that splits into two cables (yellow and right) and those cables are plugged into the audio input. I have no idea if such a product exists; or even if headphones would even work with those audio inputs. I really appreciate any responses at all. Thank you very much.
Short answer, no.
Actually, you need to clarify your post as to what you are trying to do. Are you trying to use headphones on a TV that doesn't have a headphone output jack? Does the TV have audio output
jacks (left=white + right=red RCA connectors)? If so, then the answer is: not without some sort of additional equipment like an amplifier. The audio level of a headphone output (typically 1/8" (mini) stereo) and a line level output from the typical RCA jacks (red + white) are not the same. Using an adapter, you may be able to hear something depending on the TV model, but usually it will be pretty low level (quiet). Depending on the TV, you may have to switch the speakers off to get sound out of the audio output connectors. Many TVs don't send sound to both the audio outputs and the built-in speakers at the same time. You may or may not be able to adjust the volume from the RCA jacks, either. Most TV sets have an option in the menu to switch between fixed audio output; where the sound from the RCA jacks is constant and volume is controlled only by the stereo system, or variable; where the sound level from the RCA jacks is changed by your TV volume control and your stereo's. (i.e. you'd set your TV volume to where you normally listen at, then adjust the stereo to an appropriate level. Then if you need to change the volume, you can do it with your TV remote. Just watch out when you switch your stereo back to other audio like the radio; the volume level might need to be set pretty high when listening to your TV output.)
To get proper audio levels to a set of headphones, you'd need to either use a headphone amplifier or connect the audio outputs to some sort of stereo system that has a headphone output (stereo hi-fi amplifier, surround sound receiver, mini bookshelf system, or even a set of amplified speakers like those used for computers). Wireless headphones also work, but can be expensive.
But don't confuse audio inputs
(usually accompanied by a yellow RCA jack for video) for outputs. They do very different things. Inputs
are for connecting stuff like DVD players, game consoles, and other video devices to get those video and audio signals into
the TV. Outputs
are for getting (usually) the audio out
of the TV to a stereo system.
You can buy adapter cables for pretty much any type of analog connector to another. Whether they will carry the appropriate signals is another question. Digital connectors (USB, Firewire, SATA, etc.) are another beast entirely. But that's another topic.
If my post was confusing, try and read this: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/703907.html
. It pretty much says the same thing, but worded differently.