headphones on television with no jack?

Help me Obi Wan Lazyweb. You’re our only hope. We have a Magnavox television (19pr14 c122) with no headphone jack or RCA outputs. All it has is a connection for cable on the back. Is there any way to listen to the television using headphones so that the sound from the speaker cannot be heard by those who are not watching?

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5 thoughts on “headphones on television with no jack?

  1. Use a VCR (which should have the proper outputs) as your TV tuner (this works equally well when using a cable box). Leave your TV muted and on channel 3.

  2. Joshwa is correct, young padawan. Put the VCR on the desired channel and mute the TV. I use a similar setup to play my output-challenged TV’s audio through the stereo.

  3. Thanks, y’all. So, I should be able to find an adaptor that will channel the audio from the VCR to a stereo and/or set of headphones? Go to Radio Shack, maybe?

  4. Gents,
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but if he connects headphones to the audio out jack on the TV or to the VCR he will need a headphone amplifier or he will not be able to control the volume.

  5. Well, I don’t have an out jack on the TV, but it does seem like maybe there would need to be something else for this to work with the VCR. I’ll ask at an electronics store…

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