Hi folks, I’ve recently purchased a new LG TV with eARC audio to my Sonos. That’s working fine. However, I’m half deaf and like to hook up my nice B&W headphones so I can hear the dialogue while the rest of the family listen to the Sonos. Unfortunately, the LG won’t allow me to do this. I’ve tried every conceivable setting and contacted LG. The main issue is the TV can’t walk and chew gum. When the eARC is active it trumps all other settings. There is no way to pair the headphones at the same time via the TV, or by using a Bluetooth transmitter. You can hook up the headphones and listen to the TV audio, sans Sonos, but to make that feature work I have to physically unplug the eARC to my Sonos. I have a great BT transmitter but the TV doesn’t output an optical signal when the eARC is plugged in. My 10 year old LG could do this but not the new one. LG have washed their hands of it and won’t recommend a third party solution. I’m hoping someone has had some luck with an eARC splitter with optical out.
I bought this from Amazon thinking it would work as a pass through with optical out but no cigar.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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