01-14-2016 10:20 AM
I have a genie mini box and I can not get the wireless headphones to work with it. I have connected the red & white RCA jacks with the dongle thing, I have an old tv so it does not have HDMI ports. I connected the mini box with the yellow RCA jack in the video and the wireless headphone red & white jacks in the audio, it DOES NOT work. I know the headphones work because I can connect with them with other devices on the same tv. They worked with the old type of directv recievers also. I have also tried to connect to the tv itself through the tv audio out but when I mute the tv or turn down the volume the headphones volume mutes & turns down also. I am so confused, I have done everything I have read online to do. Does anyone else have any different things to try? I really need these to work!
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01-14-2016 10:48 AM
What model Genie Mini do you have?
What brand/model wireless headphones?
Note that there are two "dongle" cables for the Genie Mini .... Component Video/Audio and Composite Video/Audio. Which one do you have?
01-14-2016 2:58 PM
The receiver is model C41-700, the headphones are inexpensive ones from Northern Tool for $8.99, (I have no clue what model or brand), and I have the cable that has the 3 jacks, (yellow, red & white). Is it because I don't have anywhere to plug in the audio cables in on the back of the receiver? I need a way to plug the cables into the reciver and not the tv.
01-14-2016 3:16 PM
Unless those headphones have an integrated amplifier with a volume control, you can't connect them directly to the C41. The C41 dongle provides red & white stereo RCA cable connections, typically meant for connecting to a TV or AV Receiver/Amplifier AUDIO IN jacks. What sort of jacks do your $9 wireless headphones provide?
01-14-2016 3:37 PM
I figured it out!! I plugged an extender into the red & white jacks on the dongle and plugged the wireless headphone jacks into the other end of the extender and wa la, headphones work! YAY!! Now my husband can sleep and I can watch tv past 8pm!!!!! Thanks for replying, I appreciate it.
01-14-2016 6:55 PM
Glad you figured it out. Enjoy!
01-05-2017 3:43 PM
It's this one, @csavitsky,
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