Headphone connection to TIVO mini

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  1. Merrilee

    Merrilee New Member

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    I am trying to connect headphones but my TV has a broken digital audio output port. I have a TV with a TIVO mini on a MOCA network. TV and mini are connected via HDMI. When I try the digital cable connection direct to the TIVO mini to listen to my TV program all I get is static. I am not sure if this is an incorrect connection or if I have another equipment problem. I am using a converter between my wireless headphone base (RCA connector) and the TIVO mini.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    What do you mean by “digital cable connection”? What model Mini? To what port on the Mini are you connecting?
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FYI... for v1/v2 Minis...
    TiVo Accessories| Breakout Cable Kit for BOLT and Mini
     
  4. Merrilee

    Merrilee New Member

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    Merrilee New Member

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    TIVO is mini VOX recently purchased. Cable is Toslink digital optical cable provided when I purchased a Musou digital optical to analog RCA Converter.
     
  6. Merrilee

    Merrilee New Member

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    Since my original post I tried the converter and digital cable on another tv with a functioning digital audio output port and the adapter worked fine converting the audio signal from tv to my headphones. So... without a functioning tv port, is it possible to use the digital port on my mini TIVO to obtain an audio signal? It doesn't appear to work, but is there some setting I can change?
     
  7. Merrilee

    Merrilee New Member

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    I don't think this will help. I have RCA plugs from headphones and need to get a signal from an audio source that does not have RCA(analog) plug in ports. That is why I am using the digital/analog converter (so that I have a digital plug to put in a digital port on my audio source). I just need to know if that source can be the TIVO mini VOX.
     
  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    It will not. Only applies to v1/v2 Minis, not the Mini VOX.
     
  9. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    You need to use the adapter cable, which is RCA to a special Tivo plug. Then you do not need to use the digital audio converter.
     
  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    The Mini VOX doesn't have the AV or Component ports as found in the v1 & v2 Minis; just HDMI and the optical digital audio ports.

    tivo-specs-VOX.jpg
     
  11. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    You may check the audio settings ... and try using "PCM only"
     
  12. Merrilee

    Merrilee New Member

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    Thank you! That works.
     
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