The new one, which cost less than the old one only has 4 inputs, 3 hdmi and 1 legacy analog. And only three audio outputs, 2 digital and 1 legacy "headphone" analog jack. Aside from inputs and outputs it beats the old TV on every metric. It's a 40" 1080p set with built in Roku.
The fun part is trying to get my old speakers and TV Link set up. They both only have analog connectors. The speakers aren't all that great. I could probably live with the internal speakers on the new set. But plugging in anything to the headphone jack turns off the internal speakers. And the headphone jack goes to my TV Link.
What is a TV Link you ask? It's a device that pairs with my hearing aids so that I can feed the audio from television straight into them. This vastly improves my television watching experience. It also improves the quality of live for my wife who doesn't have to share an apartment with a TV turned up loud enough for me to hear it well.
Oddly enough I don't seem to have a 3.5mm splitter to plug both external speakers and TV Link into the headphone jack. I'll try that first. Such things are cheap.
But it looks like the real solution might be a DAC to allow me to connect the SPDIF audio out to the analog connection on my TV Link. That solution gets up into the tens of dollars instead of the buck or two for a splitter. So I'll try that last.
Anyway, now I can recycle a few tens of pounds of obsolete cables.
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