How to Use Headphones With WDTV Live

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How to Use Headphones With WDTV Live
Enjoy private listening to WDTV with a stereo headphone connection. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Western Digital Television (WDTV) is a media player for streaming high-definition multimedia content over the Internet. The WDTV box can connect to a computer or high definition TV. You can use headphones for private listening on the WDTV player with a slight modification in the way the audio-video cables are connected. Use the composite stereo jacks on the WDTV box with an audio Y-adaptor, which is available at electronics stores, to hook up stereo headphones.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Y-adaptor with two 1/4-inch audio plugs and one 3.5mm mini-jack

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  1. 1

    Press the power button on the front of the WDTV Live media player to shut off the component.

  2. 2

    Insert the plugs on the Y-adaptor labelled "L" and "R" into the left and right audio jacks on the WDTV media player's connection panel.

  3. 3

    Insert the plug on the end of your headphone cable into the 3.5mm jack on the Y-adaptor.

  4. 4

    Turn on the power for the WDTV and play a program normally using the supplied remote control.

  5. 5

    Put on the headphones and use the WDTV remote control volume buttons to adjust the sound level.

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