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Ratfancy
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Why private listening??? Isn't this the same as bluetooth listening?

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I'm confused about the  new Roku remote that allows private listening.  Why would anyone need this?  I just choose sound from my TV to go through whatever bluetooth speakers/earbuds I choose.  The goal is that only you can hear the sound, not other people in the room.  So why does anyone need a Roku remote to do this?

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renojim
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Re: Why private listening??? Isn't this the same as bluetooth listening?

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Not all TVs support Bluetooth devices.  If yours does, it's probably better to use it over private listening since the latter eats remote batteries.

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renojim
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Re: Why private listening??? Isn't this the same as bluetooth listening?

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Not all TVs support Bluetooth devices.  If yours does, it's probably better to use it over private listening since the latter eats remote batteries.

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Re: Why private listening??? Isn't this the same as bluetooth listening?

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Why? Because even with hearing aids my hearing is very poor. Plugging in a headset into Roku remote is a godsend for me! Unfortunately,  I can't figure out how to keep the sound coming through the TV speakers at the same time. I do not have a smart TV, only a 50" plasma that just won't die!

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