Windows 10: software to turn mac into bluetooth adapter?

  1.    18 Feb 2016 #1

    software to turn mac into bluetooth adapter?

    I have a mac 2013(early) running win10 (obviously). I have my TV with a auxiliary port. I want to know if it is possible to use some software to turn my laptop into an adapter between my Bluetooth headphones and the TV. I have heard that if the volume is too loud from the TV going into a auxiliary port, it could fry something. I feel like this is something that could be doable, and software exists. But I cannot find any, and I really want to use my Bluetooth headphones so no one can hear my TV when playing games and such.
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       18 Feb 2016 #2

    If you are using the tv as an external monitor as well as for watching broadcasts you would simply mute that if not Bluetooth capable and then use either the head phone jack on the laptop itself or see the Bluetooth app configure the head set there not through the tv. Does the headset happen to have a usb dongle by chance?

    On a quick Bing search for looking a guide for seeing Bluetooth installed on 10 you will also find instructions on how to see Bluetooth already present and accounted for enabled on 10 rather easily. The following was quickly found from the Help From Microsoft pages in the Bing search results itself with an embedded video short.

    To connect your Bluetooth headset, speaker, or headphones to your Windows 10 PC, you'll need to pair the device first.

    • Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable. The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device info or website to find out more.
    • On the taskbar, select the action center icon, and make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
    • In action center, select Connect, then pick your device.
    • Follow any additional instructions. Otherwise, you're done.

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    Another quickie on this is the blog seen at How to Enable / Disable Bluetooth in Windows 10? | WindowsInstructed
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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #3

    completely missed the ball there. I want to listen to my TV using my laptop as an adapter to transfer sound from my TV to my Bluetooth headphones. The TV (though 'smart') does not have Bluetooth built in (I do not understand why). And my thoughts were I could just use the headphone out from the TV into the headphone/mic port on my laptop (single port, not split).
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       18 Feb 2016 #4

    The patch from the headphone jack on a tv might see a bit of a difference as far as impedence and other things go. Microphones typically used on pc as well as laptops are as a general non amplified while tvs tend to see amplification to an extent not a volume level control however on the output jacks.

    The signal source for the tv such as cable however can be pathced directly into the laptop by way of a usb adapter many external tv tuner/video capture devices have where you watch on pc or then see the tv set up as the external monitor but muted. PC speakers are plugged into the headphone jack if not the dongle for the Bluetooth set. The laptop won't serve too well as the speakers for the tv by itself.

    Over the last several years in fact I have been watching the various options in this area trying to find one that see both analog as well as digital capture options. Part of that is due to looking after a mountain of half inch VHS tapes used in an old camcorder to be able to see those recordings captured and either burned to disk or converted in format. That would be for the surviving family members of a friend who was a camera buff! To get an idea on how a device in that category could work you can look over the MXQ Smart TV Box Mini PC with Bluetooth capability seen at MXQ (Red) Smart TV Box Mini PC, Android 4.4, Quad Core CPU Amlogic S805 Cortex A5@1.5GHz, Quad core ARM Mali-450 GPU 1080P Streaming Media Player Miracast DLNA XBMC 1GB RAM 8GB ROM HDMI: Electronics
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