After testing out the TVB with @Joan on her TV, I ordered one right away for my home. It arrived and works great!
HOW TO AVOID AUDIO DELAY
With Joan’s TV there is no audio delay with the TVB connected via the red and white audio out jacks. On my TV there was a slight audio delay when connected with the red and white audio out jacks. So I connected the TVB via the optical audio out (cable included in the TVB box). No audio delay!
On the TVB there are two switches. Keep one switch on TX (transmitter) so it sends the sound to our neckloops.
The other switch depends on how we connect the TVB to the TV.
-If we use optical audio out, that switch needs to be set to SPDIF.
-If we use the red and white audio out, that switch needs to be set to AUX.
Once set up, we are good. Set it and forget it. Smile.
As stated previously, the directions to pair the TVB to the neckloop are not clear. But fortunately it is quite easy to do. To pair the TVB to a neckloop.....
FIRST make sure the neckloop will not automatically pair to a previous device (like your phone). I turned on my neckloop, let it automatically pair to my previous device (phone) and then went to BT settings on my phone and told the phone to forget the Artone. Then turn off the Artone neckloop. Repeat if the neckloop will automatically pair to other previous devices (like your iPad). If you are using a new neckloop, you just skip this step. (I have several Artone neckloops because I love them! So I have set one specific neckloop aside to use with the TVB. A sticker easily marks which neckloop is for the TVB. This makes things easy for me because each neckloop automatically pairs with the device I want to use it with.)
SECOND Turn on the TVB by pressing and holding the button down for 2 seconds. Blue blinking light will start.
THIRD Hold your neckloop close to the TVB. Press and hold the neckloop button UNTIL the alternating red and blue flashing lights start. Let go of the button BUT keep the neckloop close to the TVB. You will see the blue blinking light on the TVB start blinking slower. Just stay close and be patient. Several seconds later (longer than you might anticipate) the red and blue flashing lights on the neckloop will stop and the neckloop will begin blinking blue. You are all set!
So far for me, my neckloop pairs automatically every time I turn it on. BUT it does take the neckloop moments longer to pair with the TVB than my phone. If I just give it those moments, it connects automatically. Joan needs to re-pair her neckloop each time. So this may vary.
We can change the volume while we are on MT (mix) or T (TVB only) two ways. Our change in volume does not alter the volume of the TV for family/friends. It is our own personalized volume!
1) Use the volume up/down controls on the Artone neckloop.
2) Use our Fine Tuner volume controls. (Remember to reset yourself later if you choose this option.)
MUTE (3rd option to mute added)
The mute function of the actual television WILL NOT mute sound through the TVB/neckloop set up. (So we can actually hear the TV perfectly fine while it is on MUTE for others.) The pause button on the neckloop WILL NOT pause or mute sound through the TVB/neckloop set up. BUT we do have three ways to mute sound while using the TVB/neckloop set up.
1) Use the FineTuner to return to M
2) Take off the neckloop
3) Pause the TV
Excellent sound quality. No audio delay. Works great as I move around and change rooms!
This is a winner in my book.