Apple TV & JBL BT earphones: Help!

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I hope someone here can advise.

I wanted a set of wireless headphones so that I could watch movies on my TV screen with no possible danger of disturbing the neighbours.

Yesterday I bought the JBL Reflect BT set of earbuds.
http://www.jbl.com/estore/jbl/us/pro...FLECTBT_JBL_US

After some frustration due to the lack of information in the instructions (even two workers at the local Apple store took a while to figure out how to set up the connection correctly), I was able today to sync the device to my iPad Air, MacBookPro, and iPhone. The buds work well.

However, no luck with the Apple TV. In the Bluetooth section of the menu, the 'searching' circle just kept spinning, and I got the message that I need to use a bluetooth keyboard to control my Apple TV. I'm presuming that means I need a bluetooth keyboard for my iMac, as that's where my movies are being streamed from.

OK. Easy enough to buy a new keyboard (e.g. the Logitech K11). Unfortunately, the expensive (ca. €120) and highly effective ergonomic mouse I bought recently (due to carpal tunnel symptoms) is wireless (not BT).

I'm wondering whether there's any kind of workaround whereby I can either pair the mouse with a bluetooth keyboard somehow (an online search was fruitless), or whether there's a way to sync the bluetooth earbuds with Apple TV without using a bluetooth keyboard.

I hope the question has made sense. Any advice will be gratefully received. :)

Donna
 
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Thank you for your response. :)

Ah well. I'm glad I can at least use the JBL earphones with my other devices.

I wonder then what kind of earphones (wireless or otherwise) would be appropriate for watching DVDs or Netflix series/movies on my TV screen: namely, anything not dependent upon ATV.

Any suggestions?
 
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Thank you for your response. :)

Ah well. I'm glad I can at least use the JBL earphones with my other devices.

I wonder then what kind of earphones (wireless or otherwise) would be appropriate for watching DVDs or Netflix series/movies on my TV screen: namely, anything not dependent upon ATV.

Hi Donna - does your TV have a headphone jack? If so, that should mute the sound which can be heard through headphones, wired or wireless? I have the Sennheiser HDR (or RS) 160 wireless headphones shown below - the base unit plugs into my stereo receiver's headphone jack (and there is also a power charger input) and mutes the sound when playing music (that my wife does not want to hear) - the headphones are wireless - I've had good success w/ this system and the sound is excellent, however, there have been some negative reviews on the Sennheiser Website - of course, there are other wired or wireless options. So, just one suggestion. Dave :)
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Hi Donna - does your TV have a headphone jack? If so, that should mute the sound which can be heard through headphones, wired or wireless? I have the Sennheiser HDR (or RS) 160 wireless headphones shown below - the base unit plugs into my stereo receiver's headphone jack (and there is also a power charger input) and mutes the sound when playing music (that my wife does not want to hear) - the headphones are wireless - I've had good success w/ this system and the sound is excellent, however, there have been some negative reviews on the Sennheiser Website - of course, there are other wired or wireless options. So, just one suggestion. Dave :)
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Thanks so much for your feedback. :) I'll check out your suggestion.
Yes, my TV has a headphone jack.

Donna
 

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