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Can't get Bluetooth Headphones to work with Media Center

Q: Can't get Bluetooth Headphones to work with Media Center

I have tried many times to get my Bluetooth Headphones to work with Windows Media Center without any luck. I use Media Center to watch Cable TV through a Cable Card Receiver box. The BT headphones pair and is listed in Devices and Printers. I can see it in playback devices and click test. The bar indicated that there is sound going to the headphones, but I don't hear anything. I even had a guy from The Geek Squad give me some help, but had the same results. Are we doing something wrong or does this in fact not work with Media Center?

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A: Can't get Bluetooth Headphones to work with Media Center

Do you get any audio through the Bluetooth headphones, or is it just TV through the media center?.

There is another recent post from a user that is trying to use some Bluetooth speakers and having problems getting audio to them, although all the other PC audio functions work OK (including speakers and headphones connected directly to the PC).
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Is your notebook Bluetooth compatible out the box?
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Now my headphones are not pairing with the computer properly.
I used the CD that came with the USB adapter, and it seems to work, but when I pair the headphones with the computer, the drivers start to install, and I get this error:

I got this right before it, and thought it was all going well

I can not pair my headphones with the computer, and get this pop-up:

Can anybody help me out? I've tried the drivers on the SoundBot website, and they give me the same driver error.
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Isn't that the province of your work IT personnel?
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Did you check on the audio driver?
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I have the same issue on Windows 7 I think. I can set up the extender and then I cannot finally connect. I am on a HP Elite book with HP ProtectTools running the finger print reader - Did anyone ever find a solution

Originally Posted by Pbb321

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A:I have tried compaq system recovery on HP media center ?? would it work ???

Sorry for the late reply -- but no, a Recovery disk can only be used on the computer it shipped with. The license key is tied to the hardware (often to the motherboard's Bios).

That could be the source of the trouble in your other thread, if it is the Compaq's disk you are trying to install into the Hp Media Center PC.

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Here are some links.
Bluetooth Connector:,en

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A:Multiple bluetooth headphones

I dont think your bluetooth audio adapter is able to drive 2 headphones at reasonable volume level. unless, you get a small headphone amplifier. but then you'll have 3 devices connected and I think it's not worth the hassle. the amplifier itself is cheap, look for something like fiio e3. I have it and it should cost less than 10 bucks.

a single alkaline AAA battery could last for about 10h on my heavy usage. but im not sure if the bluetooth adapter could do the same.

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You can use a USB BT dongle with virtually any XP or Vista computer. Just install the BT drivers from the disc that comes with the dongle, (may require a restart), then plug in the will be auto detected. You can then configure the settings for computer name, security, connections, types of services for the BT eg. A2DP for streaming audio, HID for BT mice, OBEX for file transfers etc etc.

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IMHO, BT is not a properly written/implemented protocol..never seems to work as it should with either computers, phones or headsets. Always needs some tweaking/fiddling to get it right. Or maybe I just have bad luck with BT

I hope your setup goes smoothly
Good luck
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A:Bluetooth headphones: no sound

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PS Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong section.

A:Headphones Bluetooth pairing but no sound

1. Turn on and pair your BT headphones

2. Go to : Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Under Playback > select the bluetooth headphones/device, right-click and set it as the Default Device.

3. Apply > OK

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I found this visual guide for you:
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A:Bluetooth Headphones paired-not connected: no playback

Go to the Sound Panel, Playback section. RIGHT click in an empty are and then check the boxes to show disconnected and disabled devices. See if the Bluetooth headset shows up.
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I have the exact same problem with my Bluebuds X

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A:Bluetooth Headphones (Philips SHB9000) Paired but won't connect

Hello and welcome R34L mate some system specs would be good and the machine model number please.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Personally I do not like AVG as do many others here but I am not saying it is the problem just that it could have implications.

Now could you read my little ditty and send back the info in the pic - that refers to what your machine is using

Using HW Info
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The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
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There is no drivers for sx-907c bluetooth headphones.

Try the steps given in the link:
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But when I try to listen to music from PC, the music constantly stops just like I'm listening to streaming music with bad connection. (Buffering)

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What should I do to correct this problem? I don't want to keep my BlackBerry's bluetooth on just for this ..

Best Regards,

A:Bluetooth audio headphones problem - constant stopping

It was the BlackBerry Desktop manager who was causing the problem. It seems when BlackBerry is not connected to the PC and the Desktop manager is supposed to connect to BlackBerry through Bluetooth, the desktop manager constantly interfere Bluetooth.

Happy that the problem is solved!
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