Excellent! Thank you! I was going to try plugging into the STB but my old faithful headphones Died...decided they just didn't want to do that so they gave up the ghost moments before I could do it. But your reply tells me it will work and it sure does deserve a try with new headphones and the tv i am going to order as soon as it's released. Vizio E390i-A1. Wouldn't it be sumthin' if the STB turned out not to be necessary? But you and Pepe helped me and lots of others I know have the same problem. Thanks again.