I realize 40 feet is a bit much, that's why I suggested placing the speaker between me and the TV, say at 33 feet or the maximum it could reach.
Are there simple BT broadcast amps that plug into analog output(s) on the TV that I can pair with the Jawbone? (The single optical jack is connected to the receiver amp already).
RE: the TV USB port, are they different than computer USB ports? Seem like USB was specifically designed for multiple I/O that's why I thought a BT dongle might work.