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Can you tell me what model headphones you have?
Do you have an actual model number?or can you tell me, if you know, if they are bluetooth, or if they have a base station/transmitter unit?
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The short answer is that you can't use headphones with the tv directly. This is actually the case for all modern tvs. It can be done, but some additional equipment is required.
The reason for this is that all modern tv's are digital, and because of copyrights and digital rights management/copy protection, so tv's cannot have any analog outputs, which is what a headphone jack would be.
The way around this is to use the Digital Audio Out port on the back of the tv. This is a square type port with a little flap/door over it and a red light inside. You connect a fiber optical cable to it. You'll need to purchase a digital to analog converter: http://amzn.to/1VhPiQx . This will convert the optical connection to an analog stereo connection (red/white rca ports). To that, you can then connect rca cables to the base unit for a wireless headphone transmitter.
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You're very welcome, Clive!
I assume you mean a lan adapter, what tv are you referring to?
The tv has a built in lan adapter. If that has by chance failed, it is not worth trying to fix it.
You could however plug the tv directly into your modem/router with an ethernet cable, using the LAN port on the back of the tv.
Personally I wouldn't bother with either, you'd be better off connecting an external streaming device to the tv like a firetv or roku: http://amzn.to/2CHsWVX
This is a 2012 model so it is past its service life at this point and most of the apps are no longer supported anyway, even if the lan adapter was working.
You're very welcome. I'd just use your set top box, that will provide more for you than the tv would in the first place.