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There is a reason you are not able to properly use the Digital Audio port on the tv. Many of these older Tv's do not pass audio out of the digital optical/coax ports unless the tv is set to the TUNER input and is set on a Digital Channel that is actually broadcasting digital audio. This is by design and is due to copy protection and cannot be changed. For you, this means the digital optical/coax ports are not useful at all when using the Video inputs on the tv. This is explained on page 15 of the tv's user manual:
The alternative is to use the Analog L/R audio out ports on the tv. Check the inputs of your Tv ears and use of analog cables would be needed.