I am not very technical but my ears realise and can separate 5.1 sound from stereo sound.
HENCE the below question:
I have purchased 2 x Playbars , 4 x Play 1s from a store near me in Sydney (stock will be available Thursday, 7th June, so I have 2 days to change my mind), obviously coz i want to have cinema like effect.
But reading through the communities (AFTER purchase, as you always and should do...grrr) I realised some of you are saying that Blu Rays or Netflix wont play in 5.1. WHHHHAATTTTT ??
I have collection of 800+ Blu-Rays (1% 4K discs ) and rely on Netflix & Youtube heavily (800GB monthly family data consumption)
I have bought 2 of these sets obviously for 2 rooms.
1st Room has LG65UH770T + Xbox One S
this is what audio decode says for the TV:
WMA/MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MP3/Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/LPCM/ADPCM/DTS/DTS-HD/AAC
2nd room has Sony 75X85D + PS4
Dolby audio format support - Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby
DTS audio format support - DTS Digital Surround
So what is the issue I will face when trying to hook up the system to these to listen in 5.1 mode instead of stereo ? And what are the solution(s) / alternative to make it work ?
I am not in favour of spending on more hardware (like oppo player etc) just to support 5.1. The idea behind purchasing SONOS was less items and less wires, less clutter. Spending to procure more hardware just to support 5.1 defeats the purpose for me.
I haven't picked up these items yet, hence have the option to cancel and purchase Samsung HW K-950 (as thats the only other that has wireless rear kinda setup), but once purchased wont be able to return for a change of mind.