Hi there, was wondering if someone could help me.
So I have recently bought a Sonos Arc & 2 SL rear speakers and I have been really happy with the surround sound on the built in apps with my TV (I have a 2021 Samsung QN95A), it has been working perfectly.
My PS5 however, is a completely different story. I feel like I have been playing around with the settings now for over a week and I still have had no success.
Initially, I have read that PCM is better quality compared to Dolby/DTS within the PS5’s settings so I started with that. When I switch the output device to AV Amplifier and then ‘number of channels’ to 5.1, Sonos was not identifying the 5.1 channel still only picking up Stereo in the app. So I went into the TV’s settings, where the format was set to ‘Auto’, I switched it to PCM and it was the same. I switched it to ‘Pass-through’ and it flashed up 5.1 on the app however the sound cut out and then it went incredibly deep. Everything that was coming out of the speakers was much deeper, the background noise, I booted up COD and all of the voices were super deep. So I am super super confused as to why this is. I have swapped the HDMI for a newer one and I still have the same issue.
If we then switch over to Dolby/DTS, the speakers output 5.1 but there is half a seconds lag between the video source and the sound output and personally, I can’t play like that.
Can someone please help me fix this issue with PCM 5.1? As far as I was aware, Sonos now support PCM multichannel. I haven’t read anywhere online of any sound distortion when putting the ps5 into PCM 5.1 with the tv format switched to pass-through. Very very confused.