Hi there, I just bought the Sonos beam today. I was so excited. When I came home and tried to install it on my pc monitor (AGON) I came to the conclusion that my monitor does not have an optical or HDMI-arc output (did not know this was required when buying). I was a little disappointed since this would mean that I would have to return the beam. I then found out I could hook it up to my pc directly! Though I did not use your guide I almost did all the same steps, I only did not setup a remote control (so I skipped those steps somehow) I think I got my beam configured really good. It took some time though. At first the 5.1 was off and the bass was turned off somehow. So the sound was horrible. But after some configuration the beam works perfect (I think?). Tested with some 5.1 test videos and I can hear 5 different channels. Only thing that is bothering me is that my pc says it is sending out 2 channel 44100Hz (16bit). I don't know if this is bothersome or not.
Now for my questions, is it worth to hook the beam up to my monitor through any converter (either a optical converter or an HDMI-ARC converter)? Since then I could also play the sounds from my Nintendo switch and PS4 (mainly used for Blue-ray) on the sonos system, that would be even better!
With that all said, I am super happy with the Sonos! The sound is great. It is such an upgrade from my cheap old phillips sound bar. Now already looking to expand the sonos universe. Any tips on where to start?
Any other tips/things I missed in setting stuff up?
Thanks in advance!