I have a playbase in my living room connected to my TV via the arc hdmi. I also have a set of wired surround sound speakers fixed to the walls. I would like to use these in my setup in the most efficient way possible.
I don't want to replace the playbase, or have to buy a new amp to add and just use for surround sound. But i would look at buying a new single unit that could do both the tv and surround sound.
So I guess my question is, what is the best way I could use these speakers?
I've looked into optical audio splitters to send the tv output to move the speakers and the playbase but that didn't seem to work. I then tried and old zp 120 and added that as a surround system, but it wasn't great as it had to be setup as another room that you then have to group to play the same audio.
Does anyone have any suggestions or things i could try?
Best answer by 106rallye
If you experience no sound from the rear speakers one (or more) of three things could be wrong:
- the ZP120 does not work as expected (time to call Sonos);
- the settings on your TV are not giving the system DD 5.1 (take a look at your TV settings and at System-about my system in the Sonos app);
- your expectations ar too high - surround sound is just that, birds chirping, applause from an audience, helicopters flying over, explosions while driving away, those kind of things. Only music (from the system, not from the TV) can be set to “Full”.