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DTS-X Support with S2 Platform.

  • 6 October 2020
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Sonos likes to hear what people want, so I’m asking the question (Yet again?). When will Sonos finally support DTS decoding for the soundbars? Seems to me that there appears to be a pretty reasonable user base (& lost sales) that is continually asking for this. Given the Arc has now been released, it would be an opportune time to support these codecs, even if they user has to pay a little more for the licensing cost involved (Via the Sonos App).

 

Pretty sure its not easy to transcode DTS:X tracks to Dolby? (DTS is a different story)


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Hasn’t this dead horse been beaten enough already?

For reasons never clearly explained, Sonos decided way back in the Playbar days to not support DTS, and that decision isn’t likely to change.

Its interesting that newer TVs are starting to drop support for DTS pass-through for some reason.

Sonos likes to hear what people want, so I’m asking the question (Yet again?). When will Sonos finally support DTS decoding for the soundbars?

 

 

Sonos will likely note your request, but they have never said they would provide DTS and surely would not provide a date for that without a public annoucement first.  You aren’t going to get Sonos to give you that information by asking here….again, if it’s even in their plans.

 

 

Seems to me that there appears to be a pretty reasonable user base (& lost sales) that is continually asking for this. Given the Arc has now been released, it would be an opportune time to support these codecs, even if they user has to pay a little more for the licensing cost involved (Via the Sonos App).

 

 

Sonos surely has a better idea than we do about how many customers are lost from lack of DTS support.  What that is, it does seem as if the number of DTS users is going down rather than up, given the rise of streaming services.  As far as charging customers directly for the licensing cost, that creates other issues.  First, they would need to build an maintain that software sales system, which they don’t have.  And would the license be by devise or user?  If the user sells their speaker, does the license go with them?  Will people be insulted for the extra cost for DTS and still look to buy elsewhere?  If this is a viable model, why isn’t any other AV company doing it?

 

I’m not against DTS personally, don’t really care.  I just don’t think we are going to see it happen unless there is significantly more use of DTS.

 

 

I think its important that people voice their concerns with lack of DTS support to Sonos, even if its as you say, beating a dead horse. The majority of Blu-Ray releases are DTS-HD In some form, And while Atmos is the new upcomer on 4k discs, it seems silly to not support a lossless codec which is so widespread. Personally, if it was just a matter of paying for a licensing decode fee, id gladly do so.

While I enjoy my Sonos home theater setup immensely, its lack of DTS support is certainly the thing which has put a large target on its head for eventual replacement.

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