I'm thinking of getting a Sonos system, but have a dilemma before I commit.
I hate lots of remote controls.
I currently have a DVD connected to a TV, and a universal remote control. I would like to add a pair of speakers, that is shared by the TV and the Sonos. The Sonos would ideally override the TV sound when it is switched on, therefore leaving me with only 2 remotes, and the Sonos would work as normal. This would require some sort of automatic switching device - I found a load of posts by Buzz, but unfortunately I got a bit lost. (It was quite technical, and used American phrases of which I was unsure)
The way I see it is I have two options:
1. A ZP80 and the TV connect to a line-level switch. It defaults to the TV, and when the ZP80 is called it picks that. This then passes to an always-on power amp that drives the speakers. Will this be able to detect the Z80 coming on, and will the Sonos and TV volume controls work?
2. A ZP100, and an amp for the TV. The speakers from the ZP100 and the amp connect to a speaker-level switch, which again defaults to the TV, and switches to the ZP100 when it is switched on. Will this be able to detect the Z100 coming on, and will I need a special switching amp?
Does this make sense?
Anyone's thoughts would be greatly appreciated.