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Understanding Surround Sound and SonosTips & Tricks
This article will help clarify what surround sound is, and answer some common questions about using Sonos surround sound setups. So if you’re wondering: Why don’t I hear anything from the rear speakers? How do I make surrounds louder? My surrounds aren’t working? Or something of that nature, this thread might be for you. What is surround sound anyway? Surround sound is TV and movie content that surrounds you with the audio based on how it’s intended to be heard. When talking about 5.1 audio, surround sound is dedicated mixing for six channels. You’ve got the front left and right channels, along with the front center, and the rear surround channels as well. When it’s working correctly, you should hear the audio mixed for each specific channel play out of that side. Surround sound does not mean the front and rear speakers are mirroring the same audio. We’ve heard some requests to make a mode or setting to allow this in the future, but don’t have any announcements around doing so. W
The mega thread for TV info and suggestions is more than dead. I'm looking for people's experience with recently purchased TVs available at Costco that are ballpark 77" and have and success with the Sonos arc systems, cec, dolby atmos, etc. Anyone that has recently purchased one and has had success without all the problems we here about, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
So I'm curious if anyone else lost Dolby Atmos ONLY in Prine Video after the 15.10 update? I have spent time wirh Prime and they claim nothing has changed on their end with the content or Apple TV 4k app, but I can play Dolby Atmos on every other service (apple TV 4k, Netflix, Paramount. Etc). Yet after the update all the content on Prime labeled Atmos is being played as multichannel 5.1. Anyone else experiencing this?
If your Sonos Arc and LG TV are not playing Dolby Digital Atmos, go to All Settings on your TV, then Sound, then Advanced Settings. On the respective input (e.g., HDMI 1) change it from the default PCM to BitstreamWhile you’re still on the screen in your Firestick setting screen for Audio and Video Diagnostics, you should see all the Dolby capabilities immediately change from No to Yes.
My Playbar randomly cuts out. Internet signal is strong, but it happens with both Google Mesh and Eero mesh. I moved it from my upstairs to my basement and it seemed to work fine. Moved it back upstairs and it worked fine for a bit and then started cutting out again. Note that all areas of my house are on the same channel, so it’s not like moving from upstairs to downstairs should’ve changed anything.Neither the google mesh or Eero can change channels. The Eero automatically chooses the least cluttered channels, so this shouldn’t be an issue.I have four Sonos speakers on my upstairs floor - 3 play:1s and 1 Playbar. The former work fine and never skip. The latter will skip even though it’s only about 8 feet from the surrounds that do not. I could try to create a Sonosnet but CS told me that wouldn’t help because I’d need at least three wired devices. The only Sonos I can reasonably wire is one on my main floor since that is where the internet comes in. The eero hubs don’t have Ethernet
Anyone else experiencing the same issue? Multichannel PCM 5.1 blanks out for a second every 1-2 minutes. I don’t think it’s a bandwidth issue as it works flawlessly with Multichannel PCM 7.1 (thorough test) and Dolby TrueHD Atmos (quick test). And it may have been caused by the Sonos 14.10 update. Setup is PS5→ LG C1→ Beam 2 (via earc). 2 weeks ago before the 14.10 update, I watched a bluray film wherein I had my PS5 transcode the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio to Multichannel PCM 5.1 (as the C1 does not support DTS) and had no issues. Earlier today, I played a bluray film for the first time in 2 weeks and I encountered consistent audio dropouts every 1-2 minutes. It had the same setup where DTS-HD MA 5.1 → Multichannel PCM 5.1. I tested other bluray discs including the one I watched 2 weeks ago and they all now have the same issue. Curiously, I’ve been gaming heavily on my PS5 the past two 2 weeks and haven’t had any audio issues. Then I realized that I’ve been using Multichannel PCM 7.1 when ga
This issue has been driving me INSANE for weeks and finally I found the answer on YouTube: Simply hold the input and volume down button on your Apple TV 4K remote for about 5 seconds and 🪄🧙♂️ …issue fixed!!!! Your Apple Remote will now control your Sonos sound bar volume again.
bonjour Imaginons une pièce de 40m² avec la TV +arc tout au fond à gauche.Dans cette même pièce 2 Era 100 tout au fond à droite soit à 10m.Une table dans le milieu.Est ce qu'il y a un intérêt à mettre le mode surround (arc+2sonos) sachant que la plupart du temps on écoute la musique dans la pièce. Actuellement j'aime pour pousser le son plus d'un côté que l'autre selon où je suis.Merci pour vos conseils, astuces, etc. Bonne journée Moderation edit: Translation by Google TranslateGood morningLet's imagine a 40m² room with the TV + arc at the far left.In this same room 2 Era 100 at the very back on the right, 10m away.A table in the middle.Is there any point in using surround mode (arc+2sonos) knowing that most of the time we listen to music in the room? Currently I like to push the sound more to one side than the other depending on where I am.Thank you for your advice, tips, etc.Good day
Hi,We want to gather some details from people experiencing issues with playback of 7.1 LPCM audio streams on a Sonos Arc or Beam (Generation 2), via an LG television set. Specifically, when channels are playing from the wrong speakers - for example, but not limited to, if you hear dialogue only coming from the rear speakers, consistently.If you have experienced this channel mis-mapping, please provide, in this thread, the following details:Your LG TV model numberYour media source device name and model number or TV app that the issue was noticed on, and the name of the movie/show that was affectedModels of any other HDMI devices connected to the TV (if applicable)The confirmation number of a Sonos system diagnostic submitted while the affected media was playing and 7.1 LPCM was reported in the Sonos app.Thank you for your assistance.
I Currently have a projector that connects to an Xbox X and PS5. All the electronics are behind the projector about 15 feet away from the screen. Getting a HDMI from the PS5 all the way around the walls to plug into a soundbar isn’t really an option. I’m looking at the Arc bar, two surrounds and a sub. What would the easiest way to connect all this up with running a 50 foot hdmi cable to the soundbar?
I have a tv with an Arc and two sets of non-Sonos speakers (4 speakers total in addition to arc). I also have a Sonos amp and have connected both sets of external speakers to that amp. I want to use all the speakers in surround with Tv: 1 set of external speakers in front of room and 1 set in the back. However, the app seems to only recognize 1 set of the external speakers as surrounds with my TV/Arc (front of room pair).Is there a way to link the second set of speakers (which are in the back of the room)? All external speakers are hardwired to the Sonos amp. The tv/arc are connected via hdmi cable to each other. The amp and TV/Arc are not connected by any wires.
i have samsung tv that connected to beam 2 by HDMI to Earc until yesterday every thing work fine.after the update to 15.8 the beam refuses to connect to the tv. i talk with the support and we tried everything. the only way to get the beam to connect is unplug the power cable and plug it back every time i turn my tv this is the only way. since yesterday that what i do every time i turn my tv.its a nightmare sonos have to fix this issue.
Sub-Mini volume does not adjust via ERA 100 volume touch control - support say normal operation, really???
I just bought a Sub Mini which is working well with my stereo pair of ERA 100 speakers with one major exception. The touch controls on each ERA 100 do not control the volume of the sub, only the other ERA 100 speaker leaving the sound with either way too much or too little bass depending on if I turned the volume up or down. The volume works correctly using the phone APP which even brings the volume of the Sub Mini back in sync with the 2 ERA 100s.Sonos tech support verified this behavior using the support feature which confirmed the volume was moving in sync using the APP but not when using the touch controls in 2 separate submissions.Sonos Tech support said this is normal behavior but I am a little skeptical of the agent’s response and frequently use the grooved touch volume control.Is the sub’s volume not responding to the volume touch controls on the speakers consistent with other’s experience?Any thoughts or suggestions? ty
good morning, Good morning, I have a Samsung neo QLED TV, with a Sonos Beam connected through the E arc port, however frequently when I turn the TV on the TV has reverted to TV speaker and it is not possible to play any sound through the Sonos beam despite going on the device connection which shows the Sonos background. the only way to reconnect is to completely disconnect everything and reconnect, which is extremely frustrating as the beam is on the wall with all the cables hidden in the wall, which means taking the TV off when it happens. any ideas?
HiI love my playbar and it has been great. Contemplating to upgrade to Arc, doing some online research and can see few people commenting the sound of Playbar is better than Arc and Arc sounds "hollow". My use will be for streaming movies in living room mainly, atmos content will be from Disney, Prime. I will be adding a Sub in near future. Thanks for any advice.
Hi I just bought a Gen 3 sub and sonos arc. Am liking the sound after tuning it yesterday. Curious. I have two in wall surrounds. If I were to get a connect amp gen 1, will this integrate with the sound bar / sub? I hear Connect Amp Gen 1 works on S1 app...I don’t mind that...if it means when playing sounds through my TV the sound bar, surronds and sub work together. Thanks.
I have 2 Sonos arc setup, second one was only bought couple of days back. Other one is in my living room we used to get moderately good sound around level 20, now we have to bump it to around 45 to hear properly and to get good room filling sound have to go till 80. And the new arc is in small bedroom felt that sounded even lower.
I have an Arc and the mic turns on and off without warning at random times. It makes a tone every time this happens. It does it with music or the tv. I called sonos and got a replacement, but that didn't fix the issue. How is this happening with a capacitive touch button when nothing is touching it? Is the device just designed horribly and there is no fix?
Hello,Bought a new Samsung CU8000 TV and connected Beam Gen 2 via eArc. My system also has two Ones as surrounds. With the TV set to pass through I get all the Dolby outputs. This works well for maybe 2 or 3 hours and then the sounds distorts slightly, it's like it cuts in and out quickly. If TV audio set to Auto sound is perfect but output is always PCM. Anyone had this and worked out a solution? Should I be concerned using PCM in terms of the quality of audio? Is this as good or worse than Dolby outputs?
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