Ive searched and searched but can't seem to find a definitive answer - really could use some expertise from the community. Products in scope for my question:
6 Sonos Amps - One is connect to in ceiling speakers that will be my rear/surround speakers
1 Sonos Arc
1 75” Samsung Frame TV (has an HDMI ARC port)
I need guidance on how to connect all these devices to get Dolby Atmos and ideally still use my AppleTV remote.
I think I need to connect the Sonos Arc via HDMI to my TVs HDMI ARC port. But this is where I get confused. Do I connect my AppleTV to the Sonos Amp or to another HDMI port on my TV? Connecting to Amp seems logical (otherwise how would the TV/Amp know what sound to produce?
Sorry if this has been covered in another thread but I can't seem to find one with my exact product set.
Best answer by melvimbe
Your Apple TV needs to connect to the TV through a non-ARC port, and the Arc will connect to the HDMI-ARC port. ARC stands for Audio Return Channel...the TV is responsible for sending the audio from HTML sources (Apple TV) and it’s internal streaming apps through the ARC port to your Arc. Your Amp won’t be connected to anything, as it can receive the rear surround channel audio from the Arc wirelessly.
Your 5 other amps can’t be used for this TV room. They can be grouped with your TV room to play music in sync, and play TV audio with a slight delay, but they cannot play specific audio channels for your home theatre.
Also, In order to get an Atmos from your AppleTV, through your TV, to the Arc, your TV has to be able to take the signal it gets from the AppleTV and convert it to a dolby digital + signal that can be passed through the ARC to the Sonos Arc.