Beam and Projector Set-up

  • 28 April 2020
  • 1 reply

Hey all,

So I took the leap and installed some home cinema equipment

1 x Optoma UHD30 projector 

1 x Beam

2 x Play 1 for rear

1 x Tendak splitter

1 x Apple TV 4K

1 x Manhattan Freesat Box

The video and audio are splitting  but I’m not sure what’s the best audio setting - there’s a few options 5.1, 2.0 and Pass on the Tendak  


Most seems fine.  However, when switching to the Apple TV and watching something in UHD4K 5.1 on the 5.1 setting  only the background sound seemed to come though the Sonos.


Any ideas on the best combo for settings. Thanks. 

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Hi @drew2000_UK. Thanks for posting. 

Currently with the Sonos Beam, the only output source we support are Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM. The other codecs may produce issues. Perhaps one of our Community members may have a suitible work around for your desired output format,.