I have my Beam connected to my home entertainment center, which happens to be powered by a PC. It works great except that if the computer is silent for 10 minutes, Sonos switches off of TV input. Switching it back manually is frankly a PitA - I set it to TV input, and I want it to stay that way until I change it.
I know many use the default “autoplay” setting so if TV sound is detected it switches to TV input, but that means anytime anyone messages me my music cuts out if I’m playing a song from the app or by voice. Plus there’s a delay while it switches back, which an obnoxious and leads to missed messages. Again, I had Sonos stream music, and I want it to stay that way until I change it.
There were several requests some years ago about this (eg https://en.community.sonos.com/home-theater-228993/playbar-tv-source-timeout-6734339), but at the time the answer seemed to be just “it’s fixed to timeout to 10 minutes and you can’t change it.” Is there some reason we still can’t override this infuriating behavior? Or any clever work arounds?