I have had a playbar for about 6 weeks. Ultimately I caved in and bought a SUB to go with it today. It sounds great, but I have a question.
The Playbar + SUB is a 3.1 system. However, the audio into the playbar is 'Stereo' according to the Sonos app. When I set my DVR to output surround sound, I see Dolby 5.1 as an input to the playbar according to the app. The audio quality becomes softer with this setting. Is this because the rear speakers sound is completely lost? Or will the playbar 'downsample' the 5.1 input onto the 3.1 setup?
Put in other words, what is a better input for a 3.1 system? 'Stereo' or 'Dolby 5.1'?
Best answer by Craig LView original