Home Theater and Television Recommendation Megathread


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Looking for information on Sonos home theater setups? Find answers about surround sound, Dolby Digital, TV recommendations, and all the rest to get the best possible theater experience on Sonos here. We’ll keep this thread up to date with your recommendations for TVs and other devices as well.

How to get the most out of this thread:


Read through the starter posts to get caught up on the basics including what to get and how to get set up. If you’re looking for something specific, check out all of the content below. If you have a question not covered in the starting posts or covered in one of our FAQs feel free to ask. Please see the posting guidelines below for getting the best help.

This thread isn’t intended for troubleshooting problems so those posts may be moved to a new thread if posted here.

Posting guidelines


What are you looking for? Describe your question the best you can.
Include all the details you can about your current setup or what you’re planning to do.
The following are great pieces of information to include as well:
TV model:
Peripherals (what sources of audio/video you’re using):
What Sonos components do you have or are you looking to get?
Description of how your home theater is connected:


Contents: Looking for something specific?


Community Recommendations for TVs, Blu-ray players, and HDMI switches
Questions about peripherals such as the Apple TV

What is the best Sonos home theater experience?


The Sonos home theater experience starts with Beam, Playbar, or Playbase and gets amped up with a SUB and surround speakers. The best experience you can have is when the players are getting a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal and the surrounds are properly configured. You can use your remote control or your voice to adjust the volume of the speakers. And when you go to play music, you should get the sound you want to hear from all of your speakers.

The Basics of Sonos 5.1


A Beam, Playbar, or Playbase is the center of our home theater experience. Picking the right one will depend on your room’s layout, and what you’re looking to use.

On size, Playbar and Playbase are larger than Beam. You can use the Playbase below your TV, or wall mount a Playbar above or below the TV. Beam is a more compact speaker and can fit almost anywhere.

Playbar and Playbase have more drivers and produce louder sound with more width and bass than Beam. Beam is optimized for small to mid-sized rooms, whereas Playbar and Playbase are capable of filling large spaces.
Sonos Beam is the first Sonos speaker for home theater that supports voice control, but you can use Sonos Ones as surrounds with a Playbase or Playbar to bring some voice control to the setup. Beam also uses HDMI-ARC to connect to your television and supports CEC to work with your existing remote, while the other two use Digital Optical connections.

Playbase and Beam both support AirPlay 2. In order to get Airplay 2 with your Playbar, you'll need to have an AirPlay 2 compatible Sonos player in a separate room (not bonded as surrounds) that you group with your Playbar.

For steps on setting up a Playbar or Playbase, please see the directions here. We also have all the requirements you might need to know about listed here.

You can use a pair of Play:1, Sonos One, Play:3, or Play:5 gen2 units as rear surround speakers. The Connect:Amp can also be bonded as surround speakers with by following the directions here. Don’t forget the Sub, which can be tucked into corners, placed under a seat, or made a room decoration for some deep glass rattling bass.

Choosing which speakers are the correct surrounds to use with your Beam, Playbar, or Playbase depends on your home and what size room you’re looking to fill. Usually the Play:1s work great, but if you’ve got a large room in need of filling Play:3 or Play:5 gen2s may be needed. Take a look here for details on setting up surround sound for Sonos, which includes where to put your surrounds.

Make sure you don’t hang your Playbar upside down accidentally.

TV Basics


Your TV should have the onboard speakers turned off, and the audio settings set to pass Dolby Digital 5.1 to the optical output if possible. For more on selecting a TV please see here.

Checking Surround Sound


Standard configuration for Sonos home theater has the TV wired to the Playbar or Playbase with an optical connection, or HDMI-ARC to your Beam. Now it gets a little more technical, but stick with us. First, you need a source that is playing the Dolby Digital 5.1 format. Which is then being passed to the Sonos home theater device.

For the standard setup, your TV should pass Dolby Digital 5.1 to your Sonos over optical when you’re watching something with that format. If your TV is doing this you’re all set.

So how do you check that you’re getting 5.1 on Sonos? The system will tell you what’s playing under the About Sonos screen from any controller. Check under the name of the Beam, Playbar, or Playbase within Settings > About my Sonos System. If the line “Audio In:” shows “Dolby Digital 5.1” you’ll know you’re done. If it shows Stereo PCM there’s a few things to check out.

Getting Dolby Digital to Sonos


There’s a series or things to check if you’re seeing Stereo instead of Dolby Digital. First off, is the starting audio format in Dolby Digital? Where is the audio you’re trying to play coming from? Are you sure that it’s in Dolby Digital 5.1?

Next, you’ll need to check that every device touching that audio source is capable of passing it as well untouched. If it’s a cable box passing the signal over HDMI to your TV for example, make sure your TV is capable of sending Dolby Digital from HDMI over the optical. For the Beam, the TV should automatically convert a Dolby signal to Dolby Digital 5.1 as Beam will use a handshake over HDMI-ARC to request the right format. Dolby Atmos or Dolby Digital Plus are compatible with Dolby Digital 5.1.

Note: In some TV manuals you may see a line that Dolby Digital is only passed for “Over the Air” sources which are the built in apps on the TV and doesn’t include HDMI sources.

If one of your devices doesn’t pass Dolby Digital 5.1 through, you may want to consider using a non-standard setup. The community has recommendations for HDMI switchers which can receive all of your HDMI devices and pass the audio to a Playbar or Playbase through optical, while sending the video to the TV through HDMI.

Audio Formats


You might encounter the following sound formats from most home theater devices: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and Stereo PCM. The Playbar is compatible with all of these audio formats except for DTS and Dolby Digital Plus.

Dolby Digital is our 5.1 surround sound format for the Playbar. If your TV delivers a Dolby Digital format to the Playbar or Playbase, you’ll be getting surround sound.

The Stereo/PCM format will be decoded into a left front and right front channels and we’ll make a matrixed center, right rear, left rear, and subwoofer channel from the audio signal to play out of all players.

DTS is an audio format most commonly found on Blu-ray discs. It’s uncommon for this format to reach the Playbar as it would need to be passed unaltered through the player into the TV, and then back out through optical to Sonos. If this happens, the Playbar or Playbase will not play any audio as DTS is not a supported format. Please see below on transcoding a DTS signal.

Transcoding a DTS signal


Sonos home theater devices do not support the DTS format. If you watch to a lot of Blu-ray discs or are getting DTS-encoded audio passed through to Sonos, there are some suggestions you can work with. You’ll need to use a device in the middle which can transcode that audio to a different signal. Ideally, you’ll want to get it into Dolby Digital 5.1.

Certain Blu-ray players are capable of converting DTS to Dolby Digital output during playback already. Examples of models capable of this are the Samsung BD-F6500, Samsung BD-F5900, and Samsung BD-F5700. The easiest solution if your only DTS source is from these discs is to check if your Blu-ray player can support on the fly conversion. If it doesn’t, you might consider picking up one that does.

Some gaming systems can also do this transcoding, such as the Xbox One and the PlayStation4 both can. Directions for setting this up for each device is linked to their names.

Note that even when converting from DTS, the television still must be capable of passing Dolby Digital signal to the Beam, Playbar, or Playbase or the end result will be stereo PCM. The community has recommended using HDMI switchers instead if the TV isn’t capable of supporting Dolby Digital. See some of those recommendations and more here.

Choosing a Television Set


Choosing a TV can be tricky, there are a lot of options and you just want something that will work. For TVs to work best with Sonos, the most important thing is for them to be able to pass Dolby Digital audio from both HDMI and over the air sources to the optical connection. It’s also best if you have an IR remote control for the volume commands, universal remotes work great, but more on that in a bit.

There is a great list of TVs here made by the community of TVs they’ve used before. We don’t recommend any particular TV brand ourselves as many work great, but we’ll highlight some of the most popular community recommendations below, to see them  click here.

When you’re setting up that TV, you can check under Audio Settings to make sure it is set to pass Dolby Digital through the optical connection if that’s an option.

If your TV doesn’t have enough HDMI ports for your sources, doesn’t have an Optical output, or doesn’t pass Dolby Digital from HDMI or over the air sources you may consider using an HDMI Switch or Optical Converter for the HDMI signals. This is a device that you can wire your sources into, and it’ll have an audio output for the Playbar with an HDMI output for the TV to get video from. We have some community recommended devices listed here.

Remote controls


The Playbar has an infrared sensor which can read signals from most TV remotes. It doesn’t support Bluetooth or RF commands, though your remote might also have an IR blaster which can be placed in front of the Playbar’s receiver. The remote setup guides you through the process of teaching your Playbar to recognize your remote. This can be found under Room Settings > Playbar > TV Settings > Remote Setup.

How to remove on-screen volume messages


During setup, you’ll want to turn the onboard speakers for the TV off so you don’t get any strange echoes. Some TVs will display a notification on the screen when they register the volume commands and the built-in speakers are off.

If you are getting this message there are a couple things you can do to prevent this. Here’s a page with some suggestions for getting around this notification message.

Generally, the way to go if the TV doesn’t have a setting to turn off the message is to program a universal remote with different commands for the volume. The TV won’t recognize these as commands for the volume, but the Sonos home theater device will. Volume changes, no on-screen message.

Another way around this, which works with a lot of TVs, uses the TV’s headphone jack if it has one. Most TVs will mute their speaker output when the headphone jack is engaged. Plug anything into that port and leave the TV’s speakers turned on within the settings. You won’t hear anything from them, but you won’t get an error on screen either. What you plug in doesn’t need to have a pair of headphones on them. You can cut off the end of a plug from anything, even if it doesn’t work.

Advanced Audio Playback Options


Within the Sonos Controller, you can find some advanced playback settings for Sonos home theater. There are two playback modes that can be toggled from the playing screen which can be useful: Night Sound and Speech Enhancement.

Speech Enhancement makes TV dialog easier to hear. Touch the icon on your Sonos controller’s Now Playing screen to turn this setting on or off.

Night Sound adjusts the audio when you need things a little quieter, it still maintains proper balance and range. At lower volumes, quiet sounds are enhanced and the intensity of loud sounds is reduced. Touch the icon on your Sonos controller’s Now Playing screen to turn this setting on or off.

Inside your Room Settings for the Beam, Playbar, or Playbase are two additional options.
Music playback which allows you to choose between two settings for the surround speakers:
1. Ambient: Default option; subtle, ambient sound.

2. Full: Enables louder, full range stereo sound.

Selecting Full has the surround speakers playing stereo along with the center home theater device when you have a music source playing, this has no effect when playing TV.

TV Dialog
Audio Delay (Lip Sync) is used to increase or decrease the sound delay if the video is behind the audio.

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Hello all,

For Dolby Atmos, the home theater set is enough? 

Or should i get 2 more (maybe the wall monut set) to stay above head?

 

That set is maxed out as far as adding speakers.  There is no ability to add overhead speakers, the Atmos height speakers are built into the Arc. 

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Hello all,

For Dolby Atmos, the home theater set is enough? 

Or should i get 2 more (maybe the wall monut set) to stay above head?

Just wanted to share my experience that might be useful to others. I own a Samsung UA55MU7000WXXY circa 2017. I did a lot of research to see whether I would get the best out of a surround setup using the Beam, 2 x Ones and Sub. Sadly prior to my Sonos purchase Samsung could not confirm whether the TV could output Dolby 5.1 as the manual only stated Dolby+ which at the time of writing was not supported. I took a gamble as I was decided on the Sonos regardless. For context I use the smart TV for native Netflix for movies, YouTube for movies and some music. Apple TV 4K for movies and PS3 for blue rays, games and music. Well I setup the Sonos last night using HDMI ARC and watched a movie on Netflix. Sonos app confirmed it was seeing PCM only and when I went to TV audio expert settings, Dolby options were greyed out with either PCM or Bitsream selected. It would only select PCM and PCM. I watched a movie and it still sounded great despite the rears being hard to hear and I was disappointed at the prospect of no Dolby 5.1 thanks to my TV. Woke up this morning and tested PS3 and AppleTV with great success on Dolby 5.1 and it sounded amazing confirming the TV’s OneConnect box passes through from HDMI to HDMI as you would expect. In both cases I set those devices to output Dolby 5.1. Now my only disappointment was Netflix which I watch all the time until.. I retested and it now outputs Dolby 5.1 as confirmed by Sonos App and TV audio expert settings. It was like I needed to play from an external Dolby 5.1 source to unlock the setting on the TV for native apps (Netflix). Weird but I am now all sorted and very happy with the new setup. Hope others who are uncertain on this model TV can now be assured of compatibility.

 

 

 

 

 

FWIW ..,

In regards to the LG C9 TV, I also recommend using the rtings suggested ‘calibration’ settings for best picture for home use ... 

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c9-oled/settings

Thanks for all your advise Ken. From this will be purchasing LG C9 :relaxed:.

FWIW ..,

In regards to the LG C9 TV, I also recommend using the rtings suggested ‘calibration’ settings for best picture for home use ... 

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c9-oled/settings

I understand the HDMI “pass-through” option means the Audio passes through the HDMI ports unhindered with no transcoding or interruption from the TV, so it’s like  the external TV devices are connected directly to the Beam. It means no lag is caused by the TV at all .. it’s a great feature on the LG C9 and was a big selling point for me. The HDMI ARC port also supports transcoding to DD5.1 when set to auto, but I have no devices that need transcoding to the DD 5.1 codec as all my connected devices support Dolby.

Thanks for the Information Ken.

Just want to confirm with you that you have the SONOS and TV set to Dolby 5.1 without any audio lag, especially when using external connected HDMI devices?

Is you connection to the Beam HDMI/ARC or are you using the optical converter?

Really appreciate the help thanks!

I’m based in the UK and use the LG C9 with VirginMedia V6 TiVo, Firestick 4K and PlayStation 3 (later slim version) .. I have the HDMI port set to ARC and “pass-through” and play Dolby Digital 5,1 from all those external sources, aswell as the built in Apps ..,no sign of lag here. No lip-sync issues.

 

Hope that assists too. 👍

Hi All,

I really need help on TV recommendations with the Sonos Beam 5.1 Set-up, that is a Beam, Sub and 2 Play Ones. 

I am currently using a Samsung q55q85r that has audio lag on devices on HDMI. I do not want to use PCM Stereo.. I have tried absolutely every setting under the sun with the help of samsung and sonos.

I am looking at replacing this tv with an LG C9 is this a good choice? or can someone recommend a good alternative.

Thanks for your help and advise.

N

I have the LG C9 55” .. works well with Sonos. It placing on s TV unit, you may need to change the stand to raise it above the Beam as the TV sits quite low. It’s cerainly one of the best TV’s out there for the money. I have no regrets. Picture is stunning and it comes with a 5 year warranty.

Thanks for the Information Ken.

Just want to confirm with you that you have the SONOS and TV set to Dolby 5.1 without any audio lag, especially when using external connected HDMI devices?

Is you connection to the Beam HDMI/ARC or are you using the optical converter?

Really appreciate the help thanks!

Hi All,

I really need help on TV recommendations with the Sonos Beam 5.1 Set-up, that is a Beam, Sub and 2 Play Ones. 

I am currently using a Samsung q55q85r that has audio lag on devices on HDMI. I do not want to use PCM Stereo.. I have tried absolutely every setting under the sun with the help of samsung and sonos.

I am looking at replacing this tv with an LG C9 is this a good choice? or can someone recommend a good alternative.

Thanks for your help and advise.

N

I have the LG C9 55” .. works well with Sonos. It placing on s TV unit, you may need to change the stand to raise it above the Beam as the TV sits quite low. It’s cerainly one of the best TV’s out there for the money. I have no regrets. Picture is stunning and it comes with a 5 year warranty.

Hi All,

I really need help on TV recommendations with the Sonos Beam 5.1 Set-up, that is a Beam, Sub and 2 Play Ones. 

I am currently using a Samsung q55q85r that has audio lag on devices on HDMI. I do not want to use PCM Stereo.. I have tried absolutely every setting under the sun with the help of samsung and sonos.

I am looking at replacing this tv with an LG C9 is this a good choice? or can someone recommend a good alternative.

Thanks for your help and advise.

N

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Thanks for sharing! I’ll update the list.

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Hello, I'd just like to add my new TV to the list, working with my Playbar 5.1 setup.

It's a Toshiba 43U6863DB 43" Smart LED TV.

I have set Audio Output to COMPRESSED and it's happily passing proper Dolby Digital 5.1 from HDMI input (Samsung Blu-ray Player).

The only caveat is you cannot turn the internal speakers off, I have used an empty 3.5mm headphone jack connector in the headphone socket which has shut them down.

Very happy with it, was dreading changing TV's but it works better than my old Samsung TV! (needed EDID emulators).

Bumph1,

Yes of course I will try to help. So...

  • What is the issue you are encountering with your playbar surrounds?
  • Are the surrounds 'bonded’ for TV DD 5.1 surround sound, or 'grouped’ for stereo music playback?
  • Are you running your system on your local WiFi, or SonosNet and if using your WiFi, is it a centrally based router, or a WiFi mesh system?
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Good Morning Everyone 

Can someone recommend Current TV’s around 49 to 55 inch for use with Sonos Play Bar / Sub / 2 x Play 1s which pass through Dolby Digital for use with SKY Q 

Looking for a bargain ha ha 

John Lewis currently offer 5 year guarantee and a £125 voucher off (next purchase) on the LG OLED55C9PLA (2019) UltraHD TV with Dolby Atmos (Supports PCM Dolby 2.0/5.1/DD+/TrueHD audio) that’s if you wish to future-proof the TV … it was originally £2,300 and is now down to £1499. It comes with built-in Netflix/Prime/Deezer/Spotify Apps, Freview Play HD Two Tuners and lots of other stuff besides. It has 4 x HDMI eARC port’s and allows audio pass-through… and will Support all the Dolby Audio formats.

The only issue is that the reflective speaker stand is low and it pays to raise the TV above the height of the PlayBar, which is easily done if wall mounting the TV, or if using it on a desktop/TV cabinet etc I recommend using a stand from Curry’s called the Sandstrom Tilt TV Base, which is ideal for all TV’s upto 60” and weighing upto 25kg … which far exceeds the LG C9.

I think Curry’s also offer this TV with interest free payments, but you don’t get the £125 voucher off your next purchase.

I have just purchased this TV myself and although it’s appears a bit expensive, it’s a real nice TV for the money… the 5 year guarantee also provides that extra peace of mind.

 

The picture on the OLED screen is stunning.

 

Here’s a YouTube video review of the C9 TV, I found for you to see it in action…

https://youtu.be/vkSOqbbuA28

 

edit: I forgot to mention that the TV also has built-in Alexa/Google voice assistants for (optionally) voice controlling both the TV and Sonos products .

I will just add that all the above is a personal opinion, based on my own experience with this TV and I’m not in anyway associated to the LG company

Right then 

i have got this tv after your recommendation and some research on the internet 

 

Its fabulous however i’m struggling with the surrounds / settings etc 

Can you assist me with some instructions on the settings please? 

i have just got my sky q to my tv via hdmi / play bar via optical to tv

hope you can help me 

Hi, no one replied so I went for it anyway.  Can report that the Panasonic GZ950 OLED works perfectly with a full 5.1 Sonos setup and also with an Nvidia Shield.  No controller or lip sync issues at all for me. :-)

Does it work okay if you play games from a PS4 with Dolby Digital?

Hi, no one replied so I went for it anyway.  Can report that the Panasonic GZ950 OLED works perfectly with a full 5.1 Sonos setup and also with an Nvidia Shield.  No controller or lip sync issues at all for me. :-)

Good Morning Everyone 

Can someone recommend Current TV’s around 49 to 55 inch for use with Sonos Play Bar / Sub / 2 x Play 1s which pass through Dolby Digital for use with SKY Q 

Looking for a bargain ha ha 

John Lewis currently offer 5 year guarantee and a £125 voucher off (next purchase) on the LG OLED55C9PLA (2019) UltraHD TV with Dolby Atmos (Supports PCM Dolby 2.0/5.1/DD+/TrueHD audio) that’s if you wish to future-proof the TV … it was originally £2,300 and is now down to £1499. It comes with built-in Netflix/Prime/Deezer/Spotify Apps, Freview Play HD Two Tuners and lots of other stuff besides. It has 4 x HDMI eARC port’s and allows audio pass-through… and will Support all the Dolby Audio formats.

The only issue is that the reflective speaker stand is low and it pays to raise the TV above the height of the PlayBar, which is easily done if wall mounting the TV, or if using it on a desktop/TV cabinet etc I recommend using a stand from Curry’s called the Sandstrom Tilt TV Base, which is ideal for all TV’s upto 60” and weighing upto 25kg … which far exceeds the LG C9.

I think Curry’s also offer this TV with interest free payments, but you don’t get the £125 voucher off your next purchase.

I have just purchased this TV myself and although it’s appears a bit expensive, it’s a real nice TV for the money… the 5 year guarantee also provides that extra peace of mind.

 

The picture on the OLED screen is stunning.

 

Here’s a YouTube video review of the C9 TV, I found for you to see it in action…

https://youtu.be/vkSOqbbuA28

 

edit: I forgot to mention that the TV also has built-in Alexa/Google voice assistants for (optionally) voice controlling both the TV and Sonos products .

I will just add that all the above is a personal opinion, based on my own experience with this TV and I’m not in anyway associated to the LG company

I’ve seen so many issues that people are having here with the LG C9 (lip sync/magic controller) that I’m now leaning to the equally excellent reviewed Panasonic TX-55GZ950B OLED.  Has anyone any experience of this TV in a Sonos 5.1 setup using a Playbar?

Sorry, I don’t work for NVDIA, I just quoted what I found on their website. Perhaps they have a customer service number that you could call, and get someone with true knowledge to assist you?

According to the NVIDIA website:

 

Dolby Audio Support (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos)
DTS-X surround sound (pass-through) over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI
Audio support: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAVE, AMR, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM, WMA, WMA-Pro, WMA-Lossless, DD+ decode, Dolby Atmos decode, Dolby TrueHD (pass-through), DTS-X (pass-through), and DTS-HD (pass-through

 

Does the “DD+ decode” mean that it should work for Netflix?

According to the NVIDIA website:

 

Dolby Audio Support (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos)
DTS-X surround sound (pass-through) over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI
Audio support: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAVE, AMR, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM, WMA, WMA-Pro, WMA-Lossless, DD+ decode, Dolby Atmos decode, Dolby TrueHD (pass-through), DTS-X (pass-through), and DTS-HD (pass-through

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Is there anybody who have tried the new Nvidia Shield Pro and seen if it can provide 5.1 Surround Sound (the old one could not).

Good Morning Everyone 

Can someone recommend Current TV’s around 49 to 55 inch for use with Sonos Play Bar / Sub / 2 x Play 1s which pass through Dolby Digital for use with SKY Q 

Looking for a bargain ha ha 

John Lewis currently offer 5 year guarantee and a £125 voucher off (next purchase) on the LG OLED55C9PLA (2019) UltraHD TV with Dolby Atmos (Supports PCM Dolby 2.0/5.1/DD+/TrueHD audio) that’s if you wish to future-proof the TV … it was originally £2,300 and is now down to £1499. It comes with built-in Netflix/Prime/Deezer/Spotify Apps, Freview Play HD Two Tuners and lots of other stuff besides. It has 4 x HDMI eARC port’s and allows audio pass-through… and will Support all the Dolby Audio formats.

The only issue is that the reflective speaker stand is low and it pays to raise the TV above the height of the PlayBar, which is easily done if wall mounting the TV, or if using it on a desktop/TV cabinet etc I recommend using a stand from Curry’s called the Sandstrom Tilt TV Base, which is ideal for all TV’s upto 60” and weighing upto 25kg … which far exceeds the LG C9.

I think Curry’s also offer this TV with interest free payments, but you don’t get the £125 voucher off your next purchase.

I have just purchased this TV myself and although it’s appears a bit expensive, it’s a real nice TV for the money… the 5 year guarantee also provides that extra peace of mind.

 

The picture on the OLED screen is stunning.

 

Here’s a YouTube video review of the C9 TV, I found for you to see it in action…

https://youtu.be/vkSOqbbuA28

 

edit: I forgot to mention that the TV also has built-in Alexa/Google voice assistants for (optionally) voice controlling both the TV and Sonos products .

I will just add that all the above is a personal opinion, based on my own experience with this TV and I’m not in anyway associated to the LG company

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Good Morning Everyone 

Can someone recommend Current TV’s around 49 to 55 inch for use with Sonos Play Bar / Sub / 2 x Play 1s which pass through Dolby Digital for use with SKY Q 

Looking for a bargain ha ha 

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To make a TV recommendation:
LG C9 2019 OLED
Does it pass Dolby Digital 5.1 from external components and over the air sources? YES
Does it have a pop-up on screen when the volume is adjusted? YES

To get the remote working, I had to go into the device connector and select soundbar, then select sonos and that's it - the magic remote controls the Playbar's sound. It passes through Dolby Digital 5.1 from my PS4 and Netflix no problem

The only sad part is this TV supports native Dolby Atmos and Sonos can't use it, all the Dolby Atmos settings are greyed out, it's painful to see 😞
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Good afternoon
I currently have a newer model Sony bluray player and it doesn't convert DTS to Dolby digital, I have to change the sound output to PCM everytime to get sound in stereo mode in Beam and play 1s which is not ideal.
I am looking to purchase a 4k Bluray player and wanted to ask is buying a Samsung UHD bluray player the one and only option to convert then ??
Thanks

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