Discuss Arc, Beam, Playbar, Playbase, and the entire Sonos home theater experience. How do you set up a Sonos 5.1 system? Which Sonos work with your TV? Ask your home theater questions here.
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Hello all,I know Sonos can't currently use speakers as left and right channels, but with the last few updates and being able to control things like height channels it got me thinking. It would be nice if you could add play 5's as independent left and right channels and if paired with an arc or beam would drive the audio accordingly (like how it processes the rear surround sound). I've looked around at some of the threads but haven't seen any that really discussed if it's more company direction or audio engineering issues that they don't push for that.My current set up (pics below) is Arc, gen 3 sub and two play 5's as rear. The play 5s for rear are overkill (and awesome) for movies but we listen to alot of music in the common area and they're great for that. Instead of a dedicated theater room we went unconventional and threw a UST 4k projector (120") in our livingroom. The wife wanted a clean set up which is why we went with Sonos. The Arc and rear surround sound is solid, but t
I’ve had my Sonos Arc for about a year now and it was working just fine up until about a week and a half ago when it just completely stop putting out sound from the TV. I reset the Arc to factory settings and went through the setup process again and everything goes smooth until I get to “Use your TV remote to turn on TV speakers in sound settings.” When I hit test connection it says “TV speakers not connected.” Not sure what to do, I’ve unplugged all other hdmi cables, the TV is an LG C9 if that helps.
Hi All, My Sonos Beam has randomly started to make a beeping sound almost as if someone was hitting the mute button on/off in rapid succession. I’m a bit lost on what this could be? This even takes place when the TV is off. I’ve tried restarting the device, changing my Wifi channel, unplugging as well as a different HDMI cord to the TV. Has anyone experienced this before?
I have a couple of old Sonos Play:1s which I used to run from the router via a Sonos Bridge. This stopped working a while back, so I now plug one of the Sonos Play:1s directly into the router. Is there anyone out there who has the Sonos wired product and a Sky Glass TV and if so, have they managed to get their Sonos connected to the internet and working? Many thanks, H
Hi There, Just wondering would it be possible that i could get Dolby Atmos to pay from my Gen 1 Sonos Beam while connecting it to a Sony A90J. Planning to connect Apple TV 4K that support Dolby Atmos too direct to the TV while the Sonos Beam is connected to eArc port. If yes what setting do i need to set to get this to work.
Hello Everyone,Currently I have :1 Playbase.1 Sonos Play:1 Gen 1.1 Sonos play:5 Gen 2.1 Sonos Playbar. I connect Playbase to my Sony TV and I got Dolby Digital 5.1 label on my Sonos app when I watch Movie on TV.Currently,I group all the speaker together when I watch movie. However as I understand, that way just make all the speakers play the same audio source, not separating channel for each different speaker ( But I still can feel a bit surrounding sound maybe 3.1 system because Playbase itself is the stereo speaker).My question is if I buy one more Play:1 or Play:5 to create the surrounding system, Will the surrounding sound experience be different so much or it will just slightly the same?And what does it means by Line-in will be disabled when connected the surrounding speakers? Now I connect TV with Playbase by optical cable.
Hi all,I have just moved into a new home and want to get a Sonos Sub and either Beam or Arc to improve my TV audio. I don’t mind paying the extra for the Arc but am worried it might not agree with my room shape with some of the surround effects. Ceiling height is standard at around 8ft, but we are in a room which has been made open plan and we are using half of it for TV/Sofa so while it’s almost perfect square on 3 sides, the left side walls are a lot further away. Will this cause issues with the sound? Have attached a rough sketch of the room shape.Thanks for any help!
I have a Sennheiser RS 185 RF wireless headphone system that I have enjoyed for years. As my wife and I are on different sleep schedules, this solution has saved my marriage.Recently I added a new Sonos Arc, existing subwoofer and 2 Sonos One speakers to my TV. The TV and all Sonos components are working fine. However, except for a couple evenings(out of 2 weeks), I have been unable to get sound from my headphones. I installed and charged new batteries and added a new optical cord, but still no sound. Sonos support said that they cannot help because their components are working, and Sennheiser tells me there must be interference from the new changes that is causing the problem. Can anyone help? After buying the new Arc I can’t afford a divorce lawyer!
Are there any Samsung Devices that are confirmed to FULLY work with DD+ and TrueHD Atmos (and Now DTS) Passthrough?I have manged to get my aging Q7F to play through my new Arc soundbar albeit Samsung seems to have a habit of screwing with settings removing DD+ defaults and setting to PCM whenever you change source. I was hoping to just deal with DD+ Atmos for the time being but this is going to drive me up the wall having to change it all the time, especially since it doesnt even fall back to DD, it smacks all the way down to PCM.Looking like i will need to get a new Box but Im a stickler for what i like and the UI on Samsung TVs is probably one of the best i have used but if they are still messing us around 5 YEARS on then it might be time to say goodbye….
Hi there,I bought a Sonos Arc directly from Sonos over a month ago at the start of May. I’ve noticed today that there is a dent in the front housing on the Arc, and I’m not sure where or how it has come about. I’m worried this is a defect in the build quality.I’ve attached some photos I’ve taken - would be great if I could get some advice.Thanks.
Hi all, looking for help please.I’ve temporarily connected my Beam Gen 2 tony LG C1 through eArc. All works as it should. The Beam will normally stay in a facility room, but wanted to test the functionality before I dive deeper into Sonos.Took a while to get it to connect, these is a well-discussed issue with this.The issue is that I don’t always want the sound to play through the Beam, and want it to stay on the TV speaker for basic day to day viewing. I prefer to use external sound sources for something specific, like watching a movie and I want a bigger experience.When I select TV speaker in the sound output options on the TV, after 3 or 4 seconds it reactivates the eArc connection and plays audio through the Beam. If I deactivate the CEC link on the LG, it reactivates it. I’ve turned off TV Autoplay in the app.I have a couple of questions: - Is there a way of permanently disabling any automatic reconnection or activation of the sound bar, so it only works on command? - Is there a w
Bit of fun on a Sunday 😊Which is your go to demo disc to show off your system My system is :LGB8 65 oledSonos Arc sub gen3 and 2 ones Panasonic ub820 blu ray player My demo disc to make your jaw drop and a smile to spread on people's faces is:Titans of cult Mad Max Fury Road 😀Feel free to join in👍
I have an LG TV OLED C1 connected via HDMI ARC to my Sonos Beam, which has worked perfectly. Since recently purchasing a Humax PVR box, sometimes the audio will not play through the Sonos when the Humax box is in stand-by. If I try to turn the TV volume up or down, I get a ‘mute’ icon appear on the TV screen and no sound is emitted from the Sonos.When I use the Beam app on my phone to try to fix the issue, it tells me that a device is interfering with the communication between the TV and the Beam. The only solution that seems to work is to remove the HDMI cable (that comes from the Humax) from the port in the TV, change the TV audio settings to ‘internal volume’, re-connect the Humax HDMI cable and then switch the TV audio back to ‘external device HDMI ARC’.There must be a more straightforward fix. Any ideas, anyone?
Hey Guys,I have an Arc with Sub and surrounds and have recently added a Nintendo switch to the setup. I own a PS5 too but the way Nintendo powers down is different to Sony PS5 in the way that PS5 automatically restores my TV source to the last played screen before turning on the console. Nintendo switch on the other hand, asks to choose the Source. Does anyone know what source Input does Sonos Arc use on a Samsung Series 8 TV ( TU8000) ? I see Sonos and Sonos Multimedia server as two of the options in my TVs source input that refer to the Home theatre.
My setup is:LG OLED55G16LA Sonos Arc connected through eARC XBOX series X Nintendo SwitchFrom another thread in the formal I followed this suggestions:From https://www.avforums.com/threads/lg-oled-g1-evo-owners-and-discussion-thread.2352393/page-26Change your Sound Out to HDMI ARC Go to All Settings -> Sound -> Additional Settings and turn on eARC. Under All Settings -> Sound -> Additional Settings -> Digital Sound Out select “Pass Through” When I use the Xbox Series X I see in the iPhone app that sound reproduced is Dolby Atmos.When I use the TV apps (Disney+, Apple TV+, prime video, HBO max) and I select a movie with Dolby Atmos tracks, then I don’t see in the iPhone app that it’s reproducing Dolby Atmos I see Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 or Dolby Digital 5.1… so no Dolby Atmos.If I use the TV apps (Disney+, Apple TV+, prime video, HBO max) with the same movies and without the Sonos arc then I see the TV reproducing Dolby Atmos for those movies. How can I get Dolby Atmos fr
Hi guys, Currently have Arc + 2x One SL’s + gen 3 sub. I use the set up for both home theatre and music. I find with music the One SLs do struggle at higher volumes. Looking for opinions on should I change the One SLs to 2x Fives and buy new stands for them in my lounge room. This does also leave the pair of exisiting One SLs (and stands) without much of a purpose. Or should I grab a second gen 3 sub considering they are currently discounted in Aus and it would mean all my exisiting hardware remains. I guess I want to know if the second sub will in someway add to the higher volume where I find the One SLs are lacking. Thank you for any insights or tips
I'm trying to watch Glastonbury on my TV but the Sonos tries to play this stereo output as 5.1 which means 95% comes through the center (Beam) and none through the rear (One SL) speakers. I know yiu can disconnect the surrounds and set it up differntly but this should just be an option in the app to switch. This is easily done for music, so it should be possible for video content too. I k ow you was looking into it with the developers years ago but nothing has changed. Are we any further with this please
I have a Sonos One in the living room and Sonos One SL in the bedroom.When I am playing songs from my phone (iOS 13.3.1), airplay to either speaker won’t work.The error message I get is > Unable to connect to “Living Room”.However, when I airplay to Apple TV, it works! Any kind soul can help what’s wrong? I try restart my router, speakers and phone. It doesn’t work at all.
I have a 2020 LG CX TV with an Arc, 2 Ones and a sub that has been working fine for a year. Earlier today, the sound stopped coming through the Sonos speakers. I was able to get the sound to work through the speakers but the LG remote no longer controls the volume. I have tried the manual setup controls from other threads but it doesn’t work. Also, if I try to set up the TV in the Sonos app, I get an error that the Arc Mode is not connected but it is.
Hi there, I'v searched n searched and can't find this anywhere, so just querying. Im using a full Sonos setup Arc 2xSL and a sub with my Xbox, it sounds great. I noticed the other day the Dolby app states that settings are not available for home theatre in the Dolby app itself. Is this just an override and we just use the EQ settings in the S2 app? Many thanks in advance. 🙃
Hi All. It’s a relief that Sonos has identified the bug that’s causing the bass distortion in Sonos Arc. Thank you @Ryan S for working with the Sonos Communty to identify the problem quickly. Having said this, I believe that Sonos still needs more work to make the Arc sound as it was advertised. Currently, multiple people on Reddit including myself are reporting the highs being too high which sort of feels “harsh”. This improve the speech clarity and brings out details in the movies, but the warmth in speech is lost because the voices sound thin and metallic (for eg. actors I know having heavy voices don’t sound heavy). I was expecting the mid-range to be a lot better considering the Arc has 8 woofers. I have tried TruPlaying twice without success (Turning TruPlay off produces muffled sound). Adjusting the treble also did not help much. Loudness turned on and off does not make a big difference either. May be, this is how the Arc is tuned?! Anyone else feels that Arc is over-empha
As a SONOS Theatre System owner/user, I am very glad and relieved to share that the long waited 14.10 patch had solved my Surround Speakers and Double Subs dropping out issue. I had been tested it for one day by changing between PS5, Netflix and Broadcast TV and the connection stays strong without a single dropout till this point. This is something commendable. Also, quite a no. of users and myself included feel that the surround speakers sound better and more pronounce after deploying the 14.10 patch which is a great bonus to the fix.At the same time, I would also like to inform that I am so glad not to follow SONOS tech support staff’s instructions to meddle with my WiFi network settings because it has nothing to do with my dropout issue. Who knows the repercussion of modifying the network has to my other IoT devices. Importantly, the dropout resolved itself automatically after the 14.10 patch has been installed and the performance has been great so far. My customer feedback to SONOS
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