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My playbar has just stopped responding to the Apple remote signal. The playbar IR sensor lights are not flicking on when the remote is used. The remote batteries are fine and the apple TV can be controlled.The playbar is connected to the TV via fibre audio cable.Again, the remote was controlling the playbar volume and just stopped working.If I try to setup a new remote to the playbar, the playbar does not register the IR signal.Hoping this is an easy fix and the IR debauchery on the playbar hasn't just stopped working.
I own the arc,sub and sl1s downloaded the lasted updated and the volume is at least 20% less then before.. I have a big room and before 60% was loud and now it’s at 100% with the same movie.. I bought the arc because of my room size and now I’m very disappointed in its performance.. can i downgrade to old software version?
HI all. I’me looking to move away from my Yamaha AV receiver which i use to power 2 towers and 2 bookshelf surrounds.I’m thinking of getting an amp to power the fronts, and either a second amp to power the surrounds or 2 * one’s.Looking for input from anyone that has done this and experienced any gotcha moments.Thanks.
I have an Arc/ 2 One speakers/Subwoofer system with Apple 4K TV streaming device; Sony A8H TV. The Apple TV is connected via the Sony’s E-arc port. I’m having an issue where the Apple TV sometimes doesn’t turn on the Sonos system along with the TV on startup, and an issue where the Sonos system goes into solid green status light mute mode after the Apple TV tries to shut down the TV/Sonos system. (Others in this community have posted about this problem in the past.)I went into the Sonos app on my phone and under System>TV SetUp toggled off Use IR. I think was was happening was the Apple TV was trying to turn the Sonos system off and on while the Apple TV remote was sending duplicate/conflicting or lagging IR signals to the Arc. Hopefully, with the Sonos IR recognition shut off, the Sonos system will receive instruction only from the Apple TV itself, and resolve my issue.I’ll keep everyone posted.
Hi there,I used to have 5.1.2 setup with Sonos arc and two play 1’s, but since I moved recently, the play 1’s aren’t really an option anymore. So I was wondering a few things.1. Is it possible to use Sonos Arc + Sub alongside a Sonos Amp + two in-ceiling speakers, and use the in-ceiling speakers as left/right behind the couch in my home theatre setup?2. Is it possible to have the same amp connected to another pair of in-ceiling or wall speakers for instance in the living room, and while running a movie on the home theatre sound setup, to be playing music on these? Or would I need another amp for that?I hope you can clarify for me :-)All the best.// Mikkel
Hi all, I recently got an Arc and paired it with a pair of Ones in my living room. I can get 5.1 when using Netflix or Apple TV+ from my Amazon fire stick. However when I connect an external hard drive to play downloaded movies I can only get PCM stereo. My TV is a 65 inch Xiaomi 4X. Is there anyway to get 5.1 when playing movies off an external hard drive?it’s the same story with my PS5 - can’t seem to get 5.1 no matter what I try. I guess it’s possible it’s my tv and maybe I’ll invest in a Fury Arcana.
I have in my collection a FIVE & One speaker. I decided it would be nice to upgrade my aging sound bar for a Sonos beam with the view for surround sound. Well i am right in thinking because since have the Beam the other 2 speakers will not connect because they are the not the same model. A little disappointed to say the least that i was unaware of this prior to purchase. My understanding was that all Sonos product's were compatible.
Hi I am newbie to sonos family. I have a lg oled tv. And i have recently purchase -sonos arc for lcrsonos subsonos amp with two klipsch ceiling speakers 1. Can i setup my ceiling speakers as surround to be used with TV? how to do this? Will there be a lag in surround speakers if it is connected to arc wirelessly? if i play music in my living room, will arc and sub and speakers play together and work perfectly? Or by setting them as surround i cant enjoy the music? someone mentioned to me sonos sub isnt compatible with ceiling speakers even if connected via sonos amp. Whats the practical implication of this if this is correct? If i am okay always playing arc and sub and amp together, am i really losing out on something?thanks a lot
I have a TV that has only a digital output for audio (other than the speakers on the TV). I’d like to use a Bluetooth adapter in that digital output to connect to my Sonos Move speaker. I’ve read that connecting Sonos to a TV via Bluetooth is not possible, but wondering if anyone has suggestions.
Hi, I have a Sonos Arc which has been situated above an ethanol fireplace (i.e. not as much heat as regular or gas fire) and I’m curious to know please:1 - heat tolerance of Sonos Arc? Are there any guidelines? 2 - from the picture, does this seem like an appropriate distance?3 - are there any solutions you can suggest if necessary? Thanks
Hello everyone,I have an Arc, two SL and a Sub. I can play Atmos without problems, or at least in the Sonos App it says so. The problem is that I can't appreciate the sound or Atmos effect.I have Arc placed in front of the TV and there is nothing above it. The volume of the height speakers is at maximum. I play movies with the AppleTV App and the Sonos App shows that it is playing Dolby Atmos. But nothing, I don't appreciate gunshots, rain, or helicopters above my head :)What am I doing wrong? Is Atmos with Arc really appreciated?I would appreciate any suggestion.Greetings. Apologies for the English used in this post ;) I have used Google Translate.
Hi all and happy Saturday! We just bought a Fire Cube so that we could upgrade our Fire Stick with an ethernet connection (a lot of latency and issues streaming). We had a Fire Stick and just set up the Cube, porting over settings from Fire Stick and using same HDMI port. When trying to connect our Sonos Beam, it sees it but we can’t get the sound to work. We have an older TV (Sharp Aquos from, like, the stone ages … 2011-ish). Any ideas? We’ve tried all the suggestions on the Sonos, Amazon and Reddit but haven’t seemed to find the solution. Thank you!
Hey everyone,Not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but after the latest LG CX firmware update, I am now receiving the proper Multichannel PCM 5.1 output on my Sonos system. Previously on either of my consoles via Xbox Series X or PS5, LPCM 5.1 content would always come out as Multichannel PCM 7.1 even if the console is set to A/V Receiver and 5.1.Not sure if this was either fixed by the latest Sonos updates or the LG firmware update. This is related to this issue.Please read if you have encountered issues with 7.1 LPCM playback on Sonos via an LG TV
I’ve had my sonos optical hooked into a switch which takes my google chromecast for over a year. Worked great. Suddenly, my optical input into the Sonos bar stopped receiving. I changed the chromecast - nothing. I haven’t tried a new switch. Nothing wrong with the wire.Can you please advise?
Hello Sonos, I love the new app and how it works, but there is one thing that would be really good, is if you have 5.1 setup and you set music playback to full, that you are able to change bass, treble and sub only for music playback. That would be great and would give you the ability to setup the sound for music. kind regards, Rob
HI guys I just bought x2 Sonos Fives for my TurnTable which has a preamp built in.I chose to pair both as stereo - works great with Streaming services however with my turntable the speaker thats playing wireless sounds really terrible. Almost like its blown. How do i fix this so it plays correctly? I also need to know how to change its name as I chose “Family room” which is the same spot my Sonos arc is in and have to choose which the right one is by guessing.
Hi guys I'm looking on a Beam Gen 2 for a recently purchased cheap 2020 model Hisense A7100 I'm wondering if anyone knows if it'll be compatible, it only has ARC not eARC I've read some TVs allow pass through to play at least some form of Atmos without eARCBut I'm not sure this TV will be up to itIf anyone knows that would be greatThanks
I recently upgraded my old Playbar to a Sonos Arc. I encountered a few problems along the way setting up, but after hours of searching and browsing threads I think I have a decent understanding of what my issues where and the various options I have. I’ll give a little summary and then I have some questions in Bold toward the end. Here is my setup.Samsung TU800: eArc mode: Auto Digitial output: Pass-Through Dolby Atmos compatibiltiy: onXbox:HDMI plugged into HDMI 1 on TV Speaker Audio: Dolby Atmos Allow Passthough (for Xbox Apps) on Blu-ray: Let my receiver decode audo on (like above but for Blu rays)Sonos Arc: Plugged into the eArc HDMI port on TV At first I didn’t have the TV set to Pass-through it was on Auto, but everything else was the same. This led to a problem where the audio would occasionally drop out when playing a UHD with an Atmos track. Often after it came back it would sound worse, then drop out again. Curious to what was happening here, but when I switched to
Hello all, First post here so apologies if anything is off, let me know if so. Anyway, I’m looking at upgrading my current Beam Gen 1 to a Gen 2 to get Atmos. Most of the content I watch is from 4k UHD disks using the PS5 as a player. Now, my TV only has a HDMI Arc connection and not the e-ARC. I was originally led to believe I couldn’t therefore get Atmos but have now read I’ll simply get Dolby Digital Plus (which my TV can passthrough) rather than True HD.However, I have since been told that because 4k UHD disks use a True HD track then it won’t be possible to get Atmos from the Beam Gen 2 without getting a HD Fury Arcana to fix the no e-ARC issue. My assumption had been teh Trud HD track on the disc would simply revert to a Dolby Digital Plus track but I’m now being told that isn’t the case.Can anyone confirm this for me, or tell me the opposite? Basically, has anyone got experience playing 4k UHD disks with the Beam Gen 2 and a HDMI Arc connection and let me know what happened? I d
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