Discuss Ray, Beam, Arc. Playbar, Playbase, and the entire Sonos home theater experience. Should you get a Sub Mini or a Sub? Maybe two Subs? Which Sonos work with your TV? Talk about your Sonos Home Theater experience here.
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Hello All! I am looking for the best possible audio settings based on my Samsung QN90B, Apple TV 4k 3rd Gen and my Sonos Beam Gen 1. I am using the HDMI to connect the Beam to my TV. What setting should I select under my Apple TV Audio Format? Change Format > Off OR On with Dolby Digital 5.1 as the new format? Samsung TV settings - if I select change format on within the Apple TV settings, I get three options under the Samsung TV digital output audio format: PCM, Auto or Pass-Through. if I leave change format off within the Apple TV settings, I only get Auto or PCM. Overall, what do you think would be the best settings recommendation for my set up? Note that when I select Dolby digital 5.1 with an Apple TV I feel like I’m getting some lip sync issue. Is that normal? Thank you in advance for the help!
I am having three problems with the Arc SL shadow; 1) a loose HDMI port on back of the soundbar that will lose connection if i touch or move soundbar even slightly 2) random sound drop while streaming content and 3) poor reception to control volume from Firestick remote. Anyone else with similar experiences?
New to Sonos products here and getting very frustrated. I connected the new arc to the correct hdmi port, downloaded the app on my phone. The app recognises the arc but can't connect to it using the audio pass code or the 8 digits pin number on the back. I restarted the arc, restarted the router and tried 4 different phones (android and Apple) to no avail. Customer service could not help and had tee cheek to ask for a feedback after the call. Iam about to smash this damn thing. I know I should have gone for Samsung. £800 for a soundbar which does not work out of box.
Just wanted to report in. For years my Arc system (two surrounds and a sub) has been used with an older LG OLED without the newer eARC and I was getting Dolby Atmos “lite.” Yesterday I updated to the new LG C3 which has the new HTML 2.1 eARC and am now getting the full Atmos. My word, the sound quality is at another level. I simply can’t believe how good it is. I didn’t know what I was missing.
I have a soundsystem with arc and sub and two era 300, I have tried EQ in every possible way, manually and even several trueplay, but metal music sounds quite dissapointing i this system. It lacks of drum kick power or clarity, drums barely distinguish. It feels like a plastic void sound. I find airpods sound better than a system that cost me thousands euros. Furthermor I have two Hércules monitors and a sonos move that sounds better. Now I can’t return my equipment because I bought few months ago, but experience so far is quite dissapointing. I invited some friends home to help me twitching EQ, but they have same opinion, sound quality is very dissapointing for the price.
We recently added a Samsung Frame TV. It sits on a large to the ceiling cabinet in a central part of the room. The TV was selected partly because it sits so flat against the dark cabinet and is hardly noticed when not in use.Mounting the arc below the TV would be awkward. It could be bumped into at hip height. It just would not look good. Would require possible any extra hole drilled in the expensive cabinetry. So maybe we can not have one.But on idea came up. Could an Arc be positioned near the ceiling, as in right at the ceiling?If so should it be angled down?Should it be mounted upside down?There is a second reason to use an arc beyond sound. We have 2 Sonos 1’s for the rear. Right now I have to use an Apple TV connected to the frame TV to talk to the Sonos 1’s. So we are using an Apple TV connected to a brand new smart TV which seems like an absurd extra layer of complexity. The Arc would remove that problem. If there is another way to connect the frame TV to the Sonos 1’s or any o
I have a Arc, and 2 x era 100’s in my “Tv Room”. the era 100s are set up as surrounds to work with the arc.however, i can’t find an option to EQ only the arc, or only the Era 100’s. it seems the EQ applies to all devices in the TV room. is this normal?
I got Sonos Arc and Sub under my TV, but I lack a rear/surround sound. So I consider buying Sonos Era 300. What do you think is the best placement for it?Thought about 3 options (pictures attached). Not sure I need 2 Eras though..What do you think?Let me know if you got another idea..Thanks!
Need help and experties, I have Polk and Sonos speakers and I would like to trun them into a home theater, if I can work them, I am not sure if this setup will the folllowing setup even work.Two Polk RTi12 (Front L & R) + Sonos Ark (center speaker)2 Sahdow one SL (Rear L & R)+ Two Polk in wall speakersPolk SubPioneer Amp to power up the RTi + Sonos AMP to connect the 4 polk
Hi allI think I know the answer, but want to to tap the collective community brains for confirmation.7 years ago we set up a media wall for the TV and sonos Playbar paired qwith 2 Sonos play1’s as rear surrounds. The TV and playbar are in a recessed wall unit. The depth of the recess is 14cm. The playbar is 10cm from the top of the recess, 10cm above the 55 inch TV. The width of the recess is 1450mm (as per the attached pics)We needed this set up to ensure the TV was not too high and up unitl now, we’ve had no issues. We are upgrading the TV and looking at upgrading the soundbar to take advantage of Dolby Atmos.Looking at the size and design of the Arc, it seems like it would be too close to the top and sides of the recess to be optimal. I think it would still be 10cm from top and 15cm each side.So my question is, would we be compromising the benefits of the arc? Would the sound from the side and upwards firing speakers would get distorted. In which case are we better sticking t
I have a new living room where I have promised my wife that we will not have a TV…. she said nothing about a hidden projector and screen…. I have some speakers and Sonos components laying around that I can use, and I was wondering will this work to set up a 4.1 Surround system? (Thanks ChatGPT for the Diagram 🤓)
Is there a way for the sonos engineers to allow trueplay for the era 300 when used as rears for home theater setup? I have android and would need an iPhone to do trueplay for everything. I could borrow an iPhone to do this but sometimes I need to reset these devices for it to work correctly and I would need to do the trueplay all over again.
I just bought a Sonos Arc and planning to get a sub. and two Sonos one Sls for surround sound system. Iam completely new to Sonos and will appreciate advice. I heard that I cant stream music from my Android phone to the Arc or the SLs..Is that true? Is there a way a round it? Iam not into Iphone and dont want to buy an iphone just to be able to use Sonos. I can purchase the Samsung Q990C this weekend at a good price and Iam wondering if I should go for that and just sell my new, unused Arc?
With the new update in PlayStation 5, we can use Dolby Atmos, but if I activate it, sometimes I hear a loud pop. Are you thinking of a quick solution to this issue?My setup is Sonos ARC, Sonos Sub Gen 2, and two Sonos SL as surround sounds. My TV is a 65” LG C2
So i have a set up like this:1) Sonos Arc2) Apple TV 4K (2nd gen)3) Benq HT3550 Projector is it possible to have eARC work? Problem 1:As of right now the main problem is that sonos arc connects to apple tv via wifi. This makes it “temporary” source and sometimes i start a movie and then go back to apple tv setting to change the source because once in a while it will switch back to the projector speakers Problem 2:Apple TV only has 1 hdmi port. Should i get one of those hdmi audio extractors and connect Sonos arc into it? Will it work? Will eARC work? Could you please link me to one that will work on Amazon? Do I need anything else for this to work?Note: I have this cable to connect Sonos Archttps://a.co/d/4iV1WqcI found this device and almost bought it, but then in the product images it says it won’t work with Sonos Archttps://a.co/d/688PCPRSonos Arc does come with HDMI to ESPDIF adapter and i read that a direct HDMI connection to eARC is preferred. Also just to mention, I would like t
Sub-Mini volume does not adjust via ERA 100 volume touch control - support say normal operation, really???
I just bought a Sub Mini which is working well with my stereo pair of ERA 100 speakers with one major exception. The touch controls on each ERA 100 do not control the volume of the sub, only the other ERA 100 speaker leaving the sound with either way too much or too little bass depending on if I turned the volume up or down. The volume works correctly using the phone APP which even brings the volume of the Sub Mini back in sync with the 2 ERA 100s.Sonos tech support verified this behavior using the support feature which confirmed the volume was moving in sync using the APP but not when using the touch controls in 2 separate submissions.Sonos Tech support said this is normal behavior but I am a little skeptical of the agent’s response and frequently use the grooved touch volume control.Is the sub’s volume not responding to the volume touch controls on the speakers consistent with other’s experience?Any thoughts or suggestions? ty
Tomorrow my Sonos Amp will reach me so I was wondering what you guys think about the following setup and what I might be able to optimize..Lg oled TV hdmi Arc ( not e-arc)Hdmi goes to ArcSonos Amp 1.5mm audio cable 2 meters and 5 meters.2x B&W 704 Nautilus speakers (had to bridge low and high frequencies by wire (black to black, red to red) as the plates are missing) so speakers are expecting regular audio connection.Fancy Banana plugs with gold in it or something.Will connect directly to Sonos Amp as front speakers.On the other side of the room 1x Sonos One and 1x Sonos One SL for surround. I need the B&W's for superb classical music (mostly pure piano) and I need all the rest for surround for superb Sonos experience.What will this setup do in terms of surround?What do you guys think which setup is best?Any other tips and tricks?Very much appreciated!
I have just bought a new tv with Dolby atmos so I am going to upgrade my beam gen 1 to a gen 2. My current beam cables (hdmi and power) are sunk in the wall Will these be ok with the new beam particularly Will the older hdmi be ok with Dolby atmos sound?Secondly I have a spare play 1 so was thinking of getting another refurbished play 1 to set up a surround sound system. Again with using the older play 1’s will this be detrimental to the atmos experience? Cheers in advance for an advice
I just built a new house and my room is 15 feet across and 30 feet in length, with a 9 foot ceiling. What is the ideal distance to place a pair of Era 300's behind a couch for the ultimate surround sound experience. I will have a 77 inch flat screen mounted to the wall on one end of the room with an Arc soundar under the screen. My couch will be placed 10 feet in front of the TV wall, and I will have a Third Gen sub woofer in the front right corner of the room? I have 20 feet to work with behind me, and I’m wondering what the ideal distance would be for placing the two Era 300’s?I have come across a lot of posts from people who have the back of their couches pressed against a wall, but I haven’t come across anything addressing the kind of space I am working with for rear speakers, and more specifically, a pair of Era 300’s as rear speakers. I would love some advice, as I have a lot of flexibility. I will be using Sonos speaker stands, unless someone convinces me to go with wall mounts,
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