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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Hi Friends, I'm trying to get true 5.1 surround sound through a Roku Ultra, but I'm hitting a brick wall and neither Sonos' nor Roku's support team has been able to pinpoint the issue. My setup is as follows: I have a plasma Samsung F8500 tv - that tv has an HDMI port that supports ARC - I connect the HDMI cable from the tv to a (way too expensive) Octava-HD41-ARC switch that has been recommended in multiple Sonos forums as a workaround to get 5.1 surround on the Sonos Playbar / surrounds. From the switch, I connect an optical audio cable to the Sonos playbar. In one of HDMI inputs for the switch, I've plugged in the Roku Ultra. At the moment, while I troubleshoot, the Roku is the only device besides the tv plugged in to the switch. This configuration works perfectly for an Amazon Fire Tv, and I'd normally just continue using the Fire Tv, but Time Warner / Spectrum does not offer their streaming app on the Fire Tv (which this is a deal breaker for my fiancee). I've also tried connec
I’ve paired my soundbar with the tv and can use the remote provided by Verizon to turn on tv which is connected to the sound bar but when I try to use the volume controls on the remote it says unavailable so I’m stuck controlling tv volume through the soundbar with my phone app. Is there a fix?
I am having samsung UE37C5100 connected to playbar. Weird behavior here: i listen the same TV program directly and audio level is pretty low. If i listen to the same program while in PIP with the main set to DVI (PC output) the audio level is higher. Anyone is having similar issue? Thanks. I am on Sonos 7.
I'm not sure if there's a bug or just really poor engineering. It seems like a lose/lose, especially without a way to change sources from the hardware. TV Autoplay: OFF = If you're listening to music from your phone, you can have your TV on in the background, change channels, pause/un-pause video games, or anytime the sound might stop and start like when internet videos buffer, BUT you have to always use the Sonos app to switch back to the TV. TV Autoplay: ON = Your TV audio will resume after you stop listening to the music on your phone AND ALSO anytime you change channels, pause/un-pause video games, or anytime the sound might stop and start like when internet videos buffer... so just don't use the TV for anything when this setting is on or else music from your phone will disconnect.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSEQmVCDlLt/ :) So happy!!! I can see the Sonos dream now, no wire changes just brilliant sound constantly. Turn on the PS4 and Dolby 5.1 no clicking anything just on straight away! The difference from watching a movie when it wasn't getting passed through to now is remarkable, I thought the system was doing a good job putting the vocals to the front and background noises behind etc but now everything just sounds more clear and goes around the room to make the experience perfect! The TV was a Samsung UE49KU6400 btw in case anyone is interested. I think this is the future, TVs are getting better all the time and hopefully all of them will have this soon - Sonos is possibly just ahead of the time?
Recently set up Playbase & Play 1's for home theatre setup... What a mine field!! Should've done some research prior to purchase, but highly likely that if I'd known all the challenges before hand I would've still gone down the SONOS path to compliment existing Play 5, & Play 1 pair in other rooms in the house. So the main challenge was of course no 5.1 from DTS Bluray discs (my player does not transcode), or Amazon prime via Fire Stick (no optical out & TV does not pass through 5.1). Luckily the old PS3 was still hanging around unused for years... Fired up, setup audio out to transcode to 5.1 (via optical), downloaded Amazon Prime app and all appears to be good... Even automatically picked up my NAS drive which was an unexpected bonus. Need optical switch to connect Virgin Tivo V6 box (also where I stream Netflix), PS3 & TV to avoid the manual switching of cables... Bought this HDMI switch initially, but it downgraded everything to stereo via optical out so best to avoid (a
My setup is fairly typical, I think. I've got a TV that won't pass DD signals to its optical out, so I connect my video sources to a Monoprice HDMI switch and use the optical out to feed a Playbar that's paired with 2 Play:1's for rear surrounds. It feels like I'm always chasing 5.1 with this setup. The latest culprit is my Chromecast. Last night we rented a movie from Google Play Movies, and Cast it from my phone to the Chromecast. The Sonos app was showing it was only in stereo. Today I did a bit of testing. I tried other movies I own from Google Play Movies as well as Netflix and HBO Now. They all showed as Stereo in the Sonos app. I also own a Fire TV. You can't watch movies rented from Google Play Movies on it - there's no app for the Fire TV, but Netflix and HBO Now both show as Dolby Digital in the Sonos app. So I moved the Chromecast into another room where I've got a Yamaha AVR. With the Chromecast directly connected to that I was able to get 5.1 sound from Netflix, Goog
I'm sure I'm not the only person out there who is using YoutubeTV with a newer Samsung TV (with the One Remote) that has the built-in YTTV client. I like having a Chromecast, as I cast from my PC's and tablets to the TV a lot, and I have the Chromecast showing our photo library continuously. Because I use YTTV, I wanted the TV to turn on to the Chromecast input, so that I could pick YTTV or whatever app or input I wanted, without having the OTA TV blaring in the background. I did some setup work on mine today and I have a suggestion for anyone who has a similar setup, and wants volume control with the Sonos to work for the native OTA Samsung TV tuner, a Blu-Ray player (or any other HDMI device), and the Chromecast. If you do a "Setup TV" from the Samsung menu, and you have the Chromecast on HDMI 1 and a Blu-Ray on HDMI 2, the TV will automatically recognize the Chromecast and the Blu-Ray. Generally, it will set up the Samsung One Remote to work with the Blu-Ray, but not with the C
i am looking for a blu-ray/dvd 4k uhd player to use with my playbar and a samsung 4k uhd 43" tv. the 1st one i am looking at is a panasonic with audio output of dolby digital +. and the 2nd one is a sony with a audio output of dolby true hd decoding (2ch) ,dolby atmos, hi res audio. will any of these two work with my playbar, i have the intention of adding a sonus sub or play ones for home theater at a later date which is the best option.
Hi all, Was wondering if anyone else is using the Octava HD41-ARC switch box to help get true Dolby 5.1 surround on their SONOS home theatre system? I've been using it a few months now and it's allowed me to get full 5.1 on almost all my TV inputs. So far I have DD 5.1 from my cable box and from my PS3 and it's pretty awesome. I am having one, very annoying limitation though-- my Chromecast 2nd Gen plugged into my Octava Box wont' give me DD 5.1, it only outputs in stereo. Seeing as this is my preferred method for watching Youtube and Netflix on my TV, it's really starting to bother me. There is no settings on the chomecast to force DD 5.1, essentially the chromecast has to realize that DD 5.1 is available and choose to output in that format all by itself. Does anyone know if there is any way to make the Octava box force Chromecast to output in DD 5.1? I know there's some sort of EDID management ability, but I can't really figure out how to use it.
Recently purchased LG OLED TV and then a Playbar and SUB. Have been playing with the setup and noticed some interesting issues in the config. 1. When chromecasting from Google Play TV & Movies app, I cannot get video and audio to sync. I played with the settings from the Sonos app and all of them made it worse. (HBO GO over Chromecast didn't have the same issue) 1a. Also the voice track was way quieter than then music track (after trueplay tune it got slightly better, but still not right) Also tried the voice enhancement mode, which made the dialogue understandable but a little tinny. which brings me to... 2. Switched to the native Google Play TV & Movies app on the LG TV and that only puts out Dolby Digital 2.0 vs the 5.1 from the Chromecast. However the audio sounds better from this. Test movies: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone & Jurassic Park
Had my Playbase delivered a few days ago. Once I finally figured out how to turn OFF my TV speakers, the setup was a breeze. Since I was using existing ceiling speakers as the L/R rear, I hooked one of my CONNECT:AMPS up to drive them. First few days though, it sounded simply like front speakers coupled with two others behind me. No sound separation. Then I re-read Megathread for Home Theater. I overlooked the final step when using a CONNECT:AMP discussed here: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2248?_ga=2.202710546.2070754677.1512439315-1680833299.1505599964&_gac=1.255898105.1511795554.Cj0KCQiAjO_QBRC4ARIsAD2FsXPt5g1jZN42OmaFNUdz7CWEGtwEdfH3AdHqg4ql0tOOmpixBPTH6LsaApc7EALw_wcB Presto changeo - Surround Sound! Just an FYI when using CONNECT:AMP.
Hi, Does anyone know if the Samsung UE60KS7000 will output 5.1 audio through the optical cable from external sources such as an Apple TV, Xbox or Sky Q? All of the above are HDMI into the tv, with the TV optical output straight into the playbar. I'm thinking of upgrading my TV as above and upgrading to 5.1 by adding a pair of play ones, but only if my new TV can support 5.1 through the playbar I already own.
I just bought an LG, and have the optical audio running from the LG to the sound bar. I had the directv remote controlling both tv and sound bar audio, and I must have clicked something that disrupted the sync. How can I control the Lg audio and sound bar from my directv remote? Thanks!
Hi guys, so here's the deal. I bought some Bose speakers for my living room and the Connect AMP to play music and use as TV speakers. Apple Music works a charm. My TV outputs audio through optical, so I bought an optical cable and then a converter - optical to RCA so I can plug into Connect AMP. All connected well and thought it would work brilliantly but end up only getting sound out of one speaker. Even tried it on my Apple TV using the optical cable and converter and still only getting one speaker sound. Is this a problem with my converter or configuration in Connect AMP? Any help would be great! Thanks!
Hi I have a Philips flatscreen that does not have a toslink connector. I haven’t been able to use the Playbar unless I plug it into the cable box, but we never use cable, only Roku. I bought an analog to digital audio converter and I can get some sound to come through the PLAYBAR but it is garbled...the signal is corrupted or getting dropped. Has anyone had any experience with this or know if there’s a workaround? Perhaps may TV just flat isn’t comparable even with this converter I bought. NOTE - right now I’m trying RCA cables but will be buying and trying the digital audio coaxial cable option. Hoping that works better than the RCA audio out.
I have a Sony soundbar and sub which I have connected to my Sony Bravia via HDMI Arc. I have also connected the optical connection on the soundbar to the optical connection on the connect. In this room I also have a stereo pair of Play 1s When I tried to play a track through the soundbar and play 1s at the same time there is a slight but very noticeable delay Has anyone else had this problem and if so is there a solution to synchronise the sound ? I also have a B&W zeppelin Connected to a connect which synchronises perfectly with the other play 1s
I had to configure a new DISH network remote to my existing soundbar. The soundbar responds to the VOL + signal and increases the volume but does not recognize the VOL - . I can only decrease the sound by manually pressing the button on my soundbar.The old DISH remote worked fine ( until it broke and I had to get this new one). What is going on?
I currently have a playbar connected to my TV and on my patio I have a pair of Play 1 speakers. I'd like to install a projector on the patio and use roku to stream content to the projected display. Audio will be a problem though and I'd like to stay away from any additional wiring. How can I get the audio to the Sonos? I was thinking that maybe if I connect the roku into a wireless HDMI extender and then into my TV which is connected to the playbar with optic cable, I can then play content on my TV, stream the video to the projector and group the Sonos speakers while muting the playbar. Would something like that work? Do you have any product suggestions to make this work, or would there be an easier way by maybe connecting the roku directly to the projector and streaming the audio to the play 1 speakers? Any advice would be appreciated!
Hello, My old system had a reciever. I could enable advanced surround sound and my 2.1 would play voice on all 5 speakers and the left right and left rare would play the left sound and the right front and right rare would play the right. Is this possible with a 5.1 setup with bonos with the bar and 2 speakers? Is there a setting or way to do it? I did ready this might be a possible solution but am not sure. I have not purchased this yet just doing research. Thanks! Inside your Room Settings for the PLAYBAR and PLAYBASE are two additional options. Music playback which allows you to choose between two settings for the surround speakers: Ambient: Default option; subtle, ambient sound. Full: Enables louder, full range stereo sound. Selecting Full has the surround speakers playing stereo along with the PLAYBAR when you have a music source playing, this has no effect when playing TV.
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