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 All, I've been doing a little research on how to best create a Sonos set up for a home theater using a projector. Here's what I've got and what I'm thinking and would love to know if anyone has tried something similar with success or some other thoughts: AppleTV (4th generation, w/o Optical) BluRay Kinivio HDMI switch box Optoma H180X projector (https://www.optomausa.com/uploads/manuals/H180X-M-en-US.pdf ) I've currently got the AppleTV and BluRay HDMI input to the Kinivio switch box. Kinivio switch box HDMI out directly to Optoma projector. Decent computer speakers from projector's 3.5mm mini jack audio output. Here's what I'm thinking to do: Same Kinivio HDMI switch box as above, with its HDMI output to HDMI wireless transmitter such as the Nyrius Aries (https://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-Transmitter-Streaming-Satellite-NAVS500/dp/B005H3AU1Y/ref=cm_rdp_product ). The Aries receiver would of course then connect to the HDMI input of the projector. I would get audio out via
Hi So I purchased the playbase on day of release. Absolutely love it but I do have a slight concern. I previously had a sound bar with a separate sub. Because I watch most of my stuff late at night I would just leave the subwoofer off. But now with the playbase that isn't possible. Even with night mode on and the bass set to lowest.. there is still a definite 'punch' to sound. I'm just wondering how far this 'thump' travels though a big wooden tv stand, floorboards, a small gap then concrete. I hear the guy downstairs something's walking about and yelling at his cats and he must hear my floorboards freak if I can hear his.. Why haven't I approached him? Because he's mental. I try to keep interactions to a minimum. He keeps himself to himself though. I'm hopeful he doesn't hear any thumping but was curious Thanks for any info on this Jon
Can anyone recommend a 4K Bluray player, with HDR, that will pass 5.1 properly? The player would use hdmi to my LG OLED B6, which is running optical out to my Sonos Plabyar 5.1 setup. Everything else works right now (Apple TV, Xbox One). I was thinking of getting this Philips one: https://www.amazon.com/Philips-BDP7501-Ultra-Blu-Ray-Player/dp/B01FWKIGFS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492278292&sr=8-1&keywords=philips+4k+blu+ray+player
Too late for my Playbar I appreciate, but I do miss some form of digital volume indication. My TV doesn't show it so I think it would be really useful option to have a digital indication of the volume level on the front of the Playbar. Thought they could have added this to the new Playbase. Not too difficult to incorporate I would have thought and there could always be the option to disable it for those who wanted to. Of course it may not be an issue for many, but just a thought!
My question is similar to several other topics related to using Sonos speakers and other amplifiers, but those threads are several months to as long as a year old. I’m hoping for an updated answer. I plan to purchase a Playbar and other Sonos wireless speakers to create 5:1 audio for TV viewing and additional wireless speakers for other rooms in the house. I also would like music from my CD player and/or AM/FM receiver to play through the Sonos speaker system instead of using my externally wired speakers. The CD player is currently connected to the amplifier in the receiver, so all current audio sources (except for the TV) are output from the amplifier to the hardwired speakers. Every thing I’ve read describes connecting a Line Out from the Sonos Connect to a Line In on an amplifier, but wouldn’t I need to come OUT of the receiver and IN to the Connect so the source can be sent to the wireless speakers? Thanks.
I've searched quite a bit (and the Sonos community search doesn't seem to be working) but can't find an answer to this: does the new Apple TV (sans optical) send all audio via DD 5.1? Specifically wondering about Netflix and DD+. If the source is DD+, does Apple TV transcode to DD 5.1? Context: I'm using an HDMI switch with audio extractor to PLAYBASE.
I've recently moved house and since I have set up by TV playbar it makes a content high pitch noise. I have turned it off etc. and it still persists. It sits in exactly next to thew same items as my other house. It is constant and really annoying so I have to unplug it when the TV is off. What else can I do?
I am trying to setup a wireless home theatre in the basement and need help. The plan is to hang a projector on the ceiling and project to the far wall across the room without pulling a long HDMI cable. I have an Epson Projector http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H709020, an AppleTV 4, and am hoping to purchase a set of Sonos Paybar+Sub+Play:1 for the audio. This is my first home theatre setup. Any help is most appreciated.
Hi, I'm sure this is really easy to fix, but am struggling.....I installed my Playbar today, I have a Sony TV which I control with my Sky remote. I have got the sound coming from the Playbar and changed the speakers to Audio System on the TV to do this. However, although I can control the sound from my Sky remote, everytime I change the sound I get the message "TV Volume is Fixed". Any ideas how toi disable this?
Some TV's do not have an ajustment possibility of the level of volume for their optical out. Which results in increased sonos volume during watching television. When switching back to internet radio or spotify a sudden volume increase will occur throughout all sonos systems which are groupped (because the master volume has been increased in order to compensate the low optical-out volume level of the TV). A volume level change option of the optical-in on PLAYBAR i.o. to compensate would probably solve the issue (see PLAYBAR as a sort of a "pre amp" for putting your TV sound on the Sonos network (frequently used when viewing concerts)).
I am wondering if anyone has compared the PLAYBASE to the PLAYBAR - my vision for the PLAYBASE is somewhat defeated by the cheap two part plastic TV stand under my LG OLED65B6P that resonates and rattles atop the PLAYBASE. If anyone has a clue for an alternative compatible TV stand I would appreciate hearing about it. (?).
I like the "Play" Speakers and the Sub, but I'm not crazy about the playbar / and the playbase will be too obtrusive which would still limit the surround configuration. Something that I thought would be amazing is if Sonos could build a stand alone hub that can input optical or HDMI ARC and stream all of the decodable surround channels based on how many speakers you buy & configure. basically using a hub to deploy any configuration from 2.1 4.1 5.1 7.1 7.2 and more for atmos overhead configurations! Thus using "Play" speakers and the sub without the wires. This would be an amazing opportunity for Sonos to get me to buy lots of their current speakers! and also quadruple their sales with products already in place.
Hi, Don't often post on here. Ryan, a question to you? What is the real reason why Sonos don't put DTS on playbar/base? Is it the cost of the licence or would it make the product more expensive? I love my Sonos systems and I have 2 lots of 5.1 in different rooms at my home and they sound great :) yes I do a lot of streaming and don't watch a lot of Bly-ray if any. But I do feel for the customer base who love your product, but do seem to be ignored with one simple request for DTS to be added. The fact is if people didn't buy your products then Sonos would not exist and I think we should know the truth why Sonos does want to support DTS. Ryan, over to you my friend Riddick
Looking for help with home theater and remote setup. I have a Samsung UN70KU6300 70-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model), Amazon Fire TV, Sony Blueray player, and SONOS soundbar and two play 1s. Currently, all components are hooked up to tv directly. Most of the time we use the Fire TV and its remote - use of the Blueray player minimal. What is the best setup and is our only remote option the Sony Blueray player remote? I tried following instructions to use the Samsung TV remote, but it only seems to control soundbar volume when using the Blueray player and not the Fire TV
Hi..when mounting a playbar above a TV. The depth of the unit is 85mm.. when using the mounting kit, how much extra does this add to the total depth. I.e. How far from the wall is the front of the unit? Second question, I have seen the playbar recessed in a wall and like the idea of hiding the playbar behind a custom grille. Any thoughts on what clearance should be allowed around the playbar to avoid ruining sound quality?
I have a TV on the wall with a fireplace below it and a soffit above it. There really isn't room to mount it on the wall above or below without having the speakers fire directly into the wall or floor (see image below). So I wanted to hang the playbar upside down under the soffit as seen in the image. This actually points the speakers right at the listening area and seems to be the best option. But, it seems that the R/L channels might be incorrect if this is done? Is that still the case? Will SONOS add an over write feature to hard code what is right and left to the PB? Is there any other options here? For other people that have ceiling mounted the PB, did you use the standard wall mount or did you do something different to make sure it was secure? Thanks for the help!
So I have a Samsung 37" television that I can't get rid of because the space in the cabinet just barely holds this tv. I'm about to order a Playbase, the SUB, and two Play1's for a home theater setup. However, it seems like from what I've gathered, my television does NOT support Dolby 5.1 pass through from it's optical audio out. While I haven't been able to confirm this, the television has Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse and an optical audio out. So my question is, can I make this work? I've read some old posts online about using an HDMI switcher? How does that work and what are the best new options of these devices? For what it's worth, the devices that I would be using with the Playbase are the (i) television, (ii) cable box (iii) DVD player and (iv) a Roku. So does the cable box audio out go to the Playbase in my case and then the cable box HDMI signal go to an HDMI switcher? I'm confused, but would appreciate any direction before I spend all this money and throw out my receiv
I have a Sharp Aquos LC-40D68UT (purchased in 2011). It has a digital audio port, and seems to plug in fine to my Playbar; however, during Playbar setup, the Playbar does not detect anything coming from the TV. Wondering if the TV is simply not compatible (it's not listed in the non-compatible list thread; and speaking to Sharp customer service they weren't able to say definitively). Or wondering if there is some other common troubleshoot (which I haven't found in the manual or FAQ). Thanks
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