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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How do I 'un-bond' surround speakers connected to a Connect:Amp
I've not been able to get my surround speakers to work since I bonded them to my Playbar (they are connected to a Connect:Amp). They worked fine as a separate pair prior to being bonded. I've set them to 'full' rather than 'ambient' and confirmed that the audio stream is DD5.1 but no luck. I'd like to un-bond and re-bond them but I can't find the option to do this on the PC or iOS Sonos controllers. I've read there should be a "Remove Surround Speakers" option in the "Room Settings" section but it's not there! Did this functionality change in a recent upgrade?
Mounting Sonos above TV using TV bracket mounts.
Hi, I apologise if this has been asked before but I did a forum search and couldn't find an adequate answer. Hi have a rather old TV with a large base stand which means that there is not enough space to place my Playbar in front of the TV on my media cabinet. I have a void behind my TV so cannot mount the playbar on a wall above the TV. I was wondering if there is a product out there (Sonos or third party) which would allow me to mount the Playbar above the TV, attaching directly to the bracket mounts on the back of my TV? Also, if such a product exists, would I also need to by the Sonos Playbar wall mount bracket? Cheers!
DD 5.1 to Playbar on its own
Is it advantageous to send 5.1 audio to the Playbar when it is on its own and not part of a 5.1 system? Does the Playbar process the 5.1 into a virtual surround sound, like it would with a stereo input, or does it output the 3.0 part of the 5.1 with a mix of the rest, or does it only output the 3.0 part of the 5.1?
How secure is our registration information? Is Mirai a possibility for Sonos speakers?
Hardware registration, Sonos account information, and the Sonos forum are all handled by the same software - Insided. Given that after 2 weeks this software is still incapable of rejecting spam, how secure is our account and registration information? Is it possible that all Sonos speakers could be hacked using Mirai or similar to become part of a botnet used in DDOS attacks?
Can I link my spotify direct to my 5.1 system?
I've currently got packed up in boxes my new 5.1 system and wondered when I do get moved and unpacked whether I need anything to play my Spotify music through the system? Is it simply a case of linking my phone with the system and playing, or is it a little more complicated than that? Thanks
Playbar customer, baffled
So... For some reason you can't set the rear speakers (in my case two play 3some paired with the playbar in a 5.1 setup) to duplicate the front L/R signal when watching TV. Frustrating. Its nice to be able to do that so you can keep the vplume relatively low and still hear the voices on shows/movies. Sonos needs to either: Add a toggle to move quickly between surround sound or full stereo, OR allow us to drop more money on speakers and pair them with the soundbar as front L/R signal. For $2300 this is a simple feature that $300 units usually have. Come on guys ;)
Optical audio cable connection
I have a Samsung HD tv. Model # UN55D6005SF. My tv does not have the "D" shaped audio output port, only the mini single male optical cable port. I tried a toslink to mini optical cable to connect my tv to my playbar, but it did NOT work. I routed through the cable box, but now that limits me to what I'm watching on cable. Any suggestions on how to get a connection b/t my tv and playbar directly?
Sub in white
Can you please, please, produce the Sub in white as well. Would love to add it to my system, but not in black!! Would also consider the Playbar, but only in white of course. Please be as consistent in offering a consistent visual experience as you do for the sound and easy to install experience. Really don't understand the concept of the Sonos color scheme today!
Does Playbar play well with existing AV Receivers?
I use a Yamaha AV receiver (RX-V2700) that I like very much. I feed my Apple TV, DVD and Cable Box to my TV by an HDMI cable providing surround sound from them all. In addition, I have a turntable that also feeds audio to my current SS speaker system. I am considering using some Sonos speakers to replace my current speakers. Can the Playbar based surround system work with the optical output from my Yamaha AV receiver, allowing me to use all of my devices?
Panasonic TV + Playbar combination question
Hi, Just picked up a Playbar from Amazon which is arriving today - been doing some reading around on the whole DD5.1 vs DTS support argument. I'm not precious over exactly what format my audio is in, but eventually I'll be adding 5.1 support by adding a sub and some rear speakers so I'm looking for the easiest/best way of achieving true 5.1 surround from my living room setup. I have a Panasonic AS650B TV, hooked up to an Amazon Fire TV (new one supporting 5.1), and an LG BP556 blu-ray player. The playbar is replacing a Philips Fidelio B5 which I've had a lot of issues with, but it did take all the inputs and handle all the audio decoding etc seamlessly so I didn't need to worry about it at all. So my main question is, how do I ensure that I get 5.1 surround whenever possible using my current setup? The manual for my TV states that there are 2 options for audio output via SPDIF - Auto and PCM. Auto states that DD, DD Plus, HE-AAC multi-channel are all output as DD bitstream, a
Playing MKV file with DTS surround Sound
So I have a collection of MKV movies with 5.1ch DTS-HD. I play them from various USB. I just hooked up my Sonos surround sound. The back two speakers are not getting any action when playing these files. I researched from about 20 mins but couldn't find a thread with this exact issue. How can I get the surround sound to work? Thanks!
In a 5.1 setup, with the 'full' setting, how do the rears use the sub
Hi, I have a playbar + sub, and I am thinking of making a full 5.1 system using either Play:1's or Play:3's. I have done a lot of reading on the forum, and a common comment is that when you have two Play:1's bonded with a sub, two Play:3's with a sub provide very little value add because the main benefit of the Play:3 is the bass, which the sub would provide anyway. Now, I know that in a 5.1 setup, and when I have the 'full' setting for music the rear speakers will act as a full stereo pair. What is not clear to me, is how they will leverage the sub? In particular, will they use the sub in exactly the same way as they would if the playbar was not present? On a related note, we have a very open floor plan, where the living area (with the TV + playbar + sub) and the dining area and the kitchen is one large space. The rear speakers would be in the 'middle' of this large room, around 5-7 feet away from the sitting area where we watch TV. When playing music, the hope is that they will
I have a soundbar and love it. When listening to a dts track it cone though as stereo, still sounds good. I was wondering, it dts a hardware of software upgrade. If t Sonos were ever to release a soundbar 2 which had the ability to decode dts, and knowing how good sonos are with backgrading their support for software, it is possible for this to be added to the playbar by way of software upgrade or is it a hardware thing making that impossible?
Improving a Sonos 5.0 system
We have a soundbar and a pair of Play 3's right and left behind the sofa where we normally sit, and on wood flooring pointed 45-deg to the television. The two Play 3's are not really hidden, but are at grade level rather than at head level (spousal "I don't want to see those things" problem). The surround setting is set at 100%. My question: short of adding a Sub (again, spousal permission denied), is there any setting to improve both the surround effects and the bass effects from this set up. Arnold Falk Stans Switzerland
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