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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I already had my Playbar and sub connected with with my TV before now. Today, received and try to connect my two new Play 1s. When I music from my Sonos app from my phone, it plays from the two new Play 1s, but not from the playbar and sub. Conversely, when I play the TV, the sounds comes out from the playbar and sub, but not from either of the Play 1s. Before now Ive only used the playbar and sub for tv sound and never played music from my phone. Any ideas how to sync the whole speakers so that whether I play music from my tv or from the Sonos app on my phone, all speakers produce sound?
Hi there, I own 2 Samsung tv's; one in the livingroom and one in the kitchen (it's a space without walls, 60m2), and want to buy a SONOS set. My thoughts: - TV livingroom: 2x PLAY5, 1x PLAYBAR, 1x SUB - TV kitchen: 1x PLAY5 In the livingroom I want to use the standard configuration as descripted above, but in the kitchen I want to connect the TV through 3,5mm jack to use the single PLAY5. When I play music f.e. with Spotify and don't use any tv, I want to use the whole system (all PLAY5, PLAYBAR and SUB). Possible? Or is there a better configuration to achieve the best result? Thanks in advance!
I have turned tv speakers off liked advised but when I change the volume I get a message saying " ur tv is set to external speakers , adjust the volume on the connected speakers directly " then disappears about 10 secs later , how can I get rid of this message ! I've a Samsung 60inch tv
Hello. With the Play 1 on sale at the moment I thought about picking up two to add to my lounge. I have a Sony TV and the soundbar/sub that came with it. My thought was that maybe I could get 2 Play 1's and connect them to the TV as part of the existing setup. Is this possible wirelessly? Thanks
If you are considering buying a Playbar, keep in mind that in most cases, despite the advertisements, you will most likely not get true surround sound, even if you add rear speakers and sub. This is because most TV's can't output Dolby 5.1 through the optical port. Therefore, all you end up getting is better amplified stereo sound. Very little sound will even be transmitted through the rear speakers. Only way around this is to buy a digital optical switch which allows you to bypass the TV: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=7974. WHY DOESN'T THE PLAYBAR SUPPORT HDMI ARC INPUT? THIS WOULD ALLOW TRANSMISSION OF DOLBY 5.1 SOUND FROM THE TV TO THE PLAYBAR.
I have an ATT Uverse cable box hooked up to my Samsung PN64D8000FF tv via an HDMI cable, a Playbar connected to the TV with the optical connection, and 2 Play:3s for surround sound. In the "About Sonos" menu it shows the "Audio In" as Stereo. I can't seem to get 5.1. When I go to the TV menu to select the Sound output, it is stuck on PCM and I can't select Dolby Digital. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks as always. -Tyler
I have a Denon AVR-1912 receiver, NHT front speakers and a subwoofer (can't remember the brand) a Sharp 80" tv, all wired. I'd like to add wireless rear speakers and I'd love to use Play 1's. What would I need to do to make them work with my existing system? Thanks in advance. I've searched the communities and read the other Denon questions but they didn't really replicate my setup.
I just bought a UE55KS8005XXE (or UE55KS8000XXE outside Denmark) and it came with the Samsung One Remote (http://m.wsj.net/video/20160420/042016samsungremote/042016samsungremote_1280x720.jpg). How do I configure the Playbar for this signal? It does have a IR-transmitter to act as a universal remote, but I can't seem to make it respond. Can anyone shed light on this? :)
Hey all, I recently set-up the Sonos 5.1 Home Theater system (Playbar + Sub + 2 Play:3s). I've plugged the Playbar directly into the wifi router, and the TV I'm using is a Samsung PN64D8000FF. When watching NBC Sunday Night Football last night, it didn't sound like the rear Play:3s were actually kicking in any sound. It sounded like only the Playbar was pushing sound, and the Sub was very weak. So, I have a couple questions: 1.) If I go to "About Sonos" in the app while the tv is playing, will it show me whether there is 5.1 Surround Sound being played? 2.) Can anyone confirm that the Samsung PN64D8000FF is capable of pushing out 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound in the first place? 3.) Any other recommendations/tips on how to ensure that the home theater system is actually pushing out surround sound, and that the speakers are working properly? Thanks as always everyone!
Hey there! I have a Klipsch Soundbar (RSB-11) and have been wanting to get some Sonos speakers as well. Would it be possible to use a Sonos Connect on the soundbar, and have it work with 2 Play:1's - for music purposes and for home theater purposes. Thanks!
Hi All, I've got a configuration question I was hoping people could help out with. I've got a Windows 10 PC that acts as a HTPC with HDMI into a Sony TV. I'm not that keen on the PlayBar (it just won't physically fit with my setup) so was looking to get 1 * Sonos Connect 2 * Sonos Play 3 1 * Sonos Play 1 and run an Optical cable from the TV to the Sonos Connect. Will this work so I can play * Audio from the TV * Audio from the PC on HDMI Passthrough * Audio from the App for Spotify/Pandora etc Or is the Connect only for using with your own speakers? Will there be any latency /sync issues with the HTPC if i'm playing Netflix etc? Thanks in advance Chris
I'm new to the world of SONOS, so please bear with me. I purchased the soundbar, 2 One's and SUB to create the so-called 5.1. After readfing the forums i'm starting to understand that DTS is not possible without workarounds. I have an LG 4K TV that is set to output Dolby Digital, an optical cable straight from the TV to the soundbar. XBOX one. I have managed to get Star Wars BluRay to churn out 5.1 from the XBOX One which does sound awesome, but when I play my MKV's from my NAS via the XBOX one, they only play in stereo, or no sound at all. Has anyone managed to find a way around this. I think the MKV's maybe decoded to DTS. I have also tried via Kodi, but again only playing in Stereo or not at all. Any help is greatly appreciated
Just wanted to add to TV compatibility notes: The LG 65UG8700 is a new 4k TV that you might assume would easily pass 5.1 from its optical port for the playbar. WRONG. It works under certain circumstances sometimes, but the reality is that this TV came shipped with its audio set to prefer PCM. To give you an idea of the amount of work involved: - MUST have a harmony remote - I had to load special LG model number on to my harmony remote - This old LG model number gave me 3 new options for "service menu" - "in-start" - "in-stop" - Once I had the harmony remote set, I had to locate a password (0413) for the service menu - In the service menu I had to go option by option to find something familiar - Finally under "Tool Option 7" I found PCM - Change that to AC3 - Reboot the TV Now the TV will prefer to pass AC3 when possible.
I've made a few changes to my network to allow for better online gaming, and I believe that is causing my sub and playbar to be knocked off the WiFi constantly. As of right now, even the hardwired method I can't even get Sonos' app on my Mac or iPhone to recognize the Sub for installation. I've tried the hard reset of the sub and no avail. I am hoping it's just something simple on my firewall or network that can bring my system back up and running. My living room is usually configured with: - 1 Playbar - 1 Sub - 2X Play 1s I do have a spare play 3 in another bedroom as it's own zone. The diagnostics report number is: 6739039.
The classical problem problem here, Netflix produces DD+... Ok my MacMini can convert it into stereo but that is not optimal.. So i've been searching for a small device that can do this trick (not a full size receiver) So far i came across these switches: * Monoprice * Octava * Inday * Kanex Now these seem to, in the best case only request DD5.1 from the source, but they don't transcode when the source is available in f.e. DTS. Is there anybody here who can can advise me to buy a device that does: simply convert all audio coming out of a HDMI cable and transcode it into plain DD?
Hi, I currently have 2 Play1s running as surrounds via ethernet connection, then a soundbar running on what I presume is Sonosnet. I would like to free up my wifi network as much as possable therefore I am considering hardwiring the TV into the soundbar then hardwiring the bar back to the network switch. Is there any benifits from doing this?
I am considering purchasing a Playbar. I know you can wall mount it above the TV and the manual says to allow 50mm clearance. What if the TV is on a cabinet below the Playbar? Do I need to allow more than 50mm clearance given the TV will be forward of the Playbar? I am concerned the TV will block the sound.
Gentlemen, I'm just pondering the perfect setup in regards to 'sliders' for perfect settings.... I have the sound bar, and sub, with 2x play 5's acting as the surrounds. My 2x play 1's are downstairs for other uses. This post is referring to perfect level of bass in sub, i.e. increased to max, with sound bar with bass setting at 0,and surrounds at 5%, blah blah blah for example... This is not a 'why use play 5's for surrounds' topic... i have the money to waste, they are surrounds... PERIOD!! But all jest aside, your thoughts would be much appreciated, as i haven't 'tinkered' much with these phennomenal products, and want an atuned setup. Much obliged.
Current the full 5.1 setup with play 1s as my left and right. Has anyone had experience using play 3s as the left and right? Was there a big difference in sound? I currently have 2 play 3s on the way. Deciding if I should place them around the house or change them out with the play 1s and put the 1s around the house.
Hey all. I'd like to replace my current speaker setup, which is a 5.1 Energy setup, with a playbar, sub, and two play 1s. I currently have a Pioneer VSX-1019AH that is acting as the brains for TV, Roku, Mac Mini, etc. The TV is mounted above and only connected to the receiver via HDMI into the one and only HDMI out port. Since the Playbar only has optical audio, I don't know how to do this and still have my receiver run everything. How do others set up a system with multiple sources with a Playbar and receiver? Seems like it was designed to only plug into the TV. I'd rather not have to go buy a new receiver to do this and I can't plug everything directly into the TV. Thanks for the help!
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