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 have an lg television 49UN711C0ZBwhich is connected to my Sonos arc through the earc port and the sound set to pass through to the sound bar.HDMI 1 is set to bitstream and I have connected a Sony input x800m2 blue ray player.this is my second blue ray player that I have bought when playing a film the trailers sound amazing with the Sonos app reporting that they are a 5.1 formatas soo. As the film starts to play the sound quality drops and the effects are reduced.the Sonos app is reporting the sound as stereo.this is frustrating as I get Arnos and 5.1 when I use any of the tvs built in apps and also 5.1 from my virgin boxcan anyone help me with the correct settings as I don’t want to send another blue ray player back
I just received an ARC and am enjoying it but I have one nagging issue - when I play Spotify through my google TV, or directly through the sonos app, the music is very quiet. If I play it through the Xbox x Spotify app, it’s a good 20-30% louder. Am I missing something? I can just use my Xbox but the google tv is what I use the most. The Xbox shows up as Dolby digital 5.1, and the other two come up as stereo pcm - could that be why it’s louder on the Xbox? I’m really at a loss.
I have just recently moved to my SONOS system which is superb. I do have one issue as I have a Ray connected to 2 One SL speakers and Trueplay set up. A couple of times now it goes onto mute. When I tap the Play on the Ray it comes back to life. Any idea why this happens and how do you deliberately set it to mute as I cannot see any instruction to do that?
I bought a beam yesterday to go with my living room TV and set it up with my 2 sonos ones to make a surround sound system, however, I don't want to have the beam on all the time wasting electricity so have it attached to a smart plug so it turns off when the tv turns off but when I do that I can't then use my sonos ones to just play normal music. Is there a way around this or do I have to have the beam on constantly to be able to use anything in my living room?
I have two One Sl for my surround sound system with the arc below my tv. One of them is behind the couch that is on the back wall and the second is between the two couches on the side wall. I was looking to buy a sub and don’t know where is the best placement. I don’t want it under my arc. I was thinking fo put it either behind the couch on the back wall and I would move the one sl to the other outlet where I marked on the picture. Or I would put it when I mark the number 1 in the picture and I would move the One Sl to the outlet I mark. Let me know what you guys think.
How to use a Sonos Beam AND a Sennheiser headset with a new LG Smart TV.Many hard-of-hearing people use a Sennheiser wireless headset when they watch TV. (I use a Sennheiser RS 120-W.) These headsets allow a hard-of-hearing person to have their TV volume turned up high, while other people in the room can listen through regular speakers at a lower volume. A problem arises when a Sonos Beam user purchases a LG Smart TV (one of the most popular Smart TVs on the market). When a Sennheiser headset is plugged into a LG TV’s optical port (or any other LG TV audio port), the Sonos Beam simply stops working; other people in the room can no longer hear sound from the Beam. (They can only hear sound from the inferior LG Smart TV speakers.)(There’s a quick solution for cable subscribers, but I found it to be unacceptable. The earphone jack on the back of cable boxes has a place where headphones may be plugged in. This creates a real delay in sound (lip-sync issues) which I found to be supremely an
I know that this question has already been answered but I have found a simpler and cheaper way for anyone still struggling with this issue. I brought an audio extractor off Amazon: 4K Audio Extractor HDMI by OREITo make this all work, plug your source into the input and projector into the output, then plug the sound bar into the optical port. Make sure that in the projector settings the audio out device is set to AV receiver and the go to the sonos app and go though the “tv setup” after this you should be all good. At time of this the audio extractor is only £44 which is cheap compared to others on the market. I hope this helps :) Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct. Replaced Hyperlink with product name.
Hello all I would like advice on the positions of the arc and the two ones for atmos .the tv is wall mounted if I am wall mounting the arc is 4 inches enough clearance between the top of the arc and bottom of tv ? my sofa is against the rear wall and the ones are at ear height but against the wall to so I can get them behind me.how should I point the ones for best experience turned to face my sitting position or forward both pointing towards the tv screen ? Or to the centre of the room. I have used trueplay but the height sounds seem to be none existent.also do you have settings that best for the height and surround settings in the app?thabk you for your help
Hi,I just bought a SONOS Beam and I was very surprised to find out that there is no indication/notification/setting to see if/when the soundbar enters in standby.Everyone says the same old story: SONOS has a special standby mode when not used.That’s all! I am sorry, but i am not buying it! I will buy a multimeter socket and test it myself to see the power consumptions between day and night.
I have a Fire TV Stick 4K plugged into my Optoma UHZ50 HDMI Port (2). I’m running an HDMI cable from the Projector’s HDMI ARC to the Sonos Amp. Everything sounds great, except the volume +/- buttons on the Fire TV Stick Remote control do not work. The mute button does, curiously, but the +/- do not. I’ve tried messing with the Fire TV Stick “Equipment Management” options to no avail. Is anyone else running a Fire TV Stick with an HDMI-ARC to a Sonos Amp and able to control volume with the remote? FWIW, I also have an AppleTV plugged into HDMI 3 and it works just fine, I just needed to select the appropriate speakers in the AppleTV Audio menu. I don’t have a similar option in the Fire TV settings. What’s bugging me is the mute button works, but the volume +/- do not. Any thoughts?
Hey guys!I am moving to a new place and in my head I am planning how and where to setup my TV and my Sonos Gear (Sonos Arc, Sub, One surrounds).The living room is quite large, has a lot of big windows, angled ceilings and therefore a lack of opportunities where to place the TV with the Sonos system. I highlighted the area in the photo where TV is supposed to be mounted. (please note that all the furniture in the photo will be replaced.)I am concerned that the sound is going to be compromised due to the rooms setup. So I would appreciate some suggestions and opinions on this matter. Thank you and cheers!
Hi all. I have just bought the arc and have paired it with 2x sonos 5s. I wondered when using the 5s as surround if placing them to the far right and left of the room to front of room would work as well as placing to the rear of the room. Does anyone else have this setup please? Many thanks
Hello, sonos beam does connected via the HDMI arc por to a Samsung tv ue55. Tv does not recognizes the Sonos beam. Tried to set up via the Sonos app and the test is failing. It seems the tv cannot recognize the Sonos beam. I have connected via the optical connection and it is working, I would prefer to do it via the HDMI arc, any help? thanks in advance
Hey my friends. Inquiring on some settings help. My setup is currently an LG TV with a Firestick 4K (using YouTube tv/Netflix/etc.) I have a Beam (gen 2) with 2 One SL’s as my surround. ARC is established. My questions are on both the tv and Firestick settings: everything connected via HDMI LG TV Settings:Sound Out: HDMI ARCQuestion 1: Digital Sound Out…..options are Auto, PCM, or Auto??Question 2: HDMI Input Audio Format (HDMI 1 = Firestick). Bitstream or PCM?Question 3: HDMI Input Audio Format (HDMI 2 = Beam into ARC input). Bitstream or PCM?Firestick Settings:Question 4: Surround Sound setting: Best Available, PCM, or Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus?Much appreciated for the support my friends!
Good morning. New to this forum.I have purchased a Beam 2 and hooked it up to my Sony Xr55a90j Works fine but with HD terrestrial channels e.g. itv, c4 and bbc HD because the sound format is different to standard def the volume is quieter. For normal about 30 works for me but change to an HD channel and have to increase to 40 at least.Is there any way round this?Also is there any way to power save the beam off. Ideally would be nice to switch it off and on with the Sony remoteThanks
I do know Apple TV 4K uses Dolby MAT encoder, and apps like Netflix will show the “PCM Multichannel 5.1” instead of something like “Dolby PCM Multichannel 5.1” for this reason. When I play the same show from Apple TV 4K (PCM Multichannel 5.1) and from the internal TV’s app (Dolby PCM Multichannel 5.1), I can easily find “Dolby PCM Multichannel 5.1” is more dynamic, more detailed and louder. My questions: Is “PCM Multichannel 5.1” the more RAW and accurate one? Or it is just a downside of how tvOS processes the audio format? Should we use “dolby digital 5.1” in Apple TV’s audio format when we are not watching any Dolby Atmos contents? Thank you in advance!
I have recently lost the ability to control the balance of my rears, when used as rear surrounds. Sonos have told me that the only way to restore the balance control is to separate them from the room as surrounds. When set up in trueplay mode or not they, the rears, are out of balance which makes listening to music terrible. This can’t be correct. Can it?
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