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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Odd title aside I am curious if anyone has had any issues mounting the playbar under a large TV when the front of the TV and wall are approximately 6 inches apart. I know the speakers will be angling 45 degrees up in the position I am considering but will the space between the TV and wall create any distortion or be a sound quality issue? I plan to mount about 3-4 inches below the TV. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking at getting a playbar but already have a powered sub and a sonos connect and wondered if I could connect the powered sub to the connect and then set that up as the sub as part of the home cinema set up. Is that possible or can you only use the Sonos sub?
I'm thinking of purchasing a sonos sound bar and was curious about the sound input options available. My dvd player gives me the option to play stero sound or 5.1 sound. Does the sound bar work better with one or the other. Does it make a difference in the sound played by choosing one or the other. Does the sound bar simulate surround sound or do you have to buy more speakers to achieve that surround sound feeling?
Hi I'm thinking of ugrading my tv and dvd player to a Samsung UE65K8000 TV and Samsung UBD-K8500. I already have a Sub, Play 1 x 2 and Sonos Playbar linked to my Sky Q box (can't connect old Pioneer TV direct) and Apple TV (gen 1) using an optical manual switch. My question is should I connect my Playbar directly to the new TV or still through the Sky Q box - are there any advantages/disadvantages either way. Also, I'm thinking I can get rid of the Apple TV as Netflix, etc is on the new Samsung TV. Can anyone advise if I am missing anything that this new setup would not give me. Thanks
Hi everyone, Looking to replace my current Sony tv and would like to know if the SONY BRAVIA KD65XD8599BU will output DD5.1 through the optical port? The manual I've found online says "DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) Digital optical jack (Two channel linear PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS)" but I'm not sure if this means it does or not?
I have sonos system Connect-AMP wired to four Yamaha ceiling speakers. I want to buy Theatre sound system to our TV. What I gathered that I need to buy sound bar to connect to the TV. I also understand that SONOS Playbar is the most comparable system so I can: 1- Listen to TV sound through playbar as well as our 4 ceiling speakers. 2- Play SONOS Music on both existing speakers and new sound bar. So my question: What are the alternatives to SONOS Playbar? I can see many cheaper but good quality sound bars , but what I don't know is their connectivity to SONOS System and whether they can replace sonos PLaybar. Anyone can give me an advice please? Trying to catch up on Christmas sale!
I really hope its ok to ask this question and here and that someone (anyone) can help me. I'm not very good with technical things which is why i need all the help you are willing to offer. I share my internet code with a few of my neighours which i honestly don't mind doing . But recently SonosZP and Chromcast have been appearing in my new device section on my IP page. Ever since these appeared my Internet seems to be very very slow and was wondering if the above devices are the culprits . It was working fine before but just lately it has slowed right down . I contacted my internet provider and they said there were no reported faults in my area. I just wanted to make sure it was my suspicions before i mention anything to my neighbours and change my code ( Hope all that makes sense) Thank you to anyone that can me . I really appricate it
We are looking for a new TV ( 4K) soon and want to ensure I can use it successfully with the Playbar . I know that BT Sport (UK) will / are now supporting Dolby Atmos and I know there has been some discussion on this Forum but it is unclear to me what the true situation is. I know that when I choose my Tv I must ensure it produces Dolby 5.1. If I get BT Sport in 4K the sound will be Atmos. How will this play on a Playbar? Will i simply get a reduced ( compared to full Atmos) quality sound or will it not produce sound at all? Is it likely that Sonos could add that functionality with an update or have I bought into a dead end.
I know this seems to be pretty much covered but i have tried every option presented and not one is working. I bought the TV yesterday and have exhausted all avenues. Updated Sonos app looked everywhere online and only the "standard" remote does volume but this also does the tv at the same time it's starting to drive me mad:@ Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated Ta!
How good(quality of sound/transfer) is the optical cable included with playbar as compared to something like an audioquest cinnamon optical cable? Thanks in advance! (https://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-Cinnamon-TosLink-Full-Size/dp/B006MZHA3C)[Cable]
I know that this question has been asked in one form or another in the forums, I think that I am messing up one or more settings. But, despite the research, I still do not have it working and need advice. I have the following equipment: - Oppo UDP-203 - Samsung UN55KS8500 - Sonos Playbar The setup is Oppo --> HDMI --> TV --> Optical --> Playbar. The Playbar produces 5.1 Dolby Digital sound when the TV source is cable or streaming. The ABOUT in the app says "Dolby Digital 5.1" (Although, I have yet to hear the rear channels, I have no idea how to assure a source producing sound on all channels in order to test this.) The Playbar produces no sound whatsoever when the source is the Oppo. The ABOUT in the app says "Silence" is the input. (The TV is supposed to pass through signals.) To test, I temporarily connected the optical that was from the TV into the Oppo and did not get a sound. What is the proper setting for the Oppo and the TV? I assume that I am messing
Hope somebody can help. I have an Oppo 103 blu ray player and want to pass 5.1 to the Playbar. I have an 6 year old Sony TV which doesn't pass through 5.1 via its optical port. I also have a Sky Q box so I've got an optical splitter. I have feeds from the Oppo and the Sky box and then the splitter's output feeds into the Playbar. When I play a blu-ray or DVD-Audio disk on the Oppo, the source on the Sonos app says 'Stereo'. How do I get this to show '5.1 digital'? On a similar note, how would I be able to play SACDs on the Oppo and get 5.1 from the Playbar? My understanding was that I would need an HDMI or Coaxial output, which the Playbar obviously doesn't support. Is there any way of getting 5.1 from SACD disks with my setup? Any help would be really appreciated!
Hi guys, I've got a PlayBar and a Play 1 at home. Currently, only the Playbar is connected to the TV, in the living room. I'm thinking of getting an additional Play 1, and create myself a kind of Home Cinema setup in my Living Room, with the Playbar and both Play 1s. However, this doesn't seem to be a scenario mentioned here: http://www.sonos.com/en-gb/products/wireless-home-cinema. Will it only work if I get an additional sub, or will this work? Thanks!
Hi there, As a nerd for tinkering with my Sonos setup, the 7.0 Trueplay release for the Playbar has been a joy. I have a playbar + SUB + two Play:1s. The playbar rests below the TV on a stand about 4ft away from the corner of my basement. The SUB is behind the TV stand in the corner. The surrounds face each other behind the seating, they rest about 15ft from the TV stand. The basement has carpet, basic couch and two arm chairs, with 8 foot cielings. However, I am wondering: what kind of a difference I should be noticing in the setup when watching movies or playing videogames, after Trueplay? To me, it sounds as if the left and right channels on the Playbar got their volumes increased, creating a more immersive sound stage. The SUB also seems to impact the glass cabinet less, which is about 20 feet away off to the side of my basement corner. These are just my basic observations! I would love to know about other people's before/after reviews of Trueplay on their 5.1 setups.
I'm brand new to Sonos, and absolutely love the gear so far! I've also spent much of the last 2 days browsing around all of the information on the Sonos web site and in this community forum, which has taught me a ton! I have one small issue that I'm wondering if there is an easy solution for. I have a playbar with a sub and two play-1's for surround. The playbar is connected to an LG 55LA7400 TV via the optical cable. My issue is that the TV volume is lower than the volume when I play music. When I use the Sonos system with TV, I have to bump the volume up 4 or 5 increments... no big deal... but then when I switch back to music it plays considerably louder than I would like, so I have to quickly turn the volume back down 4 or 5 increments, and hope my wife doesn't yell at me. LOL :) Is there any way to "equalize" the volume of the two different inputs in some way? I looked through the audio settings on my LG TV, but I didn't see anything related to changing the output le
I have a LG 55EF950V TV with wand remote (the TV is running webOS 2.2.0-1317). I would like to control the Sonos Playbar's volumne using the TV's "wand" remote (this runs over RF rather than IR). Has anyone managed to do this successfully on webOS 2.2? (I have seen some others post about this before with LG's wand but following others suggestions does not work).
Hi, I installed my Playbar today and as it turns out only HDMI 2 returns sound via the playbar. All other devices (not on HDMI 2 don't. If I switch a device to HDMI 2 that device works. Is someone also experiencing the same problem or maybe has a suggestion or fix? Thanks!
Hi, I've been searching but haven't found a good answer to this topic... I'm going to be mounting a TV above a fireplace (you will be slightly looking up when sitting) and I was going to put my playbar on the mantle. Which orientation should the playbar have, vertical or horizontal? Horizontal seems to suggest sound shooting at an upward angle toward the ceiling and vertical will be shooting downward toward the feet of the watcher. Also, I know 4+ inches is required if mounting vertical but if it sits on the mantle, is this required? Thanks, Dave
I recently just purchased a play bar and two play 1 and just I I have a playbar and two play 1's and just ordered a sub and got my play 5 in today and was wondering if there is going to be an update so I can add my play 5 to my surround sound as a rear center speaker instead of having to just group it with my surround sound
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