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 am considering purchasing Sonos speakers and considering a variety of approaches. The room is about 12 X 20 X 9. Our sitting area is about 8-10 feet from the TV. The TV is a 3 year old 55” Samsung, it has ARC HDMI output but not eARC. We have a new Xfinity cable box and good Internet connection.The TV is currently mounted above an enclosed gas fireplace, which has an 8” shelf on the top of it. The TV is mounted to the wall above the fireplace shelf on a swivel arm connected to the wall which lets me move it out to be flush with the outer edge of the fireplace shelf or all the way back to the wall taking up ~2” of the shelf.The swivel does not let me raise or lower the TV at this point.I like the idea of a Sonos Arc (and optionally 2 sonos one’s for rear speakers), but not sure if this will fit our setup.I see two choices were we to get a Sonos Arc: 1) raise the height of the TV so that the Arc can be on the shelf above the fireplace - either by adjusting the TV swivel arm (i.e. re-at
I have 2 Sonos arc setup, second one was only bought couple of days back. Other one is in my living room we used to get moderately good sound around level 20, now we have to bump it to around 45 to hear properly and to get good room filling sound have to go till 80. And the new arc is in small bedroom felt that sounded even lower.
Hello forum. New SONOS user here. Also new to HDMI ARC. Sorry if dumb question.I have: TV (w/HDMI ARC), Xbox, non-SONOS passive speakers.Can I buy a Sonos AMP, connect it to TV HDMI ARC, connect Xbox to TV HDMI (different input), connect speakers to Sonos Amp, and still get sound out from the Xbox to the passive (non TV) speakers? Not sure how HDMI ARC works. Thanks...
HiI love my playbar and it has been great. Contemplating to upgrade to Arc, doing some online research and can see few people commenting the sound of Playbar is better than Arc and Arc sounds "hollow". My use will be for streaming movies in living room mainly, atmos content will be from Disney, Prime. I will be adding a Sub in near future. Thanks for any advice.
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 am having samsung UE37C5100 connected to playbar. Weird behavior here: i listen the same TV program directly and audio level is pretty low. If i listen to the same program while in PIP with the main set to DVI (PC output) the audio level is higher. Anyone is having similar issue? Thanks. I am on Sonos 7.
I'm not sure if there's a bug or just really poor engineering. It seems like a lose/lose, especially without a way to change sources from the hardware. TV Autoplay: OFF = If you're listening to music from your phone, you can have your TV on in the background, change channels, pause/un-pause video games, or anytime the sound might stop and start like when internet videos buffer, BUT you have to always use the Sonos app to switch back to the TV. TV Autoplay: ON = Your TV audio will resume after you stop listening to the music on your phone AND ALSO anytime you change channels, pause/un-pause video games, or anytime the sound might stop and start like when internet videos buffer... so just don't use the TV for anything when this setting is on or else music from your phone will disconnect.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSEQmVCDlLt/ :) So happy!!! I can see the Sonos dream now, no wire changes just brilliant sound constantly. Turn on the PS4 and Dolby 5.1 no clicking anything just on straight away! The difference from watching a movie when it wasn't getting passed through to now is remarkable, I thought the system was doing a good job putting the vocals to the front and background noises behind etc but now everything just sounds more clear and goes around the room to make the experience perfect! The TV was a Samsung UE49KU6400 btw in case anyone is interested. I think this is the future, TVs are getting better all the time and hopefully all of them will have this soon - Sonos is possibly just ahead of the time?
Recently set up Playbase & Play 1's for home theatre setup... What a mine field!! Should've done some research prior to purchase, but highly likely that if I'd known all the challenges before hand I would've still gone down the SONOS path to compliment existing Play 5, & Play 1 pair in other rooms in the house. So the main challenge was of course no 5.1 from DTS Bluray discs (my player does not transcode), or Amazon prime via Fire Stick (no optical out & TV does not pass through 5.1). Luckily the old PS3 was still hanging around unused for years... Fired up, setup audio out to transcode to 5.1 (via optical), downloaded Amazon Prime app and all appears to be good... Even automatically picked up my NAS drive which was an unexpected bonus. Need optical switch to connect Virgin Tivo V6 box (also where I stream Netflix), PS3 & TV to avoid the manual switching of cables... Bought this HDMI switch initially, but it downgraded everything to stereo via optical out so best to avoid (a
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
My setup is fairly typical, I think. I've got a TV that won't pass DD signals to its optical out, so I connect my video sources to a Monoprice HDMI switch and use the optical out to feed a Playbar that's paired with 2 Play:1's for rear surrounds. It feels like I'm always chasing 5.1 with this setup. The latest culprit is my Chromecast. Last night we rented a movie from Google Play Movies, and Cast it from my phone to the Chromecast. The Sonos app was showing it was only in stereo. Today I did a bit of testing. I tried other movies I own from Google Play Movies as well as Netflix and HBO Now. They all showed as Stereo in the Sonos app. I also own a Fire TV. You can't watch movies rented from Google Play Movies on it - there's no app for the Fire TV, but Netflix and HBO Now both show as Dolby Digital in the Sonos app. So I moved the Chromecast into another room where I've got a Yamaha AVR. With the Chromecast directly connected to that I was able to get 5.1 sound from Netflix, Goog
I am setting up a small media room (10’ x 20’) solely for the purpose of watching movies and television, as we already have a separate audio setup for music for other rooms (a few AirPlay Bowers & Wilkens A7s, and a Nakamichi SoundSpace 8 connected to an Apple Airport Express). I have been considering a Sonos 5.1 setup as we need a 5.1 audio system to pair with our TV, and we do not need any additional music streaming services for this room - simply a decent 5.1 audio system that will work well with our television and streaming devices. My wife would prefer an audio system that could be controlled by our TV or PVR’s IR remote, and can be set to power on/off automatically with the television (Sonos can do this as well). We have purchased a 75” 4K Sharp Aquos LC-75N8000U (https://www.sharptvusa.com/tvs/4k/lc-75n8000u), and connected devices will include: Apple TV 4 64GB for streaming 1080p movies from computer, as well as AirPlay Mirroring from iOS devices. Motorola DCX3400 HD
Hi all, Was wondering if anyone else is using the Octava HD41-ARC switch box to help get true Dolby 5.1 surround on their SONOS home theatre system? I've been using it a few months now and it's allowed me to get full 5.1 on almost all my TV inputs. So far I have DD 5.1 from my cable box and from my PS3 and it's pretty awesome. I am having one, very annoying limitation though-- my Chromecast 2nd Gen plugged into my Octava Box wont' give me DD 5.1, it only outputs in stereo. Seeing as this is my preferred method for watching Youtube and Netflix on my TV, it's really starting to bother me. There is no settings on the chomecast to force DD 5.1, essentially the chromecast has to realize that DD 5.1 is available and choose to output in that format all by itself. Does anyone know if there is any way to make the Octava box force Chromecast to output in DD 5.1? I know there's some sort of EDID management ability, but I can't really figure out how to use it.
Hi, Does anyone know if the Samsung UE60KS7000 will output 5.1 audio through the optical cable from external sources such as an Apple TV, Xbox or Sky Q? All of the above are HDMI into the tv, with the TV optical output straight into the playbar. I'm thinking of upgrading my TV as above and upgrading to 5.1 by adding a pair of play ones, but only if my new TV can support 5.1 through the playbar I already own.
Hi guys, so here's the deal. I bought some Bose speakers for my living room and the Connect AMP to play music and use as TV speakers. Apple Music works a charm. My TV outputs audio through optical, so I bought an optical cable and then a converter - optical to RCA so I can plug into Connect AMP. All connected well and thought it would work brilliantly but end up only getting sound out of one speaker. Even tried it on my Apple TV using the optical cable and converter and still only getting one speaker sound. Is this a problem with my converter or configuration in Connect AMP? Any help would be great! Thanks!
I have a new Playbar, and I'm wondering if it's faulty - I've read and followed all the instructions/ Sonos links about the available settings etc. The playbar is flat on the TV stand with no side obstructions. I've not really played much 5.1 content, but when playing stereo music e.g Spotify there seems to be very little Left-Right separation. I've tried Audio test tones which play frequency sweeps on Left then Right alternately, plus various music which has very clear separation e.g. end of Bohemian Rhapsody where there are guitar sections on each side alternately (not my normal listening but seemed a good test piece:-) If I get my head right up to the Playbar I can just about tell which side the sound is coming from, but it certainly doesn't project into the room - from a normal listening position it sounds like mono. The same source on a pair of Play1's has great separation, so it's not a source issue. I'm wondering whether or not my Playbar could be faulty?.(with 9 speak
I had to configure a new DISH network remote to my existing soundbar. The soundbar responds to the VOL + signal and increases the volume but does not recognize the VOL - . I can only decrease the sound by manually pressing the button on my soundbar.The old DISH remote worked fine ( until it broke and I had to get this new one). What is going on?
I currently have a playbar connected to my TV and on my patio I have a pair of Play 1 speakers. I'd like to install a projector on the patio and use roku to stream content to the projected display. Audio will be a problem though and I'd like to stay away from any additional wiring. How can I get the audio to the Sonos? I was thinking that maybe if I connect the roku into a wireless HDMI extender and then into my TV which is connected to the playbar with optic cable, I can then play content on my TV, stream the video to the projector and group the Sonos speakers while muting the playbar. Would something like that work? Do you have any product suggestions to make this work, or would there be an easier way by maybe connecting the roku directly to the projector and streaming the audio to the play 1 speakers? Any advice would be appreciated!
Hello, My old system had a reciever. I could enable advanced surround sound and my 2.1 would play voice on all 5 speakers and the left right and left rare would play the left sound and the right front and right rare would play the right. Is this possible with a 5.1 setup with bonos with the bar and 2 speakers? Is there a setting or way to do it? I did ready this might be a possible solution but am not sure. I have not purchased this yet just doing research. Thanks! Inside your Room Settings for the PLAYBAR and PLAYBASE are two additional options. Music playback which allows you to choose between two settings for the surround speakers: Ambient: Default option; subtle, ambient sound. Full: Enables louder, full range stereo sound. Selecting Full has the surround speakers playing stereo along with the PLAYBAR when you have a music source playing, this has no effect when playing TV.
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