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Hi, I have a few questions regarding the Sonos arc and connectivity. If anyone could help that would be great.. Can you use the Sonos arc (at all, Luke will there be any sound) if your TV only has and ARC HDMI connection and not an eARC?. Can I use an optical cable instead of an HDMI connection to link to TV/Projector?. If I decide to connect to my projector which doesn’t have either ARC or eARC connections will I get any sound?. My projector will be over the other side of the room which is around 3.5/4m in length, assuming I have to run a cable round my skirting board would this still connect OK or will the signal of the cable be interrupted? All help appreciated,Cheers,Gary
Hello everyone.i have a question about how to connect my Sonos beam to the TV and to my PC, if it’s possible at all.So right now my beam connected only to the TV, and the PC to the TV. And when i want to listen to music from the PC i have to turn the TV too.is it possible somehow connect the PC to the sound bar so I won’t need to turn the TV on?
New sonos beam had it all connected fine from last friday then yesterday cannot seem to get the beam to connect to tv to have sound, done all the checks like unplug and do power cycle, everything seems to be right when I do the set up again the beam makes the chime sound but still no sound from tv. There is nothing else plugged in, its connected to my wifi aswell.
I’ve heard it recommended (and understand the reasoning) that the Arc should be placed on the edge of a cabinet/stand so that the full range offorward facing speakers won’t be partially blocked/reflect up, but I was wondering how noticeable of an impact that really has? My TV is over a mantel and the Arc will fit nicely up there, but my wife isn’t wild about it being on the edge. For visual appeal it would look best in a position that is probably 3-4” back from the ledge of the mantel. Just wondering if it’ll distort the sound to the point it’s not worth the money for the Arc to have it sit back a bit--or is it not that big of a deal in the scheme of things? Your thoughts/perspective are greatly appreciated! (FYI As far as the up firing speakers, these will regardless of position be plenty out from the TV—so that’s good for the Atmos.)
My surround setup stopped working recently. It’s unclear what the reason is. My ip ranges changed due to a new modem and needed to reconfigure my sonos system. However i don’t think that is the reason…My setup:TV audio out: HDMI / ARC: auto (setting it to PCM makes no difference)DTV audio: auto (setting it to Dolby Digital makes no difference)My Beam is setup with two play1 speakers but audio input still says Stereo 2.0 when i look at “About my system” in the system settings section in the app.I tried everything imo…Any suggestions?
Hi,I want to connect my Sonos Arc (Center) with my pair of Sonos Play:5 (Front L+R) and a pair of Sonos One (Sourround L+R).My Issue: the Sonos S2 can only connect 2 Sonos One (Sourround L+R) as sourroud speakers (and a Sub) but no additional Front Speakers.What should I do?
Firmware 12.2 has been out and we’ve got official support for PCM playback capability. I wanted some idea on which one is better AppleTV playing Dolby Atmos/TrueHD- AppleTV converts it to PCM (as Apple doesn’t support TrueHD/Atmos)- LG B9 with eARC pass through- Sonos app shows Multichannel PCM 7.1 vs Nvidia Shield playing Dolby Atmos/TrueHD- Nvidia Shield sends signal as Atmos/TrueHD- LG B9 with eARC pass through- Sonos app shows Dolby Atmos (TrueHD ) I personally found TrueHD to richer and seemed to have a wider surround sound.
Been following the forums for a while. I have Sonos ARC, sub gen 3, two one sl and a beam.Since ive had my ARC and the S2 upgrade im a bit underwhelmed by the lack of additional features it brings. Features get requested on the forums but nothing really seems to happen with them, I don't feel Sonos as a brand being too slow to add new features to the S2 app etc. There are so many things that need adding such as, the main screen showing the audio formats being played rather than just atmos, being able to control individual channels such as front and height channels, many other features that get requested but never see the light of day.. For such a new product as the ARC I want to see new things added to it etc… Also would like to see some rear up firing speakers to be added to the Sonos line…Rant over…
Hello, I have a Sonos Arc, Sub, Amp and two Sonos Architectural in ceiling speakers. The in ceiling speakers fade in and out while listening to Apple TV. I submitted diagnostic 757412537. I checked TV settings which is Sony X800H, which seem correct to me.Any suggestions appreciated,B
I was so excited to get my Sonos Arc up and running only to realize that this soundbar has issues with sound sync. Unfortunately they’re saying it’s something that can happen with LG OLED TV’s. I wish I knew this before I bought it. My cheap Vizio sound bar had no such issues.
I’ve got a Sonos Arc paired with a Connect:Amp and I’m experiencing issues while watching Atmos content on Netflix via my Apple TV 4k.The audio has weird issues where the output of the Arc intermittently gets very quiet or cuts out completely and when that happens the output from the rear speakers powered by the Connect:Amp get’s much louder. I’d specifically say that the audio never fully cuts out, just seems to be some communication issue between the Arc and Connect:Amp. The Arc and Connect:Amp are both wired on the same UniFi switch. LG B8 Oled with Apple TV 4K Sonos Arc connected via ARC - wired Sonos Connect:Amp as LS+RS - wired Sonos Sub (wireless) Support diagnostics confirmation: 122881592
I have a Sonos SL and a new Beam in adjoining rooms. The Beam is connected to a TV via audio return channel. In the app, I group the Beam with the SL, and for the Beam I enable TV Autoplay, and enable Ungroup on AutoPlay.I turn on the TV, but the Beam does not Ungroup. I’ve powered off and on the Beam and SL - no change.How can I fix?(If helpful, diagnostics 197345318)
I’ve got my SKY Q box set for DD+ sound output through HDMI and connected to my Samsung QE55Q7FAM TV. The TV doesn’t have eARC so the Sonos Arc is connected to the TV through a regular ARC HDMI connection. The TV is set to bitstream input but frustratingly the HDMI output setting has DD+ greyed out and the best I can get is 5.1 via the available Dolby Digital option. When I play Disney or Amazon content using the TV’s onboard apps the DD+ output option is available and I get terrific 3D DA sound through the Arc speaker sub and surrounds. Any one got an idea how I can get access to the SKY DD+ signal?
Ok,Just asking before I get the Beam. Currently have a PS4, Switch and Sky Q going through a Sky Soundbox (huge disappointment). My setup is as follows;Sky Q goes into Sky Soundbox via HDMISky Soundbox goes into TV via HDMI and Optical. PS4 and Switch go into TV via HDMII have to switch the Soundbox to Optical to hear sound from the PS4 and Switch. Question is with the Beam, would Sky go into Beam via HDMI and then into the TV via Optical would sound still come from the PS4/Switch?Thanks.
We would like to add surround sound to our Master Bedroom, and we are looking to use the Sonos Wall or Ceiling Speakers along with the Arc and a Subwoofer but we have some questions. Our dimensions are 18’4” x 14’6”:How many speakers would we need, aside from the Arc and the Subwoofer? For the rear speakers would you recommend Wall Speakers at mid back wall, or Ceiling Speakers?Would you recommend Stand Speakers (play 1, etc.) instead of the Ceiling or Wall Speakers?If money were no problem, how would you design your perfect Home theater in a bedroom?
Hi there,I have a Sonos Arc and Samsung QLED 75Q80T (2020) problem. The sounds cuts out. I can “solve” this by unplugging the Arc. Everything worked for a week and then the problem started. I see that I’m not the only one with this problem. Don’t say it’s a problem Samsung has to solve. The TV audio works. It’s when I connect the Arc that there’s a problem. So Sonos needs to fix this or get in touch with the Samsung people. Please fix this, thank you.Peter
I’ve added an ARC recently to my 2 FIVEs setup but the ARC is performing poorly. Suddenyl disconnects and stops playing or the quality deteriorates to something that doesn’t resemble music. Tried resetting, restarting etc. The FIVEs behave without a problem… Here’s a recording → https://www.dropbox.com/s/z88svqp26owt22f/IMG_0241.MOV?dl=0 This is becoming slightly frustrating, when you keep connecting the speaker to AppleTV and it disconnects immediately after a few seconds, so you end up watching a movie on TV speakers cos you just don’t have the energy to fight the d*** thing...while a brand new speaker sits there useless…. Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the community guidelines.
Hello to all.I’m a happy Sonos user, so far only with three Play:1s and one Sonos one SL.My current system is built as follows: two Play:1s coupled in stereo in the living room and the remaining two speakers in other rooms.It’s been awhile since I would like to get an upgrade for better listening, but I have two “needs”: better music quality in my living room which is quite big (about 40 square meters) and better sound from my TV set.new Arc is far too expensive at the moment Beam would be an option but, question: is it possible two couple it only with my pre-existing stereo pair made by two Play:1 and have the whole system connected to tv by an HDMI-arc connection? What do you think is the effect of this latter option for both general music listening in a large living room and also for use with TV? My other option would be a Sonos Five. This would be perfect for music but only works with tv through a normal jack, as if it was a headphone, sonot the best most probably.Do you guys have
Hey guys, I recently bought an Arc and wanted to upgrade my TV to support Atmos. I was looking at the TCL 8 series and noticed that with the latest firmware update it has eARC enabled.My understanding was that only if the TV had HDMI 2.1 it would have eARC . Since it isn't HDMI 2.1 but the firmware update enables eARC , how would it work exactly? Would the TCL 8 series after the update be able to play Atmos? Thanks in advance!
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