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Hi There. I had some great support yesterday about setting up my LG C1 new TV with my Arc soundbar. Apple TV now plays Atmos content and my app shows that the Arc is receiving Dolby Atmos. So far so good.My problem now is that when trying to play a film, that I know has an Atmos soundtrack, from my Mac mini M1, using VLC ( tried various other programs also), the soundtrack only comes through as Stereo PCM.I have set the TV for eArc support and Pass through. All help appreciated.Tony
Hi.I have a Sonos Arc.The Speech enhancement function seems not working.I cannot hear any difference with it turned on or off.I asked some friends to check it in my home, too, and they also cannot hear any difference.What is the problem?My Sonos App is version 13.3.When I check for Arc soundbar updates it says it’s updated.What can I do?
Hi all , twice now I've had jittery audio sound from my beam 2 lasts about 5 seconds , only when playing TV programs that have been downloaded on my sky HD box , rewind a bit and there's no jittering ! Watched TV all day yesterday with beam on and not an issue , connected via HDMI , I can't even pinpoint when it will do it , just randomly but weird how the 2 times it's been when watching a recorded show on sky box ?
HI! So am trying to simplify my current setup which works with less stuff. My PC is connected to the Beam via an old SoundBlaster X-FI USB and it’s SPDIF port. Would love to get rid of said SB device so I tried two HDMI dummy plugs (the first is this one and the second is this one and I suspect it’s the same chip in both) as they list that audio will be passed through in 2.1 - so add a middleman to fool the PC graphics card (NVidia 1650) that there is a monitor connected in the HDMI port while the monitor is in the displayport connection for maximum refresh rates.Alas, with these 2 plugs, no sound whatsoever is coming to my Sonos Beam. So before I RMA the 2nd one as I RMA’d the 1st one, am I missing a setting or something to look out for? Changed default devices, rebooted, nothing come out.If this is not working and will never work, anyone has a suggestion? I could get a PCIe soundcard I guess, and look at displayport splitter (which does not meet the goal of removing external devi
The problem I am experiencing is that sometimes the sound emanating from the Beam is garbled; i.e., it sounds as if the person speaking is talking underwater. This happens randomly and generally only last for anywhere from a minute to as long as three our four minutes. I exclusively use the Beam for tv playback and have it paired with two Sonos speakers.
Hi Together, Before posting this question i seaarched the forum but did not find the correct answer, so might be a repost but please go through it and suggest me. I bought a Sonos Playbase, currently i have a Benq projector which is connected to Apple 4K TV (box), so not using any TV. When i tried to setup the Playbase, i am not able to do it, because, as i understood, i should also connect the Optical cable to some TV, otherwise i can not setup the Playbase.As i dont have the TV, i am not ablr to do it at the moment. If i buy a Coaxial to Optical switch/convertor, is it possible to setup my playbase without having a TV?.
Hi all , just got a new TV and I have a beam gen 2 and 2 One SL surround speakers with sky+ hd , my TV has an eArc setting in the sound menu , if I select this everything is fine but Sonos app shows different formats that it's playing , shown in the pics , which format is better to use Dolby digital plus or Dolby multi channel pcm 2.0 was itv 5.1 sky movies ? Many thanks
Hello everyone and well found, I hope you are all well ... given the period …Greetings from Rome and Italy :-)I have a home theater system consisting of Arc and One SL. Now I would like to add Sub Gen. 3I have a question, certainly trivial for you ...Regarding the Sub Gen 3, what is the ideal location for its installation. Is it better "front" (but on the side of the TV), or can you put "side"? Or "oblique"?I know that with the Trueplay setup then it fits the room acoustics, but I would like what the guideline or recommended is.I made some screenshots on the fly numbered from 1 to 4 (forgive the banality, but you should guess the purpose anyway ...), in order to facilitate the discussion to understand what you are referring to Again, I know that the configuration via the App helps, but I would like to know on a technical level what is the ideal position that this Sub should more or less respect in your opinion of Sonos.Thanks a lot for the support! Hello everybody.
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?
I have just upgraded from a playbar to an Arc, connected via hdmi to a Sony 65ag8 oled tv.Since conecting this, I find that my tv is turned off (from standby) overnight. If I unplug the ARC, the tv stays in standby.I have checked all the settings on the tv and arc, but can't find anything about switching off overnight.Anyone else found this, or can offer a solution
I’ve just moved and have a Beam and 2 SLs Ones as surrounds.I’ve run Trueplay but just wanted to check does it automatically work out which SL One is left and which is right? I couldn’t remember which one was which in the original setup and now I’m over thinking when I’m watching content whether they are left/right correctly.Thanks
Hello! It seems once you connect a Sonos Five to a home theater setup you are no longer able to initiate auto play through line in. This seems like a weird software issue that could be fixed pretty easily. I understand most people hooking up their home theater probably have another place they setup to listen to records but I would love to be able to use my turntable when I’m not watching TV without having to unpair my fives from the home theater group. Any suggestions (beyond buying a port because I know that’s the easiest solution)?
I’m expecting my LG Gallery OLED next week. I’ll be mounting it on the wall, as well as my Sonos Arc under it on the wall.If you’re familiar with the Gallery line of TVs, they have a custom wall bracket as well as channels to run the cables behind the TV that allow it to be mounted flush against the wall, so that it literally has a depth of 1 inch or so, looking like a painting on the wall. Similar to the Samsung Frame.I know Sonos recommends that the Arc be mounted 5.5 inches or more below a TV so the sound from the upward firing speakers is not impeded. However, I’d like to mount mine more like 3-4 inches below the TV.I can’t imagine that a TV with 1 inch depth could block the upward firing speakers right?Seems like I should be fine. Agreed?Thanks for any opinions.
All,I have a problem when watching Two and a Half Men on Amazon. I am using 2 Sonos AMP with in-ceiling speakers set up as surround. The show plays in Dolby 2.0 and there is an echo when people are talking. It goes away if I switch off surround. It also goes away when playing the show on Apple TV which I have set up to upscale audio to Dolby 5.1. My tv is an LG GX. Any ideas?
Hey everyone,I purchased Two Sonos 1, Arc and Gen 3 Sub. I connected everything to work as surround system.I noticed that playing music from just the two Sonos 1’s sounds better than the surround. Is there an easy way to decide from where I want to play music? Thanks
We recently purchased an Arc and a 5 with the assumption that our existing Play 5 would pair with the new 5 for the surround rears. The app (s2) would only allow me to connect our old Play 1’s. Is it possible to use a Play 5 and 5 together or will I need to buy another 5?
Is it normal for Sonos users to need to go to the audio settings in Apple TV and turn on change format to Dolby Digital 5.1 in order to get 5.1 audio to a Sonos system? I have two Sonos setups: Amp and my own speakers, and another with Beam. I have an Apple TV 4k (latest gen) but when playing 5.1 content (netflix and plex) both systems only get stereo audio, unless I turn on change format by going to Settings > Video and Audio > Audio Format and turn on Change Format and then choose Dolby Digital 5.1 routerloginJust curious why this? So far I am not seeing an audio delay, which is great, but curious why I end up in stereo unless I force it, is is the Sonos system not hand routerlogin ling this or is it my Apple TV not understanding Sonos?issue solved!!
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