Discuss Arc, Beam, Playbar, Playbase, and the entire Sonos home theater experience. How do you set up a Sonos 5.1 system? Which Sonos work with your TV? Ask your home theater questions here.
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I know there are a lot of other similar questions but I am in need to some more specific hand-holding. For outdoor viewing, I am trying to connect my new sonos beam to a Epsom 1450 projector and get video through google chromcast. I purchased an HDMI switch per the forum to connect everyone. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K7BZ1XC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . When everything is connected, I am able to get sound through the beam but could not get simultaneous video (w/o the beam and switch, chromcast and the projector work fine). I tried multiple combinations of the input/outputs in the event my logic was not adding up but no luck. Can anyone help me out with this? (Keep in mind I am not nearly as tech savvy as 95% of you)Thanks!Chris
I have a new LG OLED55BX6LB 55" Smart. 4K TV (2020) and a new Sonos ARC. I cannot get the Sonos’s ARC and the TV to work together using the eARC HDMI port on the TV. The IR connection works as it should, but will not deliver the same sound range/quality as promised by the eARC connection.
Can anybody confirm whether or not the Sonos Arc includes an onscreen volume level indicator when used with an LG CX OLED? I currently have a BEAM that when paired with both and older LG OLED or an older Panasonic will only indicate “volume up” or “volume down” but not give me the volume levels. It is a petty thing but very annoying to me.
Hello you guys, I’ll be setting up in my new house, a year from now, a sound Sistem and my research took me to Sonos,”. im thinking about a tv connected to the Arc and an amp powering 4 in ceiling speakers( I might also add an OneSl in the kitchen just to talk to Google home.the thing is: - does all them go along together? Can I have a surround system with the arc and in ceiling speakers? - do I get a true surround system with this configuration? - can i use the arc just for the tV and set up the in ceiling speakers for music at the same time? thank you in advance
Just recently moved into our house that has just gotten finished being built. I have a decent sized media/computer room I bought a Sonos Arc/Sub/One surrounds for. What am I looking at TV wise? I was looking at a Q95. When I went in to Best Buy today to purchase a TV the guy told me there are some issues with Samsung TV’s eARC and getting the Sonos to use Atmos, he advised me to come to the Sonos community page and ask before I purchased. Solid advice from the Best Buy dude. =)Thanks in advance!
I live outside Sacramento so while it definitely gets hot in the summer, the winters are fairly mild. I have a large overhang in the backyard and am putting a TV on the outside wall. I would like to put a Sonos Beam installed underneath the TV outside. This would be completely protected from any direct sunlight or any of the elements (protected from rain, wind, sun, etc...). Obviously the only thing that would impact the Sonos would be the heat but again never in direct sunlight. Has anyone every installed a Sonos Beam outside in a very protected area?
Hi,we’ve installed in-wall speakers in our project cottage and have left a wall blank so that we can project tv/films into it. The projector needs to be stand-alone and be able to connect to Netflix/BBC iPlayer etc. We are Apple based so will be getting a HomePod or AppleTV to run the Home kit. Any advice about how to set it up gratefully received, many thanks in advance!
I connected my ARC to my Sony TV (XBR-65X850D) via the HDMI4-Arc port. All functions great as long as the ARC is the only device connected to any HDMI input on the TV. The moment I connect my Apple TV / any other device to any other HDMI port, the ARC disconnects. I am not able to control it via my phone either. Once I unplug the other devices, the ARC reconnects and functions normally.Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue or what could be causing it?
I have the arc with a sub and 2 sonos one’s. I use an apple 4K tv and the Optoma UHD60 projector. The UHD60 has an S/PDIF (optical) audio out port that offers Two Channel PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation). What option will give me the best surround sound experience? (And better yet, are any of these inferior?)Wireless Connection using the Apple TV settings ‘video and audio’ > ‘audio output’ (easiest) Hdmi from the arc to the optical out on the Optoma (using the hdmi/optical adaptor supplies by Sonos) Purchase a receiver that has hdmi arc audio output capabilities (would love a recommendation for a good and simple receiver just for the Apple TV input with the hdmi arc audio out and a 4K hdmi out)
Hi All,I have a few questions regarding Arc placement and its surroundings. My TV is placed sort at an angle 30 degrees to the wall against the corner of the room.If i place the arc parallel to my tv in front thenthere’s no wall on the left of the Arc, and on the right it faces a wall diagonally the edges of the arc will be floating in the air although most of it say 75% would be supported by a base1) Will I be losing out of 5.1.2 capabilities by not having a wall on the left of the Arc ? Let me know if 2) is okay ?
Hello,I Have a medium size family room that I want to set up 5.1 surround sound. Just wondering if I could use Arc as the Center, left and right speaker. Then the sub. And 2 of sonos wired ceiling speakers as rear surround for the surround system. (I understand I need the sonos amp for the 2 ceiling speaker). However, do I need to have a receiver to get surround sound if I want them all to work together?How would the Arc, sub and 2 ceiling speakers work as a 5.1 system?I understand for ambient whole house I need 1 amp for each of the 2 ceiling speaker. That part is easy to grasp but I’m stuck at the surround sound concept. Please help. Thanks so much!
I brought home a sonos arc over the weekend. Hooked it up Saturday to a gen 2 sub and two One SL’s for surround. Everything was ok Saturday night. But, Sunday, it seems my sub has lost its bass significantly when playing music. I usually keep my sub at 0. But, now I’m having to up that up a little. Anyone else having/had this problem? Thanks.
I just purchased a Sonos Arc and a new LG OLED CX TV. Most nights, when I am done watching TV, I stream music on my Arc through Spotify. But I listen to the music at a lower volume than when I am watching TV. Is there any way to separate the volume by source, so I don’t have to lower the volume for music and then raise it back up the next day when I turn on the TV?
Hello, My ground floor main room have the Living Room, Kitchen and dining room altogether. I have a Sonos Beam that I am using stand alone with the TV, and I have to Play:1 covering both the Living Room and Kitchen. We often use the 3 of them together when we listen to music, and its a great setup. I was curious to see if I could set up the Play:1 as Surround speaker as well. Although they are a bit far in the back, it would probably make the sound a bit “fuller”…. The question is; if I connect the Play:1 as Surround, do I lose the ability to use them standalone? Thank you for your help!
After a period of inactivity I find that the Arc goes to ‘sleep’ and needs to be awoken with a vol up or vol down input from the tv remote. It doesn’t automatically come up when audio is detected. The annoying thing about this is when it wakes the volume is at 0 rather than the previously used volume, so every time I wake it I then have to crank the volume all the way back up to a normal level. Is there any way to change this behaviour and have it use the last used volume?
Hi all! I’m thinking about going with a Sonos based design for a home theater setup in one of my rooms. I’d love some advice/thoughts on what I’m thinking. I’m going to get an 85” 4K tv prob a Samsung. I was thinking of going with a Sonos Arc soundbar, a Sonos Sub, then a Sonos amp to power 2 in ceiling speakers to provide the rear left and right. Any thoughts on how this would work, or alternative recommendations? thanks!
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