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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Hi everyone. Sorry for yet another 5.1 question. I've tried searching and couldn't find anything applicable to my setup. We just bought a Playbar and Sub. We don't have cable/Direct TV. Samsung UN55MU9000 with their unusual "One Connect" box. It's a special cable from the TV to best I can describe, a hub. HDMI, Optical, USB. Apple TV - HDMI to this hub Xbox One S - HDMI to hub Optical from Sonos Playbar to hub. TV Set to optical All we get is Stereo from any movies played from ATV. Same with playing any games via XBox. Any guidance on solutions would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure if we can get 5.1 going, movies will be even more amazing (hopefully). Thanks, William
So I have a new PlayBar with Play3 surrounds which is awesome except we are experiencing 2 problems. Problem 1. The audio cuts out when watching Smart TV apps such as Netflix or Amazon. Also cuts out while watching U-Verse. When listening to music, it never cuts out. If I rewind a show / movie, change TV channel (sometimes), switch to music, I can get the audio to come back. Problem 2. Audio is lagging picture. No matter what I've tried, the AV synch or dialog settings on TV provide and Sonos App provide no help. Just reset to defaults for both TV and Sonos app. TV Used: LG 65UJ6540 - Current audio setting is Optical/HDMI ARC - Digital Sound is set to Auto which supports the audio supported Sonos formats of: Dolby Digital (Optical). This is according to the LG User Guide. Again, all AV synch settings set to Off Playbar Information: PLAYBAR: Family Room Version: 7.3 (build 36442130) Hardware Version: 184.108.40.206-1 Audio In: Dolby Digital 5.1 WM: 0 OTP:
Hello. I just bought a playbar and sub and some play ones as surround speakers. Looking at my TV (Panasonic TH65VT65) apparently it won't output 5.1 over optical for HDMI sources (if I'm wrong let me know!). So I bought the Flexion three way HDMI switch with sonos audio extractor via optical. Everything else plugged through this switch works fine. However in my PC sound settings, I can see two devices. My Panasonic TV, which is stereo only, and the Realtec HD Audio device. Problem is, when I set the sound device default to the Realtec, I can't hear anything even when I disable every further except Dolby digital. But when I select the Panasonic TV I can hear sound but I don't think I'm getting 5.1. Any idea? I've tried using HDMI 1 and 2 (the ARC channel) but no joy. Anyone able to suggest a fix that might work?
Apparently the latest firmware for Sony's 2015 & 2016 models will fix the sound issues that's been plaguing us for the past few years. Certainly a welcome addition. Here's a copy of the announcement from Sony; [i]We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update (version 3.885) will become available by network download directly onto your TV, on the 28th June 2017. The update features: Adds support for HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR format via HDMI input* Reduces input lag for 4K HDR gaming* Resolves issue where the right-hand side of the screen becomes bright when changing input from HDMI (4K signal input) to Terrestrial [b]Resolves sound skipping when using Sonos sound bar[/b] Resolves stuttering playback on Amazon video when pressing ACTION MENU or VOL+/- buttons Resolves poor video quality on BBC iPlayer when using “Watch from start” feature[/i]
I recently bought an LG 65 inch SJ8000 model TV with a magic remote. I've set up my sonos playbar and I've tried syncing my TV remote several times and it keeps saying that it can't find the remote. I've gotten my TV set up for external speakers only, but I'm not able to control my soundbar from the TV remote. Anyone know why I can't?
My home wired with 8 Polk Audio In-Ceiling Speakers (TCi60i) : 2 Family room, 2 kitchen, 2 dining & 2 second floor and I want to play music in all ceiling speakers. Also if I am watching movie on TV , I want surround sound with Sonos Play bar.
i thought i was happy when my 10 year old system stopped working, i was excited to get my sonos surround system, already have a Play 3. I thought i would have a easy setup, tv, via optical cable to sonos, and my 4 new speakers. but as i read all this info, i think i am screwed. tv only puts out dolby digital plus, or sts studio sound, or dts premium sound 5.1, and sonos does not like any of those. tv is a Samsung UN65ju6500F what can i do
I have a toshiba vcr that i want to connect thru my soundbar. my amazon fire tv box is already connected to the speahers thru the splitter. Does anyone know the way to connect to the soundbar. Ive tried a few connection thru the spliter but no luck on getting any sound
I have a playbar and a projector. I don't own a TV or amplifier. So far I've just been using my computer for everything with the rest of my Sonos speakers and no Playbar. I want to stop using my computer and get a dedicated DVD player. I'm looking just to connect the Playbar directly to a DVD player but the only DVD players I can find with an Optical out are $300+. Every DVD player use to have one, now nothing! I don't need Blueray, 4K or 3D, just super basic. I know they're out there; I just can't figure one out. Any suggestions?!
I want to had a sub or play ones to my playbar for watching dvds of rock concerts on my tv. which would be the best option, my tv is a Samsung ue43ks7550u in the sound settings (audio format) pcm.or dollby digital. which option should selected. tv is set for optical cable. also I have my music collection on my pc windows 10 dell lap top I have download the sonos app for pc but I want to use a mobile phone for control of my sonos system . I have a microsft 640 mobile but you don't provide a app for this which disappointing, I am thinking of a android mobile would that work with my pc, would I have to sign up to google play and pay a fee for this.
I don't have a television or a home theater cabinet, rather a projector/retractable screen that comes down in front of a book case. - I'd like to place the sonos playbase on the floor under the book shelf's lowest shelf. It will have no obstructions for 36 inches above it or to the left or right. Will the audio suffer for being on the floor or does it need to be elevated? - My source is not a TV or A/V receiver, rather a mac mini running PLEX. The audio will be split out from the HDMI into optical and run to the playbase. Should I anticipate audio source issues? - My rear channels will be my existing Play 3s, any issues to anticipate with these? - I have a connect:amp that connected to a record player and a pair of vintage speakers, will the playbase be able to pickup the record player as a source? Thx!
Our sanctuary is very bright, large windows, and we don't plan on getting ny blackout curtains... we have maybe 10ft of space behind where our screen would go. I assume we could find a projector that would work for that? On that note, anyone have a suggestion for lumens? If we want to do rear projection in a very bright room. http://amthanhthudo.com/loa-gia-da-obt
I have tried for hours to add my two Play 1 speakers, but at best only one is showing up as installed. This has been working fine before, but I recently had to replace my Sonos Playbar. I now have a new Playbar and (my old) Sonos Sub, which both are working fine. I have tried to switch between my both WLANs, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghhz, without success. And I have also successfully setup both speakers as separate speakers and that is working fine, no problem. I don't know what more to do. I have sent in a Diagnostics file to Sonos support, 7536416.
I bought the Playbar + 2x Play 1 to see if it would work with my TV. I have my PC, Xbox and PS4 connected to the TV via HDMI and the TV connected to the Playbar with optical cable. I'm still not sure if the TV passes 5.1 or only stereo. The only option in the PC sound settings is stereo, so either it's because the TV only broadcasts stereo or because the computer only registers the TV which is stereo. On my normal AV receiver system the PC detects the receiver so it will let me choose between 7.2, 5.1, 2.1 etc. On the consoles it's difficult to tell if it's true surround or simulated. I tried testing with some games, but I can't be sure. I need to do more tests. I set the TV to Optical/HDMI ARC and PCM (and I can choose between Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus), but maybe I forgot something? It's a shame because I really like the system and the extended stereo (simulated surround) works fine for all stereo sources. It's also fine for movies. It's mostly for games I need surro
I am using a J-Tech HDMI switch that has the Spdif optical output (model #JTD4KAT0301SW). I have the audio output on the switch set to 5.1. Does the Sonos app allow you to verify if it is receiving 5.1 sound? Or can Sonos customer service determine that with diagnostic information?
I've just bought a playbar, my 1st Sonos device and have to say that I'm impressed, it sounds way better than the bose stuff it's replacing. I'm wanting to slowly expand it to a 5.1 system as funds allow. What would people recommend to buy next? The sub or a couple of play 1's for the rear channels? Also I can't mount the rear speakers behind the sofa as it's up to a wall, would the sound be right if they where out to the sides around 8' high and angled down to the seating position? Cheers
Hey guys just bought a playbar. At first use I was super impressed, but when I tried it on my PS4 I can't get high volume; hell I don't get volume at all until 50% and it takes up to 80% to get anything respectable. Plus, any other audio now is weak. This is upsetting :(. What did I do wrong??
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