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I recently bought one of the refurbished soundbars from sonos and was under the impression it would be the newer playbar that comes in the colorful orange boxes but when it arrived it was in the older box with the green on it. I'm curious if there's any differences between the two or it it just the packaging it comes in.
Hi, I'm fully expecting an angry redirection to a area in the community where this has already been answered. I have looked, honest and apologies in advance for posting here if the wrong place! In short. Help! I'm currently converting my basement and want to create a cinema room. I'm going to use a Epsom Projector and would really like to use my existing Songs products for sound (player, sub 2 x Play1s). What I can't get my head around - How do I connect my PS4 Pro / Sky Q to the projector and have the sound coming through the Sonos. Is this possible in a way that will work seamlessly? Apologies again if this is a ludicrously thick thing to ask! But the builders are asking where I'll want wiring etc and I can't answer. Cheers, Mark
We intend to wall mount our TV but on an arm to allow us to swing the TV out at an angle from the wall for good viewing and back against the wall when not in use. My dilemma is if I am best to undermount the Playbar on the TV so that it's always oriented with the TV and at the viewers or to wall mount it so that it's always stationary and therefore not messing with the True Play tuning of the room. We don't watch a lot of TV and the Playbar would also be used to augment our existing Sonos set-up as our new living room speaker, allowing us to re-purpose the Play 1s elsewhere. Thanks.
I am looking to upgrade my system by add the PLAYBAR. I currently have the connect amp which is connected to some book shelf speakers. To cut down on space and clutter I want to pair the connect amp to the PLAYBAR. This is so that I can play records through the PLAYBAR. Can I pair both device wirelessly? Is there a better way to pair these together than what I am thinking? I can not move the CONNECT AMP to the PLAYBAR, there is no shelf for the AMP.
I bought a BenQ projector (http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-Theater-Projector-Silver/dp/B00A2T6X0K) and now need a sound system. The room is rectangular, ~ 18-feet by 12-feet. Directv and blu-ray at one end; projector nearly at the other, throwing the picture onto third wall. I'd like the sound to emanate from beneath the picture but i don't want to rip apart the ceilings/walls to hide wires. so wireless is appealing. Is the playbar right for this situation? can it work with a projector? can it work with a projector and DirecTV and a blu ray player? Do i also need a receiver? any advice much appreciated. :)
Here is my set up: - New Amazon fireTV made by Element - Sonos Soundbar connected to Amazon TV through optical cable and set for dolby digital. - AppleTV 4th generation connected to TV with HDMI Using the built in speakers on the Amazon TV, I can use both the Apple TV remote and the Amazon TV remote to control volume. However, when I configure sound output to the Soundbar through the optical cable, both remotes stop working for volume controls. The only way I can control the volume on the Soundbar is through my Sonos App. The message I get on Amazon Fire TV is "Volume control not supported for this audio output device." The previous TV had a remote that did work in controlling volume on the Soundbar. Is there a work around, so I can use either the Apple remote or the Amazon Fire TV remote to control the volume? Thanks
Hello has anybody used a playbar and 2 play 1's for a 5.0 home theatre without the sub? I say this as I want to extend but can't afford the sub, so I just want to know if anyone has used without sub and if it's any good? I mostly watch freeview tv and streaming services,I don't have sky or anything so will I get that surround affect, Dolby digital? Cheers
I am having trouble setting up these components as a surround system. This is what I have done so far. 1. Setup connect:amp as Standard setup with my house speakers and it worked. 2. Setup playbar as Standard setup with my TV and it worked. 3. Connected playbar and connect:amp to router via ethernet to change to Boost setup and now both of them cannot be found. I'm a newbie! What am I doing wrong?
Bonjour, Je suis en train de faire une véranda et mon plaisir sera de construire un mini cinéma dedans. J'ai déjà le matériel suivant : -un vidéo projecteur BENQ1070 + écran -deux sonos play1 -sonos play5 Pour la projection, je suis bon. Je voulais savoir comment je pouvais utiliser mes SONOS pour diffuser le son. Je n'ai jamais utilisé les enceintes pour le cinéma ou la diffusion autres que la musique. Je me disais que les deux play one pourrait être derrière mon canap, et la play sous l'écran. Mais comment envoyé le son sur le système? Merci pour votre réponse rapide, j'ai des branchements à programmer dans ma nouvelle pièce. Bonne soirée,
I am trying to setup a fairly large room that is family room & Kitchen. About 24 feet by 24 feet. I want to put a playbar on the TV, and have surround speakers. I also want to be able to fill the room with music when not watching TV. My question is, if I went with a playbar, sub and 2 play 5's for surrounds, when playing music, will the play 5's and sub act together and be stereo ? I think the right terminology is: If I bond the playbar, sub and two play 5's as surrounds, can the play 5's act as a pair when playing music and use the sub. To throw one more loop into the mix, I would be willing to put play 5's in each corner of the room. So would the config then be Rear play 5's are bonded to the playbar as surrounds. Sub is bonded to playbar. Front play 5's are for music only, so they are paired to be stereo, but will all 4 play 5's act as music speakers then ? The other option is I just put up play 5's and a sub for music, and a playbar, some play-3
I have a play bar, sub and play 1s as surrounds. I have Foxtel feed via hdmi to Sony tv with optical out to play bar. I have slight delay with sound vs visual. I can't find anything to adjust this. The issue is the sound is behind the visual. What could be the solution here? It's on ac3 on Foxtel iq2. Thanks.
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: 18.104.22.168-1 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?!
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