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 guys, I’ve recentely heard about SONOS I wouldn’t say that I am an audiophile but I love music and speakers setup. It was very nice to see that SONOS has a very active community and I am think about building a home theater setup with SONOS speakers. So I would like to clarify couple doubts, and check whats the best setup possible, that the community would recommend. I was thinking about using the Playbar as Center Speaker purchase to new PLAY:5 and use as left and right speaker, and two PLAY:3 or PLAY:1 as surround speakers at the back. 1 - Is this the best setup? Do I need to buy anything else? For what I read I don’t need the BRIDGE or CONNECT to make this work right, just plug an Ethernet caple to the playbar? 2 – I want to use those speakers with my TV LG 55EG9600 and I would hate having to go to the cellphone app to turn volume up and down. I will be able to control all speakers volume with the magic remote ? Anyone had any trouble doing that with NEW LG tvs? 3 – Is the
Is there a way to switch from Music to TV, or vice versa, using a remote control (i.e. outside the Sonos app). In our Living Room with a Vizio display and Sonos Playbar we are often listening to music while the TV is on. At times, we'd like to quickly switch to the TV's Audio and grabbing the remote would simply be more convenient than finding an iPhone and firing up to Sonos app. Is there a way to program a remote to control the Sonos Playbar Audio source?
Configuration is a Playbase and a pair of Play 1 surrounds. Audio drops from surrounds on occasion while playing from Spotify, or TV. Diagnostic 7765999 submitted shortly after most recent event. White light flashes on Play 1 but Playbase continues to play. Setup is wireless. Router furthest from Playbase (10m), Play 1s are closer. Any thoughts?
I have connected my sound bar to a new MU7000W tv and have found that the volume button on the TV remote does not work. I have looked at other posts on these forums and have not found a fix for the Samsung MU7000W model. Does any one have any ideas?
I've had sonos for a couple of years now. Started with the playbar and sub and then yesterday I added 2 play 1's to get surround sound. OMG!!! What a drama. I didn't realise there would be any issues, just went to JB Hifi and bought a couple of speakers only to find there are loads of issues. Since failing to get everything connected and running 5.1 through the blu ray player I came to this community and read a lot of different all reporting the same issues. I have a Samsung TV and Blu Ray player and wasn't aware until last night that there are a lot of issues with decoding the audio. Not sure why Samsung and Sonos don't play nice together but also know that it's unlikely for anything to change. Anyway, I went out today and bought a few things after reading some threads last night. And can get the system working using the following components: Digitech HDMI Audio Extractor Digitech 3-Way Optical Switch However, I now have two new boxes sitting on my cabinet, a new r
Hi! Pretty recently bought the Sonos Playbar. In general I'm really happy with it. Absolutely great sound from a single soundbar and I will definitely continue my setup with some play 1's and a sub. However, I have one issue. Background sound, like ambient sound (wind, birds chirping away, etc) are extremely low. I can barely hear them and sometimes are non-existant. When i switch back to the internal tv speakers I hear all ambient sound fine, but I really wish I could hear it through the playbar instead since the difference in sound quality is HUGE. Any ideas on what could be wrong / what I could do to improve this? My Tv is an LG UH850-V. Cheers!
I want to set up a backyard theater to show movies on a big screen by my pool. I think I've got it all figured out except for the audio. I have several speakers in my backyard that I use with a sonos for music. This is the obvious choice but I'm not sure how to make it work. I'm going to hook a notebook PC (or macbook) to a projector to show the movies, so I need that to be the audio source. How can I "broadcast" that audio to my sonos? FYI, I do not have Sonos speakers. I have hardwired speakers that are connected to a speaker selector, which is connected to an amp, which is connected to a Sonos. I know I could just plug the notebook computer into the amp, but they will be in very different locations - not close together - and if I ran a wire I'd have 20 kids tripping over it repeatedly. So I am hoping for a wireless option with my sonos. I have a strong wifi signal in my backyard. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Its been a while since the first Sonos customer bought a Playbar only to find out that there is no possible way to play anything different that the obsolete DD 5.1 through S/PDIF or so called Toslink or optical. I think that the time has come to let them know that we are not just a bunch of people who do not have to do in our free time instead of just swearing that we want something more. There is a way. Send this link to the support and let them know that it is not that hard to implement DTS and their technologies in the next Soundbar. http://dts.com/get-licensed [b]There is another option.[/b] If sonos could create a small box that would have a HDMI port and could send the data through he 5Ghz wifi to the other speakers in the system, there would be no need to create a whole new soundbar (but surely that would be nice too). Just a small box with HDMI port and 5Ghz. Just think about it. If we want to change something we need to let them know.
I am planning on getting a Playbase in the very near future. I have a Sonos Sub and Play 1's to use for rounding out the 5.1 setup. My question is about where to place the Play 1's for surround - SIDE or SLIGHTLY BEHIND (and angled)? I'd rather not have to purchase stands and have the Play 1's taking up real estate behind the sofa, but if it's the optimal sound placement then I can deal. My more optimal placement option is directly to the sides of the main sofa - however, there is one slight catch... One surround speaker will be a few feet further from center than the other. They would still be at the same height as each other though. For example the right surround speaker might be 8ft from center while the left might be more like 12ft. Nothing crazy different but 3-4ft total. Would TruePlay be able to compensate for this discrepancy? Is there a balancing option in the surround setup? Any opinions on which setup should produce the best results? Thanks.
I'm attempting to set up proper 5.1 on Sonos using applet tv (4th gen) and Sky HD. Ive got the play bar, sub and two play 1's. The system won't work out the box i.e with my tv (Panasonic A47 series) connected via optical to play bar with apple tv and sky connected to tv via HDMI. Very frustrating, thought Sonos was meant to make every thing simple??. Ive looked at the forums and thought that i needed some sort of switch so I bought the Porta HDMI switcher 4 port, 1 out, 4X1, v1.3 with audio toslink and digital coaxial (£27 on amazon). Set up as follows: HDMI from apple and sky to the switch then HDMI out to the tv from the switch with TV connected by optical to the play bar. This works for the apple TV and i get 5.1 on netflix etc, its great and makes a real difference. However when switching to sky i get no sound. Ive enable dolby on the sky settings but still no sound. What i have found is that if i take out the sky hdmi cable from the switch then i get the sound in
This is not to get into the debate of why Sonos created a home theater system that only supports a codec that a minority of the market uses. I love the system overall, but I do find the way it handles so round sound to be really frustrating and un-sonos. Anyway, before I invest in the sub I wanted to know if a device exists that will take whatever codec its fed and trans-code to DD 5.1. Ideally, it would go TV->HDMI to Magic Device -> Optical to Playbar. This device would basically just detect whatever it's being fed and spit out DD. I know this can be done on some dvd players, but that seems like it's just for the DVD player. I'd like this to work on any device. For example, I just discovered that my switch outputs PCM 5.1, which, of course, Sonos can't handle.
Direct quote from Sonos sales literature and site… [b]"KEEPS GETTING BETTER. Software updates mean the product you buy today will be even better tomorrow."[/b] Come on Sonos... [b]Listen to your customers[/b]. We have been asking for better support with Dolby Digital for that last 4 or so years. You say that you focus on modern streaming technologies and formats… but we can't even have Dolby Digital Plus that Netflix supports? This is just a [b]software update[/b]... and a [b]license fee[/b] to Dolby. I'm frustrated that I have spent a lot of money with you, and you're not fulfilling your promise of "software updates mean the product you buy today will be even better tomorrow" Sorry for the rant...
Hi, I own a Bose Soundtouch 30 and have been using it for some time now. But there are a few things I don't like about the system, first of the wireless streaming from Spotify is very unresponsive and I need to restart things on a regular basis. Second thing is that the sound coverage angle is very poor in my opinion, if you don't sit infront of the speaker the sound quality deteriorate quickly! So I have been looking at buying a Sonos Playbar and Sub because I listened to them in a store recently and thing they sound great! So I'm just wondering if anyone on this forum can tell me if the sound coverage angle is any better on the Sonos system? And is a Playbar and Sub good for music as well as movies?
Hello I would like some advice . I have a playbar which I love but had it a while and want to start adding. As the cost is quite high I wondered if I should start with a sub or 2 play 1's first? I really cant afford the sub and play 1's together as I really can't afford it just yet. Any suggestions please. Thank you
I recently got a Sonos Playbase(today) and I used the 2 Play 3s I already owned as surround speakers but there seems to be a issue with the video and sound when selecting a different audio track in the form of AC3. So the setup is as followes: TV: LG 42" LS575T Media Streamer: Roku 3 NAS: Synology DS1815+ Roku App: DS Video Network: Playbase - Weird & Play 3s - Wireless Other Cabling: Playbase - Optical Cable to TV & Roku 3 - HDMI to TV Video Files: Handbrake CQ 18/16 with 2 Audio Tracks AAC(LC) & AC3 So when using the DS Video app and you choose a film you are prompted on subs and then which audio track you want to use with the first audio track being AAC and it all works fine but as soon as I pick the second audio track(AC3) and try to watch the movie it is as if the video is losing frames or something because while the sound appears fine the film has lost its silky smoothness that you get when selecting AAC, I'm not exactly sure how or why this is happening?
Hello guys! I just bought the new play 5 and I'm blown away by how good this thing sound, so now I'm looking for new speakers for my TV but unfortunately my TV shelf (that my GF picked.....) is to small for the playbase (only 28 cm wide). Would it be possible to wall mount the playbase behind the TV? Thank you!
Hi, just purchased the playbar recently and feeling ripped off to be honest as I asked the salesman for the best product for surround sound without going down the full home theater path. Now I realize the playbar does not accept the DTS signal that my TV (Samsung UA55JU7000W) is outputting on blurays and to make full use of my $1000 bar I must outlay more cash and hunt down a new bluray player that decodes DTS to DD. Before I do this, I want to know exactly how this would be connected up to provide DD on blurays whilst still outputting stereo on normal tv viewing. Does the setup remain the same? i.e bluray HDMI > TV > optical cable > playbar Or do I need more cables and a different setup? My tv has only one optical port and I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible. Having to go to this trouble and expense is an absolute joke for a "top of the range" soundbar and I feel like an idiot for buying it.
Seeking to use Playbar with my own receiver and subwoofer. I have a Yamaha RX-V371 receiver, and a Subwoofer that is still fairly new, and very powerful. The Yamaha receiver has no Digital Optical out, so I can't go from the receiver directly to the Playbar, but I can go from the receiver to the TV with HDMI, and the TV has a Digital Optical Out. My question is, can anybody see a reason why this wouldn't work to use the Playbar (and potentially some rear Sonos Speakers), with my own Sub that is going through my receiver? I'd love to invest in Sonos speakers, but don't want to have to forfeit my perfectly working Receiver and Sub, which would be a $500 loss. (As far as I know, I'd imagine the Optical Out from the TV would in no way impede the function of the active Subwoofer being signaled from my receiver)
Is it possible to install the soundbar flush inside a wall something like this? http://s3.amazonaws.com/electronichousesite/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/02181835/1soundchoice_in_wall.jpg Will this compromise the sound quality? if it is possible, would i have to create space around the 'hole in the wall' for the sound to travel?
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