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Hi, I have a large TV that is slightly tilted downwards, meaning that the top of the TV is 6.5" away from the wall. If I mount my playbar on the top, just 2" above the TV makes me think a lot of the sound would get trapped behind the screen. Does anyone have a recommendation for how much higher I should go? The playbar has to be mounted above, as if it was underneath, it'd be within range of (and therefore eventually destroyed) by my daughter.
Sigh. I wanna love Sonos. But lip sync is not working. Sonos imposes enough audio delay to annoy for TV use. Are there any work arounds? My understanding is that Sonos is imposing some latency due to wifi use. I read in one place 30ms, which isn't bad, but I read another place 70ms. The thing is my TV is already adding some delay compensation to the audio to match audio to video processing delay, such that what you see from the TV and hear from the audio is pretty much in sync... Its assuming that any soundbar I might be using won't be adding any more delay. There is no way for me to turn that off on my TV that I have been able to find: Sony XBR-65X850B. If anyone knows a secret way to disable it on the TV, I'd love to try it. Are there any other work around? If I put the sub and soundbar onto wired ethernet, will the latency on sonos be reduced? I have heard I might need to get an HDMI switch that splits out the audio to optical before hitting the TV, and feed th
Hi - I seem the be having the same problem getting my existing remote to work with my Playbar as some users have had in the past. I set it all up with no problems but when I try to turn the volume down it goes up. The volume up button increases the volume too. Mute works correctly. I'm using a youview box (mine's from Talktalk) and the youview remote, which doesn't control the TV's volume, only that of the source youview box (the only TV functionality programmed into the youview remote is to turn is off and on and change the source). My optical cable is connected to the youview box as the TV doesn't have an optical out. I've tried re-pairing the remote control several times (sometimes with TV and youview box off, sometimes on) and have gone through the whole Playbar setup a couple of times, but same result every time. Only point of note is that the Playbar seems to find it harder to detect the remote signals when the rest of the set up is off than when it's on. But got there in
I currently have a playbar connected to my TV and on my patio I have a pair of Play 1 speakers. I'd like to install a projector on the patio and use roku to stream content to the projected display. Audio will be a problem though and I'd like to stay away from any additional wiring. How can I get the audio to the Sonos? I was thinking that maybe if I connect the roku into a wireless HDMI extender and then into my TV which is connected to the playbar with optic cable, I can then play content on my TV, stream the video to the projector and group the Sonos speakers while muting the playbar. Would something like that work? Do you have any product suggestions to make this work, or would there be an easier way by maybe connecting the roku directly to the projector and streaming the audio to the play 1 speakers? Any advice would be appreciated!
Hi guys, so here's the deal. I bought some Bose speakers for my living room and the Connect AMP to play music and use as TV speakers. Apple Music works a charm. My TV outputs audio through optical, so I bought an optical cable and then a converter - optical to RCA so I can plug into Connect AMP. All connected well and thought it would work brilliantly but end up only getting sound out of one speaker. Even tried it on my Apple TV using the optical cable and converter and still only getting one speaker sound. Is this a problem with my converter or configuration in Connect AMP? Any help would be great! Thanks!
Can anyone help me get sound from my Netflix app on Samsung TV. My setup is as follows:- Samsung ks658000 connected directly to Sonos Playbar. Sky Q is connected to the TV, along with Samsung Blu Ray player both via HDMI I also have a Sub And 2 Play 1s. The TV and Blu Ray player both work, giving me 5.1 output but when I watch Netflix, YouTube, etc through my TV apps I get no sound at all. The only way I can get sound is if I change the sound output from 'optical' to ,TV speakers'. I have tried changing the TV audio settings HDMI Audio Format to PCM and Bitstream and also changed from and to Dolby Digital but nothing seems to help. Hopefully it's just something simple I've missed. Any help greatfully appreciated.
I just bought a house that has speakers in the ceiling in some rooms, and I would like to use the two in the living room as rear left and rear right in a 5.1 setup using the PLAYBAR, SUB, and the CONNECT:AMP to run the two existing wired speakers. This how-to from SONOS states that you must have both the PLAYBAR and CONNECT:AMP wired into the network in order to do this, however my wireless router is in one room, the PLAYBAR is in the living room, and the CONNECT:AMP is in the utility closet that all the ceiling speakers go to in the exact opposite side of the house than where the wireless router is located. https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2248?_ga=1.15565233.622813009.1487300518 Is there really no way to get the CONNECT:AMP to do rear left & right without physically wiring it together with the PLAYBAR and instead only using wireless? I even bought a BOOST hoping it would help, but it didn't. Tech support said it absolutely needed to be wired in via et
Hi. I have a Playbar that's working fine with a Panasonic TV. I want to add a couple of my own (non Sonos) rear speakers using a Connect-Amp and I understand how to do this. However, [b]can I also connect my own (non Sonos) Sub to this system?[/b] (I understand that the Sub output from the Connect-Amp is disabled if the Connect-Amp is used for the rear speakers.) Grateful for any advice on the best way to do this before I splash out on the Connect-Amp!! Thanks.
Today i bought a Sonos connect and connected it to my exsisting system( 2x sonos1 and 1x sonos5). I find the connect in the app and have it in the group but i cant get any sound from the home theature. I have tried bouth optical and aux. I have Harman Kardon BDS system. Can some one please help me with ideas?
Got my soundbar all hooked up and turned off the tv speakers. now when I turn the volume up/down I get a on screen message that says "!Not Available" My volume does indeed turn up and down I just want to get rid of this message, I found the list that shows how to do this but it appears to be for different cable/satellite providers remotes, not the actual TV remotes. I do not have cable or satellite so that list does not help. How can i get rid of this message using my Samsung TV remote? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, if I missed a list of tv remotes I apologize
Hi All This should be very quick to sort out. I'm looking at getting a Sub to go with my play bar. (FYI We already have a Boost in the house just in case this affects anything). As the Sub is wireless and we do not have space for it by the TV and the Playbar I was thinking about putting it by the sofa where we sit to watch TV. Two benefits to doing this are space and hopefully it would lessen the subfrequencies traveling through to our neighbors. Are there any reasons to not do this? Many thanks in advance ?
Hi, my setup is PC optical to Playbar with a paired Sub I've come into this problem with low rumbling bass sounds - the Playbar snaps, crackles and pops when deep rumbling bass is played. Sounds like those made in by large reveals such as in Transformers (ugh), Interstellar or Inception. Any idea how do I get it fixed? Thanks in advance
Trying to setup my home theater but running into many complications. Currently setup: appleTV connected to my projector via HDMI cable. Audio output is then wired through a connect box. I have a play5 that is then setup in the room. The issues is that I have a bunch of wifi interference and changing the channel settings does nothing. I've tried compressed (major sound delay) and uncompressed (audio skips constantly). Ive purchased a boost and it had no impact. I've also tried connecting the play5 directly to the projector and it also has a very long delay. Before I give up anything else I can try?
Hi, I have bought a play sound bar and a benq w2000 projector. The issue I have is I have no optical output on the projector. I have a PS4 which I can run an optical lead to my sound bar however to stream films etc I was planning to use my amazon stick. So how can I get the sound from my amazon stick which is plugged into the projector via hdmi to come out of the play bar which is connected to my PS4 which is connected to my projector via hdmi also. Thanks Jon
I purchased a Connect Amp to drive existing speakers along with the TV setup, playbar, sub and suround sound. The existing speakers inhances the sound, fuller, richer. The problem is ever the TV is turned on I have regroup the Connect Amp with the TV setup. Any posibilty of Sonos addressing this issue.
Hi all, Was wondering if anyone else is using the Octava HD41-ARC switch box to help get true Dolby 5.1 surround on their SONOS home theatre system? I've been using it a few months now and it's allowed me to get full 5.1 on almost all my TV inputs. So far I have DD 5.1 from my cable box and from my PS3 and it's pretty awesome. I am having one, very annoying limitation though-- my Chromecast 2nd Gen plugged into my Octava Box wont' give me DD 5.1, it only outputs in stereo. Seeing as this is my preferred method for watching Youtube and Netflix on my TV, it's really starting to bother me. There is no settings on the chomecast to force DD 5.1, essentially the chromecast has to realize that DD 5.1 is available and choose to output in that format all by itself. Does anyone know if there is any way to make the Octava box force Chromecast to output in DD 5.1? I know there's some sort of EDID management ability, but I can't really figure out how to use it.
Looking for a wall mount for my Play:1s. Was going to go with the alphason bc of their ability to conceal the cord with out it sticking out. Unfortunately they do not ship to the US. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with wall mounts that have an option to conceal the power cord in the wall. Thanks
Hi all, What if you were the artist in Spotify and on the Sonos speakers, now this could be your moment; Karaoke on Sonos. Imagine the fun you have with Sonos and when you could sing into the speakers on your own phone, not alone you but with all your friends togheter. Am thinking about this: The idea is to implant an new function in the Sonos controller app and with using your microphone on your phone to sing with all the songs. Please reply and share! Thankyou. Matej Mijatovic
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