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I know that this question has been asked in one form or another in the forums, I think that I am messing up one or more settings. But, despite the research, I still do not have it working and need advice. I have the following equipment: - Oppo UDP-203 - Samsung UN55KS8500 - Sonos Playbar The setup is Oppo --> HDMI --> TV --> Optical --> Playbar. The Playbar produces 5.1 Dolby Digital sound when the TV source is cable or streaming. The ABOUT in the app says "Dolby Digital 5.1" (Although, I have yet to hear the rear channels, I have no idea how to assure a source producing sound on all channels in order to test this.) The Playbar produces no sound whatsoever when the source is the Oppo. The ABOUT in the app says "Silence" is the input. (The TV is supposed to pass through signals.) To test, I temporarily connected the optical that was from the TV into the Oppo and did not get a sound. What is the proper setting for the Oppo and the TV? I assume that I am messing
I know this seems to be pretty much covered but i have tried every option presented and not one is working. I bought the TV yesterday and have exhausted all avenues. Updated Sonos app looked everywhere online and only the "standard" remote does volume but this also does the tv at the same time it's starting to drive me mad:@ Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated Ta!
How good(quality of sound/transfer) is the optical cable included with playbar as compared to something like an audioquest cinnamon optical cable? Thanks in advance! (https://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-Cinnamon-TosLink-Full-Size/dp/B006MZHA3C)[Cable]
Currently have: a ZP 90 connected to Modem; 2 Sonos SP 100 speakers connected to a ZP 120; Sonos Controller; a Samsung 8500 TV. Also have a Zonebridge 100, which I never used. Just purchased a Sonos Playbar as well as a SUB as well as a Sonos boost, but don't know if needed. I would like to use the Sonos speakers along with player and sub and don't want to mess anything up in this wonderful system to listen to music and watch TV. Any help, much appreciated. Thanks.
Just bought a playbar and noticed that the max volume when watching TV is much lower than when listening to music from the phone. Is this normal or can I change settings to address it? I have a 6 series samsung TV that only allows me use PCM or Dolby 2.5 neo as sound outputs (others are greyed out) thnaks
I'm thinking of purchasing a sonos sound bar and was curious about the sound input options available. My dvd player gives me the option to play stero sound or 5.1 sound. Does the sound bar work better with one or the other. Does it make a difference in the sound played by choosing one or the other. Does the sound bar simulate surround sound or do you have to buy more speakers to achieve that surround sound feeling?
Hope somebody can help. I have an Oppo 103 blu ray player and want to pass 5.1 to the Playbar. I have an 6 year old Sony TV which doesn't pass through 5.1 via its optical port. I also have a Sky Q box so I've got an optical splitter. I have feeds from the Oppo and the Sky box and then the splitter's output feeds into the Playbar. When I play a blu-ray or DVD-Audio disk on the Oppo, the source on the Sonos app says 'Stereo'. How do I get this to show '5.1 digital'? On a similar note, how would I be able to play SACDs on the Oppo and get 5.1 from the Playbar? My understanding was that I would need an HDMI or Coaxial output, which the Playbar obviously doesn't support. Is there any way of getting 5.1 from SACD disks with my setup? Any help would be really appreciated!
Hi, I am considering getting a Sonos Playbar so that I can orientate the TV and it's sound to either the lounge (primary consideration for sound quality) or the dining room (secondary) using a cantilever bracket on the wall between the two rooms with the Playbar hung below the TV on the bracket. If at all possible, I would also like to be able to consolidate and simplify my stereo system and associated AV receiver, speakers and wires into the mix too, so that I have one integrated system for both my Home Theater and (importantly) a great sounding stereo music system too. If anything, good quality stereo sound is more important than the Home Theater side of things for me. I have heard the Playbar on it's own and whilst it is great for TV, it is not strong enough for what I am looking for musically, it is improved by linking it with the Sub for a bit more oomph, but even after adding the Sub, it still does not give that proper stereo separation (wider sound stage) with the musi
I'm brand new to Sonos, and absolutely love the gear so far! I've also spent much of the last 2 days browsing around all of the information on the Sonos web site and in this community forum, which has taught me a ton! I have one small issue that I'm wondering if there is an easy solution for. I have a playbar with a sub and two play-1's for surround. The playbar is connected to an LG 55LA7400 TV via the optical cable. My issue is that the TV volume is lower than the volume when I play music. When I use the Sonos system with TV, I have to bump the volume up 4 or 5 increments... no big deal... but then when I switch back to music it plays considerably louder than I would like, so I have to quickly turn the volume back down 4 or 5 increments, and hope my wife doesn't yell at me. LOL :) Is there any way to "equalize" the volume of the two different inputs in some way? I looked through the audio settings on my LG TV, but I didn't see anything related to changing the output le
Hi. From what I've gathered from other threads here, it's not possible to ungroup the playbar from it's optical input and still play TV sound on other devices. I'm planning on buying a playbar, but sometimes need to get the TV sound to my headphones which are connected through a Connect. So I'm wondering if it's possible to simply turn down the volume of the playbar to 0 and still get sound through the Connect.
I'm looking at getting a playbar but already have a powered sub and a sonos connect and wondered if I could connect the powered sub to the connect and then set that up as the sub as part of the home cinema set up. Is that possible or can you only use the Sonos sub?
Hi Sonos, hope someone can help me! Set up my playbar and play 1s to have full surround sound in my lounge. The next day I realise there is no sound coming from the rear speakers, launch the sonos app from my iPhone to the message "It looks like one of your speakers could be unplugged. Go to room settings to see which one is missing." The only option I have is to 'remove surrounds' Once this is done and Play 1s re added as the rear speakers everything is fine. But remember the whole process of readding and re-tuning through true play takes a good 5-10mins! The next day the same thing happens! (i.e have left home gone to work etc etc) I have so far had to do this 7 days in a row! Please help how do i fix this??
I recently just purchased a play bar and two play 1 and just I I have a playbar and two play 1's and just ordered a sub and got my play 5 in today and was wondering if there is going to be an update so I can add my play 5 to my surround sound as a rear center speaker instead of having to just group it with my surround sound
Hi, I installed my Playbar today and as it turns out only HDMI 2 returns sound via the playbar. All other devices (not on HDMI 2 don't. If I switch a device to HDMI 2 that device works. Is someone also experiencing the same problem or maybe has a suggestion or fix? Thanks!
I started my Sonos setup with just the simple play 5. In the interest of adding more sound and a more realistic home theater setup I added two play 1's for my rear speakers. Now, its not playbar setup but it works really well for me (when it works). 90% of the time I have no issues what so ever and everything sounds great, but randomly my two play 1's will start cutting in and out, maybe 2 seconds at a clip and every few minutes or so. Not sure if my router could be the issue or if the speakers aren't set up properly or maybe its just the fact that they are meant to work better with the playbar and not the Play 5. Any suggestions or help would be great!
I have a new Playbar, and I'm wondering if it's faulty - I've read and followed all the instructions/ Sonos links about the available settings etc. The playbar is flat on the TV stand with no side obstructions. I've not really played much 5.1 content, but when playing stereo music e.g Spotify there seems to be very little Left-Right separation. I've tried Audio test tones which play frequency sweeps on Left then Right alternately, plus various music which has very clear separation e.g. end of Bohemian Rhapsody where there are guitar sections on each side alternately (not my normal listening but seemed a good test piece:-) If I get my head right up to the Playbar I can just about tell which side the sound is coming from, but it certainly doesn't project into the room - from a normal listening position it sounds like mono. The same source on a pair of Play1's has great separation, so it's not a source issue. I'm wondering whether or not my Playbar could be faulty?.(with 9 speak
Hi, I was wondering why there is no balance control on the Playbar? Given the relatively small speaker separation I can see an argument for not having one, but in that case I don't know why there is a balance control on Play 3 (and I assume Play5 although I don't have one, where the separation is only a few inches? So I'm not sure really whether my question is about lack of balance control on Playbar, or presence of balance control on Play3 - maybe I'm asking why the lack of consistency?
I have a problem setting up my LG UH6150 TV with the Playbar - I have set the TV to use optical audio but I can't remove the annoying "no entry" logo that appears when I change the volume with either my set top box remote or the original TV remote. I have tried following the steps here: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2083#telus but it doesn't work. Has anyone managed to get rid of these pop ups on an LG brand television?
My wife, who's hearing-impaired, uses Widex hearing aids. One of the Widex accessories is called a TV-Dex. It consists of two parts: a base unit that connects to a TV sound system via RCA jacks, and a wireless device she wears on a lanyard that is paired with, and transmits the TV sound signals directly to, her hearing aids. Does anyone have experience or ideas about using this device with the Sonos system? Should it work with a CONNECT? Or will I need to connect the base to a CONNECT:AMP instead? Any thoughts or suggestions much appreciated.
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