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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Excited to see hear about the Playbase. Particularly as the Playbar is too wide to fit in the alcove my TV sits in. I already own a Play5 and would like to know if it can be set up effectively to work with the Playbase. The marketing material only talks about using it with a Play1 and Subwoofer.
Dear All, I am rather disapointed with the PlayBase, main reasons are: - When purchasing, one is not warned that it is not compatible with the Play5 Gen1 (I own six of them, as well as a SUB) as surround speakers - When you group them the normal way, there is a delay in the sound and the sound level doesn't adjust when using the TV remote (only the playbar volume level follows the TV remote) - When you group the PlayBase to the regular group (non-tv) it automatically leaves the group when the TV is turned on (great), but it doesn't re-join the original group automatically once the TV is switched off. From a user perspective (who has invested a lot in SONOS equipment), I am rather disappointed because I thought all SONOS equipment would be compatible with each other and the user experience would make sence. Clearly it doesn't. If anybody has found workarounds or other solutions, please let me know. Thanks!!
Hi all my sett up is Samsung ks7000 TV sky q connected to TV via hdmi, sonos play bar , sub , two play 3. Sonos connected direct to sky q via optical. My issue is sound drops from digital to what sounds stereo just out of play bar for a short time then goes back to digital through all speakers? Keeps doing it on and off all the time, any help out there would be great as I've lived with this for a bit know but it's pissing me off with amout sonos and sky q costs me. Any ideas on better set up etc or anything I can try to solve it. Thanks Gavin
The PLAYBAR specs say that it can be paired with the SUB to create a 3.1 Home Theater system and further it can be paired with two PAY:3 speakers to create a 5.1 Home Theater system. If I don't have a SUB, can I pair just my two PLAY:3 to the PLAYBAR and does that work OK? Also, I have a CONNECT:AMP, can that be paired with the PLAYBAR and would that work OK? My CONNECT:AMP also has a its own Subwoofer, so will the Subwoofer connected to the CONNECT:AMP be able to be used with the PLAYBAR pairing to create a 5.1 Home Theater system? Thank you for your help with my questions. Scott
I recently purchased the SONOS Playbase. It is working when I watch free to air tv, but there is no sound when I connect my laptop via HDMI cable to my TV. I've also tried connecting an audio cable from my laptop to my tv and there is still no sound coming through the SONOS Playbase. My TV is a Samsung PS-50C91HD. I'm wondering if the issue is that I can't change my TV's audio from MPEG to Dolby Digital (something I've been speaking to Samsung about with no success). The TV's manual says "Dolby Digital sound is only available when the TV is connected with an external speaker using an optical cable" which it is - yet I still can't change it from MPEG to Dolby Digital (it is greyed out in the menu). I'm also wondering if it matters that when I set up my SONOS, my laptop wasn't connected to my TV via the HDMI cable. Please, please if anyone can help me it would be so appreciated. Laymans terms would also be much appreciated.
Just purchased a playbar/sub/2-play:1 system to use in my home theater. I have a really old Bose amp that came with the house that I want to get rid of along with the 15-20 year old speakers that came with it. Can I get by using just an HDMI switch with an optical audio output with no amp since the speakers are self-powered? (1) HDMI switch with 4 inputs for Apple TV, Comcast Cable, DVR, Roku (2) HDMI output from HDMI switch to projector for video (3) Optical audio output from HDMI switch to playbar If this will work, curious about any recommendations regarding the specific switch to use to prevent any issues with the proposed setup. Thanks!
We recently remodeled our family room, and the Sonos Playbar was a key component in the upgrade. I spent a good deal of time researching the various aspects of the remodel. I know this post is lengthy, but I wanted to include pertinent details to hopefully help others researching similar setups. Previously we had a 40” TV inside a TV armoire, with an inexpensive surround system, bluray player, and cable box all in the same armoire. When remodeling the room, we decided that having the TV above the fireplace would work best with regards to room dynamics. However, there were two issues created by that decision: 1. I wasn’t crazy about the prospect of staring up at the TV constantly (being an Optometrist, I am keenly aware how eye position relates to eyestrain and headaches)., 2. I wasn’t going to accept the poor quality sound from most TV speakers. However, there was now nowhere in the family room to keep the A/V components, including a sound system. Problem #1 was solved with
I've recently added some SONOS to my lounge room and I'm wondering if this particular setup will work ok? I have a play base, two play ones at the rear and was thinking of using my two play fives at the front either side of the play base. I'm wondering if this is an ideal setup or should I get rid of the two play fives at the front? I guess I would like to know will it add anything? I've heard play 5's weren't designed to be added to a surround sound system? If someone could clarify these questions that would be awesome. Cheers, Anthony
I recently bought a new LG OLED55C7V and connected to my Sonos 5.1 set up. I have a Sky+ plus box connected to the TV via HDMI and the TV connected to Sonos through optical. Yesterday the same configuration was sending Dolby Digital 5.1 however it is now sending Pause Burst. I have submitted diagnostic: 7532025.
Hi Sonos I'm having inconsistent luck with getting Foxtel now to work well with my surround system I have recently installed. I have a Sony smart tv with a sonos playbase and two play ones at the rear. the sonos is setup as a surround sound system. The sonos plays awesome on mp3s, fine on general tv, but i'm having inconsistent luck with getting Foxtel now to work well with this setup. I've just tried a movie and sound would only come out of the playbase and nothing on the smaller speakers. I've tried music channels and sometimes I get all speakers working and some songs it doesnt. This a new Sonos setup and I'm new to Foxtel. So I'm wondering if I have everything setup as best I can. Or do I just have to realise that Sonos and Foxtel dent work well together? Im stumped. Do you have any ideas for me? Cheers, Anthony
Hi, I am planing a surround sound system for our TV room at the moment. I'm thinking of buying a playbar for under the TV and a sub plus 2 smaller speakers for the back. I then also want to be able to use this setup for music (without the TV being on) - will this be possible? How would I connect them all? I am thinking playbar into TV via optical cable, sub connected wirelessly to the bridge which I've already got? For the two speakers in the back I would either choose 2x Play 1, or alternatively a connect:amp plus standard speakers? The latter would make the cabling easier. What sort of passive speakers should I be looking for? They should be rather small and have a white body. Or would ceiling speakers be suitable for this? The main sitting area is right at the back wall opposite the TV (approx 6m distance) The ceiling speakers would be in the back corners of the room, above the couch. Many thanks in advance, Christian [img]f695fb2a-6888-443c-bcba-8d7fc66f2
I know, it's another DTS thread. Sonos, I have used your products over many years. I am very impressed and right now, you are the Apple of Speakers when it comes to terms of quality and sound. I own 4 x P1s, 2 x P3, Sub + 2 x Gen 2 Play 5's and the very ... very... sad Playbar. I have read many forums over the years and I have seen the anguish between many customers. I have never really commented because my patience was long and lasting... assuming one day you would care about this one point... but you are selling a locked eco-system that has the capability to drive customers mad. As I stated, you are the Apple of Speakers... but I feel like at times, there is a Steve Jobs at your company that is saying "no" to the bigger iPhone and watching customers endure the madness. What I am getting at is that it's 2016 and there are two things that are driving me mad (it's been a slow build up). 1. The new play 5's... the GEN 2s... some genius decided that the AUX ports are disabled whe
Hi - I just bought a TV and Playbase. It was easy to set up and I like the sound, but I'd like to add the subwoofer and two Play:1s to create surround sound. However, I've heard that's not always possible, depending on TV/DVD player limitations? I've read a lot of threads and discussion about it and I think I'm more confused than when I started. Can someone help me confirm if it's worth adding the sub and Play:1s with my TV? I have a Vizio M60-D1 - in the manual for "Digital Audio Out" it says : "Changes the type of processing for digital audio out and HDMI ARC output when connected to a home theater audio system. Select Auto, PCM, Dolby, or Bitstream" I have a Samsung DB-JM57C DVD player but I can return it if it's no good. I watch movies either streaming on Amazon/Netflix, or old DVDs, and some Blu-ray DVDs. If anyone has a good DVD player to recommend I'd love to hear it. Thanks - I'd love to invest in the additional speakers but want to make sure they'll actua
My new 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 want to doo Zone 1 and Zone 2 Also if I am watching movie on TV , how can I have surround sound with Sonos Play bar
I currently have a TV with a Playbar and 2 Play 1's as surround in the lounge. I have added a second TV in the kitchen and I have 2 Play 3's there, which I wish to use with this TV. Do I have to buy another Player or Playbase to do this, or is there a bridge of some sort that I can use instead?
I currently have a Playbar, Sub and two Play 5's set up for surround sound. I also have a Play 1 in the corner of the kitchen. My living room, dining room and kitchen are all one large open space so the Play 1 in the kitchen adds extra sound which is really nice! The wall that the two Play 5's are on is about 40 feet in length. Currently I have the two Play 5's on said wall. One in the center the other in the right corner of the living room. I just ordered another Play 5 for the left corner so there will be three Play 5's equally spaced across the wall. My question is: (and it's probably a matter of preference) Would it be a good idea to move the center speaker (which is currently surround speaker left) all the way to the left and add the new speaker to the center so while watching TV you'd have surround far left and right with dialog in the center or leave the two current speakers as is and just add dialog to the left. Obviously during music playback it doesn't matter as they all func
So I have decided to start on my second home theater system in the family room with Sonos. Anyone have experience with a play base sub combo with vaulted ceilings? How has it worked out for you and did truplay really help time the system right for your space?
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