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I’ve learnt a lot from you Over the years. Thank you and as a way of saying thank you , I’m posting conversation that might help others Kept experiencing tiny audio drops (milli seconds) from rear speakers connected via s2 amp connected to arc playbar.after trying everything , new ethernet, updating software, changing tv settings . But nothing then I realised the WiFi was still enabled even though I was connected via Ethernet . Disabled and it fixed it . The WiFi must have clashes on the network.
I have an arc and bonded amp surround speakers. Works well for movies but I would prefer to only have the amp surround speakers playing full music. I don’t like the way the arc sounds with music. Can Sonos please add an option to disable arc during music playback so the amp can be the only speakers for music? Otherwise the system works well with TV.
Hey for all I am looking to buy Sonos arc but I am curious about something and my question is when using arc while watching for example YouTube will the arc decode that as stereo and if so , will the Sonos arc work only like a 2.0 soundbar meaning only the left and right channel will work ? thanks so much for everyone .
HiI have Sonos Amp (about 3 years old), connected to TV and two B&W Speakers with Wharfdale passive sub. Brilliant.I had a Samsung Smart TV, and ARC worked well.I now have new LG CX 65” TV, and have issues with ARC.No ARC Audio passes to the Sonos. I have to use “Internal Speaker” on the TV.Sonos is now off/standby, useless, and gathering dust… :-(It once worked after a power outage, some sequence of power-on may have coincidentally worked.This was only once, till I switched the TV off. After that, I had to go back to “Internal Speaker” on the TV again.I have tried many times, all combinations of settings.Sonos 2 App on iPhone fails to connect to TV.I did a Diagnostics = Ref 2071482316Please could you assist?Thanks
I use an Apple TV connected to a projector -- both of which sit behind the sofa. The projection happens to a screen about 10ft away, where I have a Sonos beam placed. The Apple TV should connect to the Sonos Beam via Airplay 2. There is no TV anywhere.This setup was working till about a few days ago. Then it stopped working .The Sonos Beam can connect and play from my iPhone The Apple TV can play to other speakers in the house. The Apple TV shows the Sonos beam among the options available for sound, but when I choose it, nothing happens - no sound. In the Apple TV menu, the sound output is TV (which in this case refers to the projector’s audio) and the sound format is Dolby 5.1I am at my wits end on why it stopped working. One change is that I installed a new SSID for my home office.The previous SSID has remained as is. All entertainment devices are connected to that. So it should not be a factor. Any help on how to debug would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Hi,I use simple setup for music and TV audio: Apple TV 4k → Samsung TV → Sonos AMP (S2) → HiFi speakers 2.1.I am using HDMI ARC for interconnection as neither my older TV or Sonos AMP support newer HDMI eARC standard. As now Apple Music received support for lossless audio (24-bit/48 kHz on Apple TV for time-being), I started to wonder if I have any quality bottlenecks in my setup because of HDMI ARC. In the Sonos app, Sonos system info I can only find such info:Audio In: Stereo PCM 2.0. PCM means uncompressed audio, but what is its resolution, what is sampling rate? I searched for information on HDMI ARC capabilities in the internet and at best I found articles as this one (https://www.tomsguide.com/us/hdmi-arc-faq,news-26262.html). All those articles have included the same table that shows comparison between TOSLINK, ARC and eARC. In that table it is stated that HDMI ARC audio pass through can have max ~1Mbits/s. If that is true, I am concerned. 1Mbits/s is not so much for uncompresse
I have a roku remote that is not an IR remote control. I paired it with my Sonos Beam when I first bought the Beam and used it for a couple of months. One day, the remote no longer controlled the volume on my Beam and sonos system. Can someone please tell me why this happened and what can be done to fix this problem so I can continue to use my Roku remote to control volume? Thank you,
Bonjour a tous le monde, je possède donc un lg c9, une sonos arc, 2 one sl et 2 subMon soucis est que bien entendu la arc ne peut pas decoder le dts, j ai lu que l on pouvait contourner ce problème mais je ne sais pas comment faire, j ai lu 2 ou 3 posts mais cela ne fonctionne pas la arc emet un grésillementJe souhaite de l aideMes sources sont PS5 et xbox series xPortez vous bien
The firmware update allows Dolby Digital 5.1 surround with Apple TV 4K and Dolby Vision but not Dolby Atmos yet. I receive both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision with ROKU with no problems. Glad they are working on it with people who don’t have HDMI eARC but have HDMI ARC instead. I hope TVOS 15 may fix the problem.
Hi,i have an arc sound bar installed on my fireplace under the tv. about ten feet back I have passive ceiling speakers wired to a new Amp (not connect amp) upstairs in a media closet. They sound fantastic but I would love a way to connect the Arc with these Passive Amp powered speakers. Right now I can only see an option to add Play 1s as surrounds on the arc. any options here to link everything together?
Hello All!!!I was hoping someone can help me with info on speakers for a projector. I own an Epson Moviemate 62 and am looking for other options for speakers, wireless or semi-wireless. I’m currently using a Sony digital audio/video control center with 5 speakers. I don’t mind things being wired near the unit but trying to get “surround sound” leaves me with yards of speaker wire around my patio for a rear set of speakers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This unit has been a staple in my home for about 8 years and would love to update with new speakers. Below is an image of the back of the moviemate showing available hook ups. I typically use DVDs but am also hoping to use a firestick pending speakers setup.
Just awful harsh sound on all S sounds from the TV and Music. Almost painfully bad. No depth to the sound. I’m using Trueplay and it doesn't help. Its embarrassing to have people over to listen to this garbage. On the “EQ” of only bass and treble. I have treble at -10. Still sounds likes like crap. Dialog is impossible to understand because the volume is so low because the SSS’s are killing my ears.Tried all the suggestions no luck. Might have to go back to a proper stereo system. Sonos fix this ****.Any other suggestions out there? *Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct.*
Do the one sl speakers need to be placed behind where people are seating? My room is limited I can place one speaker parallel about 2 feet from the speaker that is right next the couch. The other speaker i would place 6 foot away and 4 foot in front of the couch. Would this still work well in an Arc/sub/one sl surround confg?
Hi all,I'm new to both the forum and Sonos, so please bear with me regarding this case.I am a bit confused about what I can do with the setup noted in this post title. There are already a few discussions in the forum about this general subject, but I am still not sure, so I’ll try to be as specific as possible in my situation and what I would ultimately like to accomplish.I currently have an appleTV (non airplay 2 capable). I bought the One with the idea of using it as a smart speaker (Alexa or Google), as well as to serve as the speaker of the ATV, However, I didn't do enough research prior to buying the ONE to realise that I can not stream from my ATV because it is not Airplay 2 capable.Nevertheless, I really like the sound and build quality of the One, so I am sticking with it, so I am now looking for an alternative solution. I know that buying a new AppleTV will solve my problem. However, I am keen on trying the Chromecast with Google TV dongle, which brings me to my question:Will
I can not add anymore my two standalone Play:1 speakers to my Playbase as surround speakers. My Playbase is connected via Ethernet. My Play:1 are WiFi connected. After the surround wizard the app shows me an error than not all speakers could be added and I can do a retry. But if I just swipe down the error msg it shows me both Play:1 speakers as added. In fact only one is added to my Playbase and the other not. In Trueplay calibration wizard only one Play:1 Speaker and Playbase is playing the test sound. The ohter is quiet.Even after a full factory reset of all speakers. Same behavior.But my two Play:1 speakers can be used as Stereo Speakers, this works fine.What is wrong here?Diagnostic # 1265119658
Hi,I just ordered a projector and the newest apple tv 4k. Since I'm already a happy Sonos user (basically just have two Play:1 units), I would love to continue with that.From my research I figured that I have these options: Connect the ATV to bluetooth, for instance a sonos roam and then group the roam w. the other older units which – as I understand would make all of them play? Connect the ATV via Airplay 2, for instance to a Sonos One.. I heard that is has the caveat of having to re-connect every time, but might provide a better solution? I know that this is not what the above equipment was designed to do, so not looking for that kind of input.The whole idea of the projector setup is to have a big screen when I need it and then tuck it away when not using it and soundwise I want to be able to use the speakers for music as well.Any constructive input on the above?Thanks in advanceLars
Hi, can any bright spark suggest a solution please. I want to connect the audio from my sky box (optical) to a Sonos Arc (HDMI). The Sky is connected to an Epson TW7100 projector but I would need a wireless solution for audio. Is this doable at all? So basically, what can I plug the optical audio into something to be picked up by the Arc. Thanks in advance.
Hi,I’ll be buying the Epson EH-TW7000 projector soon and I kinda want to stay with my Sonos setup. Ideally I’d buy a Sonos Move to connect via Bluetooth, but due to SCMS-T it’s not supported. As I understand this leaves me with:a) connecting and old (1. or 2. gen) apple tv to the projector and then using airplay to fetch the sonos. Not even entirely sure if that would fly. Has anyone tried?b) finding a non-sonos alternativeVery open to hearing what c) might be as long as it’s wireless. The projector will not be installed, but be used in various places in my apartment, so it needs to be portable.Thanks in advance.
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