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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Can anyone recommend a 4K Bluray player, with HDR, that will pass 5.1 properly? The player would use hdmi to my LG OLED B6, which is running optical out to my Sonos Plabyar 5.1 setup. Everything else works right now (Apple TV, Xbox One). I was thinking of getting this Philips one: https://www.amazon.com/Philips-BDP7501-Ultra-Blu-Ray-Player/dp/B01FWKIGFS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492278292&sr=8-1&keywords=philips+4k+blu+ray+player
Too late for my Playbar I appreciate, but I do miss some form of digital volume indication. My TV doesn't show it so I think it would be really useful option to have a digital indication of the volume level on the front of the Playbar. Thought they could have added this to the new Playbase. Not too difficult to incorporate I would have thought and there could always be the option to disable it for those who wanted to. Of course it may not be an issue for many, but just a thought!
My question is similar to several other topics related to using Sonos speakers and other amplifiers, but those threads are several months to as long as a year old. I’m hoping for an updated answer. I plan to purchase a Playbar and other Sonos wireless speakers to create 5:1 audio for TV viewing and additional wireless speakers for other rooms in the house. I also would like music from my CD player and/or AM/FM receiver to play through the Sonos speaker system instead of using my externally wired speakers. The CD player is currently connected to the amplifier in the receiver, so all current audio sources (except for the TV) are output from the amplifier to the hardwired speakers. Every thing I’ve read describes connecting a Line Out from the Sonos Connect to a Line In on an amplifier, but wouldn’t I need to come OUT of the receiver and IN to the Connect so the source can be sent to the wireless speakers? Thanks.
Had an interesting experience today buying a white playbase. The first one I was going to buy had already been unboxed. The guy in the store was going to sell it for a discount. On inspecting it the white grill appeared to show the white speaker frame behind it very clearly in one part, as if the white plastic was more fused here than the rest of the grill. The second unopened Playbase I eventually purchased has a very slight dark spot on the left hand side of the grill. One of those annoying blemishes that I know I'll forget about but feels a bit disappointing considering this is a premium piece of hardware. Makes me wonder if full stop the white Playbases have a tendency out of the box to have imperfections here and there?
I've searched quite a bit (and the Sonos community search doesn't seem to be working) but can't find an answer to this: does the new Apple TV (sans optical) send all audio via DD 5.1? Specifically wondering about Netflix and DD+. If the source is DD+, does Apple TV transcode to DD 5.1? Context: I'm using an HDMI switch with audio extractor to PLAYBASE.
I know this question has been asked before but I cant seems to be able to get the answer myself so hopefully someone can help me. I bought a Tomsenn HDMI 1.4 Switch Switcher Box from amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q2D0AV8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I can get my Comcast box to broadcast through the playbar in Dolby 5.1 when I switch to my DVD no matter what I do it plays in Stereo. My blue ray player is BD-J5700 by Samsung. Is there something that i am missing or should I get a new dvd player. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sean
I've recently moved house and since I have set up by TV playbar it makes a content high pitch noise. I have turned it off etc. and it still persists. It sits in exactly next to thew same items as my other house. It is constant and really annoying so I have to unplug it when the TV is off. What else can I do?
I have a playbar, sub and 2 play1 home theater. The system is in the basement I would like to take maybe 1 or 2 play1 outside when I am grilling without the need to play the whole system downstairs. Then after I am done just connect them back to downstairs. Any advice on how to do it? Thanks!
I am trying to setup a wireless home theatre in the basement and need help. The plan is to hang a projector on the ceiling and project to the far wall across the room without pulling a long HDMI cable. I have an Epson Projector http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H709020, an AppleTV 4, and am hoping to purchase a set of Sonos Paybar+Sub+Play:1 for the audio. This is my first home theatre setup. Any help is most appreciated.
Hi, I'm sure this is really easy to fix, but am struggling.....I installed my Playbar today, I have a Sony TV which I control with my Sky remote. I have got the sound coming from the Playbar and changed the speakers to Audio System on the TV to do this. However, although I can control the sound from my Sky remote, everytime I change the sound I get the message "TV Volume is Fixed". Any ideas how toi disable this?
Some TV's do not have an ajustment possibility of the level of volume for their optical out. Which results in increased sonos volume during watching television. When switching back to internet radio or spotify a sudden volume increase will occur throughout all sonos systems which are groupped (because the master volume has been increased in order to compensate the low optical-out volume level of the TV). A volume level change option of the optical-in on PLAYBAR i.o. to compensate would probably solve the issue (see PLAYBAR as a sort of a "pre amp" for putting your TV sound on the Sonos network (frequently used when viewing concerts)).
XBox Scorpio will use Dolby Atmos. This will also be brought through to the existing XBoxOne and XBoxOneS. Spatial Audio in the form of Dolby Atmos will effectively include a height component for 7.1 surround across these systems. Which Sonos audio components are/will be ready for using this sound dimensionality? and is Sonos compatible with Dolby Atmos currently.
I have a SONOS Connect with 2 Play 1 speakers which I use as a very effective sytem for both streaming music and playing my own music collection. I used this system to connect to my TV via the optical output from the TV via an optical/analog converter (Connect does not have an optical input) but it did not work well as the 2 speakers have to be behind the viewing position for TV (not possible to change because of power outlet sockets and house being 100 years old). I am tempted by the Playbase which solves the positioning issue and it seems to do all that the Connect does - so, what do I do with my Connect if I buy the Playbase?
I am wondering if anyone has compared the PLAYBASE to the PLAYBAR - my vision for the PLAYBASE is somewhat defeated by the cheap two part plastic TV stand under my LG OLED65B6P that resonates and rattles atop the PLAYBASE. If anyone has a clue for an alternative compatible TV stand I would appreciate hearing about it. (?).
Hey guys, I have a LG Oled model 55EC930T (Australia) or 55EC930V (UK) or 55EC9300 (USA). I'd like to buy the playbar + sub & 2x play1 to have a real Dolby Digital 5.1 but my TV is giving me only 2 options for the optical/hdmi audio out format: auto or pcm. Auto is obviously everything but is it Dolby Digital? Will my Sonos system working in true 5.1 with my TV apps (like Netflix), Mac and PS4? Need help please because I dont want to spend $2400 in a stereo system or fake dolby sound... Thanks a lot guys.
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