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Hello! I'm in the midst of a new home build and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best path forward for rear surround speakers in the room where my main TV will be set up. It's not ideally shaped, unfortunately.Right now I have a Sonos Arc, but I'm not sure if it would be best to pair this with two speakers like One SLs on speaker stands set up behind the couch, or if it would make more sense to do a set of in-ceiling or in-wall speakers. If I did in-wall speakers, the back right would be further back than the back-left.Any recommendations on what may work best in this space? Thanks!
We have a new home and a few of the samsung tv’s are connnected to Sonos sound bars, which is nice because using the built in tv speaker doesn’t down great due to the cabinets/book cases the tv’s are in.It appears that the soundbar is connected to the tv via the single serial wire to a one connect box. The sound bar doesn’t have HDMI. I am using a roku voice remote for the tv but i can only adjust sound via the Sonos app linked to the sound bar. Is there a way to bypass the Sonos app and system to just allow me to control the tv’s sound via the roku remote and only have sound come out of the soundbar (not the tv)?thanks for any suggestions!SM.
Hi!I have a Sonos Home Theatre with an Arc, a Sub and two One SLs.I am very satisfied with the system, yet, after about one month of daily usage, I begin notice there are a couple of features missing, that would highly benefit users.First one, is an OSD volume level. I’ve read at least one other thread with this request, and some users replied that it is a TV feature, but in fact it’s not. Depending on HDMI-CEC implementation, TV might show just an indicator if you’re increasing or decreasing volume, but I haven’t seen yet any TV showing a real volume indicator. To get that info, it has to be generate by the Sonos Arc (in my case). This is possible, using HDMI-CEC to send this info to the TV. In some cases, like mine, I use an Harmony remote that controls volume directly in the Arc, not passing though TV, and in this kind of cases there is no indicator at all (not even if I’m increasing or decreasing volume). Second feature request is the ability to schedule Night Mode and Speech Enha
I'm considering a soundbar (likely Sonos Beam due to extra cost of the Arc) and due to the limited height of my TV on it's stand, I'm thinking the soundbar would need to sit at the front of this shelf as pictured below. I'd move the Tivo behind the TV and get rid of the DVD player in the pic.Would this cause any issues with sound quality coming from the soundbar at all?TV in the pic is 65”, the width of the shelf as shown is 107cm and there is 7cm behind each of the small posts at either end of the shelf.
Hi Alli have a Samsung Q9 (2019) connected via HDMI to my Beam 2. This set up has worked previously and only recently stopped working. I made no changes to the settings and the Samsung Q9 is on the latest firmware (version 1325). Anynet+ is activated. My Sonos app indicates that there is Sound transmitted to the Beam2 but no sound is heard despite repeated efforts to increase/decrease the volume. I have unplugged the Beam 2 and Samsung TV and removed and replaced the HDMI to no avail. I have not taken the Samsung TV back to factory defaults yet. Any suggestions ?
I’m streaming music through a Sonos Amp, wired to two JBL floor standing speakers and paired with a Sonos Move. The Move plays in the same room alongside the standing speakers. The Move is a nice ‘sound filler’ for the big speakers and can then be moved to another location such as outside, when required. When streaming music the floor speakers and Move are perfectly synchronised but when my Samsung TV is the source of input (via HDMI ARC, TV to Amp) the floor speakers and Move are slightly non synchronised, creating an ‘echo’ effect, or an exaggerated spatially separated sound. The Move appears to be fractionally delayed behind the floor speakers. The TV sound quality is poor unless I turn off the Move and take it out of the equation. How to explain and correct the de-synchronised audio when TV is the source?
I am building this room and from the dimensions you can see it is quite large with vaulted ceilings so a large volume of space too. My intent is to install a 75” TV on wall A and to have a Sonos Arc soundbar and subwoofer under the TV with Sonos speakers in the opposite corners marked as B and C.I am worried that the space will be too big for what the system can deliver and also the fact that the rear speakers are not in a 45 degree angle relative to the soundbar underneath the TV.Any suggestions will be much appreciated as I would not, ideally move away from Sonos.
Hi guys need help, this drawing is beyond horrendous but it gets the point wondering if theres any real benefit to adding the One SL to my arc. Where i sit on L shape sofa can only really get speakers to sides not behind me, or to either side of tv. As speakers wouldn’t be behind have to wonder any benefits to adding them ti system
I’d like to pull the trigger on an Arc, upgrading from a Playbar, but am terrified it will screw everything up. We have a large Sonos system still on S1 due to a Connect and some Play5 Gen 1s. I’d be happy to take the step up to the Arc, and go S2, but reading conflicting reports about compatability with my QE65Q80R. If I take the leap there’s no going back, and it might be a total waste of time, money etc.
After many years of brow beating, I have sacrificed my amp and 5.1 set up, the Mrs is now much happier, but on the understanding a more discreet soundbar will be forthcoming.I have a couple of 1’s and a 5 in other rooms, so the Arc is top of my list as a replacement.My problem is my TV, isn’t bang up to date, so connection wise I’m at a bit of a disadvantage when bringing my other equipment into the equation. At some point, I will upgrade my TV, which should make everything much more compatible, but in the meantime, what I have is still pretty decent, as it was quite a high spec TV when first released.So, my Panasonic TX-58A802B has only one arc hdmi that will handle 4K. (hdmi4)Hdmi 2 is arc, hdmi 1&3 are standard, and we also have a digital out available too.I need to connect Sky Q, a Panasonic 4K BluRay player, and a 4K Firestick.The TV is wall mounted, so can somebody suggest the best connection route to maximise the Arc, until I upgrade my TV? Thank you in advance.
Am I shooting for the stars here? I don’t think so.I need an 85/86” TV and a Sonos ARC surround system. I don’t want to use the Arcana if I can help it.I keep reading about TVs experiencing audio dropouts. Naturally I want one that doesn’t.I want to buy one source, a 4K Blu-ray player. I have DTS discs so the TV has to be able to pass LPCM. I know about the 7.1 bug that Sonos is working on, not worried about that. I’m leaning towards a Panasonic Ub820 but can be swayed.I don’t want a separate streaming device (e.g., Apple TV and all its problems), so I want the television’s internal apps (Netflix, google video, etc) to be capable of streaming Atmos. Pray tell, what television does all of this?
Hello, are there plans to ever support more than 2 surround sound speakers within the Sonos setup? I recently bought a third speaker without researching if that was possible for surround (didn't know it was limited to two beforehand). So, I was going to return it if there are no plans to ever support that.
I have an existing Sonos network with 6 players of various types. I’m thinking of buying a Beam. But I need to understand how it will interact with my Sonos players. I can’t find much info on the subject. The closest I get is some rather terse statements in the Sonos User Guide under “home theatre settings”. The “TV Autoplay” and “Ungroup on Autoplay” settings could do with a bit more explanation…Can somebody please comment on following assumptions / questions:I can add Beam to one of my existing groups. As long as the TV is off, Beam behaves like just another player in the group. When I turn on the TV, there are several possibilities: TV Autoplay = on, Ungroup on Autoplay = on (default) Beam switches to TV audio Beam drops from the group The other players in the group continue playing whatever they were playing TV Autoplay = on, Ungroup on Autoplay = off Beam and all other members of the group switch to TV audio TV Autoplay = off Beam and all other members of the group co
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 .
My Apple TV 4K plays Netflix and Prime in Dolby Digital Plus, Fire Stick 4K plays Netflix in Dolby Digital plus but plays Prime in Atmos, Sony Android TV plays both Netflix and Prime in Dolby but no sound leveling on Sony, and Roku Ultra Plays Netflix in Dolby Digital Plus, Prime in Atmos and the Apple TV+ plays in Atmos. Wow, such a swing.
Just when I think that this useless ***** arc can't possibly get any worse, well yes it can!So suddenly it's now decided, by itself, without me changing anything, that I can turn the volume up but not down, if I try and turn it down it makes no difference, but it carries on turning up if you go the other way.... Mental. I've had a guts full with this trash, I'll be trying to get my money back next week. Moderator edit: inappropriate language
So I'm not special or anything lol, just wanted to put out there what would make me buy more Sonos. Seems a new product is on the way, and some recent new functionality. None of which interests me in the least. At least, in one case, without my top wishlist item. Btw my system = 2 Arc, 2 Fives, 1 gen 3 Sub, 8 One SLs. 1) 7.1 surround. Not even close to any other "want". Here's the benefit for Sonos. I but 2 more Ones for my main theater setup, (already have 5.1 with the Arc and Ones) and at that point more likely than not I buy a second sub since it is now supported. (But ZERO chance I buy a second sub without 7.1) In addition, for my second theatre setup - another Arc, 2 more Ones (have a couple down there but they can be moved elsewhere should I go with a different brand for that setup - which won't happen if, well there's that pesky 7.1 again). Add a sub, or even two and another Arc. So there's another 3k.2) DTS. I know, never gonna happen is the chorus. For theater room
RESOLVED_________________________________________Hi all,I am fairly new to Sonos. I have got a move that works flawless and now i invested in the Arc.After connecting the Arc to my TV which was easy peasy, i find that when the TV is shut off the Arc is no longer visible on the Sonos app or in Spotify. So unless the TV is on i cannot use the Arc to playing music.What am i doing wrong here ? is it that the Arc cannot work without the TV being on or am i missing something.Hoping you can help.Kind regardsCarsten
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