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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How do you do this? Currently, this is what happens specifically: I turn on Sonos ilving room set up to play either a playlist or Pandora while TV is showing something like Vevo or YouTube or Vimeo. The music will play until the video switches to the next one. Then the Sonos starts playing from TV instead of continuing the music. How do I prevent this?
I recently set up Playbar and Sub with a Samsung TV. All works well. When I switch from TV to music, the TV mutes and the music plays but the TV screen remains on. Other than hitting the off button on TV remote, is there a way to automate having the TV to toggle off when I start playing music? Thanks.
So... For some reason you can't set the rear speakers (in my case two play 3some paired with the playbar in a 5.1 setup) to duplicate the front L/R signal when watching TV. Frustrating. Its nice to be able to do that so you can keep the vplume relatively low and still hear the voices on shows/movies. Sonos needs to either: Add a toggle to move quickly between surround sound or full stereo, OR allow us to drop more money on speakers and pair them with the soundbar as front L/R signal. For $2300 this is a simple feature that $300 units usually have. Come on guys ;)
Hi, I have a playbar + sub, and I am thinking of making a full 5.1 system using either Play:1's or Play:3's. I have done a lot of reading on the forum, and a common comment is that when you have two Play:1's bonded with a sub, two Play:3's with a sub provide very little value add because the main benefit of the Play:3 is the bass, which the sub would provide anyway. Now, I know that in a 5.1 setup, and when I have the 'full' setting for music the rear speakers will act as a full stereo pair. What is not clear to me, is how they will leverage the sub? In particular, will they use the sub in exactly the same way as they would if the playbar was not present? On a related note, we have a very open floor plan, where the living area (with the TV + playbar + sub) and the dining area and the kitchen is one large space. The rear speakers would be in the 'middle' of this large room, around 5-7 feet away from the sitting area where we watch TV. When playing music, the hope is that they will
So I have a collection of MKV movies with 5.1ch DTS-HD. I play them from various USB. I just hooked up my Sonos surround sound. The back two speakers are not getting any action when playing these files. I researched from about 20 mins but couldn't find a thread with this exact issue. How can I get the surround sound to work? Thanks!
my friend is looking to set up his home theater. i recommended he do the 5.1 system which consists of 2 play 1s, 1 playbar and 1 sub. can he connect 2 more play 1s to the tv system as opposed to them being grouped to the tv? would that even work? can it work without having to group 2 additional play 1s to the sonos 5.1 system?
I've not been able to get my surround speakers to work since I bonded them to my Playbar (they are connected to a Connect:Amp). They worked fine as a separate pair prior to being bonded. I've set them to 'full' rather than 'ambient' and confirmed that the audio stream is DD5.1 but no luck. I'd like to un-bond and re-bond them but I can't find the option to do this on the PC or iOS Sonos controllers. I've read there should be a "Remove Surround Speakers" option in the "Room Settings" section but it's not there! Did this functionality change in a recent upgrade?
Hi, I just purchased the Sony Bravia XBR-65X850D and hooked it up to my exisiting 5.1 Sonos Surround sound that I was using with my previous TV. I have two play 3s I'm using as the the rears, the playbar for my fronts and center, and the sonos sub. But I'm getting sound drop outs. It doesn't matter if I'm watching live, on demand, or a recorded show on my DVR- the sound will just cutout for a second or two and keep doing that intermittently throughout the show. It may happen five or six times during the duration of an hour long show. It's not too too bad but it does get kind of annoying. And it didn't do this on my last TV. Anyway to fix this? Thanks, G
I have a soundbar and love it. When listening to a dts track it cone though as stereo, still sounds good. I was wondering, it dts a hardware of software upgrade. If t Sonos were ever to release a soundbar 2 which had the ability to decode dts, and knowing how good sonos are with backgrading their support for software, it is possible for this to be added to the playbar by way of software upgrade or is it a hardware thing making that impossible?
Hi, Just picked up a Playbar from Amazon which is arriving today - been doing some reading around on the whole DD5.1 vs DTS support argument. I'm not precious over exactly what format my audio is in, but eventually I'll be adding 5.1 support by adding a sub and some rear speakers so I'm looking for the easiest/best way of achieving true 5.1 surround from my living room setup. I have a Panasonic AS650B TV, hooked up to an Amazon Fire TV (new one supporting 5.1), and an LG BP556 blu-ray player. The playbar is replacing a Philips Fidelio B5 which I've had a lot of issues with, but it did take all the inputs and handle all the audio decoding etc seamlessly so I didn't need to worry about it at all. So my main question is, how do I ensure that I get 5.1 surround whenever possible using my current setup? The manual for my TV states that there are 2 options for audio output via SPDIF - Auto and PCM. Auto states that DD, DD Plus, HE-AAC multi-channel are all output as DD bitstream, a
I recently bought a Samsung UN55KU6300 as well as a Playbar. The tv doesn't have an infrared receiver, and so the Playbar is not identifying the tv's remote. Because of this I cannot use my tv remote to control the volume on my Playbar. Has anyone experienced this and is there a work around?
I've been looking into setting up a Home Theater system with my Sony XBR 55X850 TV Is it possible to setup the Play 5 through Analog (Line in) to the TV and have two other Play 1's connect to the Play 5 through the Controller App. I'm aware there will be a slight latency issue by going through Analog, anywhere from 70ms to 120ms. If that's possible with that setup, would it allow for any better quality going through a DAC for Digital Optical to the Analog for the Play 5 or would that create more interfaces it's going through in result more loss of quality and latency? Thanks for the help!
We have a soundbar and a pair of Play 3's right and left behind the sofa where we normally sit, and on wood flooring pointed 45-deg to the television. The two Play 3's are not really hidden, but are at grade level rather than at head level (spousal "I don't want to see those things" problem). The surround setting is set at 100%. My question: short of adding a Sub (again, spousal permission denied), is there any setting to improve both the surround effects and the bass effects from this set up. Arnold Falk Stans Switzerland
RIGHT! I have a PlayBar and two Play 1's All I want to connect to the PlayBar is my TV, a PS4 and a PC (nettop). My Samsung TV has an optical port out but it looks like this is just giving out a stereo signal. The PS4 has an Optical out also so if I connect this directly to the PlayBar I get the dolby signal. This is the back of the PC I have,it just has an HDMI which I use to the TV and an audio out spot which is just the size of a headphone jack. http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2015/01/acer-revo-one-rl85_6-100538371-orig.jpg What kind of connector would I need to get this all set up? Honestly I'm not too bothered about the TV coming through the PlayBar, the kind of shows I watch using normal TV channels probably wouldn't be improved much with the PlayBar! But I'd really like my PC and PS4 to be hooked up at the same time if possible? Would prefer not to be ne swapping the cable round too as Ive broken optical cables before!! Anyway to this this wit
I would be very pleased if Sonos basically took the AVR (audio visual receiver) question off the table by adding at least three HDMI inputs. They could really knock it out of the park if we could choose how to "scale" the input from HDMI to 1080p, or 2160p HDR 4k and such. I know a bit of a fantasy, but a receiver with power in does the same thing for around $700. Paradigm is coming out with a new soundbar that has HDMI and more according to CNET. Check here if you like. No I don't work for either of them. :Dhttps://www.cnet.com/products/paradigm-pw-soundbar/preview/
I use the Oppo BDP-103d to upscale my Directv 1080i output to 1080p. I am using the optical digital out from the Panasonic TC-P65ZT60 that has the Oppo, Apple TV and PS4 in the HDMI ports. I use the Roku streaming stick on the Oppo so if I need one more to the screen I have another HDMI port. My concern here is that does the Panasonic TC-P65ZT60 actually pass through the 5.1 signals from the HDMI inputs from it. I have the Sonos Playbar, Sub, connect amp and two ceiling surrounds set up. I am trying to get as close as i can to 5.1 without the wires and receiver set up. I guess I could use output from the Oppo unit but them I get nothing from my Ps4 without my headset on.
I had my system working before i moved house but foolishly didn't take notes of thr connections. My system is slightly complex and need help please I have an internal ethernet system which is connected to my TV and a seperate feed to the openbox aswell via the mains system I have the satellite link to the openbox and this is working fine with normal tv sound. I have an optical feed from the TV to the play bar, I also have connected wirelessly the sub and x 2 play 1's I used to be able to have the Sonos linked to the same TV in my old place and i know there was some set up which wasnt stratightforward to put the headphones to zero volume and have the TV in hotel mode but for the life of me I cant remember how this was achieved, getting frustrated to say the least. Any advice would be greatly appreciated anybody in banbury area would be a godsend as well !! tks sorry
Well, after a couple years of looking into the Sonos system, I finally got the 5.1 package. Along with a new Sony 65"850D. I've had Best Buy deliver and set up everything a couple weeks ago. I gotta say it's one of the best investments I've made! Now I'm saving up for play 1 in my bedroom. I sometimes stream movies online. With those I know not to expect to have a true 5.1 surround sound experience. I don't expect free movies are putting out quality sound but watching Netflix it's mostly on 5.1 and sounds fantastic! The picture quality of the Sony tv is significantly impressive compared to my 10 year old Phillips plasma tv. Watching football on it is very impressive! Everything is so crisp and clear. The tv also has a football mode sound that passes through the Sonos! I don't feel the need to go to an overpriced, crowded game. I'm definitely a happy consumer!
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