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Having some frustrating issues trying to setup the Apple Siri Remote to control the volume of my Sonos Playbar. Hope anyone has an idea to what I might be doing wrong or if it's even possible to get this working with my setup. As I'm using a professional display (NEC) the display (TV) does not support optical out or CEC. The display is programmed to automatically turn on/off based on the presence of HDMI signal. I am using an audio stripper to extract the audio signal from HDMI, convert it to optical and feed it to the Playbar over a toslink connection. My setup is as follows: - Apple TV 4 HDMI out -> Audio Stripper HDMI in - Audio Stripper HDMI out -> Display HDMI in - Audio Stripper toslink out -> Sonos Playbar toslink in The system is working and audio is playing without issues through Playbar and surround speakers. However I am not able to make the Playbar learn the Volume +/- of the Siri Remote. When following the instructions from Sonos it recommends to use an
Hi All, First time poster I find it odd that the play bar temporarily looses sound when the router is restarted when watching TV even though audio is via direct connection from TV to bar. Play bar is wired to router via CAT 6 and whole system is running on Sonosnet. Anyone know why? Thanks in Advance Contemplative
Trying to correctly set up a Sonos System in my Man Cave (Only ONE SINGLE ROOM) with a TV, Playbar, Subwoofer, Connect or/and Connect Amp, Sony Receiver and 6 In-Ceiling Speakers. Here's my situation: I am in one room and one room only. It is a very large Man Cave. For starters, I have 6 In-Ceiling Speakers all hardwired through the ceilings/walls back to one universal location on my bar. I also have an ethernet cable hardwired back from my router to the same location as all of the speaker wire. Along with these 6 In-Ceiling speakers, I have a TV, a Sonos PlayBar, a Sonos Sub-woofer, a Sonos Connect, and a Sony Receiver. My plan was to take all of my speaker wire (6) and hardwire those into the back of my Sony Receiver. Then I would place my Sonos Connect right next to the receiver, hardwire the Connect into the Receiver, and hardwire the ethernet into the Connect. Then simply plug in the subwoofer to a wall outlet. And lastly, direct connect the sound bar (PlayBar)
i've got an aquos tv that will not pass the sound through an optical cable to the soundbar while a a roku is playing. If I plug the optical cable into my older apple tv i get sound (although quiet). Unfortunately it will not play Plex. Can I hook up a new Roku Ultra and have it work like my apple tv?
I have Vizio M70-C3 TV. I have connected the sound bar but there is no sound coming from the Playbar. I see the Playbar in the Sonos App and I can play music to it. I unplugged the optical cable at the Playbar and it has a red light. I set the digital out to bitstream on the TV On the desktop App I selected the source as TV for the Playbar. The set up program seemed to go OK. The first time I did it I had PCM listed as output on the TV and setup reported it could not communicate with the TV. When I changed it to bitstream it reported that it could. The TV is a 2015 model. The Playbar is connected by wired Ethernet. I don't see any reason that the Playbar should not be working unless it is defective in some respect. Before sending back I wanted to see if there were any suggestions. Thanks.
Currently have: a ZP 90 connected to Modem; 2 Sonos SP 100 speakers connected to a ZP 120; Sonos Controller; a Samsung 8500 TV. Also have a Zonebridge 100, which I never used. Just purchased a Sonos Playbar as well as a SUB as well as a Sonos boost, but don't know if needed. I would like to use the Sonos speakers along with player and sub and don't want to mess anything up in this wonderful system to listen to music and watch TV. Any help, much appreciated. Thanks.
I'm trying to get 5.1 Surround from my Panasonic TX-P50VT30 to the Playbar via SPDIF (using a optical adapter). So far I only see "Stereo" in the Playbar sound input and I have tested with my Apple TV3, HDMI from Macbook Pro and HDMI from PS3. According to the manual the SPDIF port should pass Dolby Digital Bitstream when selecting "Multi channel" on the TV menu. And as I understand the manual, the TV can pass DTS, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital Bitstream: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/649718/Panasonic-Tx-P55vt30b.html?page=89#manual I am aware that Playbar does not support DTS. So I'm just wanting a 5.1 signal very much and all I get is "Stereo" in the Sonos "About" section. Frustrating! So, is Dolby Digital Bitstream NOT 5.1 DD? And which SPDIF splitter/converter is recommended, if I need a very small one to hang on the wall behind the TV? (I only need one or two HDMI inputs) All best Anders B.
I received an email from Sonos informing me that Trueplay was now available for Playbar if I had version 7 of the software which I do (I have 7.0.1 on all my iOS devices). When I went to check the apps Trueplay wasn't there for the Playbar. I checked online updates in the app and it says "up to date". Just wondering if there was another update coming or, was Trueplay pulled from availability?
Hi all I'm about to wall mount my playbar underneath the TV. Due to the design of the wall mount cables are not easily concealed. In the mounting instructions it recommends to leave 1" of space between the bottom of the tv and the playbar. My question is, is there a potential issue in mounting it flush to the tv? I have an LED tv, and by mounting the playbar flush to the tv the cables would be concealed behind the tv. Will the speaker interfere or damage the tv in any way? Magnetic field for example? Thx
Hi Everyone, I just invested in a Sonos 5.1 System which i am feeding with my 2011 Mac Mini and into my rather dated Samsung LA40C530 using HDMI. Although the system sounds great and works just fine i am not able to get 5.1DD. It is just outputting in Stereo. I have many threads on here about how this can be corrected, but what is the best option for this setup? Buy a new TV? Buy an Octava switch? or something else? or even am i doing something wrong? I just want to make sure that what i buy is the right kit to get the 5.1 sound up and running with this setup.
So I got two second hand play 5s at $400 each That's about $300 USD Very happy but I can't use them as rear speakers on the play bar. So first world problem do I remove the rear play 1s and loose 5.1 surround sound but pair the play 5s and run them along side ( togeather ) with the play bar( would loose 5.1 )
I currently have in-ceiling speakers connected to a Sonos Connect in a closet upstairs mainly for music...I'm wondering, if I connect my TV to a Sonos Playbar, will I be able to wirelessly connect to the Sonos Connect playing the in ceiling speakers so that the TV sound comes out both the play bar and the inceiling speakers? Thanks!
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.
Hello, I recently purchased a Sonos Playbar and I am unable to get sound from my SONY BRAVIA KDL-40XBR3 (2007 MODEL.) This television features a digital output and I have disabled the speakers but there is still no sound. As a test, I connected the Playbar to a newer Sony TV and it worked perfectly. [img]0d3406f5-94b8-4490-b8d1-cf61db8b3202.png[/img] Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
I had to configure a new DISH network remote to my existing soundbar. The soundbar responds to the VOL + signal and increases the volume but does not recognize the VOL - . I can only decrease the sound by manually pressing the button on my soundbar.The old DISH remote worked fine ( until it broke and I had to get this new one). What is going on?
My Connect:amp power a set of hifi speakers and I use this to play the cd player and turntable that are connected to the analogue input of the connect:amp. Now that I invested in a Playbar/Sub for the TV on the other side of the room I can use my bookshelf speakers and the Connect:amp to provide the 5.1 surround and it works a real treat ! However when I do that I can't use the analogue input anymore.Turning the surround on/off every time I play a CD is quite painful as you need to do if through the support web page and surely not something my girlfriend will ever do if she uses the turntable... I can think of a few options but they sound a bit overkil for such a simple thing, what do you think ? - purchase a Connect to have another analogue input and never use the one on the Connect:amp anymore - purchase a pair of play 1 to do the surround and keep the connect:amp as it was before - wait for Sonos to implement of way of using the analogue input in a surround setup Tha
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