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Hi all, while researching sonos before my purchase of home theater. I saw some info that some TV's can not pass through 5.1 surround. I didn't expect that to be a problem with my new Samsung 4K. Upon checking with Samsung it appears that there TV's will not pass through 5.1 surround to the playbar. can this be ? any Samsung owners care to tackle this one ?
Hi, Wanted to confirm whether I understand the Connect amp right as looking to us it in a small projector set up. My plan is to use an Amazon fire tv box, then taking the hdmi output use a splitter to separate the video and audio parts. The visual output would run straight to the projector (BenQ W1070+), the audio outputs would then run to the Sonos Connect Amp. This would be part of an existing wireless Sonos setup which consists of a Bridge and two Sonos play1. Would the Connect Amp, allow the audio signal from the Fire TV signal to be played through the Sonos Play1s? Or have I misunderstound how the Connect amp works? Thanks
Signal from the playbar is cutting out at random intervals (every 5- 10 minutes) for about 3 seconds. It had worked fine for the past 18 months. It is connected to a LG 4K tv that provides signal from Sky box: Searching on here it looks like a software issue but why has mine only kicked in now ? Diagnostic run - 6909423
We bought the Samsung 55" UHD curved LED Smart TV on Amazon Prime Day July 12, 2016 but its smart remote won't control my Playbar's sound. I'm using the Optical jack on the TV and can hear good sound from the Playbar, but can't control the volume. I used the Sonos Settings --> Remote Control Setup to no avail... The remote seems to use IR. Any ideas would be appreciated since both are 2016 models.
Hello, The Playbar I have connected to the TV and works perfectly when I connect the TV. The problem comes when I turn off the TV, after a few minutes it activates again and starts to play the music I have in the "Music library". It always happens. How can I prevent it from automatically activating after closing the TV? Greetings, Luis
Hi, I bought a SONOS Play 5 and as it is on my living room I would like to use it as a home theater as well. I have tried everything to connect it to my TV but is not working. I checked the model of my TV and it is delivering Dolby Digital but does not sound on the Play 5. I have used a RCA cable and AUX cable and still no sounds. When I play my music through the app or spotify the play 5 sounds perfect. Any help is appreciate. Thanks, José
Hi guys, I'm researching and considering investing in a playbar, sub and a couple of play speakers for my bedroom! I just want to confirm if they have made the stereo option available when playing sound from your TV whilst grouping all speakers together, i know it can defeat the purpose for a sound bar but i would love to have the option to play the sound through the play speakers closer to my head late at night to avoid awaking others around me? I checked out some threads of alot of people requesting the option but no result of whether it has come to fruition just yet! Cheers Joe
I want to use my Playbar as the external speaker on my Mac (instead of connecting the playbar to a TV). The problem is with an optical connection is you lose the volume controls on the keyboard. So the only way to control the volume will be to reach over to the physical buttons on the Playbar. Or switch to the OSX Sonos app and adjust the volume from there, but that is not very quick and you lose the focus on the current app. Is there any way to get universal keyboard shortcuts on the Mac to control the Playbar volume. I was thinking maybe some action script or similar to pick up the volume controls from the Sonos Mac app. Any ideas?
Do you guys turn up the Surround Sound speakers when using with a 5.1 setup? This is for watching movies and TV (not music). It's currently set to the "middle" option in Advanced Settings but sometimes it seems a bit low...I'd like to raise it a little bit but still want balanced sound. Let me know if you turn it up and if you do how many "clicks" up from the middle option do you set it? Thanks!
Hi - new to Sonos and received a Play:1 as a gift - great sound and considering a second, but before I do, I wanted to wrap my head around how best to play TV audio on my Plays. With all the hype of watching the big game on Sonos, this must be easy but I can't think of how with the equipment i have. I would rather not get a Roku or Chomecast. I have DirectTV and XBox One. I could use an audio out from these but that makes little sense as it only goes to one device. How to get on the WiFi network? Has anyone done this?
I'm looking for excuses to spend lots of money buying Sonos equipment throughout my house. I'm really disappointed in the available components for integrating with a TV setup for home theater: 1. There's the Connect:AMP, which is good for connecting to existing speakers. Though I want to ditch all other speakers and just have Sonos gear for simplicity. Also the AMP only has a single RCA in... no modern Smart TV has RCA audio out, making it impossible to connect without some other 3rd party component like a DAC. 2. There's the simpler Connect, which crazily enough also only has RCA inputs... how do you get an external 5.1 or other HD audio signal in?? 3. The only remaining option is the Playbar, which sounds good at first since it has an Optical in. But also does not support HD audio, only the older Dolby Digital 5.1. Also, many TVs are not able to export a 5.1 audio signal over the optical out connection... so you're back to 2.0 stereo.. even if you buy additional Play 1/3.
I'm planning to use two Play 1s for my rear surround speakers but my room doesn't have a convenient way to place each speaker the same distance from the viewing position. The easiest setup would have the right rear located 6 feet behind the viewing position at a 45 degree angle (slightly elevated) and the left rear almost directly behind the viewing position. Does anyone have any experience with this? Would this arrangement totally compromise the surround experience.? Thank you!
Hello, I have a panasonic P50S30 series plasma 50". Purchased the Playbar recently and then realized that TV does not pass 5.1 from HDMI sources to Optical. However, since Viera tools have Netflix and Amazon Prime Video apps installed, it is supposed to be able to pass 5.1 DD thru the optical. It DOES in case of Amazon Video but Netflix only does Stereo? wonder if anyone seen a similar issue? Looked up on Netflix support, they say try changing the audio setting. I did not find Audio or CC setting on Viera Netflix App on my TV? Any help?
I am having samsung UE37C5100 connected to playbar. Weird behavior here: i listen the same TV program directly and audio level is pretty low. If i listen to the same program while in PIP with the main set to DVI (PC output) the audio level is higher. Anyone is having similar issue? Thanks. I am on Sonos 7.
Hi there, I have our TV going to the line in on a Connect. This is then linked to two Play1s setup as a stereo pair for stereo sound from the TV. The sound drops out intermittently though. It can be fine for an hour then drop out a lot for 10 mins then fine again? I submitted diagnostics and got this number: 6910312
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
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