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I have read that Stereo PCM is a uncompressed stereo channel and therefore I am curious as to how the Arc soundbar sometimes diverts sound to the surround speakers.It also happens when playing Dolby Digital 2.0I thought that only when playing Multichannel or Dolby Digital 5.1 channels was this possible?Perhaps someone could explain 🤔 Cheers 🍻
Bonjour,actuellement en possession d'une barre de son gen 2.Je souhaiterais optimiser mon système d'écoute en ajoutant une paire d'enceintes pour un son surround. j'ai lu plusieurs forums sans trouver de réponse à ma situation.Voici ma situation : ma barre de son est dans mon salon qui fait 40m2. la barre de son (Gen 2) se situe contre un mur en plein centre et à environ 2m50-3m se situe mon canapé d'où je regarde la télé. mon projet serait d'installer les enceintes surround dans les coins supérieurs du mur (les enceintes seront espacées d'environ 6m et à une hauteur inférieur à 3m) qui est en face de la télé. Le mur en question se situe à environ 5-7m de mon canapé. est-ce que cette configuration est possible ? et est-ce que j'aurais un bon rendu surround ?Merci d'avance !
Purchased a Sonos Arc, Sub and two Sonos Ones for surround sound to add in addition to my Vizio 75” V Series TV and the Apple TV 4K (latest edition). Since I purchased this I have had intermittent sound issues with different apps on Apple TV (Hulu, Disney+, HBO, Netflix, etc) that has the sound stay on for a bit and then cut out for a period of time then come back in. I called support and they were no help. It’s discouraging as I paid almost $2k for the Sonos products and am not able to get the full impact of it. To give some information, the Sonos ARC is hooked up to the TV via HDMI not through the optical cable option. I have switched out the HDMI cord and that did not help. Latest support diagnostic is: 841974370
I just installed a Beam (Gen 2) and I can not get my Xfinity XR15 remote to connect to it. In fact; I can not get ANY remote (total of 9) in my house to work with the Beam.I’ve tried moving the Beam to different locations and making sure there is no light hitting the IR sensor. I’ve tried re-pairing to my TV and while I can get sound thru the Beam I can not get my remote to control it. I’ve tried standing right in front about 3 ft away with every remote in my house and going through the setup process but none of them are working. Obviously, I’ve made sure the batteries were all good on the remotes too.I can control the sound with the app on my phone but that is pretty inconvenient. I replaced a PlayBar that was working with my TV and remote with the Beam but at this point I’m about to pack up the Beam and send it back unless someone has a suggestion.
We use the Sonos arc only for tv fidelity. I use the app to adjust volume-but tv volume varies greatly depending on what we watch. Really a hassle to keep phone nearby and set volume for each show. This is not a problem w our previous surround system or when we use the tv speakers alone. We bought the Arc only to improve tv sound fidelity (system is in cavernous great room w open walls) which it does-except requires constant adjustment.Disappointed that the arc can’t maintain consistent volume across tv shows.can you help?
Just inherited a pair of Play3’s that I am going to make the rears for my surround sound with my Arc. I MAY be overthinking this. but is there a difference beyond aesthetically in horizontal vs vertical orientation? I have the Sanus floor stands so they can go either way.
Hello Sonos TeamI recently bought two move speakers to use as surrounds with a Beam for my covid friendly outdoor movie setup. I did this before reading or searching to see if it was possible. I assumed it was and ordered away. I now know it is not possible. Any chance this Moves will be able to sync with Beam/Arc in the future? Not to distant future. Maybe also something on the product page that says that this is not possible.Victor
Hey there! I’ve been loving my Sonos speakers, but sometimes I just want a single speaker playing music quietly. For example, as I sit on my couch writing this post, the left rear speaker in my 5.0 setup is closest to my head. I would like to be able to temporarily play music from only that speaker rather than fill the room. Thanks for your consideration! Cheers.
I just purchased the Sonos Beam.I have a Samsung Curved 65” TV connected with 1 Cable to the Samsung One Connect box (BN91-14846E). So from the TV to the Samsung One Connection box where all HDMI’s connections such as the AT&T DirecTv receiver.and the HT-D5300 Sound system are all interconnected.Before purchasing the Sonos Beam, my sound came from the Samsung HT-D5300 5.1 Channel Blue-ray home theater system. With new Sonos Beam, I get sound from the TV show we are watching including Netflix/Amazon Prime etc. via Sonos Beam except when I play a movie from the HT-D5300 blue ray/DVD player. I have 1 HDMI cable from that sound system to the Samsung All-In-One-Connect. I even connected an Infra-Red cable from that HT-D5300 Sound system to the AT&T Infra-Red but no sound while trying to play the blue ray/DVD player. I have connected the Sonos Beam directly to the HT-D5300 sound system Infra-Red port but no sound while playing the DVD.Any assistance to get sound from our HT-D5300
I have a client who wants to use the TV speakers AND the sonos amp in wall speakers. They will be controlling with apple TV remote. Can any TV models output sound via ARC and TV speakers? If so, how would the apple TV remote handle this? I have tried multiple times to get sound bars as this would solve everything but he will not do it.
Equipment Playbar, Subwoofer, 2x Play:1 connected to Panasonic TV 55FZ800 - All configured correctly and working. TV speakers disabled. Sonos S1 controller (due to old AMP and Play 5 in system). My issue is with the intermittent operation of rear speakers when watching sport highlights on TV.When there is studio chat this plays from Playbar only but when the chat continues and they shows some game highlight, the rear speakers kick into life and play both studio commentary and (artificial) crowd noise from the game. Does anyone else experience this and find it annoying? Is there a solution to it? Thanks in advance all for your help. Merry Christmas
Does plugging into Ethernet degrade audio performance of ATMOS or other content in any way or can it only help with bandwidth for streamed audio content? My understanding is... as long as optical adapters to port audio into the arc are not used, and the eARC from the tv is used via a quality HDMI cable, it will have the bandwidth to carry the Atmos content from the tv to the arc. (Obviously the quality into the tv also matters.) Basically don't try to use optical period. If I have hard wired ethernet, plugging ethernet is better than wifi. I have hard-wired ethernet to the Arc, and I use the hdmi over eArc from the tv to the Arc. I was hoping someone can confirm this is optimal? Also, for sonos sub, and/or one sl's ....plug the ethernet directly in or let the built-in wifi from the Arc push this to those speakers? Which is more efficient/better/etc.? Wondering if there are tradeoffs to consider. I appreciate any insight any Sonos engineers might be able to provide. Thanks in advance!
Hello, i would like to ask you. I have a specific room for proper Sonos setup. And my questions is:Is it good to have soundbar (Arc or Beam) above the TV? Will be a proper spacial audio from movies and music, when i have a angled roof and high roof? I am adding a picture, how the TV (55inch size) is situated. Thank you for any answer.RegardsOndřej
How to access my greyed out Samsung "Optical Out" option from Samsung settings to play with my Sonos Soundbar
Hello: While my sound bar usually works great with my older Samsung TV using the optical out cable, it recently stopped working with my TV. It does however work with my Sonos app when playing my steaming services, just not on TV. When I try to deploy “TV” sound from the Sonos app now, nothing in the sound realm changes on my TV and I am stuck using my tv standard sound. When I go into my TV settings to choose “Optical output” or “Optical sound” it is not an option now as this menu item is greyed out and I cannot access it. I can also not do a “reset” sound because I do not have a tv remote and am using the TV navigation on the side of the screen and it won’t allow me to access the “reset sound” selection using the manual navigation. Any thoughts or tips on how to get it working once again? Thanks!
Hi all,I’ve just purchased the Sonos Amp and a pair of B&W 607 S2 Anniversary’s for front speakers. I’m ok with that for now but would consider adding a pair of rears at some stage. My understanding is that the Amp that is driving the B&Ws can also send rear signals to rears as long as they have their own amplification.However, my preference would be for the rears for be completely wireless and the Move doesn’t support surround sound. Will the Sonos Amp send rear signals to any other wireless speakers such as the Bluesound Pulse’s?
I'm getting a Sonos Playbar and want to add rear speakers for surround sound but also want to have Alexa voice control. Instead of using two Sonos ones in the rear is it possible to do a Sonos one and a Sonos Play 1 as rears or does it have to be the same speaker in the back? Thanks!
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