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I have a Playbar, Sub and 2 Play 1s set up in as my surround system. My tv is a LG Smart TV and I also have a PS4. The PS4 is connected to my TV via HDMI and an optical cable runs from my TV to the Playbar. To date I have not had any issues with my configuration and get a 5.1 signal when gaming on the PS4 and also when watching Netflix via an app on the LG TV. Today I sat down to watch a Blu-ray for the first time via the PS4. The Blu-ray disc did not have 5.1 sound in English, but instead offered 7.1 DTS sound. However my Sonos is picking up the sound in Stereo only. (Verified via the "About My Sonos System" menu item on the Sonos remote.) I tried switching from Linear PCM to Bitstream and it then picked up no audio at all. I tried connecting the optical cable direct from the Playbar to the PS4 and fiddling with settings yet the blu-ray audio was still only being picked up as Stereo. Is this a limitation of the Sonos system or can I configure the it someway to conv
I used to send my TV sound out through an optical audio, through a digital to analog converter, then into a Sonos Connect for sound...and it worked great. UNTIL I cut the cable and went to an antenna for my TV service. Since then, I have not been able to get TV audio to the Sonos system. Any ideas? I'd appreciate it.
I bought Play 5 three years ago with objective to expand to home theatre. Its time to buy Playbar, however holding off my purchase for the new release specially HDMI ARC connectivity. tempted dramatically with Bose 300 series which suits my purpose. Some indications on release will assist my itch
I got a Sonos Playbar today and all my media is played through my PC. I don't use my TV default audio for anything. Is there a way to connect my Playbar to my PC or maybe my PC to my TV so I can use my soundbar. I know if I stream the audio there's going to be delay and I'm trying to avoid that. IS there any solutions to this issue or am I SOL?
My new Home wired with 8 Polk Audio In-Ceiling Speakers (TCi60i) 2 Family room, 2 kitchen, 2 dining & 2 second floor and I want to play music in all ceiling speakers. Also want to doo Zone 1 and Zone 2 Also if I am watching movie on TV , how can I have surround sound with Sonos Play bar
After 2+ years, we decided to see if there was any difference in the sound between a flat and upright position of the Playbar. While we discovered no great difference, we did find that the IR receiver on the side could be activated by our Charter controller from over 25 feet, but the receiver on the top was only responsive at about 8' or closer. Has anyone found a similar issue? Is this a known issue or just likely hardware failure? Thanks, Ken K
I have two play 5s and two play 1s that I'd like to stream audio from an appleTV. My AppleTV connects to an HDMI splitter with the video going to the TV and the audio going to a BOSE system currently. If I replace my Bose system with a connect and limit my audio to Dolby will I be able to stream audio to my Sonos speakers? Is there a potential for a delay?
Hello all. Brand new to Sonos so forgive the ignorance. So far just the play bar and the sub (primarily because we are moving into a shoebox apartment in NY). Which brings me to the question: Can my wife and I independently use our iPhones to listen to TV audio through headphones via the app? I've been going crazy trying to find a solution for listening to the TV via earbuds as my wife and I both hate on ear headphones. Yes, I know bluetooth aptx units, but at least right now bluetooth has a latency of some 40ms, which will drive me insane. I'm a filmmaker and notice any off sync immediately. RF headphones like the Sennheiser 120s have extremely low latency, but they're on ear phones (too claustrophobic). The RF earbuds all seem to be stethoscope style (with a weighted control knob pulling them down). There's a set of truly inear wifi buds from KOSS (the Stiva), but they're $500 and KOSS has always been crap and they claim a 3 hour battery, but it's likely more like half that.
I have a PlayBar and 2 Play1s and have set up surround for films, but taking it down to use the Play1s elsewhere for music seems to take ages. So instead of ditching my old Warfdales, I'd like to use my Connect through the hifi to the old speakers. I already do this ok just as part of my Sonos network for music. The Connect talks to my router by ethernet and uses tape in/out on the hifi amp. I also have to use a Boost, but I doubt that's relevant here. Is this likely to work? Do I need a special set-up procedure as is apparently required if using a Connect:Amp?
I'm sure this question has been asked many times before. I truly appreciate the help and patience community members show, but I do find it difficult to maneuver in "search". I recently added a Playbar to a room with 2X Play 1's and Sub. I'm loving the TV experience,but the Music was was MUCH more enjoyable without the Playbar. Is there an easy way to uncouple the Playbar from the room? Thanks!
I saw that the optical output on the TV is not capable of outputting 5.1 sound from an HDMI source. Is this still the case? I own a LE60LE650U and when I hook up my Apple TV to the Sharp and then output an optical cable from my Sharp to an AVR receiver, my receiver will autodetect DD 5.1 and play normally. Has this changed? Is there anyone with this exact TV that can confirm? I've seen mixed results on the forums..
My youview TV remote is now connected to and controls my sonos playbar. Unfortunately every single button on the remote turns the volume up, including the volume down button. I've reset the remote controller like 10 times (yes, I'm following the instructions correctly, I'm not pressing the volume up button repeatedly whilst calibrating!!)... I've tried it with the tv and the youview box on aswell as off, and it continues to only turn the volume up. First question is there a known fix for this... i have not found one on the forums so far! As there's no solution to the above, I would obviously like to disconnect the remote from the playbar as currently the remote is practically unusable due to it causing very high volumes on the sonos bar!!! Unfortunately I've found no way of doing this (forums from a year ago say the only way back then was using another remote - which i dont have!) Anybody have any suggestions?! Either the first or second point? Many thanks in advance
I'm having regular problems playing my TV sound through the line-in on my Play 5. The signal cuts out for sometimes 30 seconds or more and always seems to happen when the source volume is low (for example at a quiet point in a film or TV show). Turning the TV volume way up seems to fix the connection but this isn't a great work around. Line-in source level is set to 1 (low). Any help would be most welcome!
My Samsung LED 60in TV does not support external speakers and therefore does not have the menu option to turn off the internal speakers. I have confirmed with Samsung support that I can't flash the firmware or do anything to get them disabled. I have the Sonos playbar connected via ethernet cable to router and I have the playbar going optically to the Tivo Roamio because my TV doesn't have optical port just HDMI ports. Thus, after setting up my Sonos Playbar with my Tivo Roamio and Samsung TV I have the following issues... When I change the volume via my Tivo remote, I have to use my iPad/iPhone Sonos app if I don't want the TV volume to go up/down. When I use the Tivo remote like I normally would, the Sonos Playbar and Samsung TV volume go up/down. Thus, I am still getting Samsung TV sound. Not horrible but not ideal. Also when I turn the TV off, I have to press mute as well on the tivo remote in order for the playbar to go quiet since it is plugged
I have a Playbar and 2 x 1's as surrounds. My sofa is in front of the TV/Playbar and the rear left Play 1 is behind me in the corner of the room but the rear right is quite some distance away (ie I'm not in the centre of the system) How can I increase the volume on the right hand side speaker to make up for the difference in distance?
Hi, I have a large TV that is slightly tilted downwards, meaning that the top of the TV is 6.5" away from the wall. If I mount my playbar on the top, just 2" above the TV makes me think a lot of the sound would get trapped behind the screen. Does anyone have a recommendation for how much higher I should go? The playbar has to be mounted above, as if it was underneath, it'd be within range of (and therefore eventually destroyed) by my daughter.
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