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Got my Playbar and noticed that there is no optical "door" on the back. I asked the seller about it, the sell told me "As a matter of fact, all NEW Sonos shipments that are shipped after August 1st directly from Sonos no longer has a "door" on the optical. Sonos has had a lot of service request because the "door" is stuck inside the connector, blocking the optical cable fro transmitting signal into the soundbar properly. Therefore, Sonos has decided to remove all the doors completely to avoid customers forcing the cable in improperly. " Is it true?
Connecting Playbar to Projector on Opposite Sides of the Room Using Apple TV and Wireless HDMI Extender
I would like to set up a home theater system in my new apartment using my Epson Digital Projector, an Apple TV and a Sonos Playbar. The set-up would be used primarly (i) to play content from my laptop using the Apple TV's "Airplay Mirroring" function, with video coming through my Projector and audio coming through the Playbar and (ii) to play Hulu/Netflix/etc. content directly from Apple TV, with video coming through my Projector and audio coming through the Playbar. The problem that I am running into is that I need to have the Projector and the Sonos Playbar on opposite sides of the room. Specifically, the Projector needs to be behind my couch and the Playbar needs to be in front of my couch, and I do not want to wire them together because doing so will ruin the aesthetics of the room. The only set-up that I have been able to come up with that would conceivably allow me to have a Projector at the back of the room synced with a Playbar at the front of the room
Come on SONOS 7.1 and 7.2 Surround Sound is already years old, 9.1 & 9.2 seen as its update, A SONOS 7.1 system would be very much in demand, loads of questions on here already about producing it, Id buy today if it was available, 7.1 channels with that SUB, awesome, come on SONOS make us even happier,...
Some TV's do not have an ajustment possibility of the level of volume for their optical out. Which results in increased sonos volume during watching television. When switching back to internet radio or spotify a sudden volume increase will occur throughout all sonos systems which are groupped (because the master volume has been increased in order to compensate the low optical-out volume level of the TV). A volume level change option of the optical-in on PLAYBAR i.o. to compensate would probably solve the issue (see PLAYBAR as a sort of a "pre amp" for putting your TV sound on the Sonos network (frequently used when viewing concerts)).
I just purchased the Sonos playbar along with a Samsung UHD TV Series 7. It has an RF remote RMCTPJ1AP1. I cant get it to pair with the playbar. It doesn't recognize it when I press the volume buttton during set up. But for some reason it recognizes the Channel up button which won't pair it correctly. please advise
I already own a Playbar and recently purchased a Play 1. One thing I find invaluable is being able to control the Playbar using the TV remote, even if playing music. It is very intuitive and easy to use. What I've noticed however is that now when grouped with the play 1 the TV remote volume control only manages the Playbar vs. the whole group volume. Is there a way to add an option to have the TV remote control either only the Playbar or the [b]whole group[/b] volume once grouped? Would help to extend the handy and intuitive control the bring the volume up and down across the rooms.
I am an installer for a Sonos retailer, we've sold a customer a play bar 5.1 package with the sub and two play 1s, however the room is huge and the sub can only be placed on either end of the seating area, so it ends up sounding unbalanced. The customer would like to add another Sonos sub to the system to balance out the bass with a sub on both ends. Normally this is easy in a typical surround scenario, but after agreeing with the customer, I did a quick google and seem to have discovered that 5.2 surround is not supported! Are you guys crazy??? This is like saying "no" to an effortless SUB sale, AND making this customer rethink his decision to go with Sonos for surround. He also has a Sonos connect, with a big amplifier and zone volume controller connected to speakers throughout the house, but the connect (non-amp) did not pair with the sub (I tried this before setting up the play bar) so the only solution I could come up with was to have a wireless sub kit and non-Sonos (KEF is
As part of moving to a new house I just upgraded all our televisions to Samsung UN65JS8500 SUHD 4K TV's. Unlike our old house, however, our new home isn't pre-wired for 5.1 and 7.1. I am an avid SONOS fan and have quite a few SONOS devices and decided to move to using it exclusively for surround on the TV's (to avoid sheetrock work!) . However I am looking for advice on setting up the system because many of the TV's will have an Xbox One, PS4, DIRECTV, and possibly and Apple TV. I was thinking possibly an optical only switch as a possible solution but liked the HDMI switch option (if it supports a Logitech Harmony universal remote). However I don't know of an HDMI switch that support HDMI 2.0a and allows for the 4k or HDR pass through. Thoughts? Any ideas on a setup?
I have a Sharp Aquos LC-40D68UT (purchased in 2011). It has a digital audio port, and seems to plug in fine to my Playbar; however, during Playbar setup, the Playbar does not detect anything coming from the TV. Wondering if the TV is simply not compatible (it's not listed in the non-compatible list thread; and speaking to Sharp customer service they weren't able to say definitively). Or wondering if there is some other common troubleshoot (which I haven't found in the manual or FAQ). Thanks
I have a TV on the wall with a fireplace below it and a soffit above it. There really isn't room to mount it on the wall above or below without having the speakers fire directly into the wall or floor (see image below). So I wanted to hang the playbar upside down under the soffit as seen in the image. This actually points the speakers right at the listening area and seems to be the best option. But, it seems that the R/L channels might be incorrect if this is done? Is that still the case? Will SONOS add an over write feature to hard code what is right and left to the PB? Is there any other options here? For other people that have ceiling mounted the PB, did you use the standard wall mount or did you do something different to make sure it was secure? Thanks for the help!
I have the playbar connected to a new uhd Samsung television. Everything seems to work fine except there is no indication of the volume level anywhere. I'm using optical to connect the playbar to the Samsung TV. Is there any way to get the volume level to show somewhere? It's really annoying not seeing a number or indicator change as the volume changes. Thanks for any help/insight
I have a Playbar, and a Samsung TV that won't pass through 5.1 from its optical out if the input is HDMI. Our Motorola cable box is connected to our TV using HDMI, and I want to get the 5.1 when I watch TV. I've looked through the questions and answers posted here and elsewhere, and it seems like some people have used an HDMI switch from Monoprice with an optical out to get around this problem. The suggestion is to connect the HDMI source to the HDMI switch, and the HDMI switch sends out the full 5.1 audio through the optical out and into the Playbar. (I'll call this the "HDMI switch" approach.) The other approach is to connect the cable box's optical out directly to the Playbar. (I'll call this the "cable box direct" approach.) This works, but I don't like this approach because we leave our cable box on at all times, and when we turn off the TV, the Playbar still plays audio from the cable box, as the Playbar has no idea that the TV's been turned off.
I have read that a "permanent group" can be achieved through "Bonding" a group. The article below instructs on what bonding is, but offers no clues on how to achieve. I cannot find a simple explanation for how to turn on bonding, only posts regarding problems with already bonded devices. [url=https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1966/~/grouping,-pairing,-and-bonding-players]https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1966/~/grouping,-pairing,-and-bonding-players[/url]
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