Discuss Arc, Beam, Playbar, Playbase, and the entire Sonos home theater experience. How do you set up a Sonos 5.1 system? Which Sonos work with your TV? Ask your home theater questions here.
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I wanted to know if it were possible to create an audio combo from a 5.1 installation. I am on the fence about getting 1s or 5s for my surrounds. If I could use the 5s for left rights and the sub together via a simple button click I would get the bigger speakers for the surrounds and not use the sound bar for just audio listening. If I turn on my TV I want it to go back to 5.1 and the sound bar. Do you understand what I am trying to do? Thanks for your help.
Hello, I am interested getting a SONOS PLAYBAR + SUB (and eventually extend it later to 5.1). I want to use it only as a PC speakers replacement, thus not planning to have a TV connected to it at all. I use my PC as TV (analog TV card) and watching e.g. Netflix over the PC. For now I have a 5.1 PC speaker system that I connect to my PC integrated sound card via stereo jacks. My audio card has a SPDIF output. In case this is possible, I also get instant audio signal without any delay, right? Thank you for your answers
Need help setting up my sonos 5.1 please, I've got it set up with a tandak switch Plugged in is a xbox one - showing in app as working as 5.1 Firestick - stereo Popcorn hour - stereo And sky box- stereo The switcher has options pass , 2.0 . 5.1 options for audio which does this option need to be set on 5.1 obvious choice but still getting stereo ?
I just added two Play:1s to my Playbar and the result is fantastic. The Sonos app is showing Dolby Digital 5.1 and Im happy with the audio when watching via DirecTV. I also have Plex hooked up to this same setup and Im having an issue with getting the surrounds to return audio. If I tell Plex the receiver is capable of DTS, I get no audio. This is as expected since the Playbar doesn't support DTS. Once that's disabled I do get audio but not always from the surrounds. If the movie is encoded with just AC3/Dolby Digital, I get all five zones. If the movie is only DTS, there's still audio from the Playbar, but nothing from the surrounds. Is this because Sonos (or Plex) is down-mixing the audio to 2.0/stereo? In every circumstance the Sonos app shows DD 5.1 for about my system. What am I missing? .sal
I've not been able to get my surround speakers to work since I bonded them to my Playbar (they are connected to a Connect:Amp). They worked fine as a separate pair prior to being bonded. I've set them to 'full' rather than 'ambient' and confirmed that the audio stream is DD5.1 but no luck. I'd like to un-bond and re-bond them but I can't find the option to do this on the PC or iOS Sonos controllers. I've read there should be a "Remove Surround Speakers" option in the "Room Settings" section but it's not there! Did this functionality change in a recent upgrade?
Hi, I apologise if this has been asked before but I did a forum search and couldn't find an adequate answer. Hi have a rather old TV with a large base stand which means that there is not enough space to place my Playbar in front of the TV on my media cabinet. I have a void behind my TV so cannot mount the playbar on a wall above the TV. I was wondering if there is a product out there (Sonos or third party) which would allow me to mount the Playbar above the TV, attaching directly to the bracket mounts on the back of my TV? Also, if such a product exists, would I also need to by the Sonos Playbar wall mount bracket? Cheers!
So I have the opportunity to get 2x Play 3's on a points program (a.k.a. free) and we're-doing the basement kids' playroom into a teens' room. What do I lose/gain if I substitute the Playbar for 2x Play 3's? If one day I add 2x Play 1x's I guess I can't do a "5.1"? Right now looking at being content with a 2.1 kit. Music/TV/movies is the plan here. Thanks!
Is it advantageous to send 5.1 audio to the Playbar when it is on its own and not part of a 5.1 system? Does the Playbar process the 5.1 into a virtual surround sound, like it would with a stereo input, or does it output the 3.0 part of the 5.1 with a mix of the rest, or does it only output the 3.0 part of the 5.1?
Since the most recent update the Alarm volume is not working as it should. (6.4.8 on iPhone) I use Tunein radio and use the bedroom as my main alarm with linked rooms. What used to happen, which seemed correct, was the Alarm would come on at the selected volume as per the alarm setting. Now it comes on at whatever volume it was set to previously including mute! I don't know about you but muted alarms are not very good at waking me up. So I am either being blasted awake by a volume I set the previous day when listening to a quieter source, or not at all. Worse other parts of the house are doing the same so my neighbors are probably wondering why I need the kitchen radio on maximum at 6.30 am. Any suggestions?
Hardware registration, Sonos account information, and the Sonos forum are all handled by the same software - Insided. Given that after 2 weeks this software is still incapable of rejecting spam, how secure is our account and registration information? Is it possible that all Sonos speakers could be hacked using Mirai or similar to become part of a botnet used in DDOS attacks?
Have a sonos play1 which has always worked fine but I have had to replace the wireless access point in the room it is in. The access point is set up with the same name and password as previous and after some frustration I have managed to get the sonos and my phone to connect to is and I can operate the sonos with my phone ap. However I cannot seem to see the sonos anymore using my pc which is wired into a home network. This used to work before the new AP. Looking at my BT network settings it recognises the new AP on the system but it is not showing my phone and sonos being connected to the network and I feel this is the issue and the PC cannot talk to the sonos but need help on how to solve the problem.
Got the normal message saying a beta update was available. Android app updated no problem (which also updated my play 5, play 1 and zone player), windows desktop controller keeps giving a message of "The Sonos controlller installer failed to load". I've tried reinstalling it numerous times, rebooted the sonos devices and router and still the same message.
I've currently got packed up in boxes my new 5.1 system and wondered when I do get moved and unpacked whether I need anything to play my Spotify music through the system? Is it simply a case of linking my phone with the system and playing, or is it a little more complicated than that? Thanks
So... For some reason you can't set the rear speakers (in my case two play 3some paired with the playbar in a 5.1 setup) to duplicate the front L/R signal when watching TV. Frustrating. Its nice to be able to do that so you can keep the vplume relatively low and still hear the voices on shows/movies. Sonos needs to either: Add a toggle to move quickly between surround sound or full stereo, OR allow us to drop more money on speakers and pair them with the soundbar as front L/R signal. For $2300 this is a simple feature that $300 units usually have. Come on guys ;)
I have a Samsung HD tv. Model # UN55D6005SF. My tv does not have the "D" shaped audio output port, only the mini single male optical cable port. I tried a toslink to mini optical cable to connect my tv to my playbar, but it did NOT work. I routed through the cable box, but now that limits me to what I'm watching on cable. Any suggestions on how to get a connection b/t my tv and playbar directly?
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