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Hello Community. I need some help with what is hopefully a basic situation, but has confounded me for the past few weeks despite multiple searches and deep contemplation. I’m seeking know-how for the best way to connect an Apple TV 4K, a Samsung Frame TV 2022, a Sonos Amp wired to two in-ceiling speakers, and wirelessly connected to a Sonos Sub. Currently the Apple TV is connected to the Samsung One Connect Box via HDMI. Do I now need to connect the One Connect Box to the Sonos Amp? And if so, with what type of cable? I purchased a Sonos Optical Audio to HDMI adapter - is that what I use to connect the Box to the Amp, and then tune some settings in the Apple TV and/or the Frame TV? Thank you in advance for the help with this fun project!
I am building a new home. I am not looking for a high end theater set up. Attached is my floor plan. I plan to use a soundbar, sub-woofer, and 2 ceiling speakers for TV viewing. Note TV is in the corner. I would use two ceiling speakers which are in marked in red with an amp. It is my understanding the ceiling speakers should be behind the seating area. Does that seem accurate? My second option would be to add two more speakers (blue) and play only music through the whole room with 4 speakers. The room measures 26’8” x 20’6”. Can I have the blue speakers off for the TV and all 4 on for music. Can I accomplish this with one amp? Thanks.
I have a Sonos Arc with 5.1 in my living room. I also have one Play:1 in the bedroom and one Play:1 in the bathroom. I like to have them all grouped when watching TV. The only thing what is a bit annoying is that when I change the volume with the TV remote only the Arc gets louder/softer. The other grouped speakers don't change. It happens all to often that I decrease the volume on the TV and the sound comes from bedroom and bathroom what is not what I want and it sounds strange. Is there a possibility to synchronise the volume changes for the entire group when using the TV remote? I know it works when using the app.
My remote for My Lg tv no longer work ,and dont have the option of taking it off the wall and take into a shop. The remote doesnt work to control the tv on/off,input ect… so the ir on the tv seems fried …. my question is can i use a repeater that i can plug in the tv that will allow me to use the T.V remote . The remotes all work fine to cablebox but can turn on the t.v so its definatly the tv.s Ir…. any hlep would be much appreciated .
We have a new Sonos Beam (Gen 2) hooked up to our Samsung Smart TV. It works fine, but it makes a noise that sounds like a DVD player when a disc loads, kind if that spinning, wind-up sound. This happens when nothing is even playing (TV or music), as well as when when Pandora or my music library is changing songs. Is that normal? It’s kind of bothersome. Something I’ve thought about is that I THINK this happens mainly when I’m casting from my laptop to the TV. Also when I’m playing my music library, which actually comes from my laptop. Is that possible, and if so, is that to be expected?
Hi I've just ordered a beam 1st gen, however I have only buried an optical cable in my wall, I know there is an adapter for HDMI to optical however Is there any kind of adapter which converts Optical to HDMI so I can use the optical cable, I've googled it but can't find an answer, thanks in advance
HP Pavillion Windows 10 Laptop will not play audio when connected to LG Smart TV with HDMI cable with Sonos beam connected to HDMI2 ARC
My HP Pavillion Laptop will not play audio through the HDMI cable to the LG OLED TV since we connected the Sonos beam to HDMI ARC. Video is unaffected. Audio will play very briefly and stop. We used to use a different sound bar that worked perfectly well but it was connected through HDMI and optical. Can anyone help?Thanks!
We have had the Arc since it was launched, and I have not had any issues with it since we set it up. Recently, the audio will stop while the video will continue playing. It is not cutting in and out, just simply stops. It is very random, and it doing so with different apps. Last night, it was in the middle of Shang-Chi in the Disey+ app. It has also happened in Netflix and Hulu. I believe this is since the latest update, which is in a similar timeframe as the latest LG firmware update. The fix has been to exit the app and restart the movie or show.Anyone else seeing the same issue?
We have a Canton sound bar at present on the TV,which could be programmed to use the tv remote control, its ok but nothing spectacular. Listend to a Sonos Beam, not really that impressed. I see Sonos have refurbished playbars for sale, remember listening to them a few years back, very impressive. I was thinking of one to replace the canton. Would a Playbar work with the TV remote, the Canton has an option to programe a TV remote to control it. There is a Sonos One & SL in stereo in the lounge controlled by an echo dot, i wont be needing them with the playbar, but can i leave the Echo dot to use with the playbar mainly for playing Amazon Music. I definetley am not interested in setting them up with the playbar, surround sound doesnt interest us. Any advice appreciated
I have arc in one room, and two surround one sls in another room. It's there an easy way for me to setup arc with surround in case I'm watching a movie? I want to temporarily move the ones, watch a movie, and place them back. Or the ones need to be retuned each time?
Hi I have an issue I no longer have the option of switching back to the TV speakers SONY KD65AF9, when I activate the TV speakers, the sound works for 2 seconds then systematically switches back to the Arc.I want to activate the Arc only when I watch a movie for example but not permanentlyThe answer from SONOS is to remove the cable and put it back when I want to use ARC but it’s not really a solution. Rgds
I have two home theaters, one each for each of my TVs, made up of a Beam, Sub and two One SLs. Both are working fine. However, on one the status lights are green when audio is coming from the TV. On the other the status lights are off when audio is coming from the TV. The TVs are the same model and the Beams are connected to the respective HDMI ARC input. In the Sonos app I’ve switched the status light toggle to off for all devices. Does anyone know why one setup shows green lights and the other doesn’t?
I can not add anymore my two standalone Play:1 speakers to my Playbase as surround speakers. My Playbase is connected via Ethernet. My Play:1 are WiFi connected. After the surround wizard the app shows me an error than not all speakers could be added and I can do a retry. But if I just swipe down the error msg it shows me both Play:1 speakers as added. In fact only one is added to my Playbase and the other not. In Trueplay calibration wizard only one Play:1 Speaker and Playbase is playing the test sound. The ohter is quiet.Even after a full factory reset of all speakers. Same behavior.But my two Play:1 speakers can be used as Stereo Speakers, this works fine.What is wrong here?Diagnostic # 1265119658
Spectrum cable company installs different cable box and my customers with Beam and Arc sound bars loose audio return channel. I Installed all new hdmi cables, reboot etc all troubleshooting steps no help. Speaker bar may connect for a while, turn TV off or next day we have no audio return channel connection with different Spectrum cable box. It might be Samsung cable box?
Hello, I’ve purchased a Sonos Beam and of course because I know little about electronics, I’ve realized that my old but dependable Westinghouse LVM-42w2 TV lacks the input/output I need to make it the two work together. The Beam’s optical adapter does not match any of the ports. I’ve read about converters, but I have no idea if any of them would make the two work together or not. If not, this is not a big deal, I just need to upgrade my TV. Any ideas would be appreciated, happy to provide more info if needed. Thank you!
I see quite a few sporadic messages for intermittent connectivity issue between the Sonos Arc & many Samsung TVs. My symptoms seems to be very similar to others where audio completely cuts out and a lot of restarts later, the audio (eARc) is restored. I’ve tried new cables, different AnyConnect settings, varying audio formats and the issue persists. does anyone have a long term fix for these issues? thanks in advance!
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