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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Has anyone found a way to alleviate this issue? On my LG 49UJ6300 I cannot get the audio to sync up to the picture when using Dolby Digital audio output on xbox one. No issues with stereo audio, but then the rear channels are useless. This issue is exacerbated when using the Xbox One output (which I use for most of my media). Even with AV sync adjustments on TV or on Sonos, nothing comes close to syncing up. Looking for any advice in this thread, or trying to creating a demand signal to sonos for DTS Digital surround support if that will be less latency, or direct 5.1 uncompressed audio support (might be a Microsoft issue and/or sonos).
I just bought a great Samsung QLED TV (QN75Q7FNAFXZA) and have the same setup I had with my prior Vizio TV that didn't have any problems. The problem is this, when I am watching a show recorded on my Tivo Roamio I get a slight hesitation and crackle on the sound some of the time. It's annoying and I'm wondering if it's due to the TIVO, the TV or the playbar. I have the playbar paired with two Play:1 and a subwoofer. Have there been any issues with this tv and the playbar in this setup?
I had four Sonos ones in a room with a sub woofer and everything worked flawlessly. Since getting the Beam and hooking it up with two of the Sonos ones and the sub for the full surround theater experience, and having the two other Sonos ones grouped separately, the sub cuts in and out intermittently and with no real pattern. I have tried unplugging and repluging, ungroup and regrouping, unconnecting and reconnecting, and re-running true tuning and it’s the same scenario over and over it still cuts out. Anyone else experiencing this? Any solutions?
Hi all Background: I already have a Playbar but have now bought a Beam for my front TV room to see if this suits my needs better. The room is approx 4m x 3m and we have a set up where the wall mounted TV hangs in the corner in an alcove and we have a Sub in the same room. As we pull the TV forward in FRONT of the Playbar when watching ... some of the 45 degree angled speakers hit the back of the telly. So I thought I'd try the Beam as an alternative device - it's newer tech, smaller so side speakers have more room for separation before hitting the side window wall and thinking that the direct forward facing speakers might mean I get a better experience with the TV above pulled out in front. So far so good - working well and impressed with the output generally. But while listening to music today via Spotify, I can't help but notice the Beam sounds quite boomy with bass. I find I'm having to reduce the bass on the Sub down to -3 notches OR turn off the loudness setting on
I used to use 2 Sonos Ones for listening to music. Because of my room set up I was closer to my left speaker, so I slid the balance fader to the right, and all was right with the world again. Then I bought the Beam and set it up for 5.1 with my 2 Ones as surround, although I still use them for listening to music. However in its current configuration the balance fader is no longer there. I’m sure I could separate the Ones from the Beam to regain the fader but I’d lose the 5.1. And by 5.1 I mean 5.0 because I have no sub. I’m wondering if there’s a way to get the fader back and still maintain my 5.1 set up. Thank you in advance.
I am trying to get a decent plex streamer set up that will pass surround sound (i.e Dolby surround as I know Sonos can't cope with anything else) to my Sonos 5.1 set up but so far I've had mixed results. PS4 does this but aac streams sound terrible Sony TV does it but if the film is more than 1.5 hours long it crashes for some unknown reason. Therefore would nvidia shield solve all my problems or would it simply add to the list of unsatisfactory solutions above? Are there any other options (apart from trading in the Sonos equipment)?
Just set up a beam on my new LG OLED TV - in order to get it to work I have to disconnect it and my digital box (pull the HDMI cables) from the TV and plug them back in in sequence (beam first). I checked for firmware updates on the TV and none are required. Any ideas? Thanks
I can get the sound and IR to work if I set up through HDMI 1. The IR reads the remote but than my TV does not notice the Amazon box thus not allowing me to access playstation VUE. In other words I cannot have both working its either or.
I’m turning my former home office into a den. I am currently running two wired bookshelf speakers off of a PS Audio Sprout, with a Connect into the Sprout’s digital input (the Connect will soon be repurposed for landscape speakers). I have a turntable connected to the Sprout. I’ll be adding a wall-mounted TV (with all my equipment in a media credenza below the TV) and had planned to add a Beam before Sonos announced the new Amp. Now I’m torn between two approaches: 1) Install a Beam with the TV and continue to run my turntable off of the Sprout with the wired speakers, or 2) Wait for the Amp, then connect the TV through HDMI ARC, and use the Sprout as a phono preamp/headphone amp. Appproach 2 seems much more streamlined (one amp for TV, streaming, and vinyl; existing speakers are used for music and TV; can still listen to turntable with headphones), but Approach 1 gives me built-in voice control and maybe a slightly better TV-watching experience (and saves 200 bucks). What would yo
After doing quite a bit of research on wireless speakers, and overcoming my preference for everything Bose, I decided to start out with the Sonos sound-bar with the anticipation of adding a subwoofer, and multiple play 5’s for the new home we are about to build. I am very happy with the soundbar, and looking forward to adding to the system even before we move into the new home. I have also been researching 4K UHD TV’s which will be added once we move. I am seriously considering an LG OLED C8, however just came across some disappointing information. There seems to be a sound synch problem between Sonos and the LG C8. Have I made a huge mistake by selecting Sonos as the base for all of my audio needs? Do I put the soundbar on Craig’s list (take the loss) and begin my research anew, based on the TV I am considering? Anyone have any input on these two units working together? I am not an audio or TV expert, and would really appreciate any feedback from those with experience with the
Has anyone had an issue using the internal apps on their LG OLED and the Beam? I find that although the Beam sees DD5.1 something is very wrong sometimes as the sound passed is so quiet on some channels it is impossible to hear without turning it up high and then the loud sounds are way, way too loud. It is like the mix is getting messed up by the TV. Initially I thought it was an issue for all content but subsequent testing using the same apps on Xbox One reveals the sound is significantly better in Dolby Digital via the Xbox than via the TV's internal apps. An example being Dunkirk the start of the film. The sound of the paper blowing in the air is missing using the Rakuten TV app on the TV. Unless you set to stereo. However use the app via the Xbox and you can hear the noise of the paper more clearly. It is a marked difference. I know there is a general DD5.1 voice/effects mixing issue that is inherent in general and that Sonos products not offering tools to defeat this is
I have the Beam connected (optical link) to an 8 year old Sony Bravo TV. I have corrected the lip sync as much as I can using the Sonos app but it isn't spot on and it is irritating. There are no adjustments I can make on the TV ... so perhaps I should finally think about a new TV ? Lip sync is my big issue - what is the best TV make for getting around this? I can't realistically expect to buy a half dozen to try out and return.
So, anyone who is interested, I didn't really see many comparisons of the 2 systems. Most of what I read was simply hearsay. Short background on myself, my wife, our 3 kids and myself recently moved into our new house with a media center. I have a Dolby Atmos system comprised of B&W speakers, Audiosource and Onkyo components. With the house, we had a lofted room built and wanted a simple system upstairs, when company is over, family time or just basic lounging around the house on the weekends. System was designed and built when the house was. So, I had read and researched a bit, but not extensively, and went out on bought a Sonos Beam with Play 1's and the Sub. First things first, the set up is simply phenomenal. It's easy. It's short. It just plain works. I was impressed with that. The system looks good as well. What I didn't know, is it was not DTS nor any other Dolby configuration compatible other than 5.1.. That was one thing the person at my Best Buy failed to mention in th
I'm not sure if this is TV-specific, or by design. I was hoping I could use my TV remote to control the volume on my Playbase when playing music (i.e. TV is switched off), but it only works when the TV is on. I'm using the Smart Remote that comes with the 2016 Samsung Models. Does this work for people on other TVs or is it just the way Sonos have implemented volume control? Thanks.
I have the slightest audio delay with my xbox one while watching cable tv. ive tried multiple combos within the xbox audio settings, between stereo uncompressed, bitstream out etc, and still i have the delay. really not sure what to do! i don't get any kind of delay when on netflix through the xbox, or on my apple tv or the streaming services built into the tv. its just the xbox when im watching cable
In my quest to get a Dolby 5.1 signal to my Beam + Sub, (TIVO>Samsung tv>ARC to Beam) I have tried one of the kwmobile EDID on my TIVO to Samsung TV CABLE, the SONOS app now reports a DD5.1 feed to the Beam. The problem is when I change channels or pause the TIVO, I get a buzzing noise from the Beam until the sound resumes. Very loud and irritating. Does anyone else have this experience?
Sonos Beam, the smart, compact soundbar for your TV is now available. We've collected some of the [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/sonos-beam-now-available-setup-and-useful-information-6809808]best resources for Beam in the thread here[/url] so that it'll help you find the answers you might be looking for. You can also find good information about Sonos home theater on our [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/home-theater-228993/home-theater-and-television-recommendation-megathread-6735001/]Home Theater Megathread.[/url] Learn more about Beam on our announcement post [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/meet-sonos-beam-6807991]here[/url] and on the [url=https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/beam.html]shop at Sonos.com.[/url] This thread will help clear up most issues you might see with CEC and HDMI, which Beam uses to send commands to your TV such as “Turn on the TV” and “Turn off the TV.” Beam also follows commands such as “Turn it up” and “Mute
Hi Community, Today after a long wait I received my Beam for my flat's Bedroom in Colombia. I was very excited until the setup of my TV didn't work. My bedroom's TV is a Lg42lm6700 and it has a Hdmi Arc port and also an optical port. First I tried on the Hdmi Arc port and it didn't recognize any sound from the TV. Since I just wanted to hear my new Beam, I tried to plug it into the optical port and it didn't work either. I tried changing the TV sound settings and I discovered the Arc was disabled. After I enable it still didn't work. Now I'm kind of disappointed since my previous experience setting up my surround sound system in the living room with two Play 1s, a sub and a Playbase was super easy. Any suggestion or advice will be appreciated. Thanks guys. Carlos Uribe
My wife is called Alexis- and she won’t change HER name Beam insists on starting TV on analogue source No TV audio after stopping music until I manually increase TV volume Cannot change channel on Sky Alexa kicks in from TV audio!!!!! Bizarre. This is poor and I’ll be returning this product asap.
May I please have help with the following setup? Thank you very much!!! //. Sonos Play 3 and multiple play 1s in various rooms //. Sonos connect to Sony AVR //. Everything in perfect sync when playing Connect through RCA out from Connect //. Annoying echo / sync issue when playing Connect out of optical cable //. Sound is noticeably better when playing via optical cable vs RCA, but with multiple speakers on there is a sync problem
Just got my beam set up - the TV is a bit older, so used the optical -> HDMI converter. I went through the whole set up process via the Sonos App on my iPhone... "press the volume increase 3 times, press the volume decrease 3 times, press the mute button 3 times etc...". So, the sound is coming through the beam fine, however, whenever I press the volume decrease button, or the mute button, the volume only increases... I can see the Beam unit is receiving the signal whenever I press the remote as the light on top of the Beam gets brighter momentarily and I have gone through the setup process 3 times but get the same result. The remote control is for the TalkTalk Youview box - it controls the TV volume fine normally, so would suggest it is working fine. Any thoughts anyone??
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