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Hi All, I've got a configuration question I was hoping people could help out with. I've got a Windows 10 PC that acts as a HTPC with HDMI into a Sony TV. I'm not that keen on the PlayBar (it just won't physically fit with my setup) so was looking to get 1 * Sonos Connect 2 * Sonos Play 3 1 * Sonos Play 1 and run an Optical cable from the TV to the Sonos Connect. Will this work so I can play * Audio from the TV * Audio from the PC on HDMI Passthrough * Audio from the App for Spotify/Pandora etc Or is the Connect only for using with your own speakers? Will there be any latency /sync issues with the HTPC if i'm playing Netflix etc? Thanks in advance Chris
Hi I am considering buying a Sonos Playbar, Subwoofer and 2 ceiling speakers for my living room. The room is shortly to be redeocrated so I have the option for re-wireing etc. I've read through the forums and have an idea of how it all works and what I need to buy but have some quesies as follows: 1. The ceiling speakers will be connected to the Connect Amp that will then be connected to the Playbar via an Ethernet cable. I've read that either the Playbar or Connect Amp need to be hard wired to my BT Hub. This is quite tricky for me as the hub is upstairs. Would it work if I connected one of them to my TP Link plugs? 2. I also want to connect my separates music system to the Playbar/Speakers. Would this require me to buy another Connect Amp and I'm a little lost here as to how I wire it or does it not need separate wiring to the Playbar/ first Connect Amp. So in essence i'm unsure how to play the music system through the Sonos set up and also enable it to be played in an
Hi guys, Recently purchased, a playbar, sub, 2 x play1s for a surround setup. Love them but am having an issue getting the TV audio into the system. I have a Panasonic 4k tv that doesn't pass 5.1 thru to the optical from HDMI sources so I purchased a Monoprice MD-415ARC, it works great to get my HDMI sources into the playbar as 5.1 but I'm having an issue getting any audio from the TV to the Monoprice via ARC. I cant even get 2 ch audio. In Viera link when I select Home Cinema to enable the ARC (worked perfectly with my previous home theatre receiver) it just jumps back to TV, ive tired every dip switch combo on the Monoprice and turned ARC on on it and I just cant get anything out of it. Nothing from Live TV or the netfix app. Both work perfectly if I connect the optical cable from the TV direct to the Playbar thou. Hoping someone here has had and fixed the same issue (haven't been able to find an answer via search) otherwise I think Im going to have to get an optical switch
I have a medium sized room, and I plan on pairing either two Play 1, 3, or 5s with a Playbar and Sub. Is the 3 worth the extra $100 over the 1? Is the 5 worth the extra $ over the other two options? Even mix of TV/Movie watching and music listening for this set-up. Thanks in advance!
I'm new to the world of SONOS, so please bear with me. I purchased the soundbar, 2 One's and SUB to create the so-called 5.1. After readfing the forums i'm starting to understand that DTS is not possible without workarounds. I have an LG 4K TV that is set to output Dolby Digital, an optical cable straight from the TV to the soundbar. XBOX one. I have managed to get Star Wars BluRay to churn out 5.1 from the XBOX One which does sound awesome, but when I play my MKV's from my NAS via the XBOX one, they only play in stereo, or no sound at all. Has anyone managed to find a way around this. I think the MKV's maybe decoded to DTS. I have also tried via Kodi, but again only playing in Stereo or not at all. Any help is greatly appreciated
Just wanted to add to TV compatibility notes: The LG 65UG8700 is a new 4k TV that you might assume would easily pass 5.1 from its optical port for the playbar. WRONG. It works under certain circumstances sometimes, but the reality is that this TV came shipped with its audio set to prefer PCM. To give you an idea of the amount of work involved: - MUST have a harmony remote - I had to load special LG model number on to my harmony remote - This old LG model number gave me 3 new options for "service menu" - "in-start" - "in-stop" - Once I had the harmony remote set, I had to locate a password (0413) for the service menu - In the service menu I had to go option by option to find something familiar - Finally under "Tool Option 7" I found PCM - Change that to AC3 - Reboot the TV Now the TV will prefer to pass AC3 when possible.
Being completely new and looking to purchase a new TV for my basement to be used with playbar, sub, and two rear play 1's for surround sound, Will this tv allow me to enjoy the surround sound setup? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-75-class-74-5-diag--led-2160p-smart-4k-ultra-hd-tv-black/5182036.p?skuId=5182036 Any help would be greatly appreciated!
So I have a couple weeks of construction left before my basement will be finished. I have opted to go with the sound set up consisting of the playbar, sub, and two rear play 1's. Being that I have never had a sound system before, this is all new to me. One thing I have been reading about is that some tv's don't allow you to maximize the sound capabilities of the "5.1" set up because they play "down". This has me confused. Being that I will also be purchasing my new TV for the basement to use with the sonos setup in the next couple of weeks, is there a feature or option that I should be making sure my new TV would have to avoid this issue? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
I've made a few changes to my network to allow for better online gaming, and I believe that is causing my sub and playbar to be knocked off the WiFi constantly. As of right now, even the hardwired method I can't even get Sonos' app on my Mac or iPhone to recognize the Sub for installation. I've tried the hard reset of the sub and no avail. I am hoping it's just something simple on my firewall or network that can bring my system back up and running. My living room is usually configured with: - 1 Playbar - 1 Sub - 2X Play 1s I do have a spare play 3 in another bedroom as it's own zone. The diagnostics report number is: 6739039.
The classical problem problem here, Netflix produces DD+... Ok my MacMini can convert it into stereo but that is not optimal.. So i've been searching for a small device that can do this trick (not a full size receiver) So far i came across these switches: * Monoprice * Octava * Inday * Kanex Now these seem to, in the best case only request DD5.1 from the source, but they don't transcode when the source is available in f.e. DTS. Is there anybody here who can can advise me to buy a device that does: simply convert all audio coming out of a HDMI cable and transcode it into plain DD?
Hi, I currently have 2 Play1s running as surrounds via ethernet connection, then a soundbar running on what I presume is Sonosnet. I would like to free up my wifi network as much as possable therefore I am considering hardwiring the TV into the soundbar then hardwiring the bar back to the network switch. Is there any benifits from doing this?
I am considering purchasing a Playbar. I know you can wall mount it above the TV and the manual says to allow 50mm clearance. What if the TV is on a cabinet below the Playbar? Do I need to allow more than 50mm clearance given the TV will be forward of the Playbar? I am concerned the TV will block the sound.
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