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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.
Gentlemen, I'm just pondering the perfect setup in regards to 'sliders' for perfect settings.... I have the sound bar, and sub, with 2x play 5's acting as the surrounds. My 2x play 1's are downstairs for other uses. This post is referring to perfect level of bass in sub, i.e. increased to max, with sound bar with bass setting at 0,and surrounds at 5%, blah blah blah for example... This is not a 'why use play 5's for surrounds' topic... i have the money to waste, they are surrounds... PERIOD!! But all jest aside, your thoughts would be much appreciated, as i haven't 'tinkered' much with these phennomenal products, and want an atuned setup. Much obliged.
Current the full 5.1 setup with play 1s as my left and right. Has anyone had experience using play 3s as the left and right? Was there a big difference in sound? I currently have 2 play 3s on the way. Deciding if I should place them around the house or change them out with the play 1s and put the 1s around the house.
Hey all. I'd like to replace my current speaker setup, which is a 5.1 Energy setup, with a playbar, sub, and two play 1s. I currently have a Pioneer VSX-1019AH that is acting as the brains for TV, Roku, Mac Mini, etc. The TV is mounted above and only connected to the receiver via HDMI into the one and only HDMI out port. Since the Playbar only has optical audio, I don't know how to do this and still have my receiver run everything. How do others set up a system with multiple sources with a Playbar and receiver? Seems like it was designed to only plug into the TV. I'd rather not have to go buy a new receiver to do this and I can't plug everything directly into the TV. Thanks for the help!
Hi all, Am having a confused moment: should it be possible to use my 3 sonos speakers (2x play 1, 1x play 3), while simultaneously using player for sound from TV? At the moment I can't ungroup the playbar so it will only play music the other speakers are playing. Any help appreciated!
I am planning on buying a Playbar, Sub and 2 Play:3's, mainly for use as 5.1 hometheatersystem. I also want to connect my Pioneer DDJ-Ergo-K dj-controller, to the SonosNet, in order to be able to hear my mix trough all Sonosspeakers. How can i do this? I already know that Sonos has the Connect and Connect:Amp, which have an analog input that i can use. If this is really the way to do it, do i use the Connect or the Connect:Amp? I do have 1 doubt; i have found on the internet that when i connect a mixer to the Connect (:Amp), there might be a slight delay. (The music in the headphones is not in sync with the music played trough the speakers, which is not acceptable when mixing). If there will be a delay, i could use a receiver: Connecting the Pioneer dj-controller to the analog input of the receiver, then connecting the receiver with HDMI to my tv, which has the Playbar connected on it. The Playbar will send the music to the other Sonosspeakers. Is this a possible solution to the proble
This appears to be a firmware upgrade job to other marques. Can Sonos do that too? http://www.whathifi.com/advice/dolby-atmos-what-it-how-can-you-get-it Onkyo has released two AV receivers: the TX-N1010 and TX-N3030, a network AV controller, two home cinema in a box packages, and two speaker packages. Along with the new products, Onkyo has announced a firmware update for the TX-NR636, TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV receivers. The update means that owners won't need to buy a new AV receiver to benefit from Atmos (just the extra speakers). And you won't have to have in-ceiling speakers. Dolby’s hardware partners will also produce side speakers that aim to do a similar job. Watch the video. Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/advice/dolby-atmos-what-it-how-can-you-get-it#H8X237ssDpp1QHw1.99
Help.... Hope you add the feature for 'all stereo sound option for PlayBar & Play/Surround Speakers for TV. Most of the time, the Surround is useless and have to crank up the Playbar for the voice aspect of the shows. I disabled my surround, as most programs don't use it and I would rather have the voice/narrative aspect of the shows coming through the speakers - then group them. Unfortunately, having drop-outs consistently and hoping that SONOS adds that option. According to the Tech Support Rep, it a questions/feature that many would like and hope it gets incorporated in a future software release. Thanks!!
Odd problem to easily describe, but here goes! My Playbar is connected to my TV via an optical cable and from my Humax Foxsat box to the the TV via HDMI cable. I also have a video transmitter connected to the scart socket on the Humax and this sends TV to two other sets in the bedroom and kitchen. Now for my "problem"! Living in Spain we depend upon a large sateliite dish for UK TV reception. Occasionally, mainly at mid-day I get a very brief picture and sound glitch on the tv which causes the sound to momentarily drop out, but only for a second or so. The odd thing is, when the TV is on in the kitchen the sound does not drop out and I can hear the "misssing" word(s) that have dropped out on my main TV, so the drop out only seems to affect the connection from the Humax to the TV and from the TV to the Playbar. Anyone have an explanation or even better a solution? Thanks.
Thinking of splashing out on a Playbar and adding in my 2 Play 1's to give me surround sound. Questions: 1) If my TV Optical isn't passing through full 5.1, will the above set up still give me a version of surround sound (albeit without the sub)? 2) Could I connect the optical cable directly into my XboxOne instead, and get true Dolby 5.1 (From Netflix, Blu Ray and Games), again, albeit without the Sub? Thanks in advance.
I've have a soundbar and a pair of play1's setup as my home theatre, however recently I've noticed that the sound keeps dropping from the play1 speakers, which is rather irritating. I've looked at previous threads and know it's an issue that other people have experienced. Can some one point me to any support articles that may help.
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!
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