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At https://support.sonos.com/s/article/4945?language=en_US, “Dolby Atmos” is listed as something distinct from “Dolby Atmos (Dolby Digital Plus)” and “Dolby Atmos (TrueHD)”.My understanding is that Dolby Atmos is metadata which is delivered via either DD+ or TrueHD, but not a format in and of itself.I’d love any clarity here. Thank you.
Does anyone know if the Sonos Arc would have been updated recently?My setup was working wonderfully until recently when lip sync issues appeared and no amount of tweaking will get rid of them, TV is a 77"AG9 and I have a Sky Q box.Its so frustrating when everything works perfectly until it doesn't!!!If it gets resolved the "auto update" is getting set to off*****Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct. Specifically, removed links.*
Have Lg uhf 50 tv. Trying to add Ray. Sound out set as digital sound out auto (tried Pcm also) and simplink off as it’s not hdmi. No sound. Settings on Sonos are just standard. Tried turning on and off and reset to no avail. Does the audio out that comes with Ray different than previous? It fits fine in that but different shape on back of my tv which less than 5 years old. One on the tv doesn’t seem like it’s already in. Don’t want to push too hard as that’s what happened with the arc hdmi, it pushed the jack in so I can’t get at it. Any help appreciated.
Hello, We’ve collected Sonos speakers over the course of a few years and ended up with two fives in stereo and two rear-facing ones in stereo. As I understand there is no way to make the front facing fives part of the 5.1 channel that the soundbar + 1’s + sub would create, correct? Is there any way to accommodate them? We really like the 5’s for listening to music, but the 1’s are not a true rear surround now while watching movies. I know we should have done our homework more, but we slowly acquired these overtime and recently moved, which yielded us a very large common space that contains all of these speakers.
Hi I’ve just bought a beam and and epson EH-TW7000 which i’d like to use to with a chromecast ultra and hopefully get dolby atmos. I now realise I need some kind of HDMI switch/matrix to get the audio out but I’m not sure exactly which one….don’t really want to spend another couple of hundred pounds on an HDfury if I can avoid it. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks,
Here’s my setup:Apple TV —> HDMI to 2020 Samsung qledSonos Arc —> HDMI eArc to TVHere’s the problem:I get sound when clicking around on the AppleTV menus, but no sound when I play anything. Nothing through Netflix, Hulu, Disney, or iTunes. I DO get sound when I don’t use AppleTV and just use the apps through the TV. I know this is an issue that others have, but Apple doesn’t have a solution besides turning off all surround sound and I haven’t seen Sonos provide any support to resolve it. All new brand name tech and they don’t work together??
I have just upgraded to a nice new shiny 65 inch Panasonic 2021 OLED TV, everything appears to work perfectly in respect of optical connection from the TV to my Sonos Playbar however the Playbar cannot/will not learn the volume settings from my infrared remote whilst trying to train it using the volume up button. Has anybody come across this issue with the most recent universal Panasonic remote (mine is a R3PA265) and if so is there a known fix to get the volume up, down and mute buttons to work.
Hi All-New to Sonos and we are currently in the process of renovating and expanding our house and looking for the best setup to get what we’re looking for. A few notes before getting into the details:Planning on using a Samsung Frame TV Use YouTubeTV, not a traditional cable provider Would like to avoid a sound bar for aesthetic purposes Want to ensure that TV audio is easy to hear Looking for audio in 2 (Family Room/Kitchen and Dining Room), potentially 3 (Family Room/Kitchen, Dining Room+ Living Room), rooms Dimensions of rooms are: Family Room/Kitchen - 16’ x 27’; Dining Room - ~ 11’ x 12’ 6” and Living Room - ~12’ x 13’I would appreciate advice on how the best way to set this up is; I’ve provided our floor-plan with my initial thoughts on how this should be done as well as what Sonos products I am thinking from my research, but would like confirmation that this is the best way to do so and will function properly.Below is our floor-plan and I’ve denoted (proposed) speaker location
Until recently my Sony KD-65A1 TV and Sonos Arc have worked perfectly since I purchased the Arc over 12 months ago. The Sonos Arc is connected to the TV via HDMI/ARC. Recently the TV sound on the Arc has been dropping out after using one of the TV Android Apps such as YouTube. Even when I close the App and go back to TV there is no sound. Once the sound has dropped out the only way to get the TV sound back on the Arc is to disconnect the power or HDMI so the sound switches to the in-built TV speakers and then reconnect the Arc when the sound is then redirected back through the Arc. I have tried all combinations of settings to try and resolve the problem without success. The Sonos App does not show the type of signal from the TV when there is no sound (blank instead of the usual Dolby Digital 2.0, Stereo PCM, etc.) so I think the Arc has stopped processing the sound from the TV HDMI. Both TV and Arc have latest software and I wonder if the issue is as a result of a recent software updat
Could you please kindly assist please…….again!I bought a Arc and installed it ok, the problem is I cannot get any atmos on it?The tv is Samsung 2017 model, if I look at the audio outputs there is no DD+ only DD and only see DD 5.1 in the Sonos app, is the DD+ format totally different to normal DD and should I be able to select DD+ in the audio settings? Maybe the tv is too old?I am aware that the Arc needs to have a minimum of DD+ for it to play a compressed atmosIf I play a blu ray with atmos soundtrack I still only get DD 5.1, there is no tv setting for passthroughwould a HD Fury Arcana resolve this?Also if I stream Amazon music ( not unlimited) via airplay should I see cd format 16bit 44khz in the app as I don’t😥Thank you 👍Martin
I'm considering a soundbar (likely Sonos Beam due to extra cost of the Arc) and due to the limited height of my TV on it's stand, I'm thinking the soundbar would need to sit at the front of this shelf as pictured below. I'd move the Tivo behind the TV and get rid of the DVD player in the pic.Would this cause any issues with sound quality coming from the soundbar at all?TV in the pic is 65”, the width of the shelf as shown is 107cm and there is 7cm behind each of the small posts at either end of the shelf.
I’ve had a Sonos Arc ARCG1US1BLK back in Dec 2020, and have a Sony Bravia 65” XBR-65X900F connected through an ARC HDMI cable. It works about 90% of the time but periodically the Sonos Arc will stop playing audio. Things I typically try to get it working again:Restart TV Disconnect/reconnect HDMI cable Restart Sonos Arc Switch from HDMI to TV source and back Switch between TV speakers and external speakersUsually only restarting the TV fixes it most of the time, but sometimes i just have to restart everything and reconnect everything. The past few weeks though it’s been happening very frequently. I’ve noticed it most when we’re streaming something and pause it. When we try to unpause the audio doesn’t return.What the heck is going on with this thing, is this a known bug that Sonos is going to patch? Can they maybe just add a button to “Fix/Reset” everything automatically. Not having a power button on the device implies there is no need to reset it. Except this thing has been frustratin
hi just touching on this which im sure has already been asked plenty of times, but can we just get dts hd and dts x already it seems crazy to me to think a system that can cost up to and over 1500 hasnt the ability to play these modern formats, when you could pick up a standard av receiver for about 300 pound which would support all the mentioned formatsI have found myself more times than enough now sitting down to watch a film and simply getting mute audio just because it is in dts hd or dts x and quite alot of the time this is when i have friends and family over so it isnt a good look for the sonos brand that it cant produce sound for these types of movies or tv showsit is somnething that could quite easily be achieved since yous went and enabled dts standard after not supporting it, i feel if yous want to be seen as the go to soundbars yous then have to make sure its the go to for audio formats also which currently it isnt dont get me wrong the sonos eco system and products are fant
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
Just got the Arc and have it paired with 2 Play:1’s and a gen 3 sub. Samsung Q80R tv. The sound from the tv will play for around 5 seconds and then cut out for around 1 second, play for 5, out for 1, on and on. I’ve swapped out the hdmi cable twice, tried unplugging the tv, switched between PCM and DD+ and switched between different apps on the tv. The sonos app shows that I am getting an atmos signal Was running a beam with the Play:1’s (but no sub) before just fine. Not sure what I should try next. Thank you,mike
Hi,My Panasonic Viera is set to 'surround' in the sound settings and it's connected to my Playbar with an optical cable.But when I watch standard freeview TV and a movie on disney plus on my Roku; my Sonos app still reports a Stereo PCM output.I am a bit nonplussed. Is there an obvious next step for me to check?
Hey,I currently have a Beam Gen 2 and 2x One SL as Surrounds but don’t have a TV or anything connected to it. I only use it for music via Airplay. My Beam sits on my desk and behind where I sit is my bed, where I placed the Ones left and right of it for a surround setup.Now I’m thinking of adding a stereo pair to my desk (on either side of the Beam) because i want more stereo sound comming from the desk when I’m laying in bed or even if I sit on my desk.The options are of course a One Stereo Pair or one with 2x Fives, but I think the Fives would be to much for that. (I’ve also considered if I’m going five to put them as surrounds one the place of the ones and to put the ones to my desk at the front)Whats your thought on that or do you have any recommendations for me?Thanks and sincerely
Hi everyone!I recently purchased a Sonos Arc and have had some difficulty getting my system setup to meet all of my needs, and I could use some help from the community. I’d like to mix part of my existing home theatre setup with the Arc as our home has some pre-wired areas (for rear ceiling speakers and deck speakers). Ideally I’d be able to do these 3 things:Desired Behavior Current Behavior Watch TV and movies in a 3.1.2 setup with the Arc acting as the 3 (if that is even possible??) The only way I can find to get sound to all speakers is to run media through the receiver as input, use the wired speakers (rear speakers + sub) from the receiver, and have the TV connected to the Arc via eARC. However, this leads to 2 disparate controls for volume level for the soundbar and the rest of the setup that is connected to the receiver. Listen to music inside (zone 1) on the Arc + rear speakers + sub I can either listen to music on the Arc -OR- the rear speakers + sub. Listen to music
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 .
Hi - other SONOS ARC owners have posted this issue previously but it did not reach a resolution so I am reposting. I’ve just purchased a Sonos ARC and I’m having to constantly adjust the volume level up and down to compensate for the extremely low levels for dialogue vs action / music. The dialogue levels are extremely low in any movie compared to action and music. I am using the ARC with a Samsung 55 inch 2019 model.I have set night mode and speech enhancement on. Still getting the same issue. There appears to be no further adjustment / modes in the SONOS app to adjust dialogue to music / action balance other than reducing SubWoofer level. DEAR SONOS team - surely this is a software setup issue which is resolvable? Please let me know - really don’t want to send it back!! Quite bummed! Love my Sub, Play 5 Gen 2 and Gen 1 and Play 3. Thanks in advance for your timely solution to this issue.
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