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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After a year of trying to figure out why I would have 1 or so seconds of complete sound drop when watching atmos content every 10-25 minutes, I found a thread that fixed it. Setup is a Samsung Q80, Apple TV 4K, Sonos Arc/Sub/Ones. In the Apple TV 4K, turning off match frame rate made the sound drops go away. From what I read, when/if the frame rate reconciles the sound drops. Hopefully this helps others as it took finding the right thread to fix it a year later! Good luck all!
I have a Sonos Roam that is Bluetooth linked to an Amazon firestick for movies outside in my backyard. The firestick is connected to a projector. I grouped my Sonos moves as a stereo pair in the front and a sub and two play 1’s in the back for a more immersive sound. It sounded awesome with no audio latency lag. I'm wondering if I have a beam, sub, and two play 1’s if that is transferable to play audio in a 5.1 set up outside being grouped to the roams Bluetooth or if the Bluetooth portion limits that capability. I've heard of connecting an Apple TV outside to it through all Wi-Fi but i also don't know if the beam isn't connected directly into a tv if it can send out a 5.1 sound over Wi-Fi. Anyone have any insights on these two possible set ups? Thanks in advance, Brian
Hi,Everything works fine until I connect Mibox streamer to one of other HDMI ports. When I turn off and on the TV, after a few seconds, tv switches to internal speakers. I need to change the output to HDMI manualy or disconnect the Mibox. Beam connected to HDMI 2HDMI-eARC enabled Pass throughCEC enabledTried to switch Quick start + on and off. Didn't help. Any suggestions? Thank you
Got a good deal on a new Playbase for the master bedroom. I exclusively use a Firestick which uses a Bluetooth remote. Since the Playbase is IR controlled and has no HDMI ARC I need a solution for controlling the Firestick and Playbase with one remote. Was curious what you all have found to work best? So far I kind of like this option..,Sideclick Remotes SC2-FT16K Universal Remote Attachment for Amazon Fire TV Streaming Player https://a.co/d/fR9KOVr
I am using TV Autoplay (Line in) from my laptop to my Sonos Ray. This works great for PC music, video calls, etc.. When I connect to the same Ray over Airplay, this also works great. The problem is that when I go back to my laptop, nothing plays on the Ray until I open the Sonos App and retoggle TV Autoplay off and back on. Then audio from my laptop works again. However, I don’t want to have to access the Sonos app to toggle autoplay everytime I use Airplay. I might as well avoid Airplay. How do I get Autoplay to work after having used Airplay?
Hi guys I have an issue and am wondering if anyone could please help.I just purchased the Sonos Arc and I cannot get eARC to work.ARC works fine but when I go to – All settings – Sounds – Additional settings and scroll down to eARC and activate it,My screen Text (volume – settings etc) and the sound and image flickers terribly.I've also tried changing Digital Sound Out to PCM – Auto – Pass Through.I'm lost and cant get it to work..Is my tv Faulty or is there a setting I'm missing?Thank you in Advance
I had the arc with surrounds and sub before the infamous drop outs problem. I eventually gave up whilst I had an opportunity to return it, mainly down to the lack of information from Sonos. I have now moved on to the new Samsung Q990, which is fantastic, apart from, the rear and sub drop outs. I swear I am cursed with soundbars. The difference with the Samsung is that it briefly stops but 2 seconds later comes back, but It’s not right. So, is it safe to come back to Sonos? I loved the sound from it when I had it. Cheers ps, if I did, is it worth getting fives for surround as this Samsung is a lot better at surround than the arc.
Just tried to use a LG TV remote with the Sonos Amp (Nothing connected to HDMI port). It recognises the volume control and I am able to control volume but doesn’t seem able to mute, play/pause or skip tracks all of which would be really useful to be able to do with the remote. Am I doing something wrong or is this just nor supported using IR?
I’m building a new home and I have the opportunity to run with one of two options. The room is fairly large with priority on home theatre, but to also play music in games room behind. I’m looking for feedback on sound quality and ease of use. Latency issues drive me mad btw!OP1: Arc in front, Sonos amp + ceiling rears, Sonos subOP2: TV connected to one amp driving in-wall speakers on the sides of the TV, and a second amp driving ceiling rears, Sonos subI am hoping to be able to simply turn on Sony TV and go (with full surround sound) without turning on other devices and messing with surround settings. Also, to use iOS to play music in the room with a stereo channel (ceiling speakers are used as L/R and not surround channel).Thank you!
My conversation with Samsung: Me: Does my old 2021 65” Frame TV Model number: QE65LS03AAUXXU Serial number: 0H6V3HAR500017T - support Dolby Atmos? Samsung: Upon further checking, the model you have can only support Dolby Digital where it argues that its codecs are more efficient than DTS codecs, and thus can sound every bit as good or better, even at a lower bit-rate. Ultimately, you can expect a fine home cinema experience from both, and often your choice of soundtrack will come down to whichever is supported by your source material. Me: Does the new 2022 65” Frame support Dolby Atmos? Samsung: Thank you for staying connected, Graeme. Upon further checking directly from our website, our 2022 Frame TV's support Dolby Atmos. You can check this link: [link removed] Me: If you search the above Dolby Atmos is emblazoned everywhere!!! But look at last years Samsung advertDolby Atmos is nowhere to be seen unfortunately.Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct
Hello all, just a quick question to ask what content people are playing that provides Dolby Atmos True HD?.4k Blu-ray seems to be one but what else?.Still weighing up options, I have an Nvidia Shield Pro that is capable of 4k and Atmos True HD output from streaming services.Is Dolby Digital Atmos compressed noticeable poorer than Atmos True HD?.I presume best Netflix offer is DD+?.
Hey everybody,we are having troubles to connect our Sonos Beam (+ 2x Sonos One SL) to our projector Epson EH-TW7000. Our end goal is to have 5.1 Sound. Our main input is a FireTV Stick.The projector doesn’t have any HDMI Arc output nor an optical. I already bought a HDMI Matrix Switch and tried to connect it with the optical adapter that came with the beam as I noticed the HDMI Arc doesn’t work. Unfortunately I had no luck with getting a connection even through the optical...This is the HDMI Matrix Switch I was using:https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07Y2GMC3G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Is there anything else I have to set for the sound to work? And if possible a different solution to get 5.1 Sound as I heard that optical is not compatible.Thank you so much!
HelloI have an LG OLED65CX6LA TV connected via eARC to a Sonos ARC purchased last November. Working perfectly during all this time. It is connected to a Sub and two Play3 as rear speakers.Since yesterday the remote control of the TV has stopped working and I have to adjust the volume of the bar with the iPhone or with the touch buttons on the bar. The TV remote works perfectly with the internal speakers of the TV. I have changed the HDMI cable to rule out a malfunction of it. I have reset the bar to factory values but the problem persists. For a while the remote worked but the sound switched between the bar and the TV's internal speakers.The sound from the bar is still perfect and I can comfortably watch movies in Atmos and Dolby Digital. But I can't adjust the volume. The only way to do this is to watch TV through a second-generation Apple TV 4K. The Apple TV remote works perfectly through the IR port of the ARC.The TV updated WebOS a couple of days ago but the problem appeared yest
Similar to what is outlined here: I experience in some cases a metallic / distorted / chirping sound on my Beam2. Happens with Panasonic and LG TV, so it’s not a TV issue.The metallic sound is somewhat in the background, but clearly noticeable. It is also somewhat correlated to the original sound, seems to be directly „derived“ from it, like a distorted low volume copy.For me only happens in night sound mode.When i disable night sound, the issue disappears my.Seem to happen more often on TV channels with PCM stereo. But I have not been able to relay reliably reproduce it. It happens quite often though.Switching the channel can make the error appear or go away.Wild engineering guess is some sort of Bitstream MSB/LSB alignment error. Re-init also means re-align and this can fix it. Possibly hardware not SW?Anyone else experiencing this?
Hi. I am mounting my Playbar on the wall and would like the wiring to be as discreet as possible. I was originally going to use a ninety degree connector for the figure of eight mains cable but now realise that will not work as the socket on the Playbar is recessed. Anyone found a neat solution to this? Any help hugely appreciated.
I have an arc and have just purchased 2 Sonos one SL's to try and create a surround system. Initially, all went well, everything was connected and working fine. I then became aware there was no sound coming out of the ones and they had a flashing green light. I factory reset them, re-added them to Sonos added them as surround speakers and they instantly flash green as soon as they are set up. I have totally factory reset the entire system and yet as soon as they become surround speakers they flash green. Any help would be gratefully accepted.
Hello all, I'm looking at replacing our Playbar (5.1 setup) before Autumn as we do have a fair few Movie nights.I've been looking at the Sony HT-A7000 soundbar as well as the ARC.Cost wise, obviously the ARC wins but I'd be interested if anyone has tried both and what they thought?.The HT-A7000 with sub and surrounds is a fair wack £ wise but looking to get a good 6+ years out of either (like our Playbar).Will Play:1s and a 1st Generation Sonos Sub connect to the ARC?.I know it's an odd question to ask on a Sonos forum but interested in hearung from anyone who's tried both systems.
Hello all,I know Sonos can't currently use speakers as left and right channels, but with the last few updates and being able to control things like height channels it got me thinking. It would be nice if you could add play 5's as independent left and right channels and if paired with an arc or beam would drive the audio accordingly (like how it processes the rear surround sound). I've looked around at some of the threads but haven't seen any that really discussed if it's more company direction or audio engineering issues that they don't push for that.My current set up (pics below) is Arc, gen 3 sub and two play 5's as rear. The play 5s for rear are overkill (and awesome) for movies but we listen to alot of music in the common area and they're great for that. Instead of a dedicated theater room we went unconventional and threw a UST 4k projector (120") in our livingroom. The wife wanted a clean set up which is why we went with Sonos. The Arc and rear surround sound is solid, but t
Hi All, My Sonos Beam has randomly started to make a beeping sound almost as if someone was hitting the mute button on/off in rapid succession. I’m a bit lost on what this could be? This even takes place when the TV is off. I’ve tried restarting the device, changing my Wifi channel, unplugging as well as a different HDMI cord to the TV. Has anyone experienced this before?
Anyone else experiencing the same issue? Multichannel PCM 5.1 blanks out for a second every 1-2 minutes. I don’t think it’s a bandwidth issue as it works flawlessly with Multichannel PCM 7.1 (thorough test) and Dolby TrueHD Atmos (quick test). And it may have been caused by the Sonos 14.10 update. Setup is PS5→ LG C1→ Beam 2 (via earc). 2 weeks ago before the 14.10 update, I watched a bluray film wherein I had my PS5 transcode the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio to Multichannel PCM 5.1 (as the C1 does not support DTS) and had no issues. Earlier today, I played a bluray film for the first time in 2 weeks and I encountered consistent audio dropouts every 1-2 minutes. It had the same setup where DTS-HD MA 5.1 → Multichannel PCM 5.1. I tested other bluray discs including the one I watched 2 weeks ago and they all now have the same issue. Curiously, I’ve been gaming heavily on my PS5 the past two 2 weeks and haven’t had any audio issues. Then I realized that I’ve been using Multichannel PCM 7.1 when ga
Hi There, Just wondering would it be possible that i could get Dolby Atmos to pay from my Gen 1 Sonos Beam while connecting it to a Sony A90J. Planning to connect Apple TV 4K that support Dolby Atmos too direct to the TV while the Sonos Beam is connected to eArc port. If yes what setting do i need to set to get this to work.
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