Discuss Ray, Beam, Arc. Playbar, Playbase, and the entire Sonos home theater experience. Should you get a Sub Mini or a Sub? Maybe two Subs? Which Sonos work with your TV? Talk about your Sonos Home Theater experience here.
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Problem with eARC and cable box
I have a new Samsung QN75Q80B TV and a Sonos Arc sound bar. The sound bar is connected via eARC. In order to get the Sonos sound bar to play, it must be the only HDMI port in use at the time the TV is turned on. I can then connect my Spectrum cable box to any of the remaining HDMI ports and Sonos will remain as my sound output. All is well with TV and/or cable functionality. However, if I turn off the TV and later turn back on with everything connected, I will not be able to select Sonos as my sound output, it keeps reverting back to TV speakers and will not allow me to select Sonos. This situation will remain constant until I disconnect the Spectrum cable box HDMI cable and re-initialize the Sonos as the selected sound output. The Sonos sound bar begins emitting sound as norm. Then, I can reconnect the Spectrum cable box HDMI and everything is back to norm. I shouldn't have to be disconnecting and reconnecting the Spectrum HDMI cable each time I turn off/turn on the TV.
Beam+Sub (Gen 1)
I recently added a second hand Sub to my Beam. To begin with it would not connect to my Asus TUF-AX5400 WiFi router. I then connected with ethernet cable and finished reset and setup with the Beam. However I do not want to use cables, so I switched to WiFi and disconnected the cable. The Sub reconnected and so far everything works perfect.. My question is that when I look at connected Clients with my Asus app, The Sub shows up as disconnected, but it´s working fine. If I check with the Sonos app, it shows that Beam and Sub is connected. Why is that? Just curious :-)
I’m sad to say that after the issues I’ve had with my sub underperforming. Ordering a new one and that not been any better. I’am going to leave the Sonos home theatre ownership. I will be returning the sub I just purchased the rest on a well know auction site. The service from Sonos as been shocking. Just copy and paste answers. The big question is… what next?
Apple tv 4k
So I have the newest sony oled tv a90j hooked up to my sonos arc surround sound via earc hdmi 2.1. When I play any streaming app Hulu,Netflix,ESPN,YouTube and Disney plus from the google tv that comes with the tv already I get Dolby digital 2.0 or Dolby digital plus 5.0 or Dolby atmos which is great. Now I bought the newest Apple TV 4K and when I play any other app other than Netflix (I get Dolby vision 5.0 if set to Dolby vision or Dolby atmos if set to atmos only on Netflix)all I get is stereo pcm no matter what setting I put on the Apple TV in. Tried Dolby atmos setting on Apple TV or Dolby digital setting on Apple TV and nothing all I get is stereo pcm no matter what app I play Even Apple Music on the Apple TV all I get is stereo pcm. Any ideas as to why or how I can fix it? Or is Apple newest 4K Apple TV can’t pass any Dolby content unless the app actually has it like Netflix for example.appreciate any suggestions or inputs.
digital audio issue
Everything was working fine and then suddenly sound issues. Play at connected to TV with digital audio cable. Suddenly it stopped working, after review it’s working but to hear the tv sound has to be up to almost max. Remove tv and play music l, it’s normal nonissue. I check settings and rest and same. I’ve tried Dolby, arc and standard. Same behavior. Check the cable it’s in secure when I pull out of playbar it had the red light any thoughts as to what’s going on?
Sonos home theatre and stereo listening
I’m thinking of buying a Sonos surround set that has Beam, Sub and two One SLs. My question is can I listen to music on a stereo pair of the SLs and the sub as a group. If so, how easy is it to do this? Tried to search and read all the existing topics but could not fin the answer.
Poor sound quality from ARC + SUB
I recentlly buyed Sonos ARC with SUB and to be honest sound quality can be compared to 150€ home cinema systems. I had before Sony DTR 1080 reciever with DALI SUB and speakers. Comparing to this setup is like day and night. I was expecting much more from SONOS for this amount of money. If there will be no update I’m allready thinking to go to other brand. SONOS please fix this as soon as possible.
Arc sound low when turn tv on
When I turn my TV on the volume is always on low so nothing can be heard, even if it was previously on loud. I have an Sonos Arc connected to an LG TV. This also happens if the tv is paused for a prolonged time, the sound goes back to a minimum. Any idea how I can fix this?
Speaker Postion and adding a new speaker
My tv and Sonos Arc sound bar are in the front right corner of my living room. I use two Sonos Five speakers for my rears. My sitting position is very close to the right rear Sonos Five. The left rear Sonos Five is about 11-12 feet away. I am wondering if I add a Sonos One to the front left (also about 12 feet from my sitting position), would I get more left side sound than what I am currently getting?
Bitstream vs PCM, TV Dialog Sync and Audio Quality
I have two configurations, one LG TV (2018 model 55SK9000PUA) connected to a Sonos Beam (Gen 2) using HDMI ARC and another LG TV (2019 model 43UM7300PUA) connected to a Sonos Ray using optical. When the TVs Digital Sound Out is set to Auto (Bitstream) it struggles with dialog sync; the severity varies between programming. If I set the Digital Sound Out to PCM there is no problem. The sync issue is more difficult with the Beam connected by HDMI ARC than the Ray connected by optical (why?). In the former case, setting the AV Sync Adjustment (on the TV) to 3 seems to provide pretty good correction. The audio quality of PCM vs Bitstream in the Ray configuration does not seem to make any difference. Even when set to PCM the Ray (with Sonos One surround speakers) produces surround sound for relevant content. This seems to conflict with reports on the internet that PCM is only two channel; can someone clarity that in this context?Bitstream in the Beam configuration produces a fuller sound tha
Optical out from music server to optical in on Sonos Arc
Before I remove my Sonos Arc and run an optical cable behind the wall, I thought I’d ask here first.Has anyone tried connecting a music server (BlueSound NODE) to their Sonos Arc via optical out from the music server to optical IN on the Sonos Arc? Wondering if that works. Logic says it will, but who knows?Thanks for any responses!
HOW TO CONNECT SONOS ARC TO PROJECTOR EPSON EH-TW9400
I am a new owner of Sonos system (Arc, Sub and 2 One).I'd like to ask if it's possible to connect an EPSON EH-TW9400 projector (no HDMI output or optical port) to my Sonos Arc to get audio dolby atmos.Is it possible If I use HDfury Arcana or any other HDMI adapter?Thank you in advance.
TCL with arc and onesl
I have an arc and just bought 2 one sl. Not golding good surround on any streaming app whether using native to TCL 65R625 or through apple tv 4k. Currently have TV audio setting at auto for digital output format but have also tried pass through and custom. Apple TV setting is auto, Atmos Available. Sonos app will even show that the sound is Atmos when available. Thanks for any advice
Sonos Arc HT, PS4 Pro, Samsung Q90T
I currently have a Sonos HT set (Arc, 2x One SLs, Sub (Gen 3) connected to a PS4 Pro and a Samsung Q90T. So it’s PS4 Pro > Q90T > Sonos Arc HT. I borrowed some Blu-ray DVDs from a local library and noticed that they only have Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio tracks in English. However, I can only get Stereo PCM when playing the movies via the Arc. I tried various combinations via the PS4 Pro “Sound and Screen” menu > Audio Output Settings > Audio Format (Priority) - (Linear PCM or Bitstream (Dolby or DTS)), the Pro’s Blu-ray DVD settings > Audio Format (Linear PCM or Bitstream (Direct)), as well as the Q90T’s Sound > Expert settings - HDMI-eARC mode (Off or Auto) and Digital Output Audio Format (PCM, Auto, Pass-Through) and I can’t get “surround” sound only Stereo 2.0. I researched (lurked) on these forums as well as Reddit for possible solutions, but nothing worked with the various settings I mentioned. Only thing that comes up is possibly getting an audio extractor, but I
Samsung 2022 NEO ARC, QN85B or QN90B
Can someone verify that the 2022 NEO Samsung TVs work correctly with ARC/Beam? I know previous years models did not and people ended up using the HD Fury Arcana. I am about to do an install and the client is demanding Samsung, Specifically the QN90B, has anyone tried that model with the sonos arc and/or beam?
Sonos Arc dropping off of WiFI
Hi All. Very new to the Sonos world and having a slight issue with my Arc disconnecting from my WIFI every day so I need to unplug it and restart it. (quite frustrating) I have a Sonos Arc and a Sonos 5 setup as separate room’s one for Arc for TV and Alexa and the 5 for my Turntable.The Arc and 5 are 3 feet apart and are both “connected” via WIFI The arc drops from the WIFI causing Alexa not to work and the 5 is fine. Any Ideas??
14.18 Update Causes Surround to be Too Loud on Arc
Hi, the most recent 14.18 update fixed the subwoofer issue with TruePlay tuning on my setup (Arc+Subx2+Fivex2), but made the rear surround speakers significantly louder than before.Any surround sound dialog sounds like it’s at least double the volume when projected from the rear when compared to the front. Is anyone else running into this problem?
Sonos Home Theater Setup
Hi - I’m trying to maximize the Sonos home theater experience (to the extent that is possible). One bummer…..wife will not let me install an Arc Soundbar under the TV. So I’m purchasing two invisible Sonance speakers that will hide in the drywall on either side of the TV. After reading many posts on here….this is my plan: Buy 3 sonos ampsFirst Amp will power the two sonance speakers mentioned above to create a phantom center. Since I can’t get an Arc, my hope is that these two speakers will be an adequate substitute for center channel dialogue.Second Amp will power two additional FRONT speakers on the far left and far right of our living room for to expereince the true left and right channelsThird Amp will power two additional speakers on the rear left and rear right of our living room for rear surround sound.Finally I’m adding an Sonos Sub to the set up. Will this work to allow me to experience a 5.1 home theater set up? Or will the first two amps and speakers mentioned abov
Room acoustics not ideal for Sonos Arc - worth adding surround set?
Hi, I have a Sonos Arc since almost a year, and somehow I’m not content with the sound it adds to my LG OLED TV. Already had a nice call with Sonos Service, and according to the very engaged hotline agent, signal formats, connections, update status and settings were just fine. And I tried Trueplay mit various iOS devices and in multiple runs. The sound is rather “thin”, I’m not really feeling that the sound is much better than the built-in speakers of the slim LG TV. Might I be having a faulty unit that I should send in for service repair? Or is this mediocre sound quality “expected behavior” of the Arc? My questions:Room acoustics: The sound is reflected from the Arc on the one side by a wall, whereas in the other direction there is some open space (see images). Plus, I’m sitting quite close to the back wall. Any chance to get better results with the Arc in this arrangement by changing things in the room, or should I rather switch to some other home theater audio system? Upgrade to
Surround Sound and Loss of Volume Control on Sony TV
HiI have a Sony Bravia TV and a Playbar and sub-mini. I moved two speakers from one room to the TV room as I wanted surround sound. At that moment I lost audio control of my TV remote. What did I mess up? I tried resetting my Playbar. Succeeded. I tried resetting the remote ( the sonos app only asked that I press the + button for setup?). Both attempts appear to work according to the Sonos app, but not Remote audio control.Without using the TV, I get full surround sound. I thought it might be an IR conflict with my Cable TV box, but it worked before. Help.
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