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I have an Arc plus two Ones and a Sub to form a surround system. I’ve noticed that TruePlay completely reduces the surround levels making way too quiet. Even turning them up +5 or so doesn’t sounds right. It’s a small room but it sort of defeats the purpose of having surround if you can barely hear it. Turning off TruePlay and manually setting the surround distance to “2 to 10 feet” adds all the ambience back. Anyone else experience this?
I have a Grundig VLX 707 tv which has a HDMI-ARC port.I had everything setup and working but after a power outage my sonos amp cant connect to my TV.CEC is enabeled on my TV but it keeps on saying CEC not connected.I factory resetted my TV but the problem is stil there,I changed HDMI cabels, with nothing connected it says ARC nog connected.But the next step keeps on saying CEC not connected
I’ve a Vizio P75Q9-J01, an Arc soundbar, and an Xbox Series X. All are Atmos compatible, and the Arc is hooked up to the TV’s eARC, the Xbox is hooked up to the TV’s 4K/120Hz input, and I’ve all certified HDMI 2.1 cables. No receiver…Occasionally I get no sound w/ the XSX set to Atmos(TV set to auto), sometimes I get it w/ the sound cutting out continually for a split second, sometimes I can only get sound at all from rebooting the XSX a couple of times, and sometimes the XSX powers up and plays Atmos fine on the first attempt(Atmos verified thru the Sonos app). No idea why it’s always so unpredictable other than people posting that it’s a codec compatibility issue, but no one seem to know who has to adjust-Vizio, Microsoft, or Sonos.
Hi everyone, I have had my Sonos ARC for a while now and just got a pair of One SLs, and I am trying to figure out how to reliably get surround sound with the following setup: - Older Sony Bravia TV (KDL-46EX721) that has no internal apps for Netflix or other streaming services- Regular Chromecast (non-ultra) connected to HDMI input on Bravia TV- Sonos ARC connected to Bravia TV via HDMI ARC I have tried several apps and hard reset all devices at least once, with the following result:- I am getting Dolby Digital 5.1 sound via Chromecast on HBO Max- Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube only play Stereo PCM Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to get 5.1 from Amazon Prime and Netflix? Would it help to use a Firestick or a Chromecast Ultra instead of my regular Chromecast? Thanks in Advance!
I have Samsung smart TV and Sonos Playbar. Never could get Samsung remote to control volume on Playbar, just used Directv remote. We recently “cut the cord” and are just streaming now. We finally figured out Samsung remote to control volume, or so we thought. Turns out it controls volume when watching live TV through antenna, but it will not adjust volume for any streaming service (Netflix, Prime, YouTube, Roku). I can still adjust volume through the app on my phone, but there are other people in the house who want to watch TV when I’m not home. How do I get the remote to consistently control volume for all apps?
I have two Play:5 speakers and a Sub in my living room and I recently got a projector for that room. Right now, I’m using a Bluetooth receiver device connected to the 3.5mm TRS jack on the back of one of the Play:5s, but the Bluetooth connection is unreliable and due to the nature of Bluetooth, there is a slight audio delay. It would be great to be able to connect the projector directly to my Sonos system without Bluetooth. The projector has an HDMI-ARC port, and a few Sonos devices support ARC. A device that connects to an HDMI-ARC port and only acts as an “input” for a Sonos system would be very useful for my configuration. It’d be even more convenient if it had an option to be powered over PoE (but I won’t be holding my breath on that).
I am planning to purchase an Arc+Sub+Satellites in the coming months, and I will need either a new eARC equipped TV or an Arcana. I am leaning toward an Arcana in the hopes that I can add a powered splitter to the HHMI video output of the Arcana, allowing me to send video to my 4K panel and to a video only monitor 25 feet away. Any experience here with splitting that signal? I assume that because the Arcana successfully segregates the audio from the video that splitting the video is no big deal.Right?
Hi, I am hoping someone can help.We have recently purchased the Sonos Ray sound bar and we have only just realised that the optical on our television doesn't work. We have a spare HDMI port on our television, is there any other way of connecting the sound bar to my television without using the optical port? Our TV is a smart TV with WiFi if that makes any difference. Thank you.
Hello, I recently bought a Ray bar and I’m using it mainly to listen to music. During summer nights, we set up in our garden a projector to watch old movies. I plug an Apple TV 4k to it and until now I used an old set of wired speakers for the sound. Can I replace the speakers with the Ray? Will I be able to use Airplay for the movie sound? The only HDMI port is used to connect the AppleTV to the projector. Thanks for the assistance!!
Hi there,I have two Sonos One SLs a Beam and a Sky Glass TV. For some strange reason whenever i try to play audio through the tv it only plays through the beam. If i try to play audio through an app like spotify on my phone i have no issues, music plays through the beam and the two sorround one sls. Can you please advise im perplexed and not sure what to do.
I am trying to upgrade my system (surround with Beam gen 2, 2 One’s) for ~$800, and am weighing 2 options below:-Upgrade Beam gen 2 > Arc-Add Sub gen 3 to the existing systemI primarily use my system for watching movies & TV shows and listening to music. Any inputs would be appreciated, and any upgrade ideas not listed here would also be appreciated to help me think outside the box!
After I retune my Sonos system, I notice less bass. I checked my EQ and I set it up like I have them before and I still hear less bass. I don't know if the last updated has something to do with it. Cuz I got a notification on my S2 App telling me to retune my Sonos system. reason Cuz, it reset it with the updated. does anybody have the same problem?
I am renovating my house and trying to decide whether to use ceiling mounted speakers for the rears (using Sonos AMP to drive them). I plan to have ARC soundbar in front and Gen2 Subwoofer that I already posses, if possible.This should result in 5.1.2 configuration but my question is related to having the rears in the ceiling instead of ear level. According to Atmos, the rears of a 5.1.2 system should be at ear level for proper 3D sound. if they are in the ceiling what will the end result be? seems to be it won’t be accurate Atmos representation. Non-3D 5.1 playback will probably sound about right I suppose...but just wondering how a Sonos 5.1.2 Atmos will make sense out of the rears being in the ceiling instead of at ear level.Its not impossible for me to place a couple of Sonos Play1’s at around ear level in addition to or instead of the ceiling mounted rears. But it will mean setting them on counters where I would rather not have a speaker with a cable running to power, etc.
My surrounds have stopped working over the past few days and I have removed and re-added them but still not working. I have an Arc, Sub and a connect amp connecting 2 surrounds. All are S2 using 14.2. If I set up connect as separate zone all sounds plays fine through my surround speakers, so I know amp is working. When I reconnect them as surrounds Sonos adds them ok and connect Amp can control volume of Arc no problem but no sound coming from surrounds when playing music in full or ambient mode. I have tried to toggle surrounds on and off. I have also tried trueplay tuning but when it starts it says some speakers appear to be missing. Is there a way to roll back to version 14.11, and has anyone else experienced this issue since the update 4 days ago? cheers Lee
Hi All, Just bought a Prism Q65 QE Pro TV, the TV comes with the Bluetooth remote control and had connect the TV and playbar via Optical cable. However, Im not able to control the Volume from TV remote control. Appreciate if anyone can help to advice the correct way to setup the TV with Playbar. Thank you !Darren
My playbar has just stopped responding to the Apple remote signal. The playbar IR sensor lights are not flicking on when the remote is used. The remote batteries are fine and the apple TV can be controlled.The playbar is connected to the TV via fibre audio cable.Again, the remote was controlling the playbar volume and just stopped working.If I try to setup a new remote to the playbar, the playbar does not register the IR signal.Hoping this is an easy fix and the IR debauchery on the playbar hasn't just stopped working.
I own the arc,sub and sl1s downloaded the lasted updated and the volume is at least 20% less then before.. I have a big room and before 60% was loud and now it’s at 100% with the same movie.. I bought the arc because of my room size and now I’m very disappointed in its performance.. can i downgrade to old software version?
HI all. I’me looking to move away from my Yamaha AV receiver which i use to power 2 towers and 2 bookshelf surrounds.I’m thinking of getting an amp to power the fronts, and either a second amp to power the surrounds or 2 * one’s.Looking for input from anyone that has done this and experienced any gotcha moments.Thanks.
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