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No sound from rear speakers with ATV and simultaneous AirPlay
Hi,I have Sonos Beam gen. 2 with to Sonos One SL as rear speakers. As my wife is hard of hearing we use an apple airport express to connect her headphones to the Apple TV via AirPlay. The beam is connected to a LG Oled via eARC. LG ist set to “passthrough”.When we’re watching Dolby Atmos movies and activate AirPlay additionally the Sonos app shows “stereo PCM” and I hear at least up mixed stereo from the rear speaker.But when I watch non-Atmos movies (for e.g. 5.1) the Sonos app shows Multi-Channel PCM 7.1 and the rear speakers don’t receive any sound information and are muted when we activate AirPlay additionally. Can anyone help me to understand this behaviour? What can I do to at least have stereo up mix output on the rear speakers when watching 5.1 movies.
setting up beam and one play 1
Hi i know nothing about audio equipment! I bought a Beam gen 2 from Costco and a used Sonos play 1. I didn’t realize it was not a Sonos One until after I bought it. I’m trying to set up the beam and the play one with my TV but it doesn’t sound that good together. The bear sounds great alone but I was hoping adding a speaker behind where I’m sitting would help sound even better. Help! What am doing wrong?
Projector to Sonos Amp via HDMI Arc - No Sound
I have an Optoma UHZ50 Projector and I just realized it has an HDMI ARC port (HDMI 1). I plugged the Apple TV into HDMI 2, and ran a new HDMI cable (this one from Amazon) from HDMI 1 (HDMI ARC) to the Sonos Amp, and there is no audio coming through. I made sure the Optoma “Audio Mode” is set to the “SPDIF/eARC” option, and I did the “TV Setup” on the Sonos app for the Amp and it says it was successful / “done” - but there’s no audio. Is there some other setting I could be missing on the Sonos? In the Apple TV there’s an option to select a “temporary audio source” and when I do, I can select “Living Room” which is the name of my Sonos room, but I have a feeling that’s sending the audio via Bluetooth or something, because when I switch to the Fire TV it doesn’t work at all, and I don’t think the device should be selecting the audio output source - the projector should just be outputting the audio directly via the HDMI ARC, right? Am I missing something obvious here?
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
Feature Request: Pair two AMPs to drive Height and Surround with ARC plus Sub
I’ve got a long narrow room that has five ceiling speakers installed currently, driven by an AVR, that make up a simple 5.1 setup. Do to mounting constraints the height speakers of the ARC will be useless. I’d like to use the front L/R speakers for Dolby Atmos Height channels, driven by an AMP - Similar to how the AMP currently can currently drive the rear surrounds.In my preferred setup I’d have the ARC, Sub, and Two AMPs to complete the surround setup.
Surround speakers OR Stereo pair
Surround speakers OR Stereo Pair option in S2 App?My current set up is an Sonos Arc plus 2 x Sonos SL one’s in my lounge.Will Sonos ever create an option in their S2 App that would allow you to switch the same pair of Sonos speakers between a surround set up OR a stereo pair with one button press ?Music sounds much better when I set the SL ones a stereo pair when compared to set as surrounds ( with the surround option set to “Full” and an increase in the music volume in the surround set up menu ).I don’t really want to buy another pair of Sonos speakers! I have seen quite a few other threads looking for this same option. Is this perhaps a marketing ploy by Sonos to generate more sales over end user functionality?Many thanks.
is there anything that tells me when Gen 2 plays dolby atmos?
Hello,A new sonos user here and I’ve just bought a Gen 2 soundbar. It’s plugged into my 43 inch LG tv via HDMI Arc and it sounds good/loud. I watched Thor on Disney + which is supposed to be in Dolby Atmos but I didn’t hear anything to suggest I was hearing atmos. Is there a way to tell from the app or the soundbar itself?if I look on the app it says Stereo PCM. If I change the settings on the TV to pass through the app changes to Dolby 5.1. I presume I don’t want this as I only have the Gen, no surrounds or sub. Also it sounds terrible. any ideas to know I am hearing atmos? A particular film I could try?many thanks for your help!J.
Arc Soundbar with Play5 as left and right channels?
Hi all,I’ve looked through the manual and help files and cannot find this answer. Can you do this?I want to get a Arc soundbar and then used my two Play 5’s as a left and right channel to the Arc as the center channel. Can this be done?I can see how to make the Play 5 a stereo pair and I can see how to make the Play 5’s surround speakers, but I don’t want that...I’m looking to have the Play 5’s work with the Arc in front of me as my left/right mains and the bar dead center.Can this be done?Maybe its just that simple….make the Play 5’s a stereo pair, put them in front of me in the left/righ position, add the Arc and done…..not sure if that will actually work as they all need to talk to each other.Thoughts?Thx!!
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Questions
I’m trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on a Beam 2 today but have a few questions. I would be using it with a Samsung UN43TU8000FXZA (2020 Model) and my only source is DirecTV. I’m using a DirecTV RC73 remote that I have paired to the Samsung allowing Volume & Mute control. My questions:Is this going to be a plug & play setup for me and relatively trouble free? I’m pretty technically inclined and have lots of smart devices but don’t think I’m willing to troubleshoot a finicky product all the time. I’m not a young guy anymore so I’m unable to run Ethernet to the Beam 2, would you discourage purchasing because of having to use WiFi? There appears to be an option to pair the Beam 2 with my DirecTV HR44 Genie receiver. I’m assuming it will allow my DirecTV remote to control the Beam 2 Volume, but will I lose the command to turn off my TV? Will the Beam 2 display an Volume bar on the TV when adjusting the Volume? Bottom line I’m needing this because the Samsung’s TV speake
Play to surrounds with no power to Beam?
I bought a beam yesterday to go with my living room TV and set it up with my 2 sonos ones to make a surround sound system, however, I don't want to have the beam on all the time wasting electricity so have it attached to a smart plug so it turns off when the tv turns off but when I do that I can't then use my sonos ones to just play normal music. Is there a way around this or do I have to have the beam on constantly to be able to use anything in my living room?
sonos amp 1st gen
Hi, Just wondering is someone has the answer to this ??I’ve just put my Sonos first gen in my bedroom & set it on a new Samsung tv & connected to optical cable & I can’t control volume on tv on the tv control. I done some digging & it seems that it’s not possible to control volume on tv control. Anyone found a away round it ??. I’m happy to use my phone but the Mrs my struggle 😂. Thanks for your time. Tony
Another Playbase user with WiFi problems
Hello,My playbase has been unable to connect to wifi for well over a year now, so effectively I’ve had to connect it directly to my router which means it is not controllable via the app or useful for anything other than the permanent connection to the TV. I can no longer connect it to the network to use it for Spotify or other services. I’ve gone through all the troubleshooting procedures but have never been able to reconnect the system wirelessly.I notice from this forum that this is not an unusual problem. What options are available to me at this point?
Can’t play Dolby atmos in my ARC
Hi there, I have just got the Sonos ARC and the audio format I get is Dolby Multichannel PCM 5.1 but no Dolby atmos. My tv Philip 58PUS8556/12 support Dolby Atmos, the hdmi is connected in the e-arc and enable it. I have tried several times with different films without success, Can anyone assist me? thanks
audio vers tv vers Sonos Amp Connect -
Bonjour je souhaite connecter ma tv à mon ampli amp connect. Est il possible de relier la tv au départ de la sortie optique de la tv à un convertisseur audio numérique vers analogique pour se rebrancher a l'ampli au RCA. Est ce que ca fonctionnerait, le son pourrait il aller sur les enceintes?Cdt
Why doesn't Netflix play 5.1 through Dish? Does work directly from tv though.
Brand new Sonos Arc, subwoofer, and 2x 1SL’s. Brand new Samsung QN90B. Sonos is hooked up to eARC port with high speed new HDMI cables.The Dish gives 5.1 sound on regular tv channels and Amazon app on Dish. But when I stream Netflix movie through Dish app, it’s flat stereo sound and nothing from rear speakers.If I use the Netflix app on the Samsung tv, I do get 5.1 sound.Why?And where on the Sonos app on Android phone does it show what the sound quality/type is?
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