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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Sonos Arc and Samsung - eARC compatibility issues
Hi All I wanted to make you aware of an experience I am having with both Sonos and Samsung. I am on my second Samsung tv (replacement q95t) and the following letter to CEO’s of both companies should explain. Be interesting to know if any members of this community are aware or have experienced these issues. Dear Patrick/Sang Ho Jo gwi-ha Apologies for the direct approach, however I must make you aware of a situation with regards to two of your companies top consumer products. I have been a loyal purchaser of both Samsung and Sonos products for a number of years now, and most recently have purchased your Sonos Arc Soundbar and Samsung Q95T television products. On receipt of these products, I have noticed a compatibility issue between the two aforementioned products around the eARC connectivity. Simply put, once eARC is enabled on the Samsung device, no sound is transmitted via the Sonos Arc. Once Disabled however, sound is apparent. From a samsung perspective, I have been iss
How to use a Sonos Beam AND a Sennheiser headset with a new LG Smart TV.
How to use a Sonos Beam AND a Sennheiser headset with a new LG Smart TV.Many hard-of-hearing people use a Sennheiser wireless headset when they watch TV. (I use a Sennheiser RS 120-W.) These headsets allow a hard-of-hearing person to have their TV volume turned up high, while other people in the room can listen through regular speakers at a lower volume. A problem arises when a Sonos Beam user purchases a LG Smart TV (one of the most popular Smart TVs on the market). When a Sennheiser headset is plugged into a LG TV’s optical port (or any other LG TV audio port), the Sonos Beam simply stops working; other people in the room can no longer hear sound from the Beam. (They can only hear sound from the inferior LG Smart TV speakers.)(There’s a quick solution for cable subscribers, but I found it to be unacceptable. The earphone jack on the back of cable boxes has a place where headphones may be plugged in. This creates a real delay in sound (lip-sync issues) which I found to be supremely an
Try before buy
I have had various home theatre options over the years, starting with a Yamaha standalone amp with Mission speakers and for the last year LG SN11RG with Atmos etc. I very rarely notice any real movement of sound with perhaps the occasional tinkle from the rear speakers. My TV room has a chimney breast with an alcove to the left of the TV, a door to the right, textured ceiling above and an RSJ across the bay window where I normally sit to watch TV. Am I ever likely to experience moving sound. I have heard Sonos arc in a shop and it sounded great - but in my experience the room has more effect on the perceived surround sound than the speakers. Is there a way of loaning or renting the Sonos Arc to try out and see if its any better than what I have. My existing system sounds excellent specially for films with dolby Atmos but I am guessing a Sonos arc with a sub would probably sound at least as good. I do not want to purchase the Sonos only to find its not that different to what I already
Sonos Beam not "waking" when TV is turned on
I got a Beam + 2 One SLs to hook up to my JVC TV.The system sounds great but it simply would not wake up when the TV was switched on. All the HDMI CEC and TV Autoplay settings were correct etc. Only thing I could do to get it awake was reboot the TV each time (or unplug / replug the HDMI cable). Not ideal.But I think I’ve found a fix.Also attached to the TV (by HDMI) is a Sky Q box and an old DVD player (never used but using an HDMI port all the same) so, in the name of experimenting, I moved the Sky box from HDMI1 to HDMI3 (my eARC port is HDMI2 which obviously is where the Sonos is patched) and unplugged the DVD player completely.And now the Sonos system springs to life when I take the TV off standby.
Home Theatre - Unique Setup in Small Space
Hello everyone and thanks for all the great information on here.I’ve been using Sonos for many years so I’m using a Bridge, 2 x Connect:Amp, and a Play:1.My space and my home theatre set up are unique.I’m using Sonos for music playback (Tidal, Spotify) as well as my little home theatre with a big screen. The theatre space is built in the corner of a 25’ x 35’ shop with 16’ . We have a loft in one end, below which is 8’ open joist ceiling. Under the loft and in the corner is the living room with with a roll up 10’ widescreen and projector (and leather couch) where we watch movies.Are you with me so far? 😁Connected to the back of the projector is a Roku Express 4K video streaming stick. Auduo goes into the projector through Roku‘s HDMI and from the projector line-out to a Connect:Amp line-in. The Roku delivers “Dolby Audio™ and DTS pass through via HDMI®“. it’s all very compact which suits this small space well.I want to improve my theatre sound quality so I’ve been considering adding a
Proper settings using a Firestick 4K and LG TV
Hey my friends. Inquiring on some settings help. My setup is currently an LG TV with a Firestick 4K (using YouTube tv/Netflix/etc.) I have a Beam (gen 2) with 2 One SL’s as my surround. ARC is established. My questions are on both the tv and Firestick settings: everything connected via HDMI LG TV Settings:Sound Out: HDMI ARCQuestion 1: Digital Sound Out…..options are Auto, PCM, or Auto??Question 2: HDMI Input Audio Format (HDMI 1 = Firestick). Bitstream or PCM?Question 3: HDMI Input Audio Format (HDMI 2 = Beam into ARC input). Bitstream or PCM?Firestick Settings:Question 4: Surround Sound setting: Best Available, PCM, or Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus?Much appreciated for the support my friends!
Samsung Tv beam connection
Hi therei have a new Samsung 55 inch QLED (Q60B) and I can’t connect to my new gen 2 beam. It consistently says the message “your audio device is connects to a port that does not support ARC, please connect your device to HDMI (2) ARC port.” I have connected the HDMI cable to the rear of the tv in the ARC connection just above the audio out. what am I doing wrong? ThanksJoe
No audio from beam.
I have BEAM connected to a SONY Bravia KJ-49X9500H via HDMI.There is no problem with normal TV programs, commercials, movies, Amazon Prime Video, etc., but only during NHK news the audio stops working.I have tried various settings on the TV, but there is no improvement. Please tell me how to set this up.
ˋDolby Atmos ´ need while TV doesnt have eARC HDMI port !
HiI am using Apple TV 4K ( 1st gen). I just bought today “Sonos ARC” if I want to use Apple TV 4K with this sound bar in order to get “Dolby Atmos” sound experience then how I can get it as my tv doesn’t have HDMI eARC port also. The problem is the Soundbar has only one HDMI ARC port! No other HDMI port available . if I connect input HDMI from “Apple TV 4K “ to Soundbar HDMI ARC port, then how I can connect my TV screen to this soundbar as there is no other HDMI port left on the soundbar!Any Suggestions please. i;e ; if need eARC HDMI converter , can you recommend any !thanks//Gazi
Streaming sound from Optoma UHD42 to SYMFONISK Picture frame?
Hi!I would like to connect sound from my Projector Optoma UHD43 (Jack / SPDIF) to my SYMFONISK Picture frame speakers, which is the best way to do it? I also have UHD Cast Pro, but can’t figure out to setup sound streaming to SONOS. Also is there a cheap way to do it without buying AMP?
Connecting Sonos Beam gen2 to Benq HT2050A Projector
I’m trying to connecting a Sonos Beam gen2 and two One SL speakers to my projector, which is a Benq HT2050A. I believe the projector does not have HDMI ARC capabilities. Is there any hope? I’d love to at least be able to have the Beam work with the projector. Thank you for any help!
Butt kicker wireless with sonos surround sound
I was wondering since butt kicker released a wireless system Would it work with my surround sound sonos system I have the arc and 2 sonos five's and 2 subs This would be really awesome if this could work Also can't wait to get my hands on optima 2 I hope they're coming really soon true Atmos is what sonos needs
Ray vs Play 3: music and radio quality
I’m debating replacing the Play 3 in the living room, which sits under the TV, with a Ray, for the obvious benefit of playing TV audio through it. Right now, the Play 3 just used for music and NPR and I don’t want to downgrade that capability. There’s only a slim chance of adding surrounds. (I know it sounds weird, but because of the house layout and available walls, the big TV with the beam is in a bedroom, and the living room TV is an afterthought.)
SONOS ARC cannot switch from music back to TV sound
I’m really enjoying the SONOS Arc but last night encountered a frustrating problem that I could not resolve. On hearing a song I liked during the closing credits of a TV show I’d been watching, I found the song on Spotify and played it on the Arc, the TV was still ON but without the audio. Once the song from Spotify had finished I wanted to resume watching the TV but could not get TV audio back on the Arc. I tried adjusting the TV volume level, checked that Auto Play was switched on in the Arc settings, turned the TV off and then on again but nothing worked. I have the Arc connected to an LG OLED65C7V TV via the HDMI (ARC) output. I’m sure there must be a simple away of switching between TV and Music On the Arc but, whatever it is, I either couldn’t find it or it’s not working for me ! Any helpful advice would be much appreciated, thank you.
After update to version 14.12, subwoofer sound problem, sound volume is low
After updating to version 14.12, I re-tuned the trueplay tuning, the result is that the subwoofer sound is small, position, sub audio is 0, but the volume is low. I'm using a Gen 3 sub woofer.Hopefully sonos will fix this bug soon thank you
Sonos Arc + Samsung Q90T | Sound Cutting Out | Anyone else?
So I recently picked up the Sonos Arc + Sub and a Samsung Q90T TV (which has HDMI 2.1/eArc) and I am experiencing the sound cutting out periodically. Some details: Only devices I can test with are an Xbox One S, Xbox One X and the built-in Samsung TV Apps Sonos, Xboxes and Saumsung are properly set to have Dolby Atmos I have experienced sound cutting out on both Atmos and 5.1 I have experienced sound cutting out from both the Xboxes as well as the built-in Samsung TV Apps (only tested the Netflix app) . . . so I know the Xboxes aren't the issue At times the sound cuts out very infrequently (minutes apart) and other times about every 10 to 20 seconds and there is no discernible pattern on what changes this. There is a sound setting on the TV showing ‘sound output’ that should should normally say ‘Receiver(HDMI-eARC)’ when you have the ‘HDMI eARC Mode’ set to ‘auto’ but sometimes shows ‘Receiver(HDMI)’ instead (as if it lost the eARC signal). The most st
Five - Turntable - Beam
Hello. I have a Beam hooked up to my tv downstairs. I have two One SLs (surround) and mini Sub connected to the Beam group, and I use it for tv and music. I was thinking about getting a Five to connect to my turntable upstairs in the house. I am a bit confused about the extent to which I can use it with my existing products. If possible, I would like to be able to play the turntable upstairs on the Five by itself, upstairs and downstairs at the same time (on some or all of the existing speakers - not sure if the Beam is appropriate for this), and only downstairs. The Five would not need to support the tv. I was hoping I could just have two rooms set up (the existing tv room and the new turntable room upstairs) and create another grouping of them together and simply choose where to play the turntable. Are there issues here that I would need to consider, etc.? I have seen it suggested that I might need to only use the One SLs and mini Sub downstairs in conjunction with the Five. Thank yo
Sonos Beam with two Sonos One SL not playing Dolby Atmos
I have a Sonos beam, Sub Mini with two Sonos One SL. My Tv is an LG - 75" Class NanoCell 85 Series LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV with a Firestick 4k Max. The beam is connected via eArc using a Rockfish 12’ 8k ultra high speed HDMI 2.1 cable. When I try to play content with Dolby Atmos on Disney+, Apple TV+ or HBO Max am only get Dolby Digital 5.1 output. No Atmos. Any tips to getting Dolby Atmos?
a volte salta audio per qualche secondo beam 2
Buonasera,Da un po' di giorni ho riscontrato il seguente difetto su beam2.Ho un Philips 55 OLED 806/12 al quale ho collegato soundbar beam2 tramite cavo HDMI sulla porta HDMI earc.Come formato uscita digitale ho settato multicanale( bypass).Succede che ogni tanto nelle visioni di programmi stereo PCM l'audio salti per qualche secondo..Ho provato a staccare spina TV ma nulla.Ho notato che se metto uscita digitale solo multicanale,ricevo un suono dolby multi Channel pcm 2.0 e non salta...ma mi sembra di qualità inferiore, inoltre se lascio solo su multicanale non ricevo il dolby pro logic..che è migliore...quindi credo che l opzione migliore rimanga il multicanale beatstream che però ogni tanto mi fa saltare audio... soluzioni? Grazie mille
Arc and One SL Losing connection
I’ve seen this topic before, but have never really seen any resolution. I have had my system for about a year, and almost every day I have to reset it. I have the Arc and two One SL for surrounds. The Surrounds disconnect on a daily basis. Now the sub has started doing it as well, and sometimes even the arc. I will open the app and it can’t find anything in my system. I unplug everything, and then it reconnects like nothing ever happened. But it happens every day, and I can’t figure out how to fix it. Does anyone know? Thanks!
No Dolby Or Dolby Atmos With Blu-Ray Player?
I’ve got the Sonos Surround Set. Just bought the Samsung QD-OLED, which has eArc. I am now able to get Dolby Atmos and Dolby 5.1 etc through Netflix and Disney Plus, etc. However, when I put in some Blu-Rays where I should be getting Dolby or Dolby Atmos, all I’m getting is Stereo PCM. At the moment, my Blu-Ray player (Sony Ultra HD) is connected to the TV via HDMI cable. The Sonos Arc is connected to the TV via another HDMI cable. Am I missing something? I’ve looked at the menu on the Blu-Ray player, and I can’t see any settings that might need changed. Does anyone know how to sort this?
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