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Dolby Atmos Inconsistent Label
I have a Sonos Arc + Sub connected to my Samsung S95B eArc HDMI port and connected to the same TV, to another HDMI portM, an Apple TV 4K (3rd Gen). The TV is setup for passthrough and when I increase or decrease the volume it shows Sonos Arc (eArc HDMI). Apple TV shows, in the settings, under immersive audio, Dolby Atmos. From my understanding it everything is properly setup. When I play content, be it Apple TV+, Netflix, HBO Max, etc.. and press down button on the remote to look at the Info Window it shows it’s playing 4K Dolby Vision but no Dolby Atmos label. As a matter of fact Dolby Atmos label only appears on Apple TV+, very rarely, and then disappears. When browsing for content the apps they do show support for Dolby Atmos. What confuses me is that while playing the content (Apple TV+, Netflix, etc..) the Sonos App shows the Dolby Atmos in both “Now Playing” and System Information. The question I have is: which one is correct? Is Apple not aware it’s playing Dolby Atmos content
Today i bought the Arc.I have an LG TV with earc. (It says Arc)I set the tv settings Earc - on and digital - pass trough.When i start a movie on Disney the tv shows dolby vision. The sonos app shows dolby atmos.When i start the same movie without the Arc i can enable dolby atmos on the tv speakers and the tv shows dolby atmos.Is the arc playing dolby atmos or just dolby vision?
Sonos Arc with Apple TV 4K Audio Format (Dolby MAT encoder) Sound Quality Questions
I do know Apple TV 4K uses Dolby MAT encoder, and apps like Netflix will show the “PCM Multichannel 5.1” instead of something like “Dolby PCM Multichannel 5.1” for this reason. When I play the same show from Apple TV 4K (PCM Multichannel 5.1) and from the internal TV’s app (Dolby PCM Multichannel 5.1), I can easily find “Dolby PCM Multichannel 5.1” is more dynamic, more detailed and louder. My questions: Is “PCM Multichannel 5.1” the more RAW and accurate one? Or it is just a downside of how tvOS processes the audio format? Should we use “dolby digital 5.1” in Apple TV’s audio format when we are not watching any Dolby Atmos contents? Thank you in advance!
Sonos and Sony XBR55A8H volume control problem
Problem: My Sony TV and Sonos system work very well with the Sonos system (Beam, Sub Gen 3, pair Sonos Ones) connected through HDMI Arc. Unfortunately, the TV/Sonos volume always jumps 2 levels at a time when using the remote. eg 2, 4, 6, 8…When I unplug the Sonos System and switch to the Sony to TV sound only, the TV volume adjusts properly, eg: 1, 2, 3, 4...I am using the same remote and have tried several different remotes but get the same incorrect result.I have also tried adding each piece of my Sonos system, checking volume control as I add each piece, but the result does not change, 2, 4, 6, 8...Question: Is there a way to stop the volume jumping 2 steps at a time so I have a finer control of the system volume? I love the Sonos system but would like to improve the volume adjustment with the TV remote.Thanks for any help.
Getting the best out of Sonos, without Trueplay
Hi All,I am sure many ARC+Sub Home Theatre owners are following the 14.12 and 14.14 updates issue (sub power drop off with Trueplay) with great anticipation of a fix - and this could be some time yet. Not only are we waiting for the sub presence to return to its punchy self, but we also know Sonos are evolving the overall sound signature.As a result, this has made me think about getting the best out of sound when not using Trueplay. i.e. configuring the system manually (natively).It would be great to hear from people who don't use Trueplay and what speaker positioning tips and tools (including white noise sound testing) they use to calibrate their system. In essence, has anyone dumped Trueplay and found happiness with it turned off? If so, what did they do to get that sound?Thanks,Brad
Multi-Room Party Setup
Two questions really: The main entertaining space in a small private party venue has a system with Arc, stereo subs and two One SL. The max volume played through the app is not sufficient for the space. Can the amp be incorporated into the system to increase overall sound? There are adjacent spaces that would benefit from additional speakers - can additional stereo subs, One SL and hopefully amps be added to the adjacent spaces that can be turned on or off independently?
Can you disable left and right sounds from Sonos Beam?
I currently have a 4.1 setup with Sonos Amp. The two front speakers are passive wired speakers connected to the amp.I want to add a soundbar as the center speaker.Will I be able to disable the left and right sound in Beam or Arc? I want those to be coming from the bigger passive speakers.
Sky & Sonos
Are sky and Sonos ever going to sort out the sync issue when going through a Samsung TV.Its now been 2 years of having Dolby plus switched off. I turn it back on every few months to see if anything has changed. If no one can be bothered to sort this, its going to be hard, but might be the time to ditch Sonos as the family wont let me ditch sky. Rich
Apple TV 4K - Projector - Sonos Beam -- Atmos earc
Hello everyone, Im looking to get a confirmation on a setup id like to have. I have at the moment:Apple TV 4K (atmos / eARC HDMI) Videoprojector 4K (eARC HDMI)Thingking of gettingBeam gen2 (atmos / eARC) The thing is i want to make sure that i will get the atmos sound with the 3 setup together. Im not sure how to connect everything, i know that i will have to use HDMI as atmos doesnt work with airplay wihtout homepod. So the connection that i thought of is as follow:Plugging the Apple TV to the videoprojector via the regular HDMI port for the videoPlugging an other HDMI cable from the Apple TV eARC plug to the Sonos Beam (eARC) Will this setup allow me to have the atmos sound ? Thanks for the answers.
Sonos Arc & DTS via PCM on Panasonic UB9000....
I have had a Sonos Arc for around 2 weeks now & its not fully setup for surround sound (I'm still waiting for my One SL's to be shipped) I knew the issues with the Arc & its incompatibility with DTS, however I came across this article which states that if I turn DTS/DTS-HD to PCM on my Panasonic UB9000, my eARC TV will be able to convert DTS/DTS-HD audio to Dolby Digital 5.1. Am I reading this correctly & has anyone tried this? DTS via PCM?
Play 5 line in possible surrounds
I have a play 5 gen 2 that takes analogue sound from TV via headphone mini jack line out.Could I use an IKEA bookshelf as a surround speaker. Would the play 5 send surround data to the rear . Or am I limited due to the analogue in . Technically I could get pro logic at the least.
connecting sonos beam with Epson EH-TW7000
I know that this question has already been answered but I have found a simpler and cheaper way for anyone still struggling with this issue. I brought an audio extractor off Amazon: 4K Audio Extractor HDMI by OREITo make this all work, plug your source into the input and projector into the output, then plug the sound bar into the optical port. Make sure that in the projector settings the audio out device is set to AV receiver and the go to the sonos app and go though the “tv setup” after this you should be all good. At time of this the audio extractor is only £44 which is cheap compared to others on the market. I hope this helps :) Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct. Replaced Hyperlink with product name.
Does SONOS soundabars really enter standby?
Hi,I just bought a SONOS Beam and I was very surprised to find out that there is no indication/notification/setting to see if/when the soundbar enters in standby.Everyone says the same old story: SONOS has a special standby mode when not used.That’s all! I am sorry, but i am not buying it! I will buy a multimeter socket and test it myself to see the power consumptions between day and night.
Ran trueplay after 14.18 disappointed!!
When the 14.18 update came along I loved the sound from my arc, sub gen 3 & 2 SLs After running trueplay it feels like I'm back to square one!! Its taken out any impact the sub had, vocals sounds terrible. Dialogue to low! Tried EQ settings, hate putting speech enhancement on as it makes vocals sound tinny! if you're happy with the sound don't run trueplay! Sick of this sonos setup being so inconsistent
in-ceiling speakers not playing as surround sound
In-ceiling speakers (powered via sonos amp) not playing as surround sound but if I remove the surround sound speakers and have in-ceiling speaker as own group, it will play audio. I have disconnected (unplugged) all sonos products, unplugged router. Rebooted and turned on the products one by one and there was not a fix. I repeated several times, no change.my arc is via Wi-Fi, the amp is wired. I interchangeably moved amp from Wi-Fi to wired and that did not work either.is there any other alternatives?
Ray randomly going on ute
I have just recently moved to my SONOS system which is superb. I do have one issue as I have a Ray connected to 2 One SL speakers and Trueplay set up. A couple of times now it goes onto mute. When I tap the Play on the Ray it comes back to life. Any idea why this happens and how do you deliberately set it to mute as I cannot see any instruction to do that?
Hulu live surround on Apple tv cuts on switching channels
On my Apple TV 4k (previous version) when watching Hulu live tv (History channel) the surrounds are outputting sound (LCPM stereo I think according to Sonos App) - when I switch to Motortrend channel they’re outputting Dolby 5.1.All is well, not every channel has surround, but at least there is sound outputting on the History channel.But if I then switch back to History channel from Motortrend, surrounds cut out - subs and Arc still have sound. Switch back to Motortrend channel, surround’s are still outputting as before, 5.1. Back to History again, no sound on surrounds. Sonos app still says LCPM stereo.Only way to get surround on History back is to quick out of Hulu (or just goto Apple home screen) and force quit Hulu app and restart. I can reproduce this all the time.On my TCL Roku tv this never happens in Hulu live.Haven’t tested more Hulu channels… Gotta be the Apple Hulu app I think. All gear and apps are up to date on everything.Wondering if anyone else can reproduce this?
no atmos Dts 5.1 when playing a blue ray
I have an lg television 49UN711C0ZBwhich is connected to my Sonos arc through the earc port and the sound set to pass through to the sound bar.HDMI 1 is set to bitstream and I have connected a Sony input x800m2 blue ray player.this is my second blue ray player that I have bought when playing a film the trailers sound amazing with the Sonos app reporting that they are a 5.1 formatas soo. As the film starts to play the sound quality drops and the effects are reduced.the Sonos app is reporting the sound as stereo.this is frustrating as I get Arnos and 5.1 when I use any of the tvs built in apps and also 5.1 from my virgin boxcan anyone help me with the correct settings as I don’t want to send another blue ray player back
Audio drop outs when playing 4K Blu ray discs
Hi,I’ve recently bought a Sony UBP-X700 4k Blu ray player. Up until now I’ve been using my PS5 but wanted to take advantage of the Dolby Vision and better quality from a 4K player.However, any 4K disc that doesn’t output Dolby Atmos seems to have issues. It outputs the audio as Multichannel PCM 5.1 but every 20-30 seconds I get a momentary drop out of audio and sometimes no audio output at all. As I said Dolby Atmos plays fine.My setup:TV: LG C1Sonos Beam 22x Ones as surroundSub Gen 3I had similar issues when first trying 4k discs on my PS5 but I bought a better HDMI cable and this seemed to fix the issue. I’ve done the same this time to no avail.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Sam
PCM Audio Output on ARC and Amp paired setup
I have My sonos arc connected to my TV which in turn is connected to my Sonos amp. When the TV is outputting anything other than Dolby surround I do not get any audio out of the ceiling speakers connected to the amp.The sound is only coming from the Arc. On any other system if you are not listening to Dolby output then you still get audio out of the rear speakers albeit only stereo.Is there something wrong with my setup?
TV setup help
Hi,So I'm sure this has been tossed around before but couldn't quite find the clarity I wanted.I have 2x Sonos Five's, I would like to buy a Sonos sound bar also and just wondering would it work out fine to have the soundbar below the TV with the fives on either side of the TV so that all speakers are in front of me. The soundbar would most likely be connected via hdmi with the fives connected to it wirelessly. Would this setup work without any drastic audio delays or other issues? What might be an alternative if so?Any clarity is appreciated!
I have recently lost the ability to control the balance of my rears, when used as rear surrounds. Sonos have told me that the only way to restore the balance control is to separate them from the room as surrounds. When set up in trueplay mode or not they, the rears, are out of balance which makes listening to music terrible. This can’t be correct. Can it?
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