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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DTS Incompatibility Solutions (sort of)
It's now early April of 2019. Just a week ago I purchased the Sonos Playbase via used. (Sorry Sonos, your product pricing is uncommonly steep compared to most.) I thought I did my research well enough and found the Playbase to meet my needs. In regards to it's sound within the soace I live in it's fantastic!... until I realized my research was woefully ignorant of the one big topic that's permeated through many forums here: Sonos's desire not to succumb to the growing market and past technologies of DTS 5.1 and Dolby Atmos. Yes I've read their reasons and yes they make sense, but that doesn't negate the fact that if I'm to enjoy any AV media that utilizes, these formats Sonos finds so unpopular, I have to struggle blindly and feel my way to costly work-arounds. DTS incompatability has been a heavy hitter in this particular arena. I actually don't mind the downgrade to Stereo (which was one of the reasons I chose the Playbase for my theater sound solution) The problem is that w
Connect Sub to Multiple Groups?
In my living room I currently have a stereo pair of Play5 for music. I'd like to add a Beam just for the TV. I'm also considering adding a sub. Is there any way to have the sub work with both the Play5s and the Beam depending on which is active? I'm assuming the answer is no, but I thought it would be worth asking.
Sonos Arc + PS5 + Linear PCM
There’s been a lot of discussion around this issue but I’ve seen no definitive answer from a Sonos rep so let me try asking based on my personal setup. I have a Sony PS5 connected to a Sony AG9 OLED via the HDMI 1 port (enhanced). That TV is connected to a Sonos ARC via the HDMI 3 port (eARC, enhanced) with the Sub (gen 3) and x2 One SLs.The TV sound settings are as follows:Speakers: Audio System A/V sync: Auto eARC mode: Auto Digital audio out: Auto 1 Digital audio out volume: Max Dolby Digital Plus output: Dolby Digital Plus Pass through mode: Auto The Arc has successfully output Dolby Digital Plus, DD+ and Atmos in testing with various Android TV streaming apps including Netflix, Prime, Disney+ and Apple TV+. So the TV using it’s built-in apps are performing great. The PS5 however is a different story... The PS5 settings are as follows:HDMI Device Type: AV Amplifier Number of Channels: 5.1 Audio Format: Linear PCMThe Sonos App tells me that the audio in this configuration is Multich
Panasonic "Speakers Off" notification
Hi- I've successfully turned off the TV speakers and everything works perfectly, but I cannot seem to disable the onscreen text display of "Speakers Off" that shows up on my Panasonic TCP-54V10 every time I adjust the volume. It's a minor annoyance that I'd love to solve. I'm using a Comcast Xfinity XR2 remote to control the entire setup. I've seen a few potential solutions patched together but nothing that addresses my setup directly. Can you please give me some tangible steps? Thanks for your help.
Sonos Arc wall mount: How to fit outlet and low-voltage behind the mount?
The Sonos ARC wall mount is installed flush against the wall, providing that "floating" sensation to the ARC. The mount has a bump in the center, precluding approximately ½" and 5" wide, most likely to avoid interference with an outlet placed right behind. See picture then questions:Since the ARC is only 3.5" tall and an outlet is 3 ¼" tall x 5" wide, it seems the entire center area of the wall mount is occupied by the outlet. But what about the HDMI and Cat6 wires, it seems if routed from above or below they would be visible; from the sides they would interfere with the flush mount. And what about the slack of the power cable, where do we hide it?Some recommend to just drill a small hole behind the mount and fish the power+HDMI+Cat6 wires from the media cabinet below, however this is not code-compliant (power cords are not in-wall rated). Others recommend to get a recessed mini-outlet with line and low-voltage, however these multi-purpose outlets use Romex electrical wires which are a
Low dialog volume and really loud base
I have the playbase, 2 Play 5's, and a sub. The action movies are great when the sub kicks in for big explosions etc, but the dialog is so quiet I have to continuously adjust the volume. I see here on the forum that this has been an ongoing issue that Sonos has had for a while. Has anyone figured out how to properly adjust this?
Think I Found my Sonos Replacement
Sonos has made it pretty clear Home Theater is not a priority for them. I was really hoping for an announcement at CES but while other companies were running laps around their decades-old audio codec support, Sonos was nowhere to be found (unless you count their panel on gender equality in the industry). Sennheiser's CES offering seems to deliver everything I am looking for and more. Can't wait until this comes to market. https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/11/sennheiser-ambeo-3d-soundbar/
Playbar with new Connect (DTS solution)
I have the same problem like many others here that Sonos offers the perfect speaker solution for my home theater setup, but I would like the option to have DTS, or possibly Dolby TrueHD / DTS:Neo... Maybe even create a 7.1 setup or have the possibility to add Dolby Atmos or Auro3D in the future with a simple software update and the additional speakers... But we all know the problem is the optical connection, why not create a Connect2 or a PlayHub (call it whatever), that has one or more HDMI input(s) and one HDMI output, that can use the DTS track (or other HD audio-tracks) and sent it via the network connection to the playbar and surround speakers. This way you could bypass the optical connection which is a bottleneck at the moment (bandwidth wise). This way customers who want more out of their PlayBar hometheater setup, can buy this new Connect or PlayHub and get everything they need! Everybody else just use the Playbar the way its originally intended to...
Sonos Arc with AV receiver Dolby TrueHD Atmos
Hello, as everyone, I’m excited about the Sonos arc capability, but unable to directly find an answer to my question from the internet. I currently have a Sony OLED A8F with HDMI Arc and mainly utilize a sony bluray player and Apple 4K TV for my movie and streaming. My question is, I am aware that my TV will only be able to deliver at best DD Plus Atmos to the Arc due to HDMI ARC. However, I am curious if I bought an AV receiver with HDMI 2.1 capability if it is possible to deliver the Dolby TrueHD Atmos to the Sonos Arc this way? I already am looking for options as the Sony bluray player I have delivers gorgeous Dolby vision to my TV, but it can’t deliver surround sound to my Sonos as it can’t convert DTS:X to Dolby (and thus I generally use my apple TV), so I am looking for a receiver that can convert that as well. Anyways, I understand there are a lot of variables at play, I just want to deliver Dolby TrueHD to a sonos Arc via an AV receiver and am curious if that is possible
Buzzing sound Beam
After updating to S2, my Beam started making a buzzing sound when playing from the tv. If I disconnect the cable from the tv hdmi ARC port , the sound keeps buzzing and only Stops. when I disconnect the cable from the beam the buzzing only comes from the beam and not from the surrounds im using the included original cable when playing music from Spotify it plays normally. any idea what might be causing this? thanks,
Do 3.5mm analog to HDMI digital audio converters exist (to use for the Beam)?
Heya. I am trying to figure out if there is an easier way to connect a 3.5mm audio to a Sonos Beam. I know there are 3.5mm analog to optical digital* and then you can use the shipped optical digital to HDMI adapter**. * https://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=analog+to+digital+converter ** https://www.sonos.com/en/shop/optical-audio-adaptor-for-beam.html I have tried to Google this, but do 3.5mm analog to HDMI digital audio converters even exist? I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen any.
PlayBar needs to support Dolby Digital Plus!
Why does the PlayBar not support Dolby Digital Plus decoding? Is this a hardware vs software issue? It pains my soul to have to go into the Netflix audio settings and select stereo output when I'm sitting here with this glorious PlayBar that should be capable of delivering the beauty of full blown surround. Is it possible to do some sort of a software update that would enable the decoding of DD+ from Netflix via the Roku (which is sending the signal as a passthrough)?
No Airplay 2 for Playbar. GUTTED !!!!!
Extremely disappointed today to learn that the £700 current and only soundbar from Sonos will NOT have the AirPlay 2 feature, which we (Apple users) have been so looking forward to. Also gutted as we have just approved a major kitchen rebuild with integrated ceiling speakers and Connect:AMP and there's no alternative for that too. Airplay 2 for should be for ALL your top price products please. At least, a very strong trade in programme should be announced soonest.
Sonos 5.1 - 'Full' TV sound
Short: Looking to enhance the sound in my back (L/R) speakers more specifically the dialog. Sort of, like you can with the Music under 'Room Settings>[Room]>Advanced Audio>Surround Settings>Music Playback'. Long: Sonos 5.1 - Playbar, Sub, and x2 Play:1. TV: Samsung UN55KU6290 (6 series 4K; yes its a 'black Friday tv'..) TV Audio Format: 'Dolby Digital' Sonos App Audio In: 'Dolby Digital 5.1' Sonos 'TV Level': 3/4 to max Decided to go wireless so I got rid of my older Pioneer system (which was great) and went with Sonos. Mainly got Sonos because they connected to my Smart Home and secondly I heard the speakers individually prior to purchasing and they were great. **One of the things I noticed immediately after setting up my new system, was that when I watched something on Netflix (TV app) the dialog [u]only [/u]comes through the Playbar and very little sound comes through the back speakers (music and some ambient noises). When I first installed my Pioneer system it did
Remote doesn't work with Amazon Fire TV when using Soundbar
Here is my set up: - New Amazon fireTV made by Element - Sonos Soundbar connected to Amazon TV through optical cable and set for dolby digital. - AppleTV 4th generation connected to TV with HDMI Using the built in speakers on the Amazon TV, I can use both the Apple TV remote and the Amazon TV remote to control volume. However, when I configure sound output to the Soundbar through the optical cable, both remotes stop working for volume controls. The only way I can control the volume on the Soundbar is through my Sonos App. The message I get on Amazon Fire TV is "Volume control not supported for this audio output device." The previous TV had a remote that did work in controlling volume on the Soundbar. Is there a work around, so I can use either the Apple remote or the Amazon Fire TV remote to control the volume? Thanks
Utilizing Sonos Playbar with Projector
I realize there is about 1,000 different posts on this subject at this point, but I feel like I've spent weeks reading every thread and not really found a clear and precise answer. I've had a Playbar for some time now, and recently decided I'd like to purchase an entry-level projector, I was thinking the Optoma HD142X, as it's well-reviewed and not terribly expensive. The obvious hiccups with audio emerged, so I was wondering what is the best solution to have the Playbar in the front of the room and the projector in the back of the room without running cables everywhere. Devices: - Sonos Playbar - Optoma HD142X - PS4 - Chromecast As I understand it I will likely need a wireless HDMI setup, along with an HDMI / Optical Audio converter. I'm just worried to invest a couple hundred euros to only be disappointed by either the setup not working or the audio lagging. Any advice on a specific setup, and specific equipment (available in the EU) that will help accomplish what I'
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.
playbar works but surround play 3 speakers don't
my sonos play bar and surround sound play 3's work perfectly when i play music or apple tv but when on tv nothing comes out of surround sound speakers. all my components are connected into the tv and then the playbar has optical out. so it clearly works as music and apple tv work but normal tv channels only play through the bar. please help
Understanding Surround Sound and SonosTips & Tricks
This article will help clarify what surround sound is, and answer some common questions about using Sonos surround sound setups. So if you’re wondering: Why don’t I hear anything from the rear speakers? How do I make surrounds louder? My surrounds aren’t working? Or something of that nature, this thread might be for you. What is surround sound anyway? Surround sound is TV and movie content that surrounds you with the audio based on how it’s intended to be heard. When talking about 5.1 audio, surround sound is dedicated mixing for six channels. You’ve got the front left and right channels, along with the front center, and the rear surround channels as well. When it’s working correctly, you should hear the audio mixed for each specific channel play out of that side. Surround sound does not mean the front and rear speakers are mirroring the same audio. We’ve heard some requests to make a mode or setting to allow this in the future, but don’t have any announcements around doing so. W
How to connect IKEA SYMFONISK with TV?
Hi, My plan for the upcoming weeks is to buy a new TV. Currently I have two IKEA SYMFONISK lamps and my plan is to stream the sound directly to those speakers. Is it possible to do that without any additional Sonos product? What kind o configuration the TV should have to support such a connection? If it’s not possible, what should I add to the configuration to ensure the streaming? Thanks,Oskar
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