As we all know, PLAYBAR doesn't support DTS audio. If you feed it DTS, you simply get "unsupported" as the input type and silence from the speakers.
For my birthday today, I received a Superman blu-ray box set and looked forward to watching the movies in HD and PLAYBAR surround sound. Unfortunately, as the PLAYBAR doesn't support the DTS encoded movies, I am unable to play them back in surround sound. VERY disappointing, especially for my kids who bought the box set for me.
In fact, I'd go as far as to say that I wouldn't recommend a PLAYBAR to anybody until they fix this DTS issue. It's extremely frustrating to know that many blu-ray discs will not work in 5.1 for PLAYBAR and I can't believe that DTS decoding wasn't included on a device that commands such a high price.
To get PLAYBAR in 5.1, you need to have the unit itself plus a SUB and 2 x PLAY:3 devices. That's over £1700 and it still won't do DTS! Ridiculous.
Compare to this Yamaha soundbar...
...£199 and full support for DTS. The Sonos PLAYBAR device costs three times as much and doesn't support it. You can get DTS decoding on a £50 DVD player so to omit this on a premium product makes no sense.
The Sonos website reads "EASILY CREATE A 5.1 HOME THEATER" - but it's not that easy at all. Most TVs won't output 5.1 on their optical output and, if you go the unsupported direct route, DTS isn't supported.0
If you'd like DTS support added to playbar, please go here and add your support to the request somebody already raised:
The lack of DTS is ruining the product for me.