Please add support for DTS for the Sonos Playbar.
A hifi homecinema soundbar without dts support seems not up to date for me. Are there any plans to add dts support?
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Chris, Yes, it is technically possible. We have not yet decided whether or not to include it in a future software update. There is a response in this very thread thread which references a statement made during the Live Chat with Developers by Hilmar Lehnert, a principle designer of the PLAYBAR: COMMENT FROM JOEP Will the playbar support DTS? Wednesday February 20, 2013 10:20 HILMAR LEHNERT: Currently we don't support DTS as it's unlikely to be found on a optical output or and HDMI ARC. It's currently also not used for internet streaming either. Wednesday February 20, 2013 10:21 HILMAR LEHNERT: We could add it later through a software update Wednesday February 20, 2013 10:22
;o) Nice reply, thanks John, I genuinely meant no offense. Sorry if it read that way.
Tua09788, I disagree. Whilst Sonos don't often announce future, they can and they have. There is a specific section on this website to allow for this with several planned ideas already listed. https://ask.sonos.com/sonos/ideas/planned So they plan to add support for Amazon Cloud, Soundcloud and others. DTS support could be on this list, but isn't. I don't see this decision as commercially sensitive so, if it's planned, they would tell us.
Chris, No offense taken. We all of us understand that this topic is one which the users in this thread feel passionate about. We simply have no other information to provide at this time. As Ben points out, this topic is still Under Consideration.
I think the most frustrating part is that it sounds so damn good when watching 5.1 TV/film from Dolby Digital sources and then you put on a DTS movie and it's just silent. Highest selling DVD of all time is Mamma Mia - it's encoded in DTS.
Yep, you're right...they do have a planned section.
I agree. I have been posting this link on as many reviews of the playbar as I can find.
hi rob, which LG TV are you using? and does the TV down mixes everything that comes out via the optical out irrespective of the source (Plex, Xbox/PS3, Bray player)? I seriously don't get, why don't they just have 4-5 HDMI in and one out in the playbar, that to me seems so much easier.