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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I also have a Bluray player connected to the TV with a HDMI lead. The Player outputs 5.1 over HDMI and optical.
the following is from the "setting up the playbar" section from the Sonos documentation.Setting Up the PLAYBAR
The PLAYBAR is compatible with Sonos software versions 4.0 and later. If you are adding the PLAYBAR to an existing Sonos system, be sure to check for software updates before adding the PLAYBAR to your Sonos system.
1.Carefully unpack the package contents.
2.Choose a location for the PLAYBAR. Refer to "Selecting a Location" on page 6 for help with this step.
3.Remove the protective cap from each end of the optical audio cable.
4.Connect the optical audio cable (supplied) from your TV’s digital audio out (optical) to the PLAYBAR’s digital audio in (optical) being careful not to twist or bend the cable. The PLAYBAR’s digital audio in and the optical cable are ’D-shaped’—be sure to align for proper insertion.
5.Attach the power adapter to the PLAYBAR and apply power.
I have the Playbar setup as per the sonos documentation. My current older panasonic TV will not passthrough 5.1 from a HDMI external source to the optical output. All the new TV's I have looked into also do not Passthrough 5.1 from an HDMI external source to the optical output. I enquired about Panasonic and Samsung. both companies tell me none of their products will do this.
Sonos, could you please confirm that.
A. I have connected everything correctly as you would recommend.
B. I will not be able to get a 5.1 signal to the Playbar from either the skybox or the bluray player so you would now not recommend me purchasing a Sonos 5.1 setup as per your sales email.
How can I see the recent posts in such a long thread? I see no sorting option.
I just solved this with editing the "page=XX" part in the URL to "page=28". Multiple tries to get the recent page. Thats annoying beyond believe. Even as annoying as the lack of DTS support. ^^
You may be right, but this workaround with the definite loss of sound/surround quality is completely unaccaptable for any modern surround system. Esp. one in this price range.
I dont have the problem, because with the right settings my PS3 outputs even DTS only soundtracks on BluRays as DolbyDigital5.1 and it sounds amazing. But Sonos cant expect all its customers to buy a PS3.......
At least have the customer care to say whether you intend to add DTS or not. At least then everyone can make a decision whether to, expand their sonos system or find an alternative product that provides this function
I am looking to purchase the playbar and sub and would like to know if the new playbars came with an update to include DTS?
Just tell us what the facts are.
9 months off silence now. Enough is enough