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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It works perfectly. This is not an excuse for Sonos' lack of response but at least, it's a working solution for anyone who uses a HTPC with XBMC on it.
Seems like a deal breaker. Shame.
I managed to set the Blu Ray player to convert the soundtrack to PCM but it is nowhere near the expected quality. It's not an issue of going via a TV as I'm using optical cable straight from the Blu Ray player to the Playbar.
I had naively thought this wasn't a big issue as you could always switch to DD 5.1 instead of DTS but had not realised on some Blu Ray discs this is not an option. Please fix this issue so we can get the sound experience we thought we were going to get.
I was going to recommend Sonos to my father-in-law but won't now. No way I'm going to try remotely supporting, troubleshooting, and explaining why some of his sources and media produce great sound, some crappy sound, and some no sound at all. I'm seriously debating returning everything. I'm still in shock. The receiver I'm using was a crappy HTIB from SEVEN years ago and it supports DTS. The whole 5.1 HTIB with receiver was less then the Playbar. Unbelievable.
I read a bunch of reviews, and they only tested the playbar, not the playbar in 5.1 set up (how could they, they get one test unit).
When Sonos market this as a surround package: ("You can easily add two SONOS PLAY:1 or PLAY:3 speakers to function as left and right surround channels in your Sonos surround sound experience. Follow the instructions below to add surround speakers") it should be exactly that; plug and play, no digging through techie terms in forums.
The marketing that Sonos now does, would break the marketing law in Norway simply because in order to market the term 5.1/surround they would have to list all exceptions where this would not be applicable, and as we know, that list would be ridiculously long..
I have added my vote in this forum, as should everyone else who is annoyed/disappointed. But I think Sonos owe to their loyal customers who has helped build their brand to give an official reply to this issue, not just the arrogant, wait and see, maybe it will get "planned" status, maybe not.
If they cannot make a commitment to this, they should change the marketing of the Playbar, I can't speak for the US but in many european countries this is illegal.
We (your customers) and you (Sonos) have a problem with the missing DTS support for the playbar!
Let's hope 2013 will not be the year of missing DTS support for the playbar - not even the well done Play:1 could make amends for that.
Your customers hope to hear from you soon.