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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You could output from the receiver directly to the Playbar. But I don't know of any receivers that will do this. As far as I can tell, the only equipment that will do the conversion is a few select Blu-ray players.
I'm hoping for a definitive answer to this issue before Christmas, as it would be nice to enjoy some 5.1 from my Blu-rays over the holidays: shall I buy a PS3 now to do the conversion, or should I wait for DTS support?!
I would go with the PS3. It's very affordable now and overall a great device for gaming and of course movies. The DTS2DD conversion works just fine. The sound is awesome.
Perhaps the negotiations with the DTS company are really just taking "a little" longer. The license fee thing could be more complicated, because of the streaming features: If you not only have the Playbar but also two Play3/1 as rears there could be a fee for every one of this stand alone devices. And whats with other Sonos devices in other rooms/zones. You can stream the DTS signal to every Sonos product in your house. Would that mean to pay fees for this speakers too??? Perhaps thats the deal... But if it is...no...WHATEVER it is, this politic of non comnunication / ignoring the customers in this threat and on facebook is absolutely unacceptable from Sonos. I really dont understand this. Every other question gets answers, but for this one they are dead.
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@Fabian: I got a PS3 and my PS4 arrived recently, too. So I'll check on this. Your idea sounds fantastic as this would save me an AV receiver and I would get a fake DTS support that will output 5.1
@topic: Sonos is a company that wants to make profits. They simply can't upgrade the current Playbar to support DTS. Also why should they announce a new Playbar to decrease the current Playbar sales? So not communicating is the best Sonos can do to keep theirs sales up and earning money. Sad but true.