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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In any case, it will be very interesting to see what a future Playbar might look like. The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama soundbar, which lacked HDMI, was replaced after around four years with the current HDMI-toting Panorama 2. The Playbar is almost three years old... That said, my understanding is that it is still selling by the lorry-load, so not much incentive for Sonos to release another version at present. I for one am currently considering replacing the Playbar etc with a 'proper' 5.1 system, which I might regret if a DTS-compatible, HDMI-toting Playbar is released in the next year or two.
Please add DTS support!
So, instead of having to go through all that headache, I just went to the Bose Factory Store and bought a brand new Cinemate 130 for $950 and a Bluetooth adapter for $39. Total $990 plus taxes, with the ability to process both DTS and DD 5.1 and with a console with remote control that acts as a switch where I have connected my cable box, BluRay player, Apple TV 4th gen, and still have another HDMI slot available.
Granted, it is not a SONOS, it cannot expand to 5.1, but the sound is much better than I expected. So, I'm satisfied with the purchase. Having said that, if SONOS had provided me with the option to do what I just did with the Bose system, I would have not hesitated and would have bought the SONOS system. I really wanted to stay loyal to the SONOS brand, quality, and innovation, but there were too many hurdles to cross. I really considered going through the headaches, but truly I was not paying over $2,000 for a home theater system with patches.
Maybe in a few years as technology progresses and as other brands continue to improve on their wifi products, SONOS would be forced to improve to stay competitive. I guess we are not there yet. I am disappointed today, but hopeful that these issues will be resolved in the future specially on a top of the line system.
Was blown away with SONOS sound quality, then discovered there is no DTS support...
Very disappointing! Every basic receiver and surround system supports DTS nowdays and the high end system that costs you $2000+ doesn't, really?
I'm going to return it. 😞
Actively looking for alternatives now, Bose is not looking too bad.
Sorry Sonos, I would very much like to buy your Playbar, but I'll go for Bose
And everyone is free to say 'I want DTS so I'll buy something else'. There is no obligation on Sonos to put any feature on any of their products. The market can decide.