Hi - sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn’t find this specific question.
I want to evaluate whether it is possible to use the HDMI input of a Sonos Port to transmit the audio from a HDMI input, such as a Blu-ray player, to my Beam (and potentially two rear speakers).
Specifically, we have a projector setup with all video devices in the back of the room (projector, multiple input devices such as a Blu-ray player, set-top-box, etc, and a HDMI switch to toggle between inputs). This also includes a HDMI splitter, with identical signals running to the projector (back of the room) and to the Sonos Beam (front of the room). So far so good, works flawlessly.
The thing is, this cable running to the front of the room is really bothering us. Would it be possible to -- instead of running it to the Beam directly -- have it go into a Sonos Port in the back of the room, which then transmits it to the Beam?
As the signal is already digital, it should work with little latency, right? And would rear speakers work as well, given that we may add these in a year or two?
Thank you so much for your input!
Best answer by melvimbe
If you were thinking of the Sonos Amp, not the Port, the answer is still no. Whatever Sonos device is taking in the audio (HDMI-ARC or optical connection) must play the front audio channels.