I recently purchased 2 Play One SLs and Flexson adjustable stands - I wanted the Play One SLs to add to my Playbar and Sub to give me Dolby Digital 5.1.
When setting them up (which was a real pain as they simply would not connect to Playbar/Sub existing set up from the app – had to add them to new rooms in the end to get them on the network and then transfer them to ‘living room’ to add to existing kit as rears) I was not getting 5.1 sounds, the rears were simply providing a low level noise and the Sonos app was showing Stereo 2.0.
I have a Panasonic TX58DX900 tv connected to Playbar by optical
TV has SkyQ, BT Ultimate, and Bluray player attached via HDMI
If I attached the optical from SkyQ to Playbar direct (as opposed to the initial set up, of Playbar to TV) I got the 5.1, however, I then miss out on Amazon (app on tv), BT and Bluray being 5.1.
I then did a bit of online digging and found I needed to change TV setting from PCM to Bitstream to get pass-through so all devices feeding to Playbar via tv.
Whilst this has worked in terms of getting 5.1, I get terrible interference (like a Dalek talking) for the first minute or so when I turn the tv on and then again when I go from channel to channel – also, some of the channels have lip sync issues (and some don’t??) – after a minute or so both issues settle down.
Problem is, as soon as I change channel or switch tv off and on again the same problem occurs.
I hope the above makes sense, and if anyone knows what I am doing wrong any help would be much appreciated.