I am quite new to Sonos, have read some on this forum and the guides for 5.1 but I feel I must ask some questions before I take the plunge and get a couple of Play:1s. I have read the guide (https://en.community.sonos.com/home-theater-228993/home-theater-and-television-recommendation-megathread-6735001) and can see in the app that it plays Dolby digital 5.1 from both Netflix and my BD player.
The thing that confuses me is that this should not be possible since Netflix uses DD+ and BD films I tested uses DTS hd master but still the app tells me the playbar plays DD5.1 and I get perfect sound, is my tv converting the sources for me automagically and I will get surround if I get the two Play:1s? DTS from dvd does not work how ever but that is according to spec but how come it works from DTS hd ma?
Next thing, can Sonos 5.1 emulate Dolby Prologic II and give me "fake" surround from stereo sources?
I have a Sony KD-55X8505B tv and a Sony BDP-S5500 Bd player connected to my Playbar+sub.
Some questions before getting two Play:1s as surround
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I have various Blu-rays that I ripped to MKV files. The ones that I ripped with DTS audio only plays as stereo on my Playbar. So, since I purchased the Playbar I now make sure to rip in DD5.1. I honestly don't know why Sonos didn't include a HDMI input so we could also use DTS.
Yes, the Sonos 5.1 system can emulate Dolby Prologic. When hearing a simple stereo signal I get some "ambient" sound from the 2 Play1's. The level is adjustable in the app.
This is where it gets me confused. I can check (by pressing a button on the BD remote) which audiotrack that is playing on the BD player and when it says DD 5.1, DTS HD master or DD True HD the Sonos app tells me I get DD 5.1 just as it does when I have Netflix with DD+ movie playing. When I try with a dvd and BD player says that DTS track is used I get no sound, just as expected but when switching to the DD 5.1 I get just that in the app and of course sound from the Playbar. Should I assume that my tv is actually re-encoding the source or using a "hidden" DD 5.1 track inside the other formats while the player tells me it's using the DTS HD ma/DD True HD track?