Hi everyone I’ve been having problems getting my Sonos Beam to play anything other than stereo 2.0 via my Panasonic TV. I’ve been on many forums and have accepted that the issue is due to the age of my tv (>5 y). I’m in the market for a new tv and have been looking at the Samsung UE55TU7100. Anyone know of this supports the Beam or will I have further issues.
many thanks in advance.
Best answer by Rowena B.
Sonos Beam requires a TV with an HDMI ARC port in order to use Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to control your TV. If your TV does not have an HDMI ARC port, you can the Beam to a digital optical audio output using the optical audio adapter. You will not be able to control your TV using voice when using the optical connection.
Sonos home theater speakers support Dolby Digital 5.0 and 5.1 surround sound. Make sure your TV is set to output Dolby Digital or Bitstream audio via the optical or HDMI ARC connection.
The audio formats that are available with HDMI-ARC:
- PCM (2 channel)
- Dolby Digital (up to 5.1 channel)
- DTS Digital Surround (up to 5.1 channel)
Upon checking Samsung UE55TU7100, it 2 HDMI ports but not classified if it has an HDMI ARC.
We can wait for suggestions and feedback from our Sonos community members, they might provide information about this. You may also contact our Samsung support for more information.
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