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Sonos Beam - how to get Netflix 5.1?



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It’s not really permanent 5.1 sound though, it’s matrixing the stereo signal for a source that is only meant to be stereo. Sonos is doing it the way it was intended.
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Great! Thanks for the clarification! Now I only need to know how to activate it... Because yesterday I was fiddling around with the settings but all I could hear was from the Beam... not the back Play 1...
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Is this for all content or just certain things? What are you currently trying to play?
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I hear 5.1 movies alright but, contrary to what l was used to with my old Sony amp, news or other OTA DVB-T broadcasts just won't sound as good.. they won't use the back side speakers...
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That is what I just covered above. That content is meant to be in stereo, and Sonos is presenting it the way it was intended.
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Got it to work! It's just dependent on the OTA DVB-T channel.. lol! Some will have Dolby Digital and be heard on all the speakers, others will default to PCM and thus not work with the back speakers.... thanks for your patience with a rookie! 😃
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Not a problem,, glad it's all sorted.

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