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Sony TV & soundbar - would like to use Play 1 for surround sound

  • 25 November 2016
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Hello.

With the Play 1 on sale at the moment I thought about picking up two to add to my lounge. I have a Sony TV and the soundbar/sub that came with it. My thought was that maybe I could get 2 Play 1's and connect them to the TV as part of the existing setup. Is this possible wirelessly?

Thanks

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Not if the soundbar and sub you mention are Sony's own brand. Yes if you have a Sonos PlayBar and Sonos Sub.
Not if the soundbar and sub you mention are Sony's own brand. Yes if you have a Sonos PlayBar and Sonos Sub.

So is there anyway around this?
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Simple but short answer is no
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Sell the Sony soundbar & sub and invest in Sonos. I'm presuming the soundbar & sub you got as a freebie is the HT-CT80? If so, you won't be getting much sound quality from it. Invest in a PlayBar initially and build up from there.

Your Sony TV will pass through a 5.1 signal and works a treat with Sonos.
I can't remember which one it was, I bought them all together as a package in 2014. I do like the idea of a playbar but they are pretty expensive and if you then add the sub and then the surround (if needed) that's a hell of a cost.
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I can't remember which one it was, I bought them all together as a package in 2014. I do like the idea of a playbar but they are pretty expensive and if you then add the sub and then the surround (if needed) that's a hell of a cost.

Yeah I agree it is quite costly, but quality comes at a cost.

Sony do a full wireless soundbar/sub/rears for around £500 I think. Or worth double checking if wireless Sony rears can be added to your current setup.