TV remote for grouped devices issue
When I group a Connect AMP and Playbar (which is connected to a TV), I can't control the volume using the TV's remote as a group, it only adjusts the volume of the play bar. This means I have to reset the balance of the speakers within the group everytime someone adjusts the volume using the TV remote. This is a real pain. Is there a way the group volume can be controlled by the TV remote?
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Personally, I disagree. I do not want my TV remote controlling all grouped devices. Nor does it logically follow that it should, in my personal opinion. I'm with Sonos on this one, it is not a bug.
That's interesting, can you tell me why, when you have balanced a set of speakers in a group and you change the volume using a TV remote that you wouldn't want the rest of the group to be adjusted proportionately.
Let me clarify a scenario, you have a play bar and connect amp running ceiling speakers, which are all grouped to get an amazing sound. Someone tell you to turn the volume down, you pick up a TV remote and it only turns down half the speakers. You then have to use another device to turn the other set down. Does this make sense?
Because when I group speakers, it is across rooms, and the volume I have set in one room is not necessarily the volume I want in another room. Example: Super Bowl party, with the sound from the living room TV broadcast going to the bathroom, the kitchen and a sun room, so people can roam around and still hear the game. If the main gathering of guests in the living room gets loud enough to have to raise the volume a significant amount, I certainly don't want the other rooms being raised the same amount.
"Let me clarify a scenario, you have a play bar and connect amp running ceiling speakers, which are all grouped to get an amazing sound. Someone tell you to turn the volume down, you pick up a TV remote and it only turns down half the speakers. You then have to use another device to turn the other set down. Does this make sense?" I would never, ever do this. In fact, I don't consider this "amazing sound", I consider this a mishmash which ruins the sound. I prefer the directionality of 2 stereo speakers (or 5 speakers + sub in a true 5.1 configuration) played as designed. YMMV.
well, perhaps you wouldn't. But I have a finely crafted kitchen which I don't want to spoil by placing Play5's and 3's everywhere.
It has nothing to do with the architecture, it has to do with the sound. I would never group ceiling speakers with my Playbar within hearing distance of each other because 5.1 directional sound would be ruined with some of the voices coming from another room. As I said, YMMV. And how exactly do you know I don't have a "finely crafted kitchen" or that I have placed "Play5's and 3's everywhere"? I never mentioned what gear I have, except for a Playbar. Rather assumptive, no?
I can sense you're getting upset about this, I wasn't making any assumptions on what you have or don't have, it was more a statement on taste, clearly, yours is different to mine, which is fine. I'm afraid I don't understand your use of acronyms, so you'd have to explain further if you'd like a response. Getting back to the issue, all I was asking Sonos for is a consistent use of remote functionally on a group. You're scenario is as valid as mine.
YMMV is "your mileage may vary". And I'm not upset; I'm a bit annoyed at the thinly disguised suggestion that your tastes are more geared to the "finely crafted" and somehow superior to mine. People can disagree without playing cheap games of one-upsmanship (especially when one has no idea of the class or tastes of the other participants). And you are are correct, your scenario is just as valid as mine, when taking things like decor into account. However, my scenario is only concerned with the actual audio quality. Last I checked, Sonos is an audio company, not an interior design company.
It's a pity Sonos does not respond to our questions.
The new beta controller v5 is only a other skin on android ( don't like it, to much white) but no improvement on our problem.
Now i tried to use the speakers with my logitech harmony hub. And from the start it felt like it should have been like this from the beginning. Similar to the Play/Pause-Button-Change. The only problem is, you can't change the Volume for the whole group. So you end using the apps only for Volume adjustment, what is very disappointing. PLEASE add the option in the software and for Logitech to make a Mastervolume!