Hi- I've been using a play 5 with Line in from the TV to distribute sound to all my Sonos speaker for many years.
However, I just upgraded to the version 2 of Sonos 5 and it plays with a lag. What Sonos product can I use to replace "line in" but also can distribute the TV audio house wide? the Beam?
I really love playing the audio from the TV house wide - how can I do this with the new Play 5? Or do I have to go back to v1 to do this use case?
Best answer by John B
I am sorry but you are mistaken. All Sonos analog lines in have had a lag of at least 70ms. This is part of the fundamental design of Sonos - the buffer is needed in order to sync music across grouped rooms. No version of the Play:5 or Sonos Five is designed for use with a television.
What HAS changed is that on all Sonos speakers you now have some control over the lag, and maybe your new speaker is not currently set to the minimum. See what you have for the ‘audio delay’ setting in the line in settings for the speaker.
Edit: if the main purpose of this is to distribute the TV audio around the house, where you can’t see the TV, why does a lag matter?