I am thinking about buying a Playbase for my Panasonic SmartTV. Currently there is a PLAY:1 close to my tv, to stream internet radio and iTunes from NAS.
Main reason to replace the PLAY:1 with a Playbase, would be to have much better sound then the default flatscreen audio while watching television. While at the same time keeping the features of the PLAY:1 in my living room (internet radio and iTunes from NAS).
When watching telivision it's mainly digital tv (HDMI) and the occasional NetFlix and YouTube (both apps on SmartTv). We do not use BlueRay or game console.
My first thinking was to buy a second PLAY:1 for the other side of the television and configure them as a stereo pair. However, by research and this community I learned that this is not an option for my television sound.
Without trying to outsmart the Sonos system, I would be ready to consider buying a Playbase. If I would buy the Playbase, it would be that single Sonos product in my living room. So no PLAY:1's for the back and certainly not a SUB for true 5.1 sound. First of all because I do no wish to spend +1000 euroos for living room audio. Second, my wife will never allow a SUB on the floor of our living room.
Can someone confirm if ...
1. Digital tv coming from the provider's setup box via HDMI will be send via the Optical audio port over the optical cable to the PlayBase speakers, I will enjoy stereo audio? The digital tv uses only Dolby Digital during certain movies on-demand, so be default it's only stereo I assume.
2. When watching Netflix via the offical app on the Panasonic SmartTV, I will listen to stereo audio?
3. When watching YouTube via the official app on the Panasonic SmartTV, I will listen stereo audio?
4. The Playbase can be used as a single spreaker to stream from internet radio and iTunes from NAS?
5. Using only the Playbase offer nice quality sound from my tv, comparable as the sound from stereo paired PLAY:1's?