Discuss Ray, Beam, Arc. Playbar, Playbase, and the entire Sonos home theater experience. Should you get a Sub Mini or a Sub? Maybe two Subs? Which Sonos work with your TV? Talk about your Sonos Home Theater experience here.
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I currently have a Sonos HT set (Arc, 2x One SLs, Sub (Gen 3) connected to a PS4 Pro and a Samsung Q90T. So it’s PS4 Pro > Q90T > Sonos Arc HT. I borrowed some Blu-ray DVDs from a local library and noticed that they only have Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio tracks in English. However, I can only get Stereo PCM when playing the movies via the Arc. I tried various combinations via the PS4 Pro “Sound and Screen” menu > Audio Output Settings > Audio Format (Priority) - (Linear PCM or Bitstream (Dolby or DTS)), the Pro’s Blu-ray DVD settings > Audio Format (Linear PCM or Bitstream (Direct)), as well as the Q90T’s Sound > Expert settings - HDMI-eARC mode (Off or Auto) and Digital Output Audio Format (PCM, Auto, Pass-Through) and I can’t get “surround” sound only Stereo 2.0. I researched (lurked) on these forums as well as Reddit for possible solutions, but nothing worked with the various settings I mentioned. Only thing that comes up is possibly getting an audio extractor, but I
We got our Beam 2 installed about a month ago. We have Direct TV and a Samsung Smart TV. The lip sync is OK when we’re watching recorded programs or movies using the DVD player. Live TV is almost always off on at least one station, sometimes on all stations. I’ve tried rebooting everything. Sometimes it will improve for awhile, then revert back to being way off. We’ve had the Geek Squad out to the house and they couldn’t resolve the problem. They suggested that we call Direct TV and perhaps get a new Direct TV box. Has anyone else experienced this problem? We’re getting pretty frustrated.
HiI have a Sony Bravia TV and a Playbar and sub-mini. I moved two speakers from one room to the TV room as I wanted surround sound. At that moment I lost audio control of my TV remote. What did I mess up? I tried resetting my Playbar. Succeeded. I tried resetting the remote ( the sonos app only asked that I press the + button for setup?). Both attempts appear to work according to the Sonos app, but not Remote audio control.Without using the TV, I get full surround sound. I thought it might be an IR conflict with my Cable TV box, but it worked before. Help.
Hi All. Very new to the Sonos world and having a slight issue with my Arc disconnecting from my WIFI every day so I need to unplug it and restart it. (quite frustrating) I have a Sonos Arc and a Sonos 5 setup as separate room’s one for Arc for TV and Alexa and the 5 for my Turntable.The Arc and 5 are 3 feet apart and are both “connected” via WIFI The arc drops from the WIFI causing Alexa not to work and the 5 is fine. Any Ideas??
As title a - I have the above Sonos speakers in a surround sound setup. Would swapping my Beam Gen1 with a Beam Gen2 make a noticeable improvement?I’m using an LG C8 OLED, with Apple TV 4K connected via Arc as my primary source. Thanks.
Hi, I have a Sonos Arc since almost a year, and somehow I’m not content with the sound it adds to my LG OLED TV. Already had a nice call with Sonos Service, and according to the very engaged hotline agent, signal formats, connections, update status and settings were just fine. And I tried Trueplay mit various iOS devices and in multiple runs. The sound is rather “thin”, I’m not really feeling that the sound is much better than the built-in speakers of the slim LG TV. Might I be having a faulty unit that I should send in for service repair? Or is this mediocre sound quality “expected behavior” of the Arc? My questions:Room acoustics: The sound is reflected from the Arc on the one side by a wall, whereas in the other direction there is some open space (see images). Plus, I’m sitting quite close to the back wall. Any chance to get better results with the Arc in this arrangement by changing things in the room, or should I rather switch to some other home theater audio system? Upgrade to
I’ve just bought Beam gen2 so I can stream in the highest audio quality. However, the Plex app on my 2019 Shield seems to be struggling a little. The Dolby Vision logo keeps appearing every so often as if the video has just started although the stream is fine and lag free. This never happened when playing the 5.1 audio stream. Can anyone in a similar position recommend a solution? I’m using an LG B1
Sonos Arc drops audio frequently when playing media from Android TV where audio source is stereo.No issues with netflix app when source is dolby atmos. TV is new Philips OLED807 2022 model, with latest firmware. Connected via eArc port. Already tried disconnecting power to tv for few minutes.Tried both Sonos supplied HDMI cable and brand new expensive HDMI 2.1 cable. anyone with the magic solution? Diagnosis number 1890521882
So I’m doing the setup for surround speakers but I just don't understand what the app wants here.It asks me to get Infront of my TV and select the speaker I can hear.But where am I facing? Towards TV or rear speakers?Im selecting as you would face to the tv but it feels the speaker levels are off after TruePlay.So what is meant here? Facing towards TV or towards Speakers? Sorry but this is just confusing and unclear since it changes the whole setup.Maybe I'm overthinking here..
I have in ceiling wiring in Kitchen (marked in Yellow) . Red is the TV. Green dots are the in wall wiring ( I do not have to us if not needed)All the wiring is dropped in my media room upstairs. For TV, I have 2 ethernet cables. One for internet and another goes to the media room. I think it is to have a HDMI over Cat6 (or so I think)Can I get a Sonos Arc for the TV. And a Sonos Amp for the in ceiling speakers in the kitchen and play the same sound from the TV in the kitchen (Not as surround rear but as 2 stereo speakers)? The idea is to watch TV and dont have to raise the volume too high to be able to hear in the kitchen. Would there be any lag? How can I connect the AMP to the TV? Will the AMP connect to Sonos Arc? What is the good set up for what I am trying to accomplish?
Hi - I’m trying to maximize the Sonos home theater experience (to the extent that is possible). One bummer…..wife will not let me install an Arc Soundbar under the TV. So I’m purchasing two invisible Sonance speakers that will hide in the drywall on either side of the TV. After reading many posts on here….this is my plan: Buy 3 sonos ampsFirst Amp will power the two sonance speakers mentioned above to create a phantom center. Since I can’t get an Arc, my hope is that these two speakers will be an adequate substitute for center channel dialogue.Second Amp will power two additional FRONT speakers on the far left and far right of our living room for to expereince the true left and right channelsThird Amp will power two additional speakers on the rear left and rear right of our living room for rear surround sound.Finally I’m adding an Sonos Sub to the set up. Will this work to allow me to experience a 5.1 home theater set up? Or will the first two amps and speakers mentioned abov
I am a new owner of Sonos system (Arc, Sub and 2 One).I'd like to ask if it's possible to connect an EPSON EH-TW9400 projector (no HDMI output or optical port) to my Sonos Arc to get audio dolby atmos.Is it possible If I use HDfury Arcana or any other HDMI adapter?Thank you in advance.
Hi all,I have a SONOS surround system for my living room that works great and recently purchased a surround sound system for the basement (Beam Gen 2, two One SL’s and Sub Mini), but I’m not able to get Dolby Atmos working via my PS5 on my LG OLED55B6P.I know there’s some tricks to get Dolby Atmos working on the PS5 and I’ve followed those settings.This are the setting I’m using on the TV while having HDMI connected to the HDMI 2/Arc port to my Sonos Beam.Sound Out → Audio Out (Optical/HDMI Arc)All Settings → Sound → Sound Out → Audio Out (checked)In a sub bullet of the Audio Out I have Digital Sound Out set to Auto and SIMPLINK set to On.Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
My golf simulator projector, an Epson 1080, has only a single prong audio out. If the projector RCA out is converted to HDMI, will that converted output work in an ARC soundbar? Is there another workaround to get audio to the soundbar?
We pay EXTRA to mount the ARC on the wall and it looks ridiculous when seated. More importantly, not knowing I’d see them, I measured its height from the table to insure the Arc would be centered between the TV and fireplace and because the feet add height, it was NOT centered! Being a type A person, I removed, filled all the holes and had re-drill and remount. This isn’t right.
I have no problem getting Dolby Atmos from My fire stick Max connected directly to a EDID switch (4 in 2 out). I have set the Blu Ray player to output Dolby Atmos and the Blu ray Player display/audio menu confirms true HD/ Dolby Atmos tracks are playing but I can get no better than A Dolby Digital 5.1 audio on SONOS Arc. The Blu Ray player is plugged in directly beside the fire stick Max on my EDID switch and is connected with a 48GB HDMI cable. Does any one know where my bottleneck may be?
Hi everyone. I have a sono beam 2 hooked up to my LG C1. For 5.1 sound from netflix and my cable box, the sonos app would use to say the sound coming in is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1. Now when I go to my sonos app, it says Dolby Multichannel PCM 5.1.I notice Dolby Atmos now it says Dolby Atmos while it use to say Dolby Atmos (DD+).Dolby Output from the TV is set to AutoIf I change to Passthrough, then it changes back to Dolby Digital but I never had to do that before.I was wondering what happened or what has changed? I don't think I changed any sound settings recently. I did update to the new firmware, but not sure if that caused this issue.I guess I am wondering how do I change it back to Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 without putting it to passthrough?Also, which is better? Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 or Dolby Multichannel PCM 5.1? Which Atmos is better?Thanks
Hello,Can you tell me if in this configuration I will be able to have sound in Dolby Atmos formatSamsung Qe55q7f (2018) ( 1 hdmi arc)Sonos Beam Gen 2Netfilx Premium UltraHDAccording to research I see a lot of problems and I'm a little lost.Thanks in advance for the help and answers.Thierry
This is an old topic but all the answers that I find do not work for me.The only way that I can have synced sound and picture is by using the ‘normal’ setting in Sky q, the Dolby settings will immediately lose sync. I have checked my TV settings and there is no pass through switch but bitstream, I am told, will give me Dolby. No, it doesn’t.I connect my Sonos direct to the arc plug on my set. I have no idea what to try next.I need a genius out there to solve it for me!
Hi,I am quite keen to buy the new SONOS arc sound bar. But I am not sure if it is suitable to my room. I am afraid it may be an overkill. My room size is 14 feet by 16 feet (224 sq feet or 20 sq mtr). I have a 77 inch Sonly OLED TV and wish to use the arc with it in the room. Cananyone please advice if I can go ahead and get it or if it is not advisable for such a small room size. I need the best possible sound quality and ready to spend the money, I mean budget is not a constraint. Your help will be greatly appretiated. Thank you very much.
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