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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Multichannel PCM 5.1 dropping out since 14.10 update
Anyone else experiencing the same issue? Multichannel PCM 5.1 blanks out for a second every 1-2 minutes. I don’t think it’s a bandwidth issue as it works flawlessly with Multichannel PCM 7.1 (thorough test) and Dolby TrueHD Atmos (quick test). And it may have been caused by the Sonos 14.10 update. Setup is PS5→ LG C1→ Beam 2 (via earc). 2 weeks ago before the 14.10 update, I watched a bluray film wherein I had my PS5 transcode the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio to Multichannel PCM 5.1 (as the C1 does not support DTS) and had no issues. Earlier today, I played a bluray film for the first time in 2 weeks and I encountered consistent audio dropouts every 1-2 minutes. It had the same setup where DTS-HD MA 5.1 → Multichannel PCM 5.1. I tested other bluray discs including the one I watched 2 weeks ago and they all now have the same issue. Curiously, I’ve been gaming heavily on my PS5 the past two 2 weeks and haven’t had any audio issues. Then I realized that I’ve been using Multichannel PCM 7.1 when ga
Wirelessly connect whole sourround system (Beam + 2 Era 100) to iPad/Macbook, who stream a movie to a wired projector. Is it possible ?
Hey, I‘m looking to buy a home theater surround system (basically a Beam and 2 Era 100s). I want to know, if I can connect the whole system to my iPad or MacBook, which streams the movie to a wired projector. Edit: The iPad/MacBook both support AirPlay 2. Thanks in advance for your response !
Feature request - Auto EQ presets for Arc.
The Arc should have an option to automatically switch EQ settings based on whether you are in “TV mode” or playing music. For example, Speech Enhancement is great when watching TV, but does not offer a good music listening experience. For music, many people prefer to have more bass. Having to constantly adjust EQ is not great, but necessary for those users (like me) who use the Arc for both TV and music.
Samsung TV+Beam G2 connecting and disconnecting cycle at startup
Hi,Need some help with an annoying issue. I have a Samsung TV (QE55R 2019) + Beam Gen. 2. At startup of the tv it cycles thru connecting and disconnecting HDMI-eArc some 4-8 times before settling on either eArc on or off (roulette). I have tried disconnecting everything (have a PS5 connected to the one-connect box also). Think the problem started when I connected the PS5 but not sure. Have tried several fixes and nothing seems to get rid if the connect/disconnect cycling.
Sonos Amp and 3rd party subwoofer issue
Hi! I am having issues connecting my Sonos Amp (Black) to my Klipsch SW-311 10-Inch Subwoofer (or vice-versa). I currently have two Klipsch speakers and the Klipsch Subwoofer connected to the Sonos Amp. Both speakers play but I am getting no sound from the subwoofer. The subwoofer is connected to the sub port on the Sonos Amp and the LFE port on the sub. The sub plays when connected to my Yamaha system but doesn't play when connected to the Sonos Amp. Is my sub's connection wrong? Will a sub with a built-in amp not work with the Sonos Amp? What am I doing wrong? Help please... Jale01
Cannot Get Dolby Atmos on Beam Gen2
I currently have a Sonos Beam Gen2 connected to my Samsung 4K TV on HDMI 4eARC.My Apple TV is connected VIA HDMI to Port 3 of my TV.I am playing Netflix movies that are Dolby Atmos but the Sonos app shows Dolby Digital 5.1.Things I have checked…Netflix is premium Ultra HD and quality is set high.Apple TV is set to Audio Format “off”TV audio is set to Bitstream-Dolby Digital 5.1Can't seem to get “Atmos” to work...
Samsung one remote not working with Sonos Playbar (incl Workaround)
Hello, For two weeks now I am the proud owner of a Samsung Q95T TVWhen I installed the Sonos playbar to work with the Samsung One remote I followed the following instructions → https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3444?language=en_USThis worked like a charm. However suddenly today the One remote no longer communicated with the Playbar, no matter what I tried (followed the instructions again , did a hard reset of my playbar etc. ) nothing worked. After browsing through the community I found a workaround (Select Samsung as home cinema brand). I am nit-picking here but what I do not like is when I now press volume up/down it says Samsung instead of Sonos and of course I can perfectly live with itBut I just want to know Why do I need to select Samsung as brand to get my Sonos to work. ? --------- Workaround ----------Instructions on Samsung TV:Go to Settings -> Universal Remote -> New DeviceSelect Device Type: Home Theatre SystemSelect Brand: Samsung (instead of Sonos)Select Home Cin
Lip Sync Issue Beam 2 +Samsung Smart TV +Direct TV
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.
sonos Beam mutes when turned off
Hi All, I’ve seen several threads re the mute issue with the Beam, but understood that updates would resolve it. We have just bought the new Beam and every time we turn off the TV with the remote, it mutes the bar. If I use the Beam through the Snons App, it is muted to start (from turning off the TV) but when I stop the music, it stays at that volume. It’s not too much of an inconvenience, now that I know what is happening, but I’d like to know why it is defaulting to mute every time.
Sub not performing as it did.
Long story short… my Sub was amazing when I first got it in July of 22. However the last month or so the wow factor has gone. I couldn’t feel it or hear it like I could.I called Sonos and spent an hour or so on the phone. They concluded it must be faulty, but they couldn’t detect an issue.I went out got a brand new 2nd Sub, run them as a pair and it’s still underwhelming. The songs I played to show how good the sub is to friends, now sounds ordinary. No way would I want to show this off now. I’m running an arc, 2x One’s, 2x subs all with latest updates. any thoughts?
Volume on TV/Beam always resets to zero when TV turned off/on.
I have the new Beam, play1s and a sub working with the LG TV. All generally works well, but I have found recently that if I turn off the TV, or if it goes into sleep mode, that the volume is set to zero on the beam (surround sound system) and needs to be manually turned up again using the TV remote. I am actually using an Apple TV in the setup, but the Sonos beam is connected to the HDMI ARC port. Like I said all works well, except this little niggle.. Anyone else seen this? Any ideas Sonos support team? thanks
ERA 300 Rear Surround Placement (Couch against Wall)
Hey all, Right now I have a beam gen 2, sub gen 3 and two Sonos ones in the home theater setup. I've got to balance my desires for good audio with my wife's desire for room aesthetics, so stands and wall mounts are not an option. Our couch is against the wall and that isn't something that can change.I'm considering getting new Era 300s to replace my Sonos One surrounds. Because our couch is pushed right up against the wall, so currently I have the surrounds sitting on matching shelves that are on either side of the couch, pointing at the listener on the couch. I've used airplay to try make up for the fact the speakers are not behind the listener.On top of the shelves for the 300s is where I would put them. There would be the clearance above the speaker required with a straight line to the ceiling, and they would be clear on either side of pointing straight away from the wallIf I got era 300s, which way would be best to position them? If I point them at the listener, the side firing dri
Can I play music via Bluetooth on one of the speaker in the home theatre setup?
Hello! I am considering getting a home theatre set (Arc + 2 Era 300 + 2 Sub), and am wondering when I’m not watching movies, can I use just one of the Era 300 speakers to play music via Bluetooth or will I always have to use the entire home theatre system? Thanks y’all!
Any likelihood of being able to have a device to create any number of atmos speakers? 9.3.6?
I really like the aesthetic of the speakers and would like to great a surrounding room of speakers with them.I would like to also use a mix of speakers including the picture frame and light models with the IKEA collab.I would Ideally like a 9.3.6 setup.3 subwoofers… one of the bigger one and two of the smaller ones at the rear of the sofa.Then the wall speakers for the celling.The thing is, I do understand there will be now speaker timing added to this so I was thinking maybe they could bring out a unit one day that allows a user to connect whatever setup they have and include a multi direction microphone to tune a timing alignment setting to the setup.Because also, Atmos music in the producer community is starting to rise, we will eventually end up with Atmos music mixes as a standard at some point.Food for thought Sonus?I’m a producer and mix engineer myself also… any plans of studio monitors?… (side note that isn’t that important)
Automatic switching between surround and line in with Sonos Amp
I just finished my AV setup as follows: TV w/ HDMI cable to Sonos Arc, plus Sonos Sub and Sonos Amp connected via ethernet (and wifi). I have a turntable and CD player going into a switch that’s connected to the Amp’s line in. I also have 2 satellite speakers connected to the Sonos Amp.I’ve been able to get the satellite speakers to work as surround by putting all 3 devices in 1 “room” on the app. I’ve also been able to get the turntable and CD player to play through the line in by creating a 2nd “room”, assigning the Sub and Amp to it, and then enabling both room1 and room2 during playback. To go back to watching TV, I have to reassign the Sub and the Amp to room1.My question is this: Is there a way to save these 2 configurations in the app, or some alternate setup, that makes it easy to switch between the two? Having to reassign the products to different “rooms” each time you want to switch between the line-in media and TV is quite cumbersome.
désactiver la sonos beam 2
Bonjour, Je viens de recevoir ma SONOS BEAM 2, j'aimerais savoir si il est possible d'éteindre la barre de son pour récupérer le son de la TV.Le problème que je rencontre est étrange. Sur ma Sony xh90 je peux choisir d'utiliser les enceintes de la TV ou un système audio externe.Quand je sélectionne dans mes réglage de retourner sur les enceintes de la TV ça fonctionne 2 seconde puis la BEAM reprend le dessus.Quelqu'un a déjà eu ce problème ?Merci.
Using the beam2 without wifi or internet
For starters, the soundbar itself sounds good. That was the main reason I went for this soundbar, the sound quality has high reviews. I was able to listen to one in person before purchasing it and it sounded good to me.I got home and set it up and was extremely confused after plugging in power and signal and didn't have a working speaker like i've done for the last 30 years of my life. I had to make a sonos account, install an app and enable bluetooth, location, and microphone access to this app, and I needed to connect the beam to my wifi. All just to use a hardwired speaker that has a direct signal being fed to it via the optical to hdmi adapter that was included. Why is all this necessary just to use the speaker with a hardwired signal? I can use a smart tv without ever connecting it to the internet, just give it a signal and it works.Can I disconnect the beam from my wifi? Can I remove the app on my phone and still have a working speaker? If the answer is no then i'm likely returni
can we please get dts hd and dts x it is 2022 afterall
hi just touching on this which im sure has already been asked plenty of times, but can we just get dts hd and dts x already it seems crazy to me to think a system that can cost up to and over 1500 hasnt the ability to play these modern formats, when you could pick up a standard av receiver for about 300 pound which would support all the mentioned formatsI have found myself more times than enough now sitting down to watch a film and simply getting mute audio just because it is in dts hd or dts x and quite alot of the time this is when i have friends and family over so it isnt a good look for the sonos brand that it cant produce sound for these types of movies or tv showsit is somnething that could quite easily be achieved since yous went and enabled dts standard after not supporting it, i feel if yous want to be seen as the go to soundbars yous then have to make sure its the go to for audio formats also which currently it isnt dont get me wrong the sonos eco system and products are fant
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