Greetings. I have a specific configuration question I would like to pose, hoping someone can help me determine which option is best. I am about to replace my current wired setup with Sonos - ideally this weekend. Here is what I am working with, followed by my specific question:
TV: Panasonic TC-P50C2 (Viera, 2010ish)
SONOS: Beam (Gen 2), Sub, 2 Play:1s
MEDIA: Sony BluRay/DVD, S6700
- The TV is ancient. Will replace eventually but it’s working fine, so I am putting this off.
- I do a ton of streaming primarily, but I am still partially in love with physical media. Will use the BDP to play all formats, including music on CD.
- My GOAL is to achieve the best possible sound, given the above specs.
QUESTION: I know I will have to go optical when joining the TV with the Playbar, no way around that. Would using an HDMI splitter yield better sound from media played on the BDP or should I just stick with routing all audio output through the TV?
CDs/DVDs/BRs will be played through the Sony BDP. I am guessing that most of my streamed audio (Pandora, Spotify, etc.) will be operated through the Sonos app, but the BR player does have this capability, too. I guess I am thinking that direct-linking the disc player with the Sonos system via a splitter might allow me to take more advantage of the Sonos capabilities and yield a much better sound result when playing physical media.
Also, are all splitters manually operated or are self-adjusting units available?
Thanks in advance - much appreciated!
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