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Switching between TV speaker and SONOS Beam 2 speaker using voice command


I just bought a Beam 2 to pair with my Sony X900E TV via eArc. I want to watch movie using the Sonos speaker and use the TV speaker for normal TV programs. I wonder if there is a voice command to switch between the speakers smoothly.


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No, there isn’t.  You need to switch CEC off on the TV and switch the speakers manually. 

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But does it appear that is something quite reasonable to have as a feature?

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But does it appear that is something quite reasonable to have as a feature?

 

That would require the Beam 2 to turn off CEC on the TV, and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is the protocol used to control electronics from another device.  Once CEC is off, the Beam 2 would have no way of turning it back on.  Bottom line is, CEC expects a soundbar to be the source of sound, and makes it difficult to switch back to TV speakers, something I agree with.  I’ve never willingly reverted back to TV speakers in 20 years of owning home theater components and don’t know why anyone would.  But I understand it is a personal choice.

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