Will Sonos Beam Gen 2 work with ATV4K & KDL48W650D

  • 11 April 2023
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EDIT: Wrong TV model number, it is KDL-48WD65x

I am buying a soundbar for my old mom, to make voices more clear in movies and series.

She has an Apple TV 4K gen 3 (the new model) which she uses for watching everything.

The TV is a KDL-48WD65x from 2016 which is only used as a monitor for the ATV.

The TV has 1 HDMI ARC port, it supports Dolby Digital Plus.

So I am guessing the setup would be:

AppleTV 4K > TV HDMI 2  - TV HDMI 1 (ARC) > Sonos Beam Gen 2 HDMI

Can’t find mentions of audio passthrough of dolby signals, so not sure if the TV is compatible?

Is this guaranteed to work, or are there possible pitfalls with a TV this old?


Link to TV manual:


Best answer by GuitarSuperstar 11 April 2023, 02:22

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That model TV should be able to play Dolby Digital 5.1 audio from the Apple TV but not Dolby Atmos or Multichannel PCM audio. Just be sure to set the Change Format setting on the Apple TV to ON and set the Audio Format to Dolby Digital 5.1.

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If improving Dialogue is the aim I’d set the Source, and Soundbar, to Stereo and minimise having sound bouncing around the room/listener.