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'You're better than this' Event June 6


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so today is the latest Sonos event. Sadly it wont be live streamed. The 'teaser' image attached

Any further speculation what it will be
  • New voice enabled Home Theatre device
  • More on Airplay2
  • More on 'Works on Sonos'
  • New Desktop app ?
  • Something else completely ?
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Best answer by Ryan S 6 June 2018, 18:49

Great discussion everyone, I just posted the public announcement for the Beam here if you want to get some more information.
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More Onkyo remotes go to landfill...........;);)
Anyone for a voucher re-cycle scheme 😛
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What time is the event? Anyone know of a blog from it?
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From what I’ve read it’s
5pm uk
6pm Central Europe

Not sure what that corresponds to in California - 9am ? Seems early !!
Yes, 9am here in CA.
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I'm sure Engadget, Gizmodo, or one of the other various gadget/tech sites will be there liveblogging...
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New Playbar is coming..... Places are already putting out information it looks like.

https://zatznotfunny.com/2018-06/the-new-sonos-smart-soundbar-with-hdmi/
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Must be an updated Playbar.

Based on what has surfaced, it seems they will be opting for HDMI rather than optics and the image in the invitation hints at some universal remote capabilities.

My guess/hopes are

HDMI-CEC support which will solve the issue of many new TV-remotes not supporting the IR-signal required by the current Playbar for remote-support.

Support for newer standards not supported by the current optical cable; DTS, Dolby Digital Plus and potentially Dolby Atmos

HDMI in and out allowing for control of set-tops, the new Apple TV etc. via the new Playbar's HDMI-CEC

Voice-commands (Alexa and Google when ready) not only for music but also basic control of the TV via HDMI-CEC and other devices, e.g turning the TV on/off, pause and play.
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Yea, They will def need to do HDMI IN-Out. Especially with people who have multiple devices.
Anyone have a link for a live stream?
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No live stream.... But 9to5 mac is there.
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@Taps803, live blogging is on anywhere ? couldnt find...
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live stream....
https://www.facebook.com/joinstuff/
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Thanks 🙂
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I sure hope they do something with AirPlay2 on not just the 3 devices right now.
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I would think they will have to talk airplay2 and google home as well.
@Taps803, live blogging is on anywhere ? couldnt find...

Still cant find a live blog.
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Here comes the PLAYBAR hardware!!!
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Sonos BEAM??? lol
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no new playbar??
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Thanks. Keep sharing the updates. The net is bad where I am so I can’t live stream.

Initial impressions...I prefer the current Playbar design 😕
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Airplay 2 July software update
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The Sonos beam looks smaller than the Playbar
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So far the only thing worth mentioning is the Beam. Everything else Beta users know about.

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