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Hi, I have the Sonos 5.1 system which I have set up with my LG 4k oled and I can choose DD or PCM On the TV setup menu. My first question is What is the difference with DD and PCM? Can they both do...

How to get Dolby digital on my tv

Hi I’ve a Samsung tv ue55f6670 and I’m running a sonos soundbar, sub and 2 play 1s for my surround but for the life of me I can’t get it going Dolby digital even though Samsung say it’s a dd compatibl...

Does Sonos Surround work properly with Samsung TV.

Is there still an issue with Samsung TVs not sending the dolby digital info from the HDMI inputs down to the optical output?

How to connect tv, playbar & DTS converting bluray player together to get DD output

Hi, just purchased the playbar recently and feeling ripped off to be honest as I asked the salesman for the best product for surround sound without going down the full home theater path. Now I realize...

Dolby Digital through my TV stops working

I have an Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung HU8550 TV and Sonos Playbar and 2 Play:1. It took me a long time to figure out how to get Dolby Digital playing. But after some time it did not seem like I was gett...

Sound not working on Sky Q SD channels only

I have a Sky Q box connected to a Sonos Playbar via an optical cable. The box is also connected to my Samsung Smart TV via an HDMI cable. Recently, only the HD channels have been outputting sound - th...

DTS, Dolby 5.1 on Playbar, 2015 edition!

Hi all I am writing this post in the hope it may help those struggling with the above issue(s). The first topic which appears on this in Google is the post at

5.1 Surround Sound Guide

I want to start by saying I'm not an expert in this field, and there are a lot of posts on this forum that are going to be more detailed (and likely more accurate than this), but I wanted to get a eas...

Enabling 5.1 surround - What are my options?

Hello all, I just bought the Playbar, Sub and two Play 1's to enjoy movies and series in 5.1 surround sound. I was aware of the fact DTS is not supported. But since the specs of my Samsung smart tv (...

Playbar audio shows silence with Dolby digital

Hi guys new to forum and sonos in general. I’m having an issue with my new sonos playbar transcoding DD/AC3. Currently getting no sound and any help is appreciated. To note I am using an htpc with hdm...

Dolby Digital Plus

Hi can any one please confirm if a TV with audio output Dolby Digital + will work with the playbar. Thank Simon

Samsung PCS vs HDMI with Playbase and audio delay

I have playbase connected to Samsung TV (about 2 years old) with optical cable. My DirecTV box is connected to TV with an HDMI cable. When using Dolby Digital audio on Samsung, video is faster than a...

Audio input from Playstation 4 Hulu app showing as Dolby Digital 5.1 when it is not

I just set up a Playbase and 2 Ones as surrounds. Per Hulu's site, they do not currently support DD 5.1. This is annoying, but my understanding was that if the source was not DD 5.1, the Sonos speak...

Google Play Movies DD 5.1 Not Working with Playbase

I have Sony Android TV (55XBR850D) that has no issues passing through DD 5.1 to my Sonos for built in apps like Netflix, Amazon and connected HDMI devices Apple TV, PS4 etc. The only issue I have is...

65 inch sonos

I'm wanting to buy a 2016 or 2017 4K TV and trying to decide between the following 65 inch sets: - Philips 65PUT7101 (

Connect:Amp Surround Sound

Hi everyone I have a system of a Playbar and ceiling surrounds powered by a Connect:Amp. Everything is in a Boost setup, and all seems to work fine. I have a few questions please: 1. Is there a way...

Sonos 5.1 - 'Full' TV sound

Short: Looking to enhance the sound in my back (L/R) speakers more specifically the dialog. Sort of, like you can with the Music under 'Room Settings>[Room]>Advanced Audio>Surround Settings>Music Pla...

Sonos surround sound appliance for projector users?

As a home theatre hobbyist with a projector based setup I would love to get rid of audio wires, my AV-amplifier & its remote and large legacy speakers around my library and substitute them with an 5.1...

Digital Output Issue on Playbase

I recently purchased a Playbase and went through the set-up. I have noticed that when watching TV , I need to turn the volume up to 70 per cent of max before I can hear anything and the quality is not...

32" TV that will convert down to Dolby Digital

I'm done surfing for an answer and ready to just ask a question. What 32" TV on the market (or ever produced - I will search for used) can output Dolby Digital 5.1 from digital optical or coaxial?

Using Octava HD41-ARC with Playbar 5.1 Surround

Hi all, Was wondering if anyone else is using the Octava HD41-ARC switch box to help get true Dolby 5.1 surround on their SONOS home theatre system? I've been using it a few months now and it's allo...

Blu Ray player that converts to Dolby Digital 5.1

I am searching for a Blu Ray player that can convert DTS and other formats to Dolby Digital 5.1., so I can enjoy my DTS Blu Rays with full 5.1. via the Sonos Playbar (+ 2 Play:1). Sonos has recommened...

My experience getting 5.1 from the PS4

Hi guys, Just wanted to write a short article on my experience trying to get Dolby Digital 5.1 from the Playstation 4 (not slim, not pro) when playing Blurays with DD5.1, DTS and DTS-HD audio, 'cos I...

Can a LG 49UB850V - UB850 TV, output 5.1 to the Sonos Playbar if signal in is via HDMI SKY HD box?

I have a LG 49UB850V - UB850 TV I am looking to buy a Sonos Playbar, Sub and 2x Play 3's to make up a 5.1 system, can you confirm if my Sky HD box connected to my TV via HDMI will play 5.1 to the Son...

blu-ray player that will decode to DD5.1

can someone please just tell me which blu-ray play to buy that will output DD5.1 to my playbar. My only goal is to watch 4K Blu-ray movies in 5.1. i know this issue has been addressed ad nauseam but...


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