Replaced a Connect:Amp with an Amp. When it arrived I realized I had not done my homework and the digital output required another $25 dongle on top of the already steep price for the Amp. Ok, too far in to back down.
Connected the Optical output on my LG TV to the Amp via HDMI. Set the LG output menu to speakers+optical.
Nothing on the Amp. Shows no input connected.
Plugged the Optical from my Tivo into the Amp. It worked. but would only play on the AMP speakers.
Plugged in the RCA out from my Tivo into the Amp. I was able to play that input on other Sonos speakers around the house.
- Is there some special magic in getting the TV to work?
- Is it true that the digital input will only play on the Amp speakers and nowhere else?
Best answer by Airgetlam
Question. Was the settings on the TV set, and whatever was feeding the TV set turned to Dolby Digital only, and nothing higher (like Dolby Digital Plus, Atmos, DTS, or even “best”)?
The optical from the TiVo worked because I suspect it was sending a Dolby Digital signal, which the Amp could interpret. If you want it to play on other speakers, you’d either need to “group” them with the Amp.
So 1) Yes, probably. Dolby Digital is the only 5.1 signal the Amp can interpret.
and 2) No, you should be able to “group” the line in, either digital or analog on the Amp with any other Sonos room.