Have tried to search words for this topic, but no luck so far.
If it's already addressed, appreciate a link.
New to Sonos.
Bought the Beam for better TV audio. Wired it to ethernet. No surround/pairing anywhere.
Play1s in rest of house. Goal was for whole home audio. So far very nice!
Had to exchange the Beam. Seems to be working fine.
As it was wired as the "head" to ethernet,
However, a secondary niggle appears. With new Beam attached, Samsung K series TV shows each Play1 as a "device" that you would attach to the TV, like a blu ray or other component.
So I have what will be an even longer list taking up the home screen space when I add a few more items i to complete our plan.
I don't know if related to software update cooinciding with exchange/re-setting of Beam affecting entire Sonos setup.
- If I made a nearby Play 1 to be the hardwired "head" vs. the Beam, might it eliminate the TV's desire to show on it's home screen a listing of each and every speaker in the setup?
- If I disconnect the internet/ethernet wire from the Beam and try to insert in the Play1, will I lose all my other speakers and Beam that I just spent all day yesterday working with? Or it is saved somehow? Because they all disappeared yesterday when I changed out the Beams.
- Do you ever plug more than one ethernet cable into one Sonos speaker? ie. one into the router/Beam and one into the router/Play1? I have two cables and two ports.
FYI, thanks to forum here, I did figure out how to get into admin side of router and check to see if have reserved /permanent IP addresses for speakers and it appears we do. WiFi analyzer shows good service/channel selection. Renamed the default/multiple generic SonosZP with specific name for each speaker/tv/smartphone etc as listed by serial numbers.
I don't quite understand it all, but enough to feel like on the correct path to keeping future problems to a minimum.
Any guidance welcome on this when time permits.