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Using the New AMP with SKY Q


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Hi, quick question from a home audio noob.

I've recently had an extension to my kitchen, whilst doing so I decided to add ceiling speakers with the intentions of connecting them to the old Connect AMP.

Since then the new AMP has been released which from what I understand can be connected to my TV via HDMI (ARC), so I'm thinking I might as well get the new AMP and hook my TV up with it as well.

My question being how would I set that up with SKY Q? barring in mind that all my wires/cables are chased into the floor/walls/ceilings and I only have one HDMI coming from the TV to the Sky Q box.
Do I need two HDMI's? TV > Sky Q + TV > AMP or can I loop them together somehow i.e TV > Sky Q > AMP?

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Best answer by Airgetlam 18 April 2019, 21:49

The Sonos Amp uses an HDMI-ARC connection, which would mean an HDMI cable from your TV, assuming it has HDMI-ARC capability, back to where ever you place the Sonos Amp.

You can not take the output from a source device using HDMI and feed it into the Sonos Amp. It does not have a pass through function.

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The Sonos Amp uses an HDMI-ARC connection, which would mean an HDMI cable from your TV, assuming it has HDMI-ARC capability, back to where ever you place the Sonos Amp.

You can not take the output from a source device using HDMI and feed it into the Sonos Amp. It does not have a pass through function.
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Hi

In addition to Bruce's comments - I have Sky Q, PlayBar and a Pioneer Plasma TV which has a copyright protection that stops simultaneous output on both HDMI and Optical. I had to connect Sky Q to my TV via HDMI and also Sky Q to my PlayBar via an Optical cable. This works fine for me but I'm not using HDMI-ARC.

The downside to this connection set-up is that you won't be able to control Sky Q via voice from the Amp but it would save you new cabling.

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