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Hello guys & gals, After using Sonos for a couple of years now - and being very happy with it, I've recently decided to go for a full 'Sonos home theater setup' that consists of 2x PLAY: 1 and 1x Sonos: PLAYBAR. The installation proces went great, as expected, but I soon found out that my television (unfortunately) doesn't provide HDMI Pass-Through of any 'high end audio signal' - like Dolby Digital 5.1. So, I was stuck on 'stereo' and simulated surround, which sounds good, but isn't the reason why I bought this setup. (Only when I use the Netflix SmartTV application do I get DD 5.1). So, I am now looking for [b]the best solution[/b] in my situation, and that situation is as followed. - Television: Samsung UE46F6500; - Blu-Ray Player: Samsung HT-F5200; - Decoder: Samsung SMT-C7140; - Chromecast 2.0; - Steam Link. The Blu-Ray player is connected to the TV via HDMI-ARC, and the other devices (decoder, Chromecast, Steam Link) via 'regular' HDMI. The TV is connected to
I just purchased a new home. Previous owner left behind an older Bose Acoustimass SE 5-Speaker System with a Rosssound Impedance Matching Speaker Selector. The home is hardwired with two speakers on an outdoor porch, two wall mounted speakers that face the television. I have two goals: I would like to be able to use my existing speakers to play music, and later add a play 5 to create a third zone inside. I would also like to be able use two of the existing speakers and the existing subwoofer along with a playbar to enhance the television sound. I hope that makes sense, I appreciate any feedback you can provide.
I have a Tivo Romio, LG OLED TV and Playbar that work great together. I recently swapped over to the Playbase, and ever since, I get a feedback popping noise whenever I switch channels, and sometimes the audio just goes away altogether. If I switch my Tivo to PCM from DD, the issue goes away. Is there a beta firmware I can test to see if this is corrected, or do I need to just return the playbase and go back to my playbar?
Curious what you'd do. Let's say you... - already have a 60" Samsung KS8000 with a more traditional 5.1 system (4 built in ceiling speakers, 1 center, and 1 sub) powered by an old receiver (2005 JVC RX-D302) - use all apple stuff already (iphones, apple TV, macbooks) - usual activities are watching tv... streaming, mirror, airplay music from your devices - want to keep the existing 5.1 system.. but don't mind trashing the receiver for something better - want to be able to incrementally add sound to other rooms as needed - ideally control everything from your phone without needing to interact with anything else (goal is to make it easy for grandparents to control/access) How would you go about getting started? I've researched Sonos connect, bridge, other receivers, but am thoroughly lost what my core first step should be. Thanks guys!
Hi I followed this article and got my samsung smart remote to control the volume but it only manage to do it to the only input I program it on, in this case my HTPC via HDMI but when I switch say to a watching TV, I can't seem to control the volume with the remote https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2424/kw/playbase%20remote/related/1
Noticed alot of people place their play5 next to their vinyl player on the same table. Does anyone have experience if this works at all? There is alot of bass punch and I'm worried there will be disturbance. Second question. Is there big difference between streaming and directly connected with rca to the play5?
Hi Is there a way to pair the sub with 2 group of speakers I have 5.1 surround with playbased and 2x play 1 and a sub I also have a pair of play 5 gen2 which I like to play music on it. The surround sound setup I don't like the sound of it for music, great for movie. I like to setup so the pair of play 5 use the sub when I listen to music and in surround setup when I watch movie
I'm creating this thread as a place to share how PLAYBASE performs with the Samsung JS/JU line and whether audio issues may occur as it is the case with PLAYBAR - https://en.community.sonos.com/home-theater-228993/samsung-jsju-model-tvs-audio-issue-with-playbar-6736004 I personally own a 55" TV of this line (UN55JS8500).
I purchased a Sonos system from a local home theater company. Everything works fine, but when I was cleaning I noticed that the model information on the Connect:Amp and Sub are in Chinese or Japanese script. There is no information in English. I suspect the same is true of the SoundBar, but I didn't pull it down to check. The connection information (speakers, ethernet switch, analog audio) is in English. Anyone seen this before? Are these gray market/counterfeit? I was charged full US retail. I have reached out to Sonos for their position on this matter. Any input or common experience with this issue would be appreciated.
This has been a long requested feature for years. Why limit the listening experience to music only? I love the sound when pairing two Play Ones. I wanted to keep them, but the fact I couldn't also stream the sound of my movies from my MacBook was a deal breaker. Why would I want to invest hundreds or thousands on a system that's limited to music only. I have a MacBook Pro, and I watch plenty of movies. Why should I have to buy additional speakers from another company just to enjoy movies? No one should have to resort to buying a play5 only to plug it into an airport express through the auxport. No one wants any more wires sticking out of their speakers. Using the auxport defeats the purpose of a wireless solution. Why won't Sonos allow software driver based audio output through their PC/Mac controllers that will allow any app to stream audio. For example, I want to run VLC player or Divx movie player and have the audio stream through the Sonos system. Can we get an ex
I have a turntable connected to an old Marantz amp. I have a Sonos Connect running through the tape-out so that I can play my turn table through my 5.1 system (playbar, sub, 2 play 1's) I am also considering purchasing a pair of play 1's for another room across house...and also to move / setup outdoors on nice days. My other option is a play 5 in place of the pair of play 1's...... which would represent better sound for turntable?
Have read the instructions on how the RCA to 3.5mm cable can be used to connect to TV so went and bought one, but for some reason it is not working. No sound at all coming through. I have a Panasonic 4K tv and 2 Play 5's (2nd gen) set up as stereo pair mounted either side of the tv. Any help appreciated.
I just purchased a Play 5 last week. I am completly impressed and am looking forward to buying more components! I seem to have a rattle sound when songs or voices with more bass are playing. It is quite noticable and I am certain there is a fix for this. So, what would the fix be??
Hi all, I have a playbar and a sonos connect amp and am trying to get the 5.1 set up to work in the UK. I'm a bit novice with the terminology but understand that the playbar doesn't support a DTS input but will support a Dolby Digital 5.1 input. I have a Panasonic TX-40CX680 and am trying to find out if it will output 5.1 from a 5.1 source via an HDMI input. About 1 year old. It appears to output in Dolby Digital 5.1 when using the netflix app. Assuming it will not output 5.1 via HDMI source - then I understand the options to get true 5.1 (with sub) are a) splitter cables to get multiple inputs to the playbar via optical cable. Downside is that the signals might get confused if the sources are active in standby b) HDMI siwithcher boxes - with the HDMI cables going in to the switcher with a single optical audio output to the playbar. My question is in scenario B - how will my TV audio (i.e. normal broadcast TV or the netflix app) get to the soundbar as they're
Hi All, I am a new Sonos owner very happy with my Playbar + Sub combination in room that is 20 feet x 15 feet. I would like to add more speakers to output music that is already being played on the Sonos from my phone. If they can also work as surrounds then that is good too :) I've narrowed my choices to three - (1) Connect my existing Focal Little Bird (two speakers + integrated amp/subwoofer) to the Playbar + Sub combo using a Connect (2) Connect my old Bose Acoustimass cube speakers (I have 5 can connect up to 4 I think) to the Playbar + Sub using a connect: Amp (3) buy a pair of Play 1 / 3 to connect with the Playbar + Sub I would like to evaluate these choices in terms of the below: (a) are combinations (1) and (2) possible i.e. will a connect work with the Focal (as it already an amp) and a connect:amp with the Bose cube speakers? (b) can the Bose cube speakers work properly in combination (2)? I believe they cannot handle low frequencies so the Sub has to filter
We installed your (6) Play:3 and used a bridge (ethernet) to connect it to a cable box rca. The problem that we are having is that unless the system is set to compressed, it crackles in and out. We have tried every channel option, put the line level to the highest, made sure drivers were updated. We are using a Ubiquiti LR PRO APs for our wifi system. Your confirmation number is: 7262290.
I already have a nice Subwoofer that I'd like to integrate with my pair of Play 1 speakers. The Sonos Connect seems like a possible way to do this. First question: Can I pair the Play 1's with a Subwoofer via the Connect? Second question: could the Connect be used with the Playbar (if I were to get one) for home theater?
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