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Playbar not showing in room settings name just LivingRoom(+Sub+LS+RS) is this normal ?
I could have sworn I used to see PlayBar in there, now it's just LivingRoom(+Sub+LS+RS). When I go to about my system I can see the PlayBar, but not in any Room settings screens or preferences. Is this normal ?
Can't get Sonos controller to run on a new Windows 7 x64 laptop
I recently installed the Sonos Controller on a new HP laptop running Windows 7 - x64. My wife had been previously able to run Sonos on her old Windows 7 desktop. Now, on the new system, the controller launches, but immediately complains of a problem, and exits. I can run the Sonos Controller successfully on my Windows 7 based desktop. Any ideas?
Physical wall mount volume knob
New hardware idea: I would love an attractive, wireless physical volume knob that could be wall mounted with screws, or just attached to a piece of furniture with double sided tape. The knob would be configured to control volume on one or more locations. For instance, I have ceiling speakers in the bathroom. Would be nice to crank the volume or mute it with this hardware.
Play 5 Sound cutting out at low volume
I have a Play5 connected to my Samsung TV via line in...... The sound cuts out if the volume is turned down very low via the TV. Cant have the TV volume below 4..... Normal volume returns when I turn the TV up again. I can work around this by leaving the TV volume High, and then turning the SONOS volume down to the level I want No problems with cut outs at low volume when streaming music.. I'm not a electronic wiz, but I'm thinking that the TV pumps out less current or voltage through the audio line out at low volume. And that the SONOS line in needs a specific current or voltage for it to detect audio is being played....Please correct me.... Is there a way for me to get SONOS to play the audio from my TV at very low volume????? Cheers
Can't connect to my music folder
My sonos will play Pandora and internet radio However it will not find my itunes library. I get an error message that says that my computer can't be found. My music is there and I can listen to it from my computer. I can see it when I browse for folders in Sonos, yet somehow it won't find it. I have been unable to play my music for a while now and have no idea what to do. Help. Thanks
Five ideas to make Sonos even better
Five ideas / suggestions / wishes: [list=1][*]Make [b]Sonos Playlists[/b] exportable, importable and editable[*]Extend the [b]Sonos Playlist[/b] name character limit from 20 to 50[*]Have the new 5.0 option [b]Universal Search[/b] include "Contributing Artists"[*]Eliminate the barrier of 65,000 music library items[*]Display scrolling long track and album names on controller apps[/list]Thank you.
I think I understand that it is possible to add individual shared folders rather than only a single folder and all of is sub folders. I share the top level iTunes folder because it contains iTunes' library files. (I use sonos in lose conjunction with iTunes, so it is essential that I have access to its playlist file.) The problem, however, is that I do not wish sonos to index all of the subfolders. (For instance, "music" subfolders but not "audiobook" folder. ) So what I'm wondering is: is there some way to index only certain files as well as certain folders? Or some other way to index only certain subfolders of a folder AS WELL AS only certain FILES within it?
No way to purchase parts for repair, or have my unit repaired???
I recently purchased a used ZP100 which has the dim LED problem. It is well out of warrantee, and the "Void if removed" sticker has been removed by the previous owner. I contacted Sonos support due to another problem (which was sorted, and they were very helpful). When I brought up the issue of the dim LED (a common problem with the early ZP100's I believe) I was told that parts are not available, and seeing it has been opened, they would not even look at it!!!! This is the response: "Although the ZP100 was out of warrently, Sonos still supports most legacy Components, including the ZP100. Where for a fraction of the original cost the ZP100 would be repaired or replaced. However, unfortunately because the ZP100 was opened, it is no longer eligible for this repair or replacement. Because Sonos does offer legacy support for its Components, we do not sell parts externally for refurbishment or repair. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have regarding y
When I share the audio from my Playbar TV input to others sonos products the audio cuts out on the other speakers, Amp, play3 etc
When I share the audio from my Playbar TV input to others sonos products the audio cuts out intermittently. However, when I steam audio from an audio streaming service or another sonos device to my playbar there is no issue. The issue seems only to be "one way" and so I doubt this is a network connectivity issue.
Sonos...I Beg You For Outdoor Speakers!
I've been a loyal customer so long that I'm still using the 100 controllers (over 10 years). Sonos has rolled out a whole lot of very impressive products during that time. That said, the one glaring omission are outdoor speakers (with the built in amplifier to tie into your Sonos network). It would seem to be a very easy solution, and I'm still baffled that there have been no products launched for those of us who like to have music outside! John
Alarm, what a waste of a great feature!
I currently have 3 Play 5's in the house (Master Bedroom, Kitchen, & Garage). They work great and I'm finally home to enjoy them since I work out of town 9-10 months out of the year. The new user interface is much better than the old but I still need to get used to it. Anyways...on to the issue. the ALARM. In the Master Bedroom I have the alarm set to wake up and a certain time every day of the week to the Sonos chime. The Sonos Chime is nice and I like the way it gradually gets louder. However my big complaint is that: 1) You can't turn it off from you iPad, iPhone, etc? At least no where I've seen. 2) Where is the Snooze button? Nothing pops up on the screen of your iPhone/iPad to let you know to snooze or turn it off. I don't understand why this isn't part of the ALARM feature. 3) You have to get up to turn it off at the Play 5 by hitting the MUTE button, which does turn it off but if you hit the MUTE button again...music starts to play. At this time it appears to
Karaoke system with SONOS home theater system
Hi, I want to set up a karaoke system with sonos home theater. I got a mixer with optical in and optical out. However, when I optical in from the my samsung tv and optical out to the sound bar, i cannot get any sound. Can anybody help me on this? The mixer I am using for is Behringer FCA610. Or is there any other interface remmended?
Sonos app does not recognise podcasts downloaded on my android phone (kitkat), I've tried downloading both recommended apps Beyondpod and Pocketcasts neither work! I've also tried moving files to podcasts folder in the root . What happening sonos? This worked perfectly on my previous iphone
Enqueue full albums from a UPNP server
I have an XBMC server that serves its library of music via UPnP. When I configure my Sonos to 'Show Rhapsody UPnP Servers', my Sonos controller will see XBMC and allow me to play music from it. However, there seems to be no means to enqueue an entire album... I must enqueue each song separately. Is there an option to enqueue entire albums from a UPnP server that I've simply overlooked, or is this action unavailable in the Sonos app?
A/V Receiver with Sonos surround units
Hi, I am in the midst of building out a Home theatre setup and like many would like to reduce the number of wires in my living room. I currently have a PRIMARE SPA 22 A/V receiver ([url=http://www.primare.net/assets/_managed/cms/files/SPA22usermanual.pdf]http://www.primare.net/assets/_managed/cms/files/SPA22usermanual.pdf[/url]) and also a pair of JM Lab Focal front speakers both of which produce exceptional sound. I would like to know whether it is possible to use my existing 2 channel setup with the PRIMARE SPA 22 A/V receiver but introduce a centre channel and 2 rear surround channels all connected to the A/V receiver so that I can have the A/V receiver pushing the sound from a BluRay movie/player to the the Sonos components and the 2 Focal speakers. Thanks, M
Existing Sonos players suddenly can't connect (flashing orange lights)
For a long time now I've enjoyed a Sonos setup with a bridge, a play3 and a play5. This has always worked fine, but suddenly my controllers can't find any components other than the bridge, and when trying to re-add any of them (pressing mute+vol up) the indicator light flashes orange. When re-adding the controllers (I've tried a PC, iPad and iPhone) detect that I've pressed mute+vol up (they change to the 'connecting...' screen) but always fail to connect and show the 'Your Sonos component was not found' message. My wireless network is working ok, and I can see that the Sonos equipment is set to a relatively empty wireless channel (1), my own wifi network is set to a different channel (11). On occasion the Play5 has been able to connect, but drops off within 20 minutes or so. Any help or advice you might have would be greatly appreciated! Tom
Can I use my Sonos offline or without Internet?
I live on the 8th floor of a 12-story condo building and want to use my Sonos for a party on the roof where there's absolutely no Internet connection. Will I have to purchase a separate wireless hotspot device to be able to set my Sonos up there? Or is there a way I can play music on my Sonos without an Internet connection at all? (I can bring my bridge and my laptop, too.) I rely on Spotify for my music as well -- not sure if that makes a difference in whether I'll be able to play songs without Internet connection. EDIT! So I found this thread on the line-in configuration ([url=https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1271]https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1271[/url])... except I don't have an option to select "Line In" under my Settings! There's no line in tab or autoplay menu that I can find at all... help?!
Modifying the icons displayed in Sonos Favourites
I love the look-and-feel of the new app (running it on an iPad 2, iPhone 5C & an iPhone 3Gs in guided access mode as a dedicated controller). There was a slight learning curve - especially finding how to change rooms, enable cross fade & play tracks in the queue in a random order. I like the new layout of the main screen but was wondering is it possible to personalise the icons used under Sonos Favourites? I'm not really a fan of the size of these icons as they are significantly larger than the ones above them (ie. Sonos Playlist, Music Library, This iPad, Line In, Radio & Add Music Services) I have 4 items in my Sonus Favourites:- a Radio Station (displays station logo), a couple of shortcuts to two folders in my music library which contain playlists of artist compilations & new albums and a shortcut to one large playlist (not a Sonos Playlist) containing several hundred of my favourite tracks. Other than the Radio Station the 3 shortcuts display the default icon which IMO is
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