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Hi all, after just mounting the playbar on the wall under the tv I noticed the sonos book that says "to preserve audio quality, ensure the connector panel faces away from the tv". Does this have to do with the sonos from part being either at the top or the bottom as long as the cords are leaving at the back of the playbar into the wall? Right now I have the cords coming out of the top (optical, ethernet etc) of the playbar which because it is under the tv would mean it is facing TOWARDS the tv (ie the silver part of the unit is at the top ). I did this because it looked better because you could see the cords more when they came from the bottom (AWAY) from the tv. Does this matter much or is it overstated? Don't see how it would make a difference even though it says it on the playbar booklet
High pitch playbar noise
Hi there, just installed my new playbar. When not emitting music / sound (so when it is powered on but idle) the playbar is emitting a high pitch noise. It's just about audible - but as it is so high in pitch it is very annoying and means I have to turn the power off. What can I do.
Vanatoo T1's + Connect vs Play:1 Pair?
Just wondering, for a very small footprint system, how these would compare. The Vanatoo T1's get amazing reviews, and are self-powered like the Play:1's. A bit more at $500/pair plus the Connect, vs $400 for a pair of Play:1's. Perhaps a pair of Play:3's would be a more fair comparison? From what I've read, a pair of Play:1's will outperform a single Play:3 or Play:5 in clarity, and certainly in stereo separation, but somewhat lacking in bass. The Vanatoo's are supposed to be superbly well balanced, with excellent bass for their size. Not quite as clean an installation as a pair of Play:1's, though... Hmmmmmm.... What to do?
Playbar connected to TV without internet connection
Playbar is connected directly to TV via digital audio/optical connector. I don't have an internet connection yet. When I turn my TV speakers off I get absolutely no sound from the playbar even after I manually turn up the volume on the side of the playbar. But when I have TV speakers set to on, I hear the cound coming from the playbar also.
Connecting headphones to Connect Amp
I have a Sonos Connect Amp to which I would like to connect headphones. As you know, the Amp does not have have a headphone jack nor does it have output jacks to connect a dedicated headphone amp. I tried coming off of the sub out port but that appears be be dedicated to sub. Only heard low end bass in my headphones. I could get a Sonos Play 5 which has headphone jack but this option seems unnecessary as I already have speakers in the room. I could get a Sonos Connect because it has output jacks but this also seems like overkill because I would have 2 zones in one room. Neither of these options are my first choice. Am I missing an option? Thank you
Playbar volume issues
I have a sonos playbar, connected optically to a sony TV with optical output with TV speakers turned off, the bar is connected to the bridge as I also have a play5. I got the bar prior to Xmas and have had the following occasional issue which in the last two days has progressed into a regular issue The volume goes out of sync with the displayed volume level To remedy this I turned the volume to zero, sound would still be played at low level from the bar so would then press lower volume (TV still showed zero) till sound stopped coming from the bar. This would normally correct the issue, now more often than not it doesn't. The sound now plays at a low level (some times no volume) even when turned up to max. Have tried powering down all components, checking all connections and settings on T.V
Line-in takes over speakers
we have our Play5 hooked up to the TV via the Line-in connection. my daughter is playing an Xbox, but we have our Sonos speakers (the Play5 & 2 paired play3's) playing Music (radio) via a computer, so she has no sound. about every 10 minutes the Sonos system defaults to the Line-in connection?, stopping the music and playing the sound from the TV/Xbox. I did have it so the Play5 was sound from the TV & the paired play3's were playing the music, but again, the Line-in connection defaulted every 10 minutes. stopping the music, and the play3's reverted to TV/Xbox - even without them being grouped to the Play5
iOS volume control
It used to be you could open the sonos app and use your volume hard buttons to control volume. This now seems to be disabled and you can only do it with the GUI slider. I hope that's not a permanent change? The hard button control is hands down the easiest way to control you system volume without having to use two hands and stare at the screen. In my sonos system sales I'm always showing people the hard button volume and everyone loves it. Please bring it back!!!! Ok. So I just tested further. It looks like ver 4.3 on iPhone 5 the hard buttons still work. Ver 4.3 on iPhone 5s the buttons are not working. Will test iphone when I get home.
Mounting and hiding cables for Sonos Play:1
Hi all, I've just bought a pair of Sonos Play:1 to join my growing family of Sonos products and I'm moving into a new house so while I'm doing first fix I'd like to look at some neat ways to mount and cable these speakers on the wall. I'd like to avoid seeing cables or plugs, but I dont see any creative solutions out there apart from just taking the standard power cable down through the wall to a remote socket. Hard-wiring into the wall is an option, but by the time you've got a cover plate it's going to look a little unsightly. Anyone got any creative or neat solutions? Thanks, Tom
playbar and comittment for DTS playback firmware upgrade
I have just added the Sonos Playbar to my samsung smart TV and have discovered the lack of DTS functionality through reading this forum. I find it disappointing that the best we can get is a stereo effect through the playbar? My originial search was based on identifying a way of using my existing Onkyo nr509 AV Amp with the playbar however that appears to be a no go option as well. The concept of buying and adding the playbar as a step change to the surround sound system I had has left me feeling I have done the wrong thing? Slightly cheated in a sense too, I hear what Sonos are saying that the majority of content is streamed and agree we use netflix however I also enjoy having a collection of Bluray discs and feel Sonos should fulfil both requirements. If anyone can give us an idea as to when this may be re-considered as it looks like Sonos have closed the subject down from reading through the forums. Do I revert to my old system and return the Playb
Integrating Sonos with an existing single-room home theater system
I understand Sonos's streaming capabilities are great, but I'm looking for something to distribute sources coming out of my Onkyo TX-NR515. Effectively, I am wondering is, will the Sonos Connect and a Play:3 speaker allow me to broadcast the Onkyo's sources to the Play:3? I know I can go Bridge -> Onkyo, but I (think) I want to go Onkyo -> Connect -> Play:3 and hear whatever I have the Onkyo providing (TV, CD's, etc...). If it can do that, do I also need a Bridge as well, or does the Connect have all the Bridge functionality in it? Thanks in advance
Save Group Settings
Add the ability to save group settings. This would allow the user to setup multiple groups and save the volume levels. The user can then easily go back to a previous group without having to adjust the volume levels all over again. I am constantly adjusting the volume levels because I have different speaker and room sizes. I try to adjust it so that the volume levels are even throughout the rooms. However, I often change my groups depending on the occasion. This is a hassle as I have to go back and readjust the volume levels. It would be nice to just click on a saved group and have all the previous settings.
Create and Edit Google Play Music Playlists Through Sonos Controller
Please add the ability to create and edit Google Play Music playlists directly from the Sonos Controller. At the moment, the Sonos Controller can read playlists from Google Play Music but the Play Music app needs to be used to create or edit.
How do I stop my cat turning on the music by stepping on the buttons?
My cat has a habit of turning the sonos on in the middle of the night by stepping on the buttons. A friend has the same problem and solved it by taping the cap from a medicine bottle over the buttons. This is an ugly and inconvenient solution. It would be great if the sonos had a true "off" setting.
sonos defaults to playing music
I have a play bar connected in my lounge room with TV and multiple sources connected. If I have it set to TV after about 15 minutes of no input to TV it switches to Music. It also seems to default to Music. How can I get it to default to TV. We use the TV 90% of the time in the lounge room and this is frustrating.
PlayBar needs to support Dolby Digital Plus!
Why does the PlayBar not support Dolby Digital Plus decoding? Is this a hardware vs software issue? It pains my soul to have to go into the Netflix audio settings and select stereo output when I'm sitting here with this glorious PlayBar that should be capable of delivering the beauty of full blown surround. Is it possible to do some sort of a software update that would enable the decoding of DD+ from Netflix via the Roku (which is sending the signal as a passthrough)?
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