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I have turned tv speakers off liked advised but when I change the volume I get a message saying " ur tv is set to external speakers , adjust the volume on the connected speakers directly " then disappears about 10 secs later , how can I get rid of this message ! I've a Samsung 60inch tv
Anybody finding the latest iOS app is draining their iPhone battery? When I leave my house (and wifi network), the app is continuing to do something in the background. So, it is typically drawing 25% or more of my battery life over 24 hours. Lots of 'background activity.' This is a new issue -- within the last weeks. I have to remember to close -- not just put in the background -- the app when I leave my wifi network.
Add a color screen, a large button, and a battery backup to the Play:3. The color screen can be used to display the time using a number of customizable clock faces, as well as the song artwork when playing music. The button can be customized to act as any number of functions, such as starting a preset channel, snoozing or stopping the alarm. The battery backup guarantees the alarm will still go off in case of a power failure. The only reason I haven't yet replaced my current alarm clocks with a Play:3 is this; I don't want to have two boxes on my nightstand.
I've recently acquired an Audio Technica AT-LP120 turntable and am looking into connecting it to my Sonos system. I've scoured the forums and am pretty sure about the answer, but thought I'd double check with you guys. The turntable has a built-in preamp, so am I right in assuming that I can wire it to a Connect and stream it to my Sonos speakers without the need for a separate amplifier? There won't be any speakers wired directly to the turntable (I've already got a Connect:Amp wired to some Cambridge Audio floorstanders in the living room, but the boss won't allow a turntable in there!). Thanks in advance.
Hi Im going away for the weekend to a cottage that has broadband but possibly not direct access to the router. I wish to take my play 1 pair plus sub. At home, my sub is bonded to connect amp. Can anyone please tell me the steps required for the play 1s and sub to work together at the cottage and also still integrate straight back into my existing setup when i return home? Thanks
Hello. With the Play 1 on sale at the moment I thought about picking up two to add to my lounge. I have a Sony TV and the soundbar/sub that came with it. My thought was that maybe I could get 2 Play 1's and connect them to the TV as part of the existing setup. Is this possible wirelessly? Thanks
Are there any significant differences between the First Generation Connect Amp and the current generation? I know that the first gen is a good deal larger than the current generation but I'm curious if there are any compatibility or software limitations with the current Amp being used on my new Sonos system. Thanks.
I realise this is a bit of an "old chestnut" topic, but thought my experience may be of interest to anyone going this route. Had a rather nice Xmas present of Sennheiser RS 175 wireless phones. These have a digital optical input (cable supplied) as well as the usual analog inputs. Wired this to my Sonos Connect optical output (the Connect is powering my conventional Hi Fi system) The result is very pleasing, works a treat with Sonos. The sound quality is all I could wish for & the range seems more than adequate for our 3 bed house.
Today I went to a shop almost decided to buy a SONOS, unfortunately the vendor there had no clue about the system and couldn't answer any of my questions, happens. Anyway, my use case would be: - I stream to my TV (Samsung UE48JU) movies from my PC using Chromecast. - I like to watch some YouTube videos mostly or occasionally some music in the kitchen while I do something. - I play PS4 on the TV. - I don't play PC games on the TV, but might happen in the future, perhaps. The idea is: - to buy a playbar for the TV and a play 3 for the kitchen. - if everything works really good, later I'd add a sub-woofer + a couple of play 3 to get 5.1 to the TV room. However I've been reading that: - some people has issues when trying to get 5.1, because apparently when you connect the console through the HDMI connection, you cant get optic audio out in 5.1 - YouTube is not supported within the app, any workarounds?.or could I use Chromecast somehow?. Basically those are my
I have a separates system and b&w soeakers in my dining room. I am looking to buy some play1 and 3 speakers. I want to be able to play my music from my phone through the sonos speakers and it also play through the b&w speakers at the same time and also play cds through my separates so it then plays through the sonos speakers. Which connect or systems allows me to do this?
Hi guys, I'm new to the SONOS forum, looking at purchasing several speakers soon, however I'm just curious with how the SONOS will work. I currently own a mini Hi-FI system, the Sony CMT-G2BNiP. Ideally I'd like to purchase a Play:5 and perhaps two Play:1's, and connect them to my TV and set them up as a surround sound setup. I'm wondering if it's possible to keep my current Sony speakers, and add them to this system. My understanding is I would have to purchase the Connect:Amp to do this? Would appreciate any advice on achieving this setup, Cheers, Tom.
I'm connecting a 3rd party communication controller to my Sonos system to use a door chime and paging feature. This device has an RCA analog output that I connected to the line in on one of my connects. When the door bell is pressed the Sonos goes to the line in and plays the chime. Would it be possible to select multiple rooms for the auto play instead of only one. I know you can group rooms together and allow for groups in the auto play but that is not a fixed setting as the customer will change the group setting. I have done a work around for some rooms by using a 1 in 4 out analog audio amp and connected the comm controller to 4 Sonos connects. This helps but I have a few connects that are in a different location that I can't get a wire to. Also it would be nice to have the Sonos connect jump back to previous source with a 10 or 20 delay after the auto play source is off. The way it is now if the doorbell rings the music stops to play
I would like to buy a couple of Play 1s to add to my existing system. While I know, the Play 1 has gone on sale around Black Friday before I can't help but wonder if they have been reduced because there is a new version being released. A Play 1 with a line out would work great with an Echo Dot. With Sonos working to enable the components to work with the Amazon Echo, I can't help but wonder if there is new hardware that is going to follow. Thoughts?
I have the Marantz NR 1605 and just got a Sonos Connect so I can stream through the surround sound speakers. I have tried using the Analog Out from the Connect into the CD analog slot. I have also connected the Digital Audio cable from the Connect to the Marantz. I have configured the Marantz (I think) so that the the Digital Audio is for the "CD" and also have the Analog 3 for the CD (which is supposed to be the default). Nothing seems to be working.
Howdy So I just got the Sonos Play:5 today to connect my turntable into. The turntable has the required pre-amp to connect to the play:5 and it is working and playing my records just fine, but the volume isn''t even close to that of just playing Spotify through the Play:5. I literally have it turned up to the max volume, and it's loud, but i can't get it up past half way with non-vinyl audio without it blasting me out of the room. Do I need to get an additional amp to go in-between the turntable and the sonos system? Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for your reply. Cheers!
My setup consists of an AT&T Uverse modem/router in downstairs bedroom, a Play 5 in next room over and a Sonos Connect upstairs and on the other side of the house. I frequently go long periods of time without having any network or dropout issues. But lately I have been having all kinds of problems. All of a sudden I can't browse my library, or one of my zones disappears, or songs drop out for no real reason and will do so repeatedly. Then all of a sudden it comes back on. Or just goes completely haywire and goes to the next track and plays 10 seconds before dropping out again and displaying the "insufficient buffer" error. I suspect that part of the problem might be the signal from AT&T. I pay for the 18 Mbps plan but am lucky to get 10-12. And this can drop down to the single digits during peak hours. This is the fastest plan available at my location and AT&T is the only game in town at the moment. So switching ISP is not an option. So I have tried various things like wiring in the
If you are considering buying a Playbar, keep in mind that in most cases, despite the advertisements, you will most likely not get true surround sound, even if you add rear speakers and sub. This is because most TV's can't output Dolby 5.1 through the optical port. Therefore, all you end up getting is better amplified stereo sound. Very little sound will even be transmitted through the rear speakers. Only way around this is to buy a digital optical switch which allows you to bypass the TV: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=7974. WHY DOESN'T THE PLAYBAR SUPPORT HDMI ARC INPUT? THIS WOULD ALLOW TRANSMISSION OF DOLBY 5.1 SOUND FROM THE TV TO THE PLAYBAR.
I'm trying to set my parents up with Sonos at our cottage and the room is rather large and I thought of getting a pair of Play 3s for the room. Everyone seems to talk about the play 1s and 5 but not much about the 3. So my question is, is getting a pair of Play 3s worth the money is there a better option?
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