Last night while watching the Peacock app, via Apple TV 4K (2021), I noticed the sound for the show was predominantly (maybe entirely) coming only from the 2 rear surrounds (symfonisks). I waited to see if this would change in the next scenes but it did not.
(FYI, connected via eARC input and audio set to HDMI ARC - Passthrough, and additionally eArc selected on the TV. Have had no problems like this since my initial hook up over a year ago)
But I decided to “re-connect to TV while on the Sonos Input of the TV. Came back to the app, and now the sounds does seem to be coming from the Arc, but now nothing is coming from the surround speakers. Although the App shows “PCM Multichannel 7.1” the sound is surely Stereo (or limited to the Arc).
I tried multiple apps, and regular TV, but the situation is the same.
The only other time I recall main dialogue coming from the 2 surrounds was during sequences of the Amazon Original “Lucy and Desi”. I actually thought it was unique to hear dialogue in a quiet scene come only from the nearby rear speakers, it actually seemed intuitive.
Oddly enough, we’d noticed other sound issues (not Sonos related) while playing this specific title on Peacock (Miami Vice season 1 - where I read this season’s Blu-Ray package release by Mill Creek Entertainment was plagued by audio issues in the season 1 disc(s), which were remedied by a re-release of the disc(s). It seems Peacock is using the bad audio from the original BD release for season 1 on Peacock).
Best answer by GuitarSuperstarView original