Please tell me there's a better way to do this...wouldn't it make so much sense to have other devices capable of accepting the optical connection? It would be way easier in a projector setup to run an optical cable to either the sub or rear speakers which could be placed near the source. With a projector, the only speaker that kind of HAS to be wireless is the soundbar. Has Sonos given any thought to this?
Best answer by Matt R
You are correct when it comes to projectors it does become an issue with running an optical cable as the optical input is nowhere near actual image/picture. The other scenario is to have the playbar connected direct to the source and have the source located at the opposite end to the projector, but then you need to run the HDMI connection across the room. There is a little more to it then just adding an optical input to the sub or the rear speakers as it also needs the processing hardware for the Dolby encoded signal. It is however a great idea for future products, we'll be sure to pass the feedback onto the product development team and thanks for the feedback.