Hello, I am wanting to enter the wireless world and free up some real estate and clean up our old ,but trusty multizone home theatre.I am looking at purchasing a Playbar, Sub, 2 Play 5's for rears and a connect amp to power my weather rated outdoor speakers. I like to have the ability to listen to music outside in stereo, while the wife or kids are watching tv or a movie in surround inside. We also enjoy watching movies or tv outside in the hot summer months through our big window where we see the tv...while hangin out in the pool...just in stereo is fine with just the two outdoor speakers. Is this possible with the sonos? With my yamaha rxv 2500..I just hit watch tv outside and with harmony remote it would switch automatically and voila! Just wondering if it would do it and if its not to encumbersome to do so before I make this awefully large purchase...cheers and thank you for any help.
Best answer by jdag
Yes, this will work easily. You start the TV program, then group the zones. Anything that plays in the TV zone can be pushed to any other zone. I do just that.
1 thing...if your rears are going to be used almost exclusively with TV audio, then Play:5s are overkill as surrounds. If you plan to use them for music, then it is of course your call. But the Play:1s as surrounds, especially because you are going to have a Sub, likely will more than fit the bill (and save you about $600 for speakers you can add to other parts of your home).