While these are probably basic questions, I’m new to most of the technologies I’m asking about so It’s a bit overwhelming to search for info when you’re not familiar with the terminology and products 🙁.
My current setup consists of older LCD connected to Apple TV and a Denon receiver which is connected to a set of regular speakers. I want to migrate to Smart TV, ditch the Apple TV, and replace the Receiver and speakers with two Sonos Five in the living room with the option of later adding subwoofer, and several One’s spread around the rooms in the house. All speakers (or at least the ones in the living room) will be connected via ethernet.
My use cases:
- Connect my Roon (which is running on a NAS) to Sonos. I’ve already checked that this is possible (with few limitations).
- Have the option to connect the Smart TV to the speakers in the living room but have it trivial to switch between sound from the TV and speakers. Note, I’m not interested in Home Theatre Surround setup. Regarding which TV - I have to decide between one of the latest models of Sony, Samsung, LG or TCL (because it has android models). This is the subject I’m mostly confused about. Every article I find assumes that you’re looking for Home Theatre setup with sound bar but I’m not 😀 - I just want to have the option to occasionally play the movies via good speakers.
- The last use case is occasionally connect a laptop or mobile to speakers (mostly in the rooms) which I’m assuming is trivial and I didn’t even look into it.
- I want to avoid Bluetooth as much as I can. I don’t have good experience with it in terms of reliability.
I would appreciate any advice or link to article directly related to any of the subject above.
Thanks in advance
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