Hi there, thanks in advance for any help or advice.
my setup will include two main areas. An indoor living room and an outdoor projector/ theatre.
the living room is only 10 to 15 meters from the outdoor projector and theatre location. I intend to have all my living room components work outside as well as in the living room.
after looking into Sonos all day yesterday, this is what I have come up with:
living room -
SMART TV 65”
SONOS SETUP 5.1:
SONOS PLAY BAR
SONOS PLAY 1 FOR REAR SPEAKERS
I intend to input all my components into a 6 to 2 hdmi switch, with one output going to tv and the other to a wireless hdmi sender for outdoor projector. This should sort out the visual aspect and allow me to switch video depending on whether I’m watching inside or outside. However, as the devices need to pass through the tv first before the Playbar or Sonos Amp,I’m not sure if this is an ideal fix as I would need to have the tv on to pass the sound even if watching on the outdoor projector.
i also have my living room audio covered with the Sonos config above. My next challenge is audio for outside.
2 X BOSE FREESPACE 51 OUTDOOR SPEAKERS (WIRED AND FRONT)
SONOS OUTDOOR EAVE SPEAKERS (REAR)
apologies for writing it out this way, it just helps me to clarify everything.
so, questions relating to this setup are, I will have all the components in a large tv unit in the living room which I intend to share to both sound areas. The Bose outdoor speakers will be wired to the Sonos Amp. My understanding is that if there is an hdmi plugged into the Sonos Amp from the TV I’ll achieve a phantom center channel on the front Bose speakers outside. With that in mind, knowing that i only have one hdmi arc output in the tv, should this connect to the Playbar in living room for 5.1 or the Sonos Amp for outside 5.1? Would an hdmi splitter allow me to output hdmi arc to the Playbar and Sonos Amp? Would there be sound degradation doing this? Is there another solution to allow me to run two 5.1 systems off one tv?
Also, will my tv need to be turned on with this setup when watching on the projector outside in order to pass the audio? Will I be able to group both 5.1 instances separately so I’m not playing the same source in both areas at the same time?
is there a more practical way for me to achieve what I’m trying to achieve with Sonos?
sorry for such a long post and all the questions, just really want to make sure I get this right