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    Anybody buy JUST the playbar?   (10 Answers)

    I am considering taking the plunge and buying a playbar, but can't afford to buy the sub right now. Is the audio quality decent enough with just the playbar to justify buying the playbar now, then buying the sub within the next couple months?

    By Anonymous April 17, 2015.

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      Yes...I have only the playbar (well only the playbar hooked to my tv, i have several other sonos components in the rest of my house) and it works amazingly better than the standard speakers on my tv (and I have a huge expensive tv). The playbar is used by itself...and bonus, the app allows you to mute louder sounds at night with the nighttime feature so if you're awake and the kid is asleep and you don't want to wake her, you can still listen to the voices and sounds at a similar volume without having your finger on the "trigger" to lower/raise the volume all the time. I can't wait to add the sub myself, but right now I only have playbar and I love it!

      By TeyaT May 1, 2015.

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      does soundbar come on with tv remote   (10 Answers)

      will i need a separate remote?i get mixed answers from best buy

      By big caddy 1 August 13, 2015.

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        The sonos sound bar allows you to set up your existing remote to control it. You can also control it from your smartphone or tablet.

        By AngryAsian August 15, 2015.

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        Will this work with both the Sonos system & the t.v.?   (9 Answers)

        I recently had my home built and I have the Sonos sound system through out my house with the exception of the t.v. room. My question is if I hook this sound bar up to my television, will it play music from the Sonos system as well as the t.v.? (Not at the same time, of course)

        By BG December 28, 2015.

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          Absolutely! just click on the app and click TV. it's that simple

          By AuntFun December 28, 2015.

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          Does the Sonos soundbar come with the optical cord?   (10 Answers)

          By Bob December 24, 2014.

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            The Sonos does come with an optical cable.

            By EagleMaui December 26, 2014.

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            Should the playbar be used as a center speaker?   (7 Answers)

            I'm looking to set up a home theater system, and I was looking to go all Sonos and was curious what should be used as a center speaker.

            By Anonymous March 18, 2015.

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              The playbar definitely is the center speaker in this system. Then you can pair with a sonos sub and either two play 1s or two play 3s or if you're really excited about sound two play 5s. Essentially the playbar, in a typical 5.1 setup is the center speaker and the front side two speakers as well.

              By TeyaT April 29, 2015.

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              How would you compare the quality of the Sonos soundbar to a Panasonic soundbar?   (7 Answers)

              By Anonymous January 9, 2016.

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                Panasonic is a way cheaper option so i dont think there would be much comparision however even though Sonos is more expensive it certainly not worth that amount.

                By anto2798 January 26, 2016.

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                Height concerns?   (6 Answers)

                Purchased a Sony 4k 55 inch TV. Will the Sonos playbar (even laying flat) be too tall and block the view of the bottom of the TV?

                By Anonymous January 30, 2015.

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                  It shouldn't, but it depends on how low your TV is to the table. The speaker has 2 "orientations" it can be: "upright" where it is about 5.5" tall or, "flat" where it is about 3.5" tall. Assuming it is on the stand, you can turn the speaker to the other orientation which is sideways.

                  By DoctorG February 16, 2015.

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                  Will it play FM radio stations?   (7 Answers)

                  By Anonymous June 29, 2015.

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                    yes from any of the following: Radio by TuneIn, iHeart Radio or Rdio app

                    By supervision July 10, 2015.

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                    Will this soundbar support a 55" or 65" TV sitting on it?   (9 Answers)

                    Is the soundbar designed to have a TV sitting on it?

                    By Anonymous March 11, 2015.

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                      I certainly wouldnt have a TV physically sitting on top of this product. It has fabric covering the frame, so it wouldnt take much for a large TV to tear the fabric, and generally, having a TV bear its weight on this product is flawed logic. If you think about it, this soundbar probably cost more than most 55" TVs.

                      By Sonosung30 March 11, 2015.

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                      SONOS - PLAYBAR Soundbar, compatibility with Samsung TV   (8 Answers)

                      I hear that there are compatibility issues with Sonos SoundBar & Samsung TVs. Has anyone had this problem & how can it be resolved?? I already own a Sonos Play5, Play3 & Play1

                      By Flybec September 10, 2014.

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                        You should have no issues with that setup PROVIDED the Samsung TV has the optical audio out jack. Most newer sets have that option. SONOS lists TVs by model that are incompatible with the PLAYBAR on their support site.

                        By Tuck September 30, 2014.

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