Thanks for posting @Mogbat_Walley (y)
No one has suggested this in the same standard as a full 5.1 setup and bit rates do not equal enjoyment of a film. Sonos is a compromised product designed for convenience and to integrate into a multi-room setup that supports wireless surrounds/subs if required, for some the compromise is too much but for others it fits their usage fine. No one buys Sonos for ultimate audio fidelty or "cinema standard sound" - which is often pretty terrible in fact. In a similar vein, the vast majority of people will stream their movies these days, they're not getting the super high bitrates of 4K Bluray (and even that is compressed), but again you can quite happily enjoy the experience.
Honestly sonos fans have no idea just how much they missed out, of course it sounds good and it's much better than your TV but it is not cinema standard sound in any case.. Yet you are paying more for a full 5.1 than you would for an AV with a 5.1 separate that is much more effort of course Here is the facts Dolby Digital - 640kpbs max DTS - 1.5mb Dolby Digital Plus - 1.7mb DTS HighRes - 6mb Then you move to the proper lossless formats Dolby TRUEHD - 18mb DTS Master Audio - 24.5mb
Thanks for the reassurance the upgrade is worth it, my TV supports Dolby plus which i understand is a type of Atmos without the metabase. So hopefully will work nice together
Upgraded to the Arc last week, massive upgrade. Struggling to get rid of the Playbar on eBay though!