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I own a Panasonic TC-P65S60, Directv Geni, and Xbox One.

As I understand it the Xbox one out puts DD 5.1 (I'm not a pro at this so I may be wrong). So is there a way that I can hook my Directv box to my Xbox and then into my TV and have true DD 5.1 surround with everything (TV, Xbox Games, and Blu Ray on Xbox)?
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Anyone using "qobuz"? I searched this thread and found not a single mention. But since it's the only major lossless streaming format, and Sonos supports it, I was hoping to solicit some insights. Worth c $30 a month?


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Anyone using "qobuz"? I searched this thread and found not a single mention. But since it's the only major lossless streaming format, and Sonos supports it, I was hoping to solicit some insights. Worth c $30 a month?
I've heard of it, but haven't heard any feedback. I was curious myself, but didn't realize it was $30 a month!
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I've heard of it, but haven't heard any feedback. I was curious myself, but didn't realize it was $30 a month!
That's the price for lossless. Lossy is ten euros so about $14.
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So I found some guy who seems to have hacked his play 1 to run off a battery pack. I would love to be able to do this so that I could take out a speaker with me to BBQ in the backyard without having to run an extension cord. The video is on youtube if you search: youtube sonos battery- it is the top result. Link is
Anyone have any info on how this guy made this work. His video does not include instruction but is just a proof of concept type thing.
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I needs some advice, please.

Building a house with in-ceiling speakers in several rooms and patio. How would I be able to use Sonos to play music throughout the home? What if my wife wants to listen to something in the kitchen, while I wanted to listen to something else on the patio? Would that require two difference receivers to be hooked up to Sonos? I'll have speakers on both floors of the home...how can I distribute different music to them? Or with Sonos would it have to be the same song through all the speakers?

Sorry for the ignorance, but I just needs some guidance here.

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While Sonos is know for their Stand Alone Speakers that can play their own content or be grouped together you can also look at the Sono's Connect Product which come in two flavors one amplified and the other without amplification.

If you would use a "Connect Amp" for each of the rooms it would give you a lot of flexibility but at a cost as each Connect Amp is $499.

This solution would allow you to control each room separately so they could be playing something different in every single room (Zone) or Group any one of them together or all of them together to play the same content. Of course this would NOT include speakers themselves. This is really the only way I can see going with the most flexibility. If you went with the Non-Amplified versions you would have to add in an external Amp and have to handle switching separately.


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I needs some advice, please.

Building a house with in-ceiling speakers in several rooms and patio. How would I be able to use Sonos to play music throughout the home? What if my wife wants to listen to something in the kitchen, while I wanted to listen to something else on the patio? Would that require two difference receivers to be hooked up to Sonos? I'll have speakers on both floors of the home...how can I distribute different music to them? Or with Sonos would it have to be the same song through all the speakers?

Sorry for the ignorance, but I just needs some guidance here.

Thanks in advance!
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Building a house with in-ceiling speakers in several rooms and patio. How would I be able to use Sonos to play music throughout the home? What if my wife wants to listen to something in the kitchen, while I wanted to listen to something else on the patio? Would that require two difference receivers to be hooked up to Sonos? I'll have speakers on both floors of the home...how can I distribute different music to them? Or with Sonos would it have to be the same song through all the speakers?
For every set of speakers that you want to be able to play an independent stream of music you need a separate Sonos unit. That could be a bunch of non-amped Connects that are run into a multi-zone distribution amplifier -- maybe all sitting in a single equipment closet. Or, it could be a separate Connect Amps with built in amps, one for each pair of speakers -- maybe with each Connect in each room, which might give you more robust connections to things like an iPhone used to control it. Using multiple Connects with a distribution amp might be cheaper and more flexible but it would also be more complex to operate...
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