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I am not going to defend Sonos decisions as to what you think this lacks or needs, does or doesn't do. This is maybe not the right product for you in your home but for a lot of my clients, it is. They may not need nth-degree localization or glass-rattling subs but the Atmos experience in a one-bar device that looks great, is Sonos-compatible, and less than the same price as seven speakers and an amp (without the hours of install) is very appealing and a confident, easy sale of a great product. Plus, it will just...work. The more complicated we make systems to operate, install, and maintain, the worse experience the client has. All they want to do is sit back and watch some TV. I predict this is a great sonic upgrade to doing just that.
Sooooo Update from the current Sonos FAQ: "Sonos Arc can connect to TVs with eARC, ARC, or optical outputs. For greatest compatibility, eARC is recommended. If you connect to a TV with eARC, the Dolby audio formats supported include Dolby Atmos, TrueHD, MAT, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital. If you connect to a TV using ARC, the Dolby audio formats supported are dependent on your TV model and manufacturer. The TV may be capable of sending Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital. An ARC connection cannot support TrueHD or MAT."
Klay Anderson D.A., Q.B.E.
Last edited by Klay; 05-08-2020 at 09:14 AM.