Sonos is great for the play bar and sub, but I wouldn't count on a reliable 5.1 set up. Your only option with the playbar is an optical connection, and I am not sure if the Samsung can pass 5.1 via optical? Hopefully someone else can chime in. Even so, you are going to most likely be limited to DD+ at best.Just bought a KS8500 for my basement. Want to get a real good sound system but don't have it pre-wired for 5.1, so I'm looking at the sonos 5.1 setup, 2 Play 1's with sub and the playbar.
What is the easiest way to set up this? I'm not that savvy with this stuff, I want it to be true 5.1. I will have DirecTV, Apple TV, PS4, and 4K Blu Ray player hooked up to it. Will a simple optical cable hooked up to the sound bar do the trick? Don't want to put the 1700 into the sound system if im not going to be able to get true 5.1 with my setup.
Thanks for any and all advice
The set up you are mentioning is not that far from $1700. I honestly think you should look into a 3.2.1 set up with atmos speakers to try and help with the "surround" feel. I have a 3.2.2 (left, right, center, 2 subs, and 2 Atmos speakers on top of the L/R speakers) set up for a room I cannot add rear speakers in and it sounds damn good. Much better than any sound bar