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New TV and Soundbar

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by StephenH, 18 Feb 2020.

  1. StephenH

    StephenH Chris Jones

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    What's the Playbase like for speech and music, is there a need for a sub as well?
    And I'm thinking of a couple of Sonos One's for my office and ditching my old kit. I just use it for Alexa and music. Is there sufficient base on them?
     
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    Kandi1977 Nayim

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    Make sure you get one that supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. Most support HDR10, as its open source with no fee, but Dolby Vision is closed, and manufacturers have to pay a fee to implement it.
     
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    awesome dawson Jonathan Woodgate

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    Playbase, depends on the size of the room i guess, works fine in my lounge. You can adjust tone within the app.

    Sonos ones are ridiculously good for what they cost. The new voice activated version, move i think its called is possibly even better. Base is good. I’ve got two Ones and the Playbase.
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    The Sonos Move are £400 each :eek: I think I’ll pass and stick to the Ones! And just plug my echo in, that should sort it?
    The Sony A9G TV 'sounds' interesting. Ive been told the sound is good! Anybody heard or seen one?
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    are your ones gen2
     
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    P.D. Mitchell Thomas

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    The ones have voice activation in them as well, you can get them with or without it and the price difference is only about £20. If you wait till Black Friday then there's usually deal if you buy more than one sonos speaker.
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    What’s different between generation 1 and generation 2?
     
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    awesome dawson Jonathan Woodgate

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    No they’re Gen 1, three years old i think at least.
     
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    P.D. Mitchell Thomas

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    I actually have the play 1 which is even older but I found this article comparing them - https://www.automationwake.com/sonos-one-gen-1-vs-gen-2-what-changed/

    If anything the play 1 has better sound than the one, nice cleaner compact bass punch but it's not a dramatic difference.

    Checked my invoice and I got 3 One SL's for £149 each on black friday last year, they are £179 on the sonos website now.

    Also got these stands for the living room -
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    Finally made my mind up and got Sony 65 AG8 + Sonos Arc, both sitting in the hall still in their inboxes. Will get Sonos sub when I've saved some pennies.
     
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    thingonaspring Radek Cerny

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    I've had a Playbase for coming up to 3 years.
    The Wifi card stopped connecting recently, and being out of warranty, I was expecting it to cost a bit, or to be without for awhile. But I spoke to Sonos chat on the website, and they sent out a completely brand new Playbase this week, and I sent the old one back afterwards, no charge or anything. Always been happy with how it sounds, too.

    I think I saw the Playbase is technically discontinued now though?
     
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    awesome dawson Jonathan Woodgate

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    You took your time! I reckon you’ll enjoy the new kit, i still enjoy mine every time i turn it on.
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    I don’t like to rush these things.
     
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    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    Have a look at reconditioned ones on the Sonos website. You can normally pick up some good deals there.

    I've got a Sonos Beam that I am very happy with and am going to add some Ones to it.
     
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    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    @StephenH the IKEA Sonos speakers might be worth looking at for rear speakers, if you are on a budget. The reviews that I've read have been pretty positive.
     
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    Excellent choice! I have a 55" OLED but slightly wish I went with 65 (it wouldn't have been as big as I first thought).
    Once it's setup download the Dolby Vision app, the demos are very good (as is Netflix / Amazon 4k HDR content, both can look incredible).

    ...just dont throw a pint glass at it if we lose :)
     
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    Kandi1977 Nayim

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    I'll never hear the end of this, will I?

    Anyway.... Any suggestions for a new TV? :oops:
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    Ta for that.

    I'm going to live with the Arc (very sweet sound) till next year UNLESS is see the sub at a giveaway price. (the wife said;))
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    "Dolby Vision app" pray tell?
    65" is BIG!!! But nice.
    Still getting used to it ATM. Plex committed suicide on the Sony about an hour ago :cool:....typical
    Won't get its new stand till Dec 9
    Sky Q comes on Nov 9
     
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    P.D. Mitchell Thomas

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