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Wireless Surround Sound System

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Tim7, 1 September 2011.

  1. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    As the title suggests really! I'm looking for a new surround sound system with wireless rear speakers. Got a budget of about £300. Any recommendations? :))
     
  2. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    I've no personal experience of a wireless system, but what I will say is there is no such thing as true wireless speakers. All you are doing is cutting out the speaker wire from the AV receiver to the speaker. Each speaker still needs power, therefore what you lose in speaker wire you more than gain in power cables to each speaker.

    Also, I've heard that the sound quality through wireless systems is nothing special.

    Personally I would think again about whether you need a wireless system or not. With my setup I run the speaker wire through some D-Line trunking (http://www.d-line.co.uk/) around the skirting board and the end result looks nice and tidy.
     
  3. shoemaker

    shoemaker Banned

    3 October 2010
    that answers a question for me as well cheers fella

    why the ea boycott lad?
     
  4. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Just had a gut-full of their exclusive licence shenanigans.

    This time - because of EA, no Porsche allowed in Forza 4. :RANT:
     
  5. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Not even a fake? or a RUF?
     
  6. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Hmm, thanks Jamezinho, but my cable isn't long enough to reach from the amp to the rear speakers, plus I can't run it around the skirting board as there's an open archway one side. I knew the rear speakers need power and that won't be a problem. I guess I'll continue looking online. There's a nice one I saw on amazon, a Samsung one for £318.
     
  7. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    If the power cables and supply is not an issue then go for it. I'd be interested to hear what you think of it.

    @ Lami - RUF is in instead mate.
     
  8. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
  9. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Ordered it! And the wireless receiver too. Will let you know what it's like.
     
  10. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    The reviews seem very favourable. Hope you like it!
     
  11. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Yeah, I couldn't find a bad word written about it on the internet so I went for it! Got the Wireless Samsung receiver too! Might take a while to arrive though.
     
  12. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Just received it and wired it all up, connected everything etc, fucking thing won't even turn on. All that happens is the red power button on the unit flashes dim red and bright red. Won't respond to anything.
     
  13. StuartCulli

    StuartCulli College Dropout

    25 July 2006
    Newcastle United
    THORT IT WOZ WIRELUSS?!?!?11'%455R4#TR!1
     
  14. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Front speakers ain't. I'm getting a full refund. Now off to Bluewater to get the HT-D5100 instead.
     
  15. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    All set up and connected now with the Samsung HT-D5100. I really like it :)), Blu rays look immense and the sound is amazing. The wireless rear speakers work brilliantly too, you couldn't tell they're wireless, no sound loss at all. I would recommend!
     
  16. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    I'm gonna be in the hunt for a new surround setup in the coming weeks

    Looking at the details of the one you have it seems the kind i would be looking for. It plays alot of files and has HD sound
     
  17. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Yeah it's really good Coopz. I have a 3 way optical switch too, so I just choose if I want Xbox or Sky HD optical going into the surround sound.
     
  18. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Good stuff Tim, glad you're pleased with it.
     
  19. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    i know sky doesnt do 5.1 via hdmi and needs an optical lead, but is this also true of the 360?
     
  20. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Yeah I knew about Sky, not entirely sure about Xbox to be honest. Whenever I use sound through the Xbox HDMI though it's always delayed by about 1 second so I just use optical all the time.
     
  21. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Yeah you need an optical cable for the 360, it's the only way to get 5.1 out of it, I got these ones off Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390343835748&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:GB:1123 bought two, one for the 360 slim and one for our popcorn hour, they then go into our new receiver (Yamaha RX-V367) along with our 2nd 360 (modded phat) and then that all goes out to the projector from the receiver via one hdmi cable, just choose HDMI 1/2/3 on the Receiver for whichever device we want to use and it passes through the signal to the projector with no delay, works really well, just have basic wired speakers though :)
     
  22. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    After looking around im gonna get in to the proper surround systems

    Gonna cost £500+ though and thats just for a Onkyo receiver and Tannoy speakers
     
  23. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Seems a bit steep? Our Yamaha receiver was only about £200 and it's the dog's bollocks :)
     
  24. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    Expensive but its the cheapest that does DTS HD, Dolby HD and Pro Logic IIz and alot of other new stuff as far as i know and they are highly recommended

    I'm gonna have more of a look around as i don't even think i need HD sound :LOL:

    edit: this one has Audyssey on which i want :)

     
    Last edited: 19 September 2011
  25. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    £179.95 for a Sony STRDH810 and that does all the HD audio but it has no network options on it and again i don't think i need them either

    Its getting cheaper...
     
  26. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Choosing ours was a bit of a problem as a headphone socket was an absolute must as the wife generally goes to sleep a bit before me as she has to be up for work so I lay watching football or tv shows or such and like to actually be able to hear it :) Finding a receiver that had optical in and a headphone out was a big problem, the Yamaha was one of the few that did it :)
     
  27. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    I picked up the Yamaha RX-V567 earlier this year and it's a cracking receiver. Previously I had the RX-V361, which was entry level and very basic, but still a very good unit.

    The RX-V567 is definitely worth a look as it only cost me £200 and has a really good feature set with things like HD Audio, 3D ready, 4 HDMI in - 1 out, audio return over HDMI, standby bypass mode, video upscaling, 7.1.........a lot of features for the money.

    I don't think it's got network options but I don't care about that really.
     
  28. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Coopz, HD sound is amazing, you'll love it!
     
  29. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    I forgot all about a headphone socket but i just checked and this has one :)


    Alot of people rate that reciever, where did you pick it up for £200?

    :)

    I guess you only get that from blurays though right?
     
    Last edited: 22 September 2011
  30. Bitter Rivals

    Bitter Rivals International

    24 January 2005
    nope. some mkvs have them
     

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