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Panasonic HTIBs go wireless
January 8, 2005; 1:57 p.m.
SC-HT920, except that it includes built-in compatibility for the optional wireless rear-speaker package--should you choose to purchase it.
The price: Available in April for $499.
The prospects: The dirty secret of home-theater systems is that many people never even connect the rear speakers--they can't deal with those two long cables snaking to the back of the room. Panasonic's two-part wireless system will offer additional flexibility for such consumers. We just hope the sound quality is up to snuff; many cable-less systems just can't approximate the dependability of a hard-wired connection.
By John P. Falcone, senior associate editor, CNET Reviews
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