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are there four channel wireless universal surround receivers

by tbbokun / February 1, 2009 10:48 AM PST

i'm about to buy the 7.1 onkyo ht-s5100 home theater system. i was hoping to make my surrounds wireless but all the wireless products are only for two channels. is there a four channel one out there, can i use two stereo ones in tandem, or am i sol and stuck with wires.

before you say i should buy another system instead, these are my requirements: no built-in disk drive of any kind, substantial wattage outputs, hdmi switching, and ipod dock.

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by jonnybones / February 1, 2009 6:26 PM PST

In order to get good sound you need 3 things; good speakers, a good power source, and a good signal. "Wireless" (I put it in quotes since I have yet to see a true wireless system, though many claim they are wireless) gets rid of 2/3 of those.

The onkyo you selected would be a fine choice. Stick with that.

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wireless debate
by tbbokun / February 6, 2009 10:15 AM PST
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when i say wireless i only mean signal wireless i know i would need an alternate receiver in the back of the room for the four surround speakers.

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Wireless speakers
by bearvp / February 1, 2009 11:32 PM PST

Wireless speakers are over-priced and usually are of only mediocre to poor sound quality. And I don't know of any quality receiver that supports wireless speakers like that.

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not speakers, just transmission of signal.
by tbbokun / February 6, 2009 10:18 AM PST
In reply to: Wireless speakers

i would use the same speakers hooked to an alternate amp receiving a signal wirelessly from the main reciever

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Re: not speakers, just transmission of signal
by DoNoHarm / April 11, 2010 12:45 PM PDT
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I think you are SOL.
by ahtoi / February 2, 2009 2:21 AM PST

But if you can give us a good argument for them then we might change our mind..or at least give you an argument against it, hehe.

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