been totally satisfactory. My living room had to remain a living room, not a dedicated home theater. I wound up with 5.1. I feel 7.1 is overkill except for those dedicated to the most involving surround environment or very large space. I resented the money but routed the rears up the front wall, over the ceiling to the rears on a 3 foot vertical because LR is 12 feet, surrounding open floor plan is 9 feet.

If wireless actually worked without drop outs, etc. it'd be much more a tantalizing solution. The proposition I would pursue is if using a custom installer who guaranteed satisfactory results, I would hold them to the performance promise.