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Need audio advice

by berrigan7 / November 20, 2006 10:04 AM PST

My wife recently told me her wish is to get continuous music throughout our house. Does anyone know the best way to do this? My options that I can think of are...
- subscribe to the digital music through my local cable network and string wires all over the house from the base unit or just let the volume come through the TV's throughout the house. But I think I need a seperate digital unit for each TV (I think).
- Buy satelite radio subscription and get portable players throughout the house.

All my electronics are at least 10 years old and I'm willing to invest in a couple of components, but don't want to pay through the nose. I just bought a Sony Bravia HDTV don't know how that factors in the decsion, but wanted to let you know in case there was something to leverage. Anybody have any advice? Even the simplest direction would help lessen the number of choices I'm dealing with now.
Thanks in advance.

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CALL A PROFESSIONAL INSTALLER AND GET SOME ESTIMATES.......
by Riverledge / November 20, 2006 10:17 AM PST
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THIS A TOUGH QUESTION........ not knowing enough info about your home and budget, etc.,etc.

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MR. BERR TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE AND START OVER AGAIN HA HA
by stewart norrie / November 21, 2006 2:48 AM PST
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Just kidding, I would say a satellite radio would be your best bet. Also if you had a nice 5.1. sound system you may want to add music to your t.v. but if you are using just the t.v. speakers it would be a waste of time good luck stewee

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Addressing just part of your dilemma
by NM_Bill / November 22, 2006 1:13 AM PST
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the music services are becoming a great resource. A close friend got XM radio in a new car, then got it in his house also. Loves it. Then he added Rhapsody music service. I have it seriously in mind. Rhapsody is $9.95/month & already has 2 1/2 million songs. Dial in a genre you like & groove for hours. They indicate what's playing so the info lets you buy that CD if becoming one of your real favorites.

I'm waiting because I seriously am looking at integrating one of the new music servers cheaper than the big bucks custom installation type things. I'm eager for more info on these, like Sonos, Olive & Slim Devices Transporter. I hope they become mainstream & work some less than stellar bugs out.

For years I've bought 1st cassettes (& dubbed a lot) & CDs. Thing is that industry is moving towards obsoleting CDs in favor of DVDs. Hey, adding video isn't bad. DVD players would continue to play CDs.

Important factor is that great real time resources make buying all the good stuff obsolete.

My middling cable company (Cable One) has around 25 music channels upgraded from their crummy former system. I know the dish type people have things like the Rhapsody as an optional add on.

Considering the horror of paying some pro to fish wires throughout your house is negative. The music servers I referred to are like a grand to get into, then extra expense for their remote devices, but maybe you'd like to Google for info about them. I wish these online resources like c/net were providing more coverage of this stuff.

Hope you get much more response here & if it expands the universe of discussion of this stuff, hope you repost to spread the news.

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