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Look, Ma - No wires: Home cinema kits with wireless speakers

Eliminate some of those pesky cables from your surround-sound set up with these "wireless" home cinema systems.

Wireless surround cinema kits

Want to go with 5.1 speakers for the full surround sound home theatre experience, but can't bear the thought of all that speaker wire snaking around your lounge?

The good news
You'll never get rid of speaker wire completely, but we've rounded up a few home cinema systems that at least eliminate the biggest headache - connecting the long run to the rear speakers in the back of your room. These kits have big sonic impact, and the clutter-free style to match.

The bad news
Although you'll be free of a couple obtrusive lengths of speaker cable, you'll still need to find power points for the rear speakers in these systems. Furthermore, note that some systems, like the Sony DAV-LF1, need the rear speakers connected to each other, while others, like the LG LH-W5100, do not .

Panasonic SC-HT880W

Panasonic SC-HT880W
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Many pubs don't pump out this much power from their stage PAs, but you'll get 1000W in your very own living room with the Panasonic SC-HT880W.

LG LH-W5100 wireless home theatre

LG LH-W5100 wireless home theatre
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The LH-W5100 is a decent system that performs well with both audio and video, and the wireless rears are a breeze to set up.

Sony DAV-LF1 DVD Home Theatre System

Sony DAV-LF1 DVD Home Theatre System
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Sony's DAV-LF1 is one of the best-looking sound systems we've seen that doesn't sacrifice sound quality for style.