So You Want To Go Wireless!

Everything seems to be wireless in this day and age, except our much loved home theater systems. So Sony decided it was high time they got their act together and created the Wireless Home Theater System – a ‘Home Theater in a Box’ at a reasonable cost of $1299.99 US. It includes 5 speakers, a subwoofer, stereo receiver/amplifier, and last but not least, a DVD player.

Granted, it is not the Blu-Ray at $999.99 just for the DVD player, but it definitely does the trick. Sony calls it ‘wireless’ because its rear floor-standing speakers can be placed at the back of your space without any wires or annoying cables hanging around on the floor. But there is one little problem. It is the ultimate, but very tricky to set up if you’re not technology savvy.

Let’s start by first truly describing this ‘dream system’ as it is called by Sony. It has a total of 1000 watts of power (143 watts for each of the five speakers)(285 watts for the subwoofer). Without going into detail about all the specs, suffice to Wireless HDMI Transmitter with 4 Receivers Italy¬†say that this ‘dream system’ has HDMI/High-Definition Multi-Media Interface output. This means to you the consumer that it offers the best audio and video quality when connected to an HDTV, using the right cables of course.

This system is worth every penny. With its many other features, the receiver supports movies and everything with DTS (Digital Theater Surround), Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic ll audio technologies.

Now for the set-up. Because Sony uses DIAT wireless technology (Digital InfraredAudio Transmission) for its rear speakers, it can take quite some time to set up. DIAT is used to beam the audio to the rear speakers. Along with a small amp that is plugged into the rear speakers and a wall outlet, you need to align an infrared transmitter near your TV (which plugs into your receiver/amp, and must face a matching receiver at the back of the room, much like an electronic garage door.

You will need a direct line-of-site for this to work, so unless you have a laser beam (like one used as a level in the construction industry, it may take a lot of trial and error and moving around of furniture.

Have patience and the reward is well worth the effort! Who wants wires travelling along the floor with its obvious dangers anyway. You wouldn’t want to get sued by your friends when tripping over the wires going to get a beer, landing somewhere with a broken arm, or worse a smashed brand new LCD screen!


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