No matter how advanced a home theater system you have, secretly hidden behind it is a jungle of wires that you don’t want to see. Wireless home theater system components can help to you to clear that jungle.
The most difficult part in setting up a new home theater system is the complicated cable hookups. The cable connections for many systems are wrongly configured, leading to sub-optimal sound or even damage to system components. In addition, wiring speakers is an extremely complex job that often requires the snaking of wires within walls and ceilings to hide ugly speaker cables. This is the case particularly for providing connections to the rear and center surround speakers in a system.
In wireless home theater systems, a receiver is incorporated which transmits the sound signals to remote speaker units. These units then send the sound to be played by the speakers. There is no actual connection of the speakers to the receiver or amplifier.
Earlier, wireless home theater systems speakers suffered because of either battery life or interference. Battery life refers to the remote battery-powered units that received the sound signals from the wireless amplifier. Interference is the loss of quality of the sound signal, or its disruption in its journey from the amplifier to the speakers.
Battery life problems have been taken care of by new technologies which either extend battery life or provide remote speaker units to be powered by connection to power outlets providing unlimited stable power. Problems arising out of the degradation of signal quality and interference have been solved to an extent with advances in transmitting frequencies and strength.
One wireless home theater system package that includes capability for remote rear speakers is the Philips LX3750W Home Theater in a Box Sound System. It has a single-disc DVD player that also plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs with MP3 file compatibility. Its receiver is capable of decoding both current audio standards, Dolby Digital and DTS. It can also decode the older Dolby ProLogic II format. The front and front-center channel speakers are linked by speaker cables with the two left and right rear speakers. This eliminates the need for wiring the rear speakers while trying to avoid the ugly resulting wires snaking along the edge of the wall around the room.