The logistics of getting all of the wires right is the biggest problem in setting up a new home theater system. With the standard surround sound system installation, you may also be forced to drill holes in the walls to conceal the wires running from the front receiver to your back surround sound speakers. If you would like to do away with some of the unsightly wires and clutter of an ordinary system, then a wireless surround sound system may be what you need.
In any common wired setup a the speakers usually includes just one front center channel, left and right front channels, left and right rear or surround channels plus a single bass channel. In a good number of wireless systems sold today the left and right rear speakers will be wireless. The days of having to face wired speakers are over and wireless speakers have become a workable preference.
The down side to wireless speakers, if you listen to the experts, would be the sound isn't as good as a wired system. The wireless theater systems are a little more high-priced than the regular systems. Also, when setting up your rear speakers in each corner of your room, you have to make certain that they each have access to a power outlet near by.
You can find wireless surround sound systems as entire systems available that are an integrated solution. You can also find separate component solutions which will allow you to upgrade your present home theater. As an upgrade or add-on system the components for the wireless portion of the home theater system may be comprised of a transmitter and receivers that may be connected to your current speakers, or a transmitter and speakers bundled together as a single system. You connect the transmitter to your receiver or amplifier to deliver the audio signals to the wireless speakers.
In the event you don't have any existing surround sound system equipment then an all in one solution may be for you. In an All in one or home theater in a box (HTIB) solution the receiver will be bundled with the front left, right and center channels together with the two surround speakers, and a sub woofer for the bass channel. The receiver or main controller of the home theater system will include a wireless transmitter that is connected to all the wireless speakers in the system.
The Bottom line is you won't to need run / hide wires or drill holes within the walls to enjoy you new Home theater. This will eliminate the primary problem of installing your surround sound system.