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    Question about Surround Sound (home cinema)

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    I used to be pretty good with electronics and stuff however it's been a long time since I bought anything other than a TV or Radio!
    I'm looking at getting an cinema system for the TV downstairs, however we live in a cottage style property so the TV is in the corner of the room and the sofas/chairs aren't lined up in a square formation. What I'm saying is, I've seen with surround sound systems that you have to have the individual units placed in specific places to get the real effect.

    Also, Is it possible to get a true wireless system so there are NO cables?

    Any help and advise would be great!

    We have a 37" Samsung and SKY HD+

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    Original Poster Banned

    Heres the room:

    http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4463/roomz.jpg

    That's very similar to the setup of my room, but a much better picture!!

    http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/sancho_1983/Untitled-2.jpg

    The red dots are where my speakers are, it's not perfect, not as good as it was in my old (square) room. But still sounds pretty good.

    Not sure about wireless, you would struggle to get wireless hdmi etc.

    I bought a Sony receiver from AVforums second hand, and some second hand Tannoy speakers, i'm more than happy with it, even watching Toy Story the other day it sounded immense

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    you have no chance of getting any kind of surround effect with your tv where it currently is. I would swap the large sofa over with the tv

    you only asked one question

    Also, Is it possible to get a true wireless system so there are NO cables?

    Answer = yes

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    yup that´s 2 questions

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    toshapetriji;8305340

    yup that´s 2 questions


    :thinking:

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    sancho1983;8305317

    That's very similar to the setup of my room, but a much better … That's very similar to the setup of my room, but a much better picture!!The red dots are where my speakers are, it's not perfect, not as good as it was in my old (square) room. But still sounds pretty good.Not sure about wireless, you would struggle to get wireless hdmi etc. :)I bought a Sony receiver from AVforums second hand, and some second hand Tannoy speakers, i'm more than happy with it, even watching Toy Story the other day it sounded immense



    Thanks for that - whats the red dot in front on the TV?
    I think we can set up the rest as you have suggested.

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    csiman;8305334

    you have no chance of getting any kind of surround effect with your tv … you have no chance of getting any kind of surround effect with your tv where it currently is. I would swap the large sofa over with the tvyou only asked one questionAlso, Is it possible to get a true wireless system so there are NO cables?Answer = yes



    Any wireless surround sound recommendations that would fit my TV setup?

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    JonnyTwoToes;8305762

    Thanks for that - whats the red dot in front on the TV?I think we can set … Thanks for that - whats the red dot in front on the TV?I think we can set up the rest as you have suggested.


    center speaker for speech

    another dot needed somewhere for subwoofer but that can go anywhere as its non-directional.

    bear in mind this is only suitable for 1 person (ME). Other people watching will hear left or right only depending on where they are sitting

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    JonnyTwoToes;8305804

    Any wireless surround sound recommendations that would fit my TV setup?


    no idea as mine are wired. remember that all the speakers that are wireless will need a power supply so it sort of defeats he object if you have to run power cables around.

    I would lift the carpet and put the speaker cables down or run them around the bottom of the skirting.

    csiman;8305334

    Also, Is it possible to get a true wireless system so there are NO … Also, Is it possible to get a true wireless system so there are NO cables?Answer = yes



    Answer no. Even though they can receive the signal wirelessly, this will still need to be connected to each speaker. They will also need power.

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    chester123;8305987

    Answer no. Even though they can receive the signal wirelessly, this will … Answer no. Even though they can receive the signal wirelessly, this will still need to be connected to each speaker. They will also need power.


    what will need to be connected to each speaker? It wouldnt be wireless if you had to connect a speaker cable lol :?

    csiman;8306642

    what will need to be connected to each speaker? It wouldnt be wireless if … what will need to be connected to each speaker? It wouldnt be wireless if you had to connect a speaker cable lol :?



    They still require power leads though.

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    awoodhall2003;8306654

    They still require power leads though.


    which is what I said. I thought OP meant NO cables as in speaker cables. Its obvious that power cabling is gonna be required :-D

    csiman;8306642

    what will need to be connected to each speaker? It wouldnt be wireless if … what will need to be connected to each speaker? It wouldnt be wireless if you had to connect a speaker cable lol :?



    The wireless box which receives the signal will need to be connected to each speaker. They will also need independent power.

    In effect "wireless" speakers need twice as many wires as non wireless ones.

    csiman;8306719

    which is what I said. I thought OP meant NO cables as in speaker cables. … which is what I said. I thought OP meant NO cables as in speaker cables. Its obvious that power cabling is gonna be required :-D



    Why is it obvious that speakers require power cables?

    The majority do not, that is where an invention called an "amp" comes into play.

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    chester123;8306805

    The wireless box which receives the signal will need to be connected to … The wireless box which receives the signal will need to be connected to each speaker. They will also need independent power.In effect "wireless" speakers need twice as many wires as non wireless ones.


    Blimey! In effect, they're useless then! ;-)

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    chester123;8306815

    Why is it obvious that speakers require power cables? The majority do … Why is it obvious that speakers require power cables? The majority do not, that is where an invention called an "amp" comes into play.


    I was referring to wireless ones. They arent gonna receive a wireless signal without some kind of power source (or wireless box as you previously said)

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    OP to clarify.....speakers need EITHER their very own power source OR cables going to a wireless unit which will povide power


    therefore NO completely wireless unit exists. Dont know why no one just said that from the offset!

    dcx_badass;8307037

    This thread is about wireless ones though....



    Yes and how they require power. Anything to contribute?

    No as I was replying to this quote: -

    "Also, Is it possible to get a true wireless system so there are NO cables?

    Answer = yes"

    You have taken my comment out of context in your attempt to troll.

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    chester123;8307174

    No as I was replying to this quote: -"Also, Is it possible to get a true … No as I was replying to this quote: -"Also, Is it possible to get a true wireless system so there are NO cables?Answer = yes"You have taken my comment out of context in your attempt to troll.



    actually the statement you just quoted is where this thread fell apart, its totally wrong

    ODB_69;8307186

    actually the statement you just quoted is where this thread fell apart, … actually the statement you just quoted is where this thread fell apart, its totally wrong



    I realise that and that is where my argument kicked in.

    Some people have far too much time on here.

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    LMAO at how petty some people are lol

    JonnyTwoToes;8305762

    Thanks for that - whats the red dot in front on the TV?I think we can set … Thanks for that - whats the red dot in front on the TV?I think we can set up the rest as you have suggested.



    csiman;8305816

    center speaker for speechanother dot needed somewhere for subwoofer but … center speaker for speechanother dot needed somewhere for subwoofer but that can go anywhere as its non-directional.bear in mind this is only suitable for 1 person (ME). Other people watching will hear left or right only depending on where they are sitting



    Yep, other dot is for centre speaker, the amp and sub are just next to the TV, although i might move the sub, just need to find a long enough cable.

    ME is all that matters

    Original Poster Banned

    :-DJesus!
    Now I'm more confused as I was at the beginning!

    The power cables wont be a problem as there are plugs near to where the speakers will be set - I't really more abut having cables coming from the TV to the speakers that would be an issue.

    Thanks for all your help though!

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    JonnyTwoToes;8313693

    :-DJesus!Now I'm more confused as I was at the beginning!The power cables … :-DJesus!Now I'm more confused as I was at the beginning!The power cables wont be a problem as there are plugs near to where the speakers will be set - I't really more abut having cables coming from the TV to the speakers that would be an issue.Thanks for all your help though!


    from my new understanding you would have a signal receiver plugged into the mains (probably just behind where ME is on the picture) and then run speaker cable to each of the rear surround speakers. Basically, you are gonna have to run speaker cable across / around your room.

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    csiman;8313872

    from my new understanding you would have a signal receiver plugged into … from my new understanding you would have a signal receiver plugged into the mains (probably just behind where ME is on the picture) and then run speaker cable to each of the rear surround speakers. Basically, you are gonna have to run speaker cable across / around your room.



    That shouldn't be too much of an issue.

    http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/7752/drawing1.jpg

    this set-up would be good
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