In case you had not noticed wires and physical connections to electronic components are disappearing faster than tickets to an Eric Clapton concert. The wireless routers and Internet connections of today are zipping data through our homes and coffee shops, and the 3G and 4G networks are streaming videos around our heads as we drive to the malls, parks, or even Walt Disney World. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that wireless home theater systems are becoming quite popular with home owners who desire quick and easy solutions to getting top notch sound to go along with that HD flat screen television. While wireless technology for sound is not exactly cutting edge, as the tech for these devices has been around for a while, but recent advances has enabled these units to really deliver some pulse pounding sound equal to their hard wired brethren. In addition, owners love the wireless setup because it eliminates the drilling holes in walls and floors, as well as tucking wires into locations most people do not want to talk about. That being said first timers moving into the wireless arena need to realize that many “wireless” speakers require a power outlet to operate, as the speakers need to draw their power from somewhere. Therefore, potential buyers should double check their existing outlet layout to be certain it will accommodate a wire free surround sound system. Here is a look at four wireless home theater units that can really answer the bell and enhance your home theater experience.
Acoustic Research Wireless 5.1 Home Theater System with Powered Subwoofer
The Acoustic Research Wireless 5.1 Home Theater System with Powered Subwoofer is model number WHT6024 and is available from Best Buy for $169.99. While that is an attractive price for a five speaker system with a powered ten inch subwoofer, this is an example of a unit that needs serious consideration before purchase. The lack of a receiver, remote control, or any type of volume control means this is essentially just a bunch of speakers looking for a home. If you have an existing home theater system, this is likely a great buy. However, if you are looking for a new wireless system with built in decoders, you should likely look at one of the other models. Still, this unit delivers impressive sound quality for its price, but the lack of features really distracts from those assets.
JVC 4.1 Channel Home Theater Soundbar Speaker System with Wireless Subwoofer
The JVC 4.1 Channel Home Theater Soundbar Speaker System with Wireless Subwoofer is model number TH-BA1 at Best Buy and can be found in the online outlet for $279.99. Soundbar technology is extremely popular as it grants all the benefits of Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding technology to deliver optimum sound for movies, music, and games without a standard five plus one set up (five speakers plus a subwoofer). This JVC delivers some great sound and strong bass, and really that is what the home theater experience is all about. This is a solid buy from what amounts to a clearance sale.
Samsung HT-C650W DVD Home Theater With Rear Wireless
For $349.99 at Wal-Mart the Samsung HT-650W DVD Home Theater With Rear Wireless speakers is a nice deal for a unit with an up converting DVD player. The unit also features preset radio stations along with 1000 watts of room shaking power. The auto sound calibration allows for creating the ideal sound environment for just about any room. Along with an HDMI port, the HT-650W comes with an iPod dock and supports iPhone video and sound as well. This is a great example of the folks at Samsung pulling off a nice piece of technology for an okay price.
LG LHB975 Home Theater System
Who would have thought that the electronics department at Wal-Mart could deliver a top of the line audio unit like the LG LHB975 Home Theater System. This bad boy retails for $650.42. At that price range buyers receive a great blu-ray player and solid wireless home theater system that delivers around 1100 watts of power. That means your neighbors will be able to fell the vibrations from your windows. In addition to delivering the best video quality and top of the line audio, this unit is equipped with a wireless Internet connection that allows access to Net Cast and Home Link services. Net Cast is very similar to Net Flix and other streaming video services, while Home Link allows for wireless access to your home network for streaming your media onto your big screen. If you can stand the price tag, this is a great unit to pick up.