Home theater wireless surround sound

I'm looking to buy a surround system with wireless rear speakers for my TV. Most of the bundles come with a blu-ray player, but I already have one.

What are some recommendations? Will the sound quality of the rears be good since they are wireless? Should I get a passive subwoofer, or a regular one?
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  1. There is no such thing as a "regular" subwoofer. A Passive one just means that it gets it's power from the receiver instead of a built-in amp. Neither one of those is "regular".

    Wireless transmission pretty much means worse sound.

    Need a price range. You can get really pricy with speakers.
  2. Hmm perhaps state a budget and size of room, etc? For one if you wish to have DTS-HD/Dolby True HD you'd have to get a HDMI AVR in the mix :P
  3. I'm not looking for movie theater quality sound. Just something so the sound will be closer to me ears really. Surround sound would be cool too. I think $400 tops is what I'm looking for. As long as the wireless won't be "crackly" like a bad radio station then I'll be fine.
  4. i have to agree with hang-the-9 : if wireless audio is reliable/comparable to traditional wired home audio, we would all move on to that @@

    For $400 ish

    Energy PS500 5CH Home Audio Speaker System $170/free ship with promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882269038

    Denon 1312 avr $180
    http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1312-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B004U403S6/ref=sr_1_127?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1343373356&sr=1-127&keywords=receiver

    Pioneer SW-8 $80 with promo code/free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117402

    $430 in total
  5. In a surround sound system the rear speakers generally only play special effects so having them closer to you will not make things sound clearer to you. I would suggest that you get a good pair of stereo speakers and a surround receiver. Hook up the Bluray and TV to it and set it to stereo. Place the speakers close to you to give you more clarity. You can always add the additional speakers later if you want them.
    Also the center speaker which will produce the dialogue will add clarity so you can also set up a 3 channel system (sub woofer would make it 3.1)
  6. batuchka said:
    i have to agree with hang-the-9 : if wireless audio is reliable/comparable to traditional wired home audio, we would all move on to that @@

    For $400 ish

    Energy PS500 5CH Home Audio Speaker System $170/free ship with promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882269038

    Denon 1312 avr $180
    http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1312-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B004U403S6/ref=sr_1_127?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1343373356&sr=1-127&keywords=receiver

    Pioneer SW-8 $80 with promo code/free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117402

    $430 in total



    Those are some great deals. Thanks, I'll think about it. The speakers are a bit larger than I was thinking about though.
  7. I would really steer clear of small at time tweeter less sats as overall SQ would be severely diminished - with strong fronts your set up can do far better for music too ^^
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