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Wireless Surround sound

I know alot of you guys are into electronics, has anyone tried the wireless surround sound?

I've heard differing opinions, just curious if anyone has actual experience w/the units and can recommend one over the other?

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Can anyone snake wires?

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Assuming this is for home theater, is the room carpeted?

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I just did in ceiling speakers and they sound great compared to having satellites on a stand and I am sure 100% better then wireless. Run the wires above if ceiling wall mounting, run below if your doing stands.

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wireless is lame, especially if you have access below or above.

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How do you run wires underneath the carpet?
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How do you run wires underneath the carpet?
pull it up, run it, restretch the carpet.

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pull it up, run it, restretch the carpet.
dammit I was hoping there would be an easier way such as tying the wire to a gerbil and letting it run through to the other side.
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Never had any luck with any wireless surrounds.

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I searched a while ago for wireless surround and there was nothing for true 5.1 or 6.1 surround. Just mono like it you wanted a speaker in another room for music.

I'm not sure what they have out today for this.




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Hardwood but open basement ceiling

I went under the floor and in the basement ceiling for mine. It was really easy. Not much snaking to do there.

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Thanks guys, not going with wireless and am snaking under the floor

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dammit I was hoping there would be an easier way such as tying the wire to a gerbil and letting it run through to the other side.
you and your farking arse gerbils
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dammit I was hoping there would be an easier way such as tying the wire to a gerbil and letting it run through to the other side.
GB makes a flat fish tape that can be snaked under carpet. It used to be generally available at Menards. For short runs, like across doorways, it works well, but for across a room, it's probably easier to pull the carpet up and then re-stretch. Alternatively, you can tuck a thin wire into the gap between the tack strip and the baseboard and run it around the perimeter of the room.

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Yeah I was looking into this as well and you can get tape the covers your wires if you run them along the wall the tape then can be painted over. Here is a link
though this if flatwire not sure if anyone has used it and there opinions on it.

http://www.hometoys.com/htinews/dec0...r/hidewire.htm

Here is some more options.
http://cableorganizer.com/articles/W...ire-Cover.html

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GB makes a flat fish tape that can be snaked under carpet. It used to be generally available at Menards. For short runs, like across doorways, it works well, but for across a room, it's probably easier to pull the carpet up and then re-stretch. Alternatively, you can tuck a thin wire into the gap between the tack strip and the baseboard and run it around the perimeter of the room.
Werd. Thanks for the idea, I'll hafta check that out
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