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Old 20-09-2012, 22:56
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So, my wishlist is a good quality 5.1 setup, that can be easily connected to the SkyHD box, but with rear wireless speakers.

Just after some recommendations, views etc.

Oh, I'm hoping to pay around the 200 mark. Ha.... I know.... but I'd like to do it on a budget.
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Old 22-09-2012, 10:40
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Samsung did some home cinema kits at 200 with the option to add wireless speaker module. The rub is that the module was over 100 extra.
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Old 22-09-2012, 16:57
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The wireless rear speakers aren't actually wireless. I used to have a Panasonic all in one that had a wireless module. the two rears were connected to the wireless receiver by wires (go figure) but the wires connecting them were too short and the power cable caused a clicking sound when near the speaker cables. I ditched it after around 9 months and went back to all wired speakers. It was a good all in one though apart from that.
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Old 22-09-2012, 17:09
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The wireless rear speakers aren't actually wireless. I used to have a Panasonic all in one that had a wireless module. the two rears were connected to the wireless receiver by wires (go figure) but the wires connecting them were too short and the power cable caused a clicking sound when near the speaker cables. I ditched it after around 9 months and went back to all wired speakers. It was a good all in one though apart from that.
That is what people forget. The wireless receiver needs power. Then you need a power amplifier to drive the speakers.

So you need a mains lead to connect to the receiver/amp and wires to the speakers if the receiver/amp is separate or two mains leads, one per speaker, if the speakers have the receiver/amp built in.

So hardly wireless. And not much use if your room doesn't have a suitable mains socket nearby.
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Old 22-09-2012, 21:19
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I would say an IMPORTANT part of choosing a home cinema system to be used with a sky box, is to ensure that you can program the sky remote control to operate the AV amp or whatever you use.

To that end, I remind you of a link from another thread a while back to this document: at http://www.sky.it/statics/pdf/area-c...mysky_pace.pdf

Yes it's in Italian, but look at page 98 for a full list of AV amp remote control codes. Many many more codes listed there than on any UK website.

Shame on Sky UK. the information is there, why not provide that information in English to UK sky users on the Sky.co.uk website.
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Old 22-09-2012, 21:27
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That is what people forget. The wireless receiver needs power. Then you need a power amplifier to drive the speakers.

So you need a mains lead to connect to the receiver/amp and wires to the speakers if the receiver/amp is separate or two mains leads, one per speaker, if the speakers have the receiver/amp built in.

So hardly wireless. And not much use if your room doesn't have a suitable mains socket nearby.
Yeah it was a pain in the ass using the wireless receiver. no matter where I tried to put the mains cable it would be touching one of the speaker cables and causing the clicking sound through the speaker and it became quite annoying. The model I had was the Panasonic sc-pt467 and off all the reviews I read about it, the clicking sound was the main focus. Shame really, as the PQ and sound were extremely good
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Old 23-09-2012, 13:20
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I would say an IMPORTANT part of choosing a home cinema system to be used with a sky box, is to ensure that you can program the sky remote control to operate the AV amp or whatever you use.

To that end, I remind you of a link from another thread a while back to this document: at http://www.sky.it/statics/pdf/area-c...mysky_pace.pdf

Yes it's in Italian, but look at page 98 for a full list of AV amp remote control codes. Many many more codes listed there than on any UK website.

Shame on Sky UK. the information is there, why not provide that information in English to UK sky users on the Sky.co.uk website.
Very useful link, thanks.
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