Wiring your flat screen TV to a cable/satellite receiver can be a daunting task, especially if you have wall mounted your TV and need to run wires through your walls. Or how about the eyesore of using a cord concealer to hide the wires running up and down your walls. With the number of devices we have connected to our TVs today, such as cable/satellite receivers, gaming systems, DVD/Blu-ray players, phone/tablet interfaces, and computers (just to name a few), you will have cords going all over the place.
The same as can be said for speakers. To get the most out of your surround sound, you will need to configure your speaker setup around your home theater. Without access to the walls or ceiling, or if you simply don't want speaker cables everywhere, wireless is the way to go.
Fortunately, Smarthome offers some great options for eliminating the cables and wirelessly transmitting all of your Audio/Video (A/V) signals.
Affordable and Reliable AV
The RF LINK Wireless A/V Sender is a tried and true system that does exactly what its name implies. This system is a simple, yet cost effective way to take a standard definition video and stereo audio signal (via composite RCA connections), and send it wirelessly (stream it) up to 400 feet away. The kit uses a high 5.8GHz radio frequency (RF) signal, so you'll avoid interference with other crowded low frequency devices. An infrared (IR) extender is also built in so you will still be able to use your existing remote to control your components.
High-Definition and Expandable HD Content
For streaming High-Definition (HD) signals, the SECO-LARM Wireless HDMI Distribution System is the latest and greatest option. The system seamlessly distributes an HD video and audio signal (via HDMI connections), up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet). The kit uses a 5.1~5.9 GHz RF signal along for transmitting HD 1080p video and digital audio, ideal for most short range residential and commercial applications. Also included is an (IR) extender, so you will still be able to use your existing remote to control your components.
Surround Sound Audio
For a simple 2 channel (right and left) sound system, you can use a Channel Vision 1-to-1 Wireless Audio Transmitter and 1-to-1 Wireless Audio Amplifier and Receiver. The Wireless Transmitter will stream two speaker outputs to the Wireless Receiver which has a 100-Watt built-in amplifier and 2 speaker outputs. This will allow you to keep your home theater amplifier/receiver out of sight with the ability to put your speakers almost anywhere you want, up to 300 feet apart, with limited use of wires from the Wireless Receiver to the speakers.
However, nowadays most home theaters use multi-channel audio – a 7.2 channel system as an example, would use 7 speakers and 2 subwoofers for a completely immersive surround sound experience. For this type of application (or other similar surround sound systems, such as 5.1, 5.2, 7.1, 9.1, 9.2, etc.), use a combination of Channel Vision 1-to-Unlimited Wireless Audio Transmitters and 1-to-Unlimited Wireless Audio Amplifier and Receivers for the speakers (and passive, non-powered subwoofers, and use 1-to-Unlimited Wireless Audio Transmitters and 1-to-Unlimited Wireless Audio Receivers for dual powered subwoofer systems, or a 1-to-1 Wireless Audio Transmitter and 1-to-1 Wireless Audio Receiver for single powered subwoofer systems.