If you are looking to build your own home theater system, you may be wondering whether you should go wireless or not. Wireless systems seem very attractive. Just imagine being able to set up a home theater without having to move your couch to a certain position to cover a cord, and having guests trip over the cords you couldn’t cover up. However, there are drawbacks to owning a wireless system. We’ll explore the pros and cons of the wireless dilemma so that you can make a more informed decision.
Problems With Wireless
We’ll start with the cons since that’s usually what everyone wants to hear before they spend a lot of money on a product or a series of products. When you buy a home theater system, you want to know that it stands up since you’re spending a lot of money on it.
The first problem that you’re going to encounter with a wireless set up is the cost. You should expect to pay quite a bit more for a wireless system than you would with a wired system. If price is not an issue, then that aspect won’t faze you. However, you should also know that wireless systems can malfunction more often than wired systems. Think about it. A wired system has a set path that a signal must follow to get from point A to point B. A wireless system’s signals can become blocked or scrambled for a number of reasons. While these instances are rare, they can happen.
The Good Aspects
Now that the bad aspects are out of the way, let’s look at what’s good about a home theater system that’s completely wireless. First, there are no wires. That’s obvious. However, just think of what that will do as far as your décor goes. You don’t have to position furniture in certain ways, shove cords under floorboards or tape them to the floor so that guests, or you, don’t step on them.
Then there’s the tangling of wires that can occur with a wired system. Nobody knows how wires get tangled like they do. You could spend all day unraveling cords only to come back the next day and it looks like someone tied them in a knot. That’s just how wires go. With a wireless system, there is no tangling because there are no cords!
The truth is, a wireless system will give you just the right sound, and just the right experience to make the money well worth it. The only drawback that holds any water is the fact that it is quite expensive. But in this world you truly do get what you pay for, so expect to pay more but be ready to be blown away with your new wireless home theater system.