Originally Posted by Lindon
It's the rear speaker wiring that's the problem and that's why I liked wireless. I've researched running wires from front to rear, but living in a slab home it didn't look very appealing or easy. I realize what you've suggested offers more quality, but I'm willing to sacrifice some quality for simplicity.
I understand that.. but if you can get into your attic it's actually very easy to run the wires in the walls and through the attic.
Also be aware that wireless means it doesn't hook to the amp to get it's power... but it's not really wireless, it will have to be plugged into a wall outlet to power it's onboard amp and receiver.. they also have lots of noise added to the signal.... if it doesn't have any wires at all that means it's battery operated and that would be a total head ache and a very poor performer.
personally I wouldn't spend $500 on surrounds when I don't even have any thing in the front to speak of... But if you're not after quality sound then go for it.. running wires would cost under $40 including wire from monoprice .com, cut-in boxes and wallplates to make it look like a pro installation. Then you should be able to use anything that your TV's on-board amp can push... Don't expect much as it probably has 10-20 watts it can dish out for the surrounds.