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Wireless surround sound system for TV

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This is my first post in this forum so hello everyone!

I am in the market for a (Q) LED TV - 65 inches and wanted to supplement with a surround sound system that is wireless. Most of the ones that I could find were wireless from receiver to speakers but the speakers were wired for power. I know SONOS is wireless too but unsure if its speakers have to be wired for power.

Can anyone recommend a true wireless surround sound system that is powered by battery pack or something similar? Or the only thing in the market today are the above options OR the only other option is a wireless sound bar?

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Hi there:

This is my first post in this forum so hello everyone!

I am in the market for a (Q) LED TV - 65 inches and wanted to supplement with a surround sound system that is wireless. Most of the ones that I could find were wireless from receiver to speakers but the speakers were wired for power. I know SONOS is wireless too but unsure if its speakers have to be wired for power.

Can anyone recommend a true wireless surround sound system that is powered by battery pack or something similar? Or the only thing in the market today are the above options OR the only other option is a wireless sound bar?

Thanks in advance.
Wireless surround can be a snake pit. Not only the technology but the connections. You are correct in that most of them are wireless to the main unit but the sides need to have power and are wired to each other. A battery pack option would be flaky at best.

There are some decent soundbars that will give you much better sound than the tv's speakers, and that my be your only viable option, other than a true 5.1 system (separates).

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There is no such thing as a wireless surround sound system as you are describing. However, you can easily get stereo sound. Since there seems to be no concern about them going dead in the middle of your program, Bluetooth speakers are the only ones I know of that have batteries. All you would need is a Bluetooth transmitter that would connect to the TV’s audio outputs. Bluetooth can be blinky, but the Avantree Oasis appears to be one of the better transmitters. Just make sure the TV you buy has the audio outputs that your Bluetooth transmitter requires.

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Thanks so much!
If I want to go with a modular setup where I get lets say an Onkyo receiver and couple side speakers and possibly a sound bar as well as couple in wall speakers away from the TV and on the back and side - can I do that ?
I guess get the Onkyo receiver as a one off and then get the 5.1 that includes the in wall? Is that doable? what brand(s) would you recommend?
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If I want to go with a modular setup where I get lets say an Onkyo receiver and couple side speakers and possibly a sound bar as well as couple in wall speakers away from the TV and on the back and side - can I do that ?
I guess get the Onkyo receiver as a one off and then get the 5.1 that includes the in wall? Is that doable? what brand(s) would you recommend?
Ideally you don't want to use a soundbar or a wireless setup but to go with separates (speakers and receiver). Wall mounting your front sound stage speakers would work but you're best off not to. Can you fit RF/RL speakers on stands to the side of the tv and possibly mount a center above or below your tv? Might be helpful to us if you explained your setup (wall mounted tv, on a console, etc).

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The TV is wall mounted about 6 feet (measured to the center of the TV) from the floor. Yes, R/L will work as well as the center that would take care of the front sound - but I was looking to supplement with the back sound - like have in wall for the back? So basically a 5.1 set up with woofer. This is for a family room approx. 14 X 20 FT that backs up to a dining area that is almost the same dimensions with regular 9 ft ceiling - so the reason why I thought of a sound bar was a suggestion that for the size of the the area a sound bar may suffice but I am unsure...
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The TV is wall mounted about 6 feet (measured to the center of the TV) from the floor. Yes, R/L will work as well as the center that would take care of the front sound - but I was looking to supplement with the back sound - like have in wall for the back? So basically a 5.1 set up with woofer. This is for a family room approx. 14 X 20 FT that backs up to a dining area that is almost the same dimensions with regular 9 ft ceiling - so the reason why I thought of a sound bar was a suggestion that for the size of the the area a sound bar may suffice but I am unsure...
Is there a reason why you can't put the side channels on stands to either side of the listening area (I'm assuming a couch). I have two HTS's. A smaller system downstairs for day-to-day use and a bigger one upstairs for 4k HDR viewing. Both are 5.1 with the side channels on stands at either end of the couch. The downside of wall installed side or back channels is that some of the sound is "encased" in the wall so you might not get the full benefit of atmospheric sound which is what the side channels (typical 5.1) and the back channels (typical 7.1) offer.

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My couch is actually on the side not in front due to the layout of my room - rough layout attached. Also, sorry I am new to this what is an HTS?-
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My couch is actually on the side not in front due to the layout of my room - rough layout attached. Also, sorry I am new to this what is an HTS?-
HTS = Home Theater System. So you won't be facing the panel directly but viewing it from the side? If that's the case then that makes surround sound difficult. You could always "separate" the room by moving the couch in front of the tv, with the chairs (I'm assuming the squares are chairs) on the side where the couch is.

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What Otto said. You can’t do surround sound with the room set up like that. People will only hear the speakers closest to them. If you aren’t willing to re-arrange the room, just get a sound bar and be done with it.

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Ok - thank you for your help. I will go for the sound bar and perhaps R/LHS speakers.
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Ok - thank you for your help. I will go for the sound bar and perhaps R/LHS speakers.
That may work, sort of, but you're still going to lose proper audio fidelity due to the side viewing of the tv. If it were me, I wouldn't bother with side speakers and just stick with a soundbar if you're not willing to move the couch to sit directly in front of your tv or place the tv on the opposite wall.

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***I'm a little confused with your room setup. If I look at it correctly - the couch (main seating area) is facing "East" while your TV is due North. That means that unless your are lying down (at which you'd still be off angle to the left) you are cranking your head 90 degrees to the left to see the TV. Is this correct? Is the main use of this TV for your dining room area (TV while eating?) I'm not sure I'd even invest in a soundbar (cheapo at most) with this setup. Not trying to be negative but I don't understand how you make this room work at all unless you find another alternate TV location.

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***I'm a little confused with your room setup. If I look at it correctly - the couch (main seating area) is facing "East" while your TV is due North. That means that unless your are lying down (at which you'd still be off angle to the left) you are cranking your head 90 degrees to the left to see the TV. Is this correct? Is the main use of this TV for your dining room area (TV while eating?) I'm not sure I'd even invest in a soundbar (cheapo at most) with this setup. Not trying to be negative but I don't understand how you make this room work at all unless you find another alternate TV location.
That's how we interrupted the OP's setup as well. Either he moves the couch to the middle of the room, places it on the wall opposite the couch's present position, or just leave it alone and purchase a garden-variety soundbar or use the tv's speakers. IMO, it's a waste of money to put speakers on either end of the couch.

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I can't put the couch directly in front of the TV as it will block the entrance to the family room area and will look weird - LOL lets not get into interior design. But I get your point - I am leaning towards just getting a Samsung sound bar and perhaps L and R. The only option I can have my couch directly in front of the TV is to mount over the fireplace which is to the right of the graphic I had sent but that would entail dry wall work to fill the current hole for wiring plus other implications/complications or so I have heard associated with mounting TVs over a fireplace(??).

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I can't put the couch directly in front of the TV as it will block the entrance to the family room area and will look weird - LOL lets not get into interior design. But I get your point - I am leaning towards just getting a Samsung sound bar and perhaps L and R. The only option I can have my couch directly in front of the TV is to mount over the fireplace which is to the right of the graphic I had sent but that would entail dry wall work to fill the current hole for wiring plus other implications/complications or so I have heard associated with mounting TVs over a fireplace(??).
If you get a soundbar then you don't need L/R speakers, besides you don't have anywhere to put them that's going to afford you the benefit of separate speakers. Just get a soundbar that has a wireless sub (LG makes a nice one) and be done with it. Mounting a tv over a fireplace is purely a personal decision. There are drawbacks so you really need to think it through before you commit.

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