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Wireless speakers - so we can pipe itunes round the house

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SueW Sat 15-Sep-07 18:07:27

Any recommendations?

Not too expensive.

arfishy Sun 16-Sep-07 07:13:10

Hmm. Do you mean like a media sender? I've just bought an Apple TV which lets you send your itunes to your tv - so streams or stores tv shows, music videos, normal itunes music etc from your itunes library.

It's absolutely the dogs cojones (this is a technical term wink). I've just synced everything on my laptop to it and DD is loving choosing videos, songs and movies. It also uses our photos as a screensaver (but a funky lots of different sized pictures flipping and moving over the screen sort of way).

I got it set up in about oooh 3 minutes (and I'm not really a Mac person tbh, but this was just sooo easy and looks amazing.)

The new update out also lets you stream utube directly from it <shudders in anticipation>

There are plenty of other media senders out there - Philips do one which lets you play your music in any room of the house with base stations. It's called the Streamium - take a look on the website.

Can't advise on price as am in Oz. These things are globally available tho. Decide if it's just music you want or video, the ones that play video are more expensive, but well worth it if you want to supervise childrens choices.

If you're not after a way of accessing your digital stuff remotely then I suppose you could just get wireless speakers connected to your laptop/desktop and move them into a different room. Hopefully somebody who's done this will come along as I'm not too sure how far you can move wireless speakers before the quality drops.


SueW Sun 16-Sep-07 17:16:50

Thanks arfishy.

Your set up sounds good but I am (budget wise) having to think cheaper than buying a new TV more juse recommendations for wireless speakers. E.g. these have good reviews.

arfishy Sun 16-Sep-07 22:52:06

Apple TV is just a box but yes, maybe a tad more than the speakers.

They look like a great idea smile. Reviews are really good. I'd go for it.

Cappuccino Sun 16-Sep-07 23:01:39

i had some wireless speakers a while ago cost about £100

didn't work unless you put them right next to the stereo hmm

SueW Mon 17-Sep-07 16:42:59

That's what I'm afraid of.

arfishy Tue 18-Sep-07 04:42:16

The reviews are all positive. Why don't you get them and just return them if they don't do what they say on the box? They're supposed to reach for miles, and wireless doesn't need line of sight.

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