How to set up your wireless home theater system

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If only you could tame the wild tangle of wires behind your TV. What if there weren't any? Tidy up with Veronica Belmont as she explains how to make your HDTV, Blu-ray Disc Player and home theater system wireless.

How to set up your wireless home theater system

If only you could tame the wild tangle of wires behind your TV. What if there weren't any? Tidy up with Veronica Belmont as she explains how to make your HDTV, Blu-ray Disc Player and home theater system wireless with these simple steps…

  1. Make sure you have an existing home network with a wireless router. You will need a Blu-ray disc player and an HDTV with built in Wi-Fi so that you can wirelessly connect your products to the network. To do so, follow the setup directions on your screen.
  2. Wireless speakers are an optional addition, which allow you to get surround sound without having to run wires across the room. Angle all additional speakers towards where you’ll be sitting for optimum sound.
  3. Now power up your system and start streaming online entertainment directly from the Internet.
Transcript VERONICA BELMONT: Today I'm going to show you how to go wireless with your Blu-ray disc home theater system. And why would you want to do that? Well, for many reasons. But for starters, just look at this ugly, horrible cable mess. Say goodbye. Wireless Internet connectivity allows you to conveniently access and stream online entertainment directly form the Internet.

Movies, videos, TV episodes, music and more from a huge list of providers like Netflix, Youtube, and Pandora just to name a few.

All of this without needing a dedicated ethernet connection.

Plus, you can easily set up your home theater system wherever you'd like.

You don't need to near an ethernet port to be able to connect to the internet.

First thing's first. You'll need an existing home network with a router.

If your router is not already wireless, you'll need to upgrade to a wireless router.

The wireless router is hardwired to your broadband connection then the router gives off wireless signal, which connects with your wifi-enabled devices.

Next, you'll want to ensure your products have built-in wifi, like this HDTV and Blu-ray disc home theater system.

[Built-in Wi-Fi, Flexible in home theater placement] If they don't have built-in Wi-Fi, but are Wi-Fi enabled, that's fine, too.

Just make sure you buy the appropriate Wi-Fi adapter.

Okay, now that you've got a wireless connection and Wi-Fi enabled products, you can connect your products to Wi-Fi network wherever your products are set up.

Depending on your router and network configuration, you may need to take additional steps to finish your Wi-Fi set up.

Typically, your onscreen display will help guide you through the set-up process.

Place your HDTV and Blu-ray home theater system wherever you like.

Next, set up the speakers.

This system has wireless rear speakers so you won't have to run wires from the front of the room to the back.

This unit sends a signal to the transmitter box in the back of the room.

It needs to be plugged into an outlet so it can send a wireless signal to the rear speakers.

Now place your speakers and sub-woofer around the room, two speakers on

either side of the TV and two in the back of the room angled toward where you'll sit and one speaker centered slightly below your HDTV.

The sub-woofer can be on the left or the right of the TV.

Now power up your system and start streaming online entertainment directly from the Internet.

With millions of choices, you'll never run out of things to watch.

I'm Veronica Belmont with Sony for Howdini.

For more great tips and ideas, go to sony.com/howdini.
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  • Veronica Belmont

    Veronica Belmont Technology Guru Veronica Belmont is a self-proclaimed gamer and social networking junkie. Veronica made her mark as a producer and on-air talent, leaving to host the eclectic video show Mahalo Daily, which was named one of the top new podcasts in 2008 on iTunes. more about this expert »

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