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WiFi vs Ethernet for my theater

  • 7 August 2019
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I have the option of running ethernet cables to each of my speakers in my small theater:

PlayBar
Sub
Play1s Surround

Is there an advantage to doing so? It plays fine now via WiFi but my signal is not that strong in this part of the house.
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Best answer by Airgetlam 7 August 2019, 21:58

The nice thing about wiring ethernet is you remove most wifi interference possibilities, although not duplicate IP issues, unless you set up reserved IP addresses.

That being said, if it's working fine the way it is, why change it?

Note that when being used as the "home theater" aspect, with the line in from the TV, the actual signal that everything in the Home Theater is connecting to is the PLAYBAR, and not your home wifi. It's only when you stream music to it that the data will go across your wifi (on a 2.4ghz signal) to your PLAYBAR, which then sends it to all the "bonded" devices of the SUB and surrounds on a 5Ghz signal that it generates.

So ultimately, even if you were to "wire" the system, all you really want to do is wire the PLAYBAR.
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The nice thing about wiring ethernet is you remove most wifi interference possibilities, although not duplicate IP issues, unless you set up reserved IP addresses.

That being said, if it's working fine the way it is, why change it?

Note that when being used as the "home theater" aspect, with the line in from the TV, the actual signal that everything in the Home Theater is connecting to is the PLAYBAR, and not your home wifi. It's only when you stream music to it that the data will go across your wifi (on a 2.4ghz signal) to your PLAYBAR, which then sends it to all the "bonded" devices of the SUB and surrounds on a 5Ghz signal that it generates.

So ultimately, even if you were to "wire" the system, all you really want to do is wire the PLAYBAR.
Agree with Bruce - if you wire anything just wire the Playbar.
Thanks, everyone. Got the Playbar wired.

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