I BOUGHT THE SONY BDV-T57 FROM COSTCO AND THE BIG DRAW FOR ME WAS THE WIRELESS CAPABILITIES. NOT HAVING TO HAVE WIRES FRONT TO BACK SOUNDED AWESOME. THEN I OPENED THE BOX AND WAS SETTING EVERYTHING UP AND THEN QUICKLY REALIZED THAT I HAD TO GET A TRANSMITTER $50 AND A REAR AMPLIFIER $150 SO ANOTHER $200 FOR A SYSTEM THAT IS NOT ACTUALLY WIRELESS. YOU STILL HAVE TO CONNECT THE SPEAKERS TO THIS UNIT WHICH MEANS INSTEAD OF NOT HAVING WIRES FROM FRONT TO BACK I KNOW HAVE WIRES FROM SIDE TO SIDE. OH YEAH THAT MAKES IT BETTER. WITH ALL THE MONEY THIS COMPANY AND OTHERS SPEND ON TECHNOLOGY R&D YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THEY CAN'T COME UP WITH A TRUE WIRELESS SYSTEM SERIOUSLY. AND I LOVE SONY PRODUCTS BUT THIS ONE WAS JUST HORRIBLE!
January 31, 2011
These guys are looking for cheap extravagance...
I read a couple reviews and these guys aren't thinking or are looking for a million dollar product for cheap.
Another guy would rather not have an amp and wires, but rather wireless built right into the speaker. This would require two power outlets near the speakers. How inconvenient is that Einstein?
January 31, 2011
This is RIDICULOUS!!!
This product is far from what was advertised; no wonder their no longer selling it! Why use the name "wireless" in the title for a product and it's everything but that! Why not mention that you will need an additional component to get this "wireless" system to operate? It's crazy to buy a $149 system and the main piece to get it to operate cost $169... Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally a waste of time and money. Save yourself and go buy a bundle of speaker wire and run it neatly along the edges of your base board. It's CHEAPER and actually looks better... Total RIP OFF! ***NEVER AGAIN***
January 25, 2011
Come on Sony, you can do better than this
Pay $200 to get rid of 2 wires and that too with a bad design? S-AIR has interference problem with the home wifi (2.4ghz). I have a good old router with 802.11b/g which uses the same frequency as waht sa-20 and hence the interference. I had to upgrade my wireless router with a dual band 802.11n router. Though the setup works, I ended up spending $300 ($150 for wahtsa-20 + $50 for ezw transmitter + $100 for dual band wireless router). Dont make everyone pay for such a low thought design. Come on Sony, you can do better than this.
December 24, 2010