Anyone???Engerland wrote:...I don't see any new information here in two years. As someone looking to build a Cinemar driven system I would be interest in others systems. Anyone want to start listing the key building blocks of their system or perhaps a hypothetical system if they were starting again tomorrow? Thanks! Your insights would be appreciated.
This is what I need from a system...DavidL wrote:You can look at the wiki at the supported devices.
You can then narrow it down by looking at the forum to see how that device / software driver is being used by others (success / failures).
Your question cannot be easily answered because there are now so many devices supported that the combinations / permutations are endless.
There is also several ways to connect virtually any serial device (MLComDevice as example) that further drives the options and choices.
What are you trying to achieve as an end goal (multizone audio / video with HDMI? / security? / lighting control?), describe what hardware you have and what you would like to reuse, your want for personal involvement (do it all yourself vs. hire an integration company), your general budget ($500? $50,000?), your home's general circumstance (is it a ranch? 2 story? any basement? do you want a home theater? will the theater be single purpose or also a family room?) and you'll get back suggestions on what to do next.
Thank you as your post was very helpful. With the Xantech MR, would I need to install the keypads around the home? I would prefer not to have to and just use an iPad to drive the system (with the appropriate Cinemar software of course). Can the Xantech be used as a multi zone system without the keypads?ricks wrote:I think the first question to ask yourself is "do I want a component system with ML/MLS integrating everything or a core system with ML/MLS as a front end?".
Xantech MRAudio for music distribution...
With the exception of one zone, yes. TV speakers though will be used for video sources.bigDvette wrote:
Are your audio zones and video zones the same locations? If not what do you plan to use to listen to video sources (local amp, tv speakers?)
I would prefer all cable boxes to be centrally located.bigDvette wrote:Do you plan to have cable boxes at all locations?
Yes. Are you suggesting baluns?bigDvette wrote:Can you run cat5/6 to the Video locations?
Component.bigDvette wrote:What type of video connections do you plan to use HDMI or Component?
I would be surprised if this would be more than two.bigDvette wrote:How many different movie streams do you believe you will serve at once?
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