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post #1 of 2 Old 12-12-2012, 08:51 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm moving into a new house (well, already constructed so wiring is going to be a pain, but...) and I'm trying to plan how to setup the TVs and source devices.

  • TVs can display the same thing since we are only in one room of the house at a time.
  • Clean looking TVs with no wires or components underneath, etc.
  • Audio will be handled later, probably with two AVR receivers (one for the "main" upstairs TV, and one for the downstairs theater room)

Source components:
  • Satellite box
  • HTPC
  • 360
  • PS3
  • WiiU
  • PC (using HDMI output)
  • (future devices like "PS4" or "XBOX 720", etc)

  • First floor - family room "Main TV" (50" plasma)
  • First floor - living room (future purchase, may not happen for a while)
  • First floor - kitchen (20" lcd)
    • Doesn't need connection to whole-home HDMI. I can just setup an isolated satellite box.
  • Basement - "Theater" TV or projector (future purchase)
  • Second floor - not in use (they will be connected with isolated satellite boxes with RG6)

  • Basement (unfinished section) will have 24U rack with all components listed above.
  • Remote control will use URC RF remotes (already have in old house, etc)
  • 8x1 switch plus 1x3 splitter to feed basement and first floor TVs

Alternate Plan
  • 8x2 hdmi matrix. I can then feed each TV in the house with 2 HDMI cables (using HDBaseT extenders). That way we can watch two different things on any two different TVs. (this is a little bit of a pain, but I just can't afford 8x4 matrix switches)

Can anybody tell me what they think or have any advice? I'm on a very tight budget and the 8x2 hdmi matrix switch (around $700) is even above budget but I'm not sure what else I can do since matrix switches are so darned expensive.
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-12-2012, 03:28 PM
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(duplicate post of the one in the A/V Distribution forum) I replied there.

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