I'm not sure exactly which topic to post this in so I figured this is the best since I'm looking at doing an automation system in the Sports Bar. Basically I am in the process of opening a new Sports Bar and wanted some advice. The building is 6500 sq/ft total, but 5000 sq/ft is the dining area. This is what I've come up with so far, but got different opinions from various AV guys here.
- We will have approximately 42 displays (43" & 51" Plasmas)
- Wanted to do a 16x48 Component Matrix System (NeoPro or VideoStorm)
- 11 DirecTv Boxes, 2 Cable boxes & 1 DVD (advertising on a loop)
- Control4 1- HC1000 & 1- HC 300
- All light switches using Control4
- 2 wall mount Control4 touch panels
- Cat 5 cables ran to each TV with Component Baluns
- 10 pairs of speakers
- 5 different zones for audio
The questions I have:
1. I've been told not to use component matrix as I will be wasting money since it is going away. I know it will be going away, but since it's still available will I be making a mistake? I like HDMI, but can't seem to work that into my budget.
2. One AV company told me to use ZeeVee instead of the Matrix System. I've never heard of this and tried figuring out if that's a good idea but their website doesn't explain it very well. Any ideas?
3. Is Control 4 a good system to go for in Commercial application? I have it in my house and love the way it operates.
4. Is 10 pairs of speakers good enough for 5000 sq/ft area? Any recommendations on commercial use speakers?
5. Can someone point me in the right direction on TV placement (height, angle, optimal viewing position etc...)?
6. I'm planning on using Samsung 43" & 51" Plasma TV's because of the refresh rate and of course price. Is there a disadvantage on using plasmas in a sports bar? We do have windows but no direct sunlight will be coming inside.
7. We found some TV mounts online from a company named Dayton, anyone heard of them if the Ceiling Mounts are reliable?
I know I'm asking a lot of questions and if any of them seem too vague I can elaborate as much as needed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.