Originally Posted by HCCDesignGuy
Ok, ok, so I'll attempt to actually give you what you asked for instead of lip service.
I'm going to answer this directly, meaning for the control system only, not inclusive of any of your other AV components, light control components.
While I design systems on occassion with control 4, since I'm not a dealer I can't offer you pricing.
Prodigy: because you want to have 2nd surround processor, there are only 2 ways to do Prodigy that this will work.
1) program a single control system using Simple Windows, not the way they tell you to program them ( which is in the wizard-based software called System Builder).
2) get 2 separate controllers & do 2 programs using something called inter system communication so they function as a single system.
Doing either solution in Prodigy, provided Everything in the home is already properly wired; I'd expect the system to come in around $6k - 7k... The only other caveat would be if the components that need to be controlled need to have custom RS232 or TCP/IP drivers written, but otherwise my pricing should be if anything a little on the high side.
Personally, because your system is not within the very rigid box Crestron designed for Prodigy, I would not use Prodigy. If you need more explanation why I'd be happy to chat via PM, But many prodigy people get themselves in trouble because Crestron does a terrible job of informing dealers of the limits the software has.
If you do regular Crestron, your probably more in the $7,500 - $8,500 range.
Again, my estimates are based on some pretty tight expectations of everything being ready & set up correctly. Also the expectation that you are furnishing a schematic or list of precisely how the system is connected & what IR commands have to be sent to the system in order to trigger the desired function.
If it becomes the job of the integrator to furnish anymore than what I just described, the cost is obviously going to increase with that... Remember that if the integrator is not familiar with your system and components, he/she will have spend time learning about it.