system cost if you shop around is 700 dollars. this includes 3 dimmers, a hybrid keypad, the main repeater, a repeat dimmer, and power supply. the beauty then is he can do scenes depending on his needs for theater and gives room for future expansion. once it's installed in bamement it will expand later obviously. i took the lutron training to get software after i aquired it on the avs. training took me all of about 6 hours and to me was well worth it.