Newbie here but love the forum!
I have a new patio built and had an HDMI cable along with speaker wire for 4 speakers ran and dropped down inside a brick wall to the house. Will then have this wiring come through to a receiver and cable box. This is where I have questions...
1. What is the best setup to control the cable box and receiver from outside keeping in mind both the cable box and receiver will be behind a brick wall and not directly facing the TV?
2. Anything special with the receiver purchase I should look for? Will most likely get AppleTV to run movies and play music through the receiver but unsure of other features I should look for. In other words, don't want to overspend.