So it's been some time since my last post. Mainly because of work and the fact that we are thouroughly enjoying the theater in all of it's glory.
Some recent updates....
I ripped out the Russound Whole House Audio system and replaced it with the Control4 HC800 and HC300's in the Family Room, Master Bedroom, Basement Living area and the Theater. I replaced the Phillips Pronto remote I had in the theater with the Control4 system also. I had about a 1,000 hours in that thing and it was perfect. I mean perfect. My 2, 4 and 6 year old could make it work with no instruction. Though it didn't have the two way feedback I needed for music, etc. Not sure I am happy with the whole Control4 thing - lack of control is my main concern, but with all my travel and the complexity of the whole house, I figured this would be a nice solution that would ease my "management" of the system. I did have to rip out the Grafikeye and put in 4 Control4 dimmers for control of the lighting scenes and a 6 button controller in the lobby. While I WANT to like the Control4 system, it seems buggy and I've had many problems with it "sticking" - just not making the changes from Cable > Movie > HTPC cleanly. Has anyone else had issues with Control4. Since I work for MS, Savant wasn't an option. URC I tried and it just didn't have the two-way I wanted. Logitech was OUT - cause it sucks and finally, Crestron is amazingly complex. It's like the SAP of control systems. I also needed the rest of the house controlled - Audio, Video, Door Locks, etc. But, it just isn't living up to it's expectations. Any thoughts from people out there that have made the Control4 leap - I'd be interested in hearing you experience. Will it get better? Is it just maturing?
Anyway, back to the theater.... :-)