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This is the patch panel for the sensor, IR, and audio wiring from the rest of the house.

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I got a few of these for the projector, front genelecs, and rear genelecs.

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Got one of these over the weekend. Pretty cool CX7000es

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The rack is now full. If there would have been a way, I would have loved to have had three racks. It made it a lot more difficult than it had to be.

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This is what the c4 thermostats look like. Mine are messed up right now. They are reporting several hundred degrees to the control system. Need to spend some time on this.

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We installed an old 50" plasma into the guest bedroom. Sorry for the mess. Something interesting to note is that this is the only 720p display in the house. The problem with this is that it handshakes with all the sources at 720p and this causes the sources to switch to the lower resolution or not work at all. Atlona has an interesting solution for this. There is a little box that accepts and handshakes at 1080p and then downscales for older displays.

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I added a bunch more wire. I'm back to being no where close to done with this stupid rack. I am getting sick of working on it.

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Not sure if I already posted this. Dining room speakers were installed.

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This is the control4 door lock. There is so much functionality offered by this piece. You can have it send you a text when the maid arrives and leaves. You can setup codes to only work during certain days and times. Naturally you can also trigger automation events when people come home or leave.

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This looks really crappy right now, I still need to wire manage and paint the wires and housing.

This is a curtain motion sensor and camera. Will trigger notification and lighting events when motion is sensed. Can also pause TV and switch to cameras when people are at the front door. Additionally, the doorbell is now tied into the system.

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I also installed speakers on the front porch. I can have the system tell people to go away automatically. Also there is an elementary school across the street. I eventually plan to make events to play horrible music when all the mom's are lining up in their convertibles to pick their kids up in front of my house.

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I installed some cameras on the four corners of the second floor. The camera DVR also has motion fields which alert the security and automation system when motion is detected around the perimeter of the lot.

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This one watches the meter reader and the AC units.

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I have setup a few lighting scenes. This is the exterior of the house at night. The system tracks the sunset time and adjusts the lights accordingly.

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We also installed some interior sensors for lighting control.

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When we pre-wired the house, I added a cat-6 here. I have some sensors that I will install this weekend that will track the state of the garage and will close it when needed or will trigger automation and security events.

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Several places throughout the house I prewired to have audio inputs. That way anyone could come over, plug-in, and play their music through the house.

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There were several lightings throughout the house that needed to have timers. This one is the pantry and was always getting left on. Now when the light is turned on, it flashes red-blue for five minutes and then turns off.

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Starting to gear up with tools for the theater install. My mother in law got me this for my birthday. Thanks!!!!

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Awesome thread. I love control4. I have integrated just about everything in my house with it. It really is a fantastic system. The new hc800 is smoking fast!

I also have the Sony bluray changer and really enjoy the ability to access all of the movies from any room. The only downside I have found, since I buy lots of blurays on the release date, many of them don't seem to identify automatically. Seems like there is about a month or so before the cover art and info is entered into the movie database. But atleast it's easy enough to manually enter the info. Older movies identify perfectly 99.9% of the time.

Your rack looks fantastic! Great build. And great Job!

I'm sure you will get many many years of enjoyment out of it!!
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Wiring Plan:

Master Bedroom -
·***** Coax for cameras to TV from equipment
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data
·***** Audio Back-feed
·***** In-Wall Speakers
·***** Cat-5 to sides of bed for future phone or data


Master Bathroom -
·***** Coax for cameras
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data
·***** Multi-Con for interface
·***** In-Ceiling Speakers
·***** HDMI
·***** Cat-5 for sensor


Master Closet -
·***** Cat-5 for sensor
·***** Dual Cat-5 to alarm panel


Laundry -
·***** Cat-5 for sensor


Family Room -
·***** Coax for cameras to TV from equipment
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data
·***** Audio Back-feed from HC-200
·***** 5.1 Speakers
o** Fronts to be wired both in-ceiling and for floor standing speakers.
o** Rears to be wired in-ceiling
o** Center in the ceiling and above mantle.
o** Subwoofer in niche
·***** Dual Cat-5 to Niche for phone and Data
·***** Dual Cat-5 to niches for balun backfeed.
·***** Audio Backfeed from niche.
·***** Audio Backfeed from TV


Kitchen -
·***** Cat-5 for phone in butlers pantry
·***** Cat-5 for data in butler's pantry
·***** Cat-5 somewhere for possible control panel.
·***** In-ceiling speakers above Island
·***** IR Control for LED Lighting
·***** Cat-5 for pass through to floor


Dining -
·***** In-ceiling speakers
·***** Dual Cat-5 and Dual coax to plate location on floor.


Foyer
·***** Cat-5 for motion sensor
·***** Cat-5 near stairs for phone or data
·***** Cat-5 to doorbell


Office -
·***** Coax for cameras
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data and IR to TV
·***** Cat-5 for component video
·***** Audio feed to speakers
·***** Audio feed from computer
·***** Dual Cat-5 to desk for Data
·***** Cat-5 to desk for phone
·***** Dual Cat-5 to desk for Balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 to desk for 2 audio baluns.


Front Patio-
·***** Camera Locations with Cat-5 and Siamese
·***** Speakers in-Ceiling
·***** Cat-5 for motion Sensor


Garage-
·***** Camera Locations with Cat-5 and Siamese
·***** Speakers in-Ceiling
·***** Cat-5 for motion Sensor
·***** Dual Cat-5 for video balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for IR and Data
·***** Multi-conductor to TV location
·***** Cat-5s to both garage opener locations
·***** Cat-5s to button locations
·***** Cat-5s to door sensor locations


Loft Desk Area
·***** Cat-5 for Data
·***** Cat-5 for Phone


Guest -
·***** Coax for cameras
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data
·***** Dual Cat-5 for phone/ Data
·***** In-Ceiling Speakers
·***** Back feed from HC-200


Exercise -
·***** Coax for cameras
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data
·***** Dual Cat-5 for phone/ Data
·***** In-Ceiling Speakers
·***** Back feed from HC-200


Kid 1 -
·***** Cat-5 for Camera


Game -
·***** Coax for cameras
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data
·***** Dual Cat-5 for phone/ Data
·***** Tower Speakers
·***** Back feed from HC-200
·***** HDMI to Small TVs X2
·***** Cat-5 to Small TV's x2


Theater -
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data and IR
·***** 7.2 XLR Wiring
·***** Cat-5 x 2 to back of sofa location for seat sensors
·***** Coax to sofa for transducer
·***** Cat-5 to each speaker
·***** 7.2 Speaker wiring.


Backyard -
·***** Dual Cat-5 for balun
·***** Dual Cat-5 for data and IR
·***** 2 Surface mount speaker locations
·***** 2 rock speaker locations
·***** Cat-5 to garage wall for pool controller
·***** HDMI to TV
·***** Component to TV

Everything here says Cat5, but you used all Cat6? Would you recommend 6 over 5?

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There were several lightings throughout the house that needed to have timers. This one is the pantry and was always getting left on. Now when the light is turned on, it flashes red-blue for five minutes and then turns off.

That's pretty neat. But that flashing red/blue light would probably drive me insane to the point of just turning the darn thing off myself manually.
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Awesome thread. I love control4. I have integrated just about everything in my house with it. It really is a fantastic system. The new hc800 is smoking fast!

I also have the Sony bluray changer and really enjoy the ability to access all of the movies from any room. The only downside I have found, since I buy lots of blurays on the release date, many of them don't seem to identify automatically. Seems like there is about a month or so before the cover art and info is entered into the movie database. But atleast it's easy enough to manually enter the info. Older movies identify perfectly 99.9% of the time.

Your rack looks fantastic! Great build. And great Job!

I'm sure you will get many many years of enjoyment out of it!!

Thanks a lot. I have followed your build in the past and I am in awe. Out of all of the theaters I have seen on AVS, I think your falls in line with the look I am going after the most. Nice to hear the HC-800 is fast, the HC-1000 isn't 100% with some of the events if there are a lot of other things going on in the house as the same time. I plan to order the 800, I just need to get around to it with everything else I have going on.

As for the blu-ray player, now is the time to buy an extra one. Best Buy has them on clearance for $730. They had them on all the c4 store displays.

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Everything here says Cat5, but you used all Cat6? Would you recommend 6 over 5?

Yes, I used cat-6 on every run in the house. It is a little harder to work with, but I felt like it made sense based on the fact that I move a lot of data around the network and I used them to handle the HDMI baluns. I used audioquest and I would use it again, but its a little expensive. I think there is about 6000ft of cat-6 in the house. For a cheaper solution check out monoprice.

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That's pretty neat. But that flashing red/blue light would probably drive me insane to the point of just turning the darn thing off myself manually.

Agreed, however the lights that always seem to get left on are tucked into some cove or niche and you can't see the switch.

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Ah I gotcha, I was thinking about the pantry in our house, with the switch exposed on the outside of the doorway. And yes that light ALWAYS gets left on by "other" people
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I worked with Britton on the prewire, and I have to say that his project is very impressive. I can't wait until things settle down and this house gets closer to completion. With what I know of his work schedule, he must not be sleeping because if I worked that many hours a week I wouldn't have even completed half the work he has done in his home!

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My wife found this today. Thinking of using it in the columns with lighting behind it.

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Got one of these over the weekend. Pretty cool CX7000es

Just curious why you went with this over a NAS/Media Player option?

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Just curious why you went with this over a NAS/Media Player option?

I have played around with ripping in the past. I never found an easy solution outside of k-scape where I could put the disc in, get a bit-for-bit copy without first ripping and then converting. It just seems like such a pain and in the end if its not easy, it won't be used. I have read recently about some new software and would like to try it and there is some c4 certified hardware that I have ready good things about. I will get there at some point, but with either spending lots of money or lots of time, I haven't seen a convincing solution.

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