I am planning out my build which will be starting soon, its a garage conversion, complete with a false wall and stage,
I have been reading that it is a bad idea to locate the equipment rack in the theater room itself, also the only spot i would be able to put equipment if it was located in the room would be under the screen on the stage,
The next best room to locate the rack is on the second floor, i did some measurements and cable runs from that room to the garage could be anywhere between 40 to 75 feet,
Will this distance be to far to locate a rack? i would need to run not only speaker wires for 7.1, but also HDMI for the projector and several game consoles located in the room for easy access.
Also what about IR?, what IR solutions will work in my case assuming the rack distance is doable? I remember seeing solutions where the main receiver part sits in the theater and connects via CAT5 back to a module in the rack with all the IR emitters, but never caught any brands or product numbers,
Looking forward to the responses,