I am building a new apartment and want to have multi-room video and audio integrated into the rooms.. I have looked at Vidabox Liiv controller, Sonos, Nuvo and Netstreams. I am leaning toward netstreams, but I am struggling to understand some of the components and if I really need them
For example, the installer is including the DigiLinx TH-100 Hometheatre Bridge
. When I read the netstreams PDF
about this product, it basiclly just brings audio from the home theater AVR to the Digilinx system. Why would I want this? I want to send audio to my home theater system AVR from NAS, not take from Home theater and send to other rooms. Secondly, this device does not stream video content from a NAS to the TV as far as I can see - correct? What components do I need to stream the mkv, avi, iso and other video files from my nas to my home theater?
The DigiLinx TLA-250 TouchLinx
is also being suggested but at a cost of 2000 USD per piece. This is far more than Nuvo, Casatunes or any other OLED control pad. Sure the amp is built into the key pad, but that is a lot for basic multi-room audio. What have you guys done for this area?
Finally, the installer has proposed the Naim Uniti Serve SSD Audioserver
this will allow me to access and stream my digital audio files to my home theater and to the netstream controlled multi-room speakers. So I have to ask again, what does functionality and role does the DigiLinx TH-100 Hometheatre Bridge
play in my setup?
There is no mention of a Netstreams music manager or the new Anthology
. I like the idea of Netstreams, but I am not seeing where the added value is compared to Revox, or Vidabox for 3d and video streaming combined with Nuvo or casa tunes for audio. Can you guys enligten me on what I am missing?