I'm not far off starting rennovation on a house which has not been touched for 60 years, all electrics will be replaced and the house gutted so it seems like a good time to get whole house multi room put in place.
Really I'm looking for ideas of what could be done with what I have and the budget I have available. Total budget is about $10000 for automation and control and amplification/speakers for all but the primary room. I would at least 3 zones (Lviing Room, Kitchen and Dining room) although more would be a bonus. The living room will have a 19" rack equipment cupboard for control units, poweramps etc.)
Large amount of rack storage - Runs Linux and offers Upnp and SMB/NFS share of MP3s, FLACs and MKVs (No other file formats)
AMX NI-3000 and MVP-7500 (Somewhat broken) - Not sure if want to go the AMX route again, I can do some basic AMX programming and RS232 work
Equipment I would like to use in the house:
Samsung ES Series TVs - They offer Freesat here in the UK and I know they can play all of my media nicely over Upnp. They can be controlled over IP and I would want the sound for them to be through the ceiling speakers.
New Prepro for Living Room (Will offer control over IP or RS232)
I took a look at the Nuvo Essentia setup and it looks pretty good if a tad excessive for my needs. The Samsung TVs audio output could be fed back into control rack and then the AMX or PC could integrate the Nuvo control pads (I had a look at the Nuvo RS232 protocol and it looks quite nice), TVs and living room prepro. The cost of the Nuvo music system seemed excessive with nowhere near enough storage although the T2-DAB looked tempting.
I could really do with some ideas on is the multi room control and audio. Are there any other keypad style multiroom setups that would be easier to integrate with generic storage? Any that work with DLNA/UPNP?