I’m looking for some advise from the good folks here.
The recent storm flooded my basement and destroyed my entire system. I had an Elan G! automation system utilizing a 8x8 hdmi matrix and Elan HR2 remotes in the bedrooms and ipad/iphone control everywhere else. The system worked ok, but it was not all that stable.
Anyway, I decided not to rebuild the Elan system because it’s too expensive for me now.
I have 5 cable boxes sitting in the basement connected using a dual cat5/hdmi extenders with ir for shorter runs and hdbaset lite extenders for longer runs. I find myself really enjoying the work so I figure I might try to rebuild the 8x8 matrix that I originally had.
I understand that I need to buy a matrix, but my question revolves around control of the source devices and the matrix. I understand that using a GC-100 I can probably accomplish the same mix of wifi remotes in the bedrooms and ipad/iphone everywhere else, but what will actually control the GC-100? I don’t want to have a HTPC running 24/7.
If someone can point me to where I can read up about this I would be most grateful? I spent several days trying to find info but was not successful. I know there are hdmi over ip solutions like justaddpower out there but they are very expensive to implement and will still require a controller or a pc running 24/7.
Thank you in advance for any advice.