Originally Posted by madmic23
It's not a total deal breaker, but that was one of the big selling features of HTD. I want to hook my bedroom TV into an audio input in the wall so I can listen to it from the in ceiling speakers.
Use the TV speakers at the same time as the in-ceiling speakers (as main L/R, not in a surround arrangement)? Are you using a set-top box to serve the display, because there will be slight delays introduced by the TV regardless - you'll need to take an analog output from the TV to even have a chance at a "zero delay" between the two systems.
I send set-top box audio to my system, so I can listen to the news in the master bathroom, while the TV is on in the bedroom. There is a slight delay between the two, with the WHA system slightly ahead of the TV speakers. Upgrading that recently to an AVR fed audio separately, it's closer...
I'm still bouncing back and forth between the two, and seem to change my mind every day. I took another look at Sonos last night. For pretty much the same price as the Nuvo, I could go with a set of Sonos Connect Amps and expand one zone at a time in the future.
You should probably just stop for now. You've done the homework for the pre-wiring, and are several months away from needing a solution - keep your short list of products and wait. Very possible something else (new brand, new model, whatever) will show up before you need to purchase it. Assuming you're 3-4 months from move-in, you're getting very close to the CEDIA show in September, which would be the most likely point for new WHA products to show up. That would probably push availability into late this year, but it might be worth a bit of delay to see. If it was 6+ months, I wouldn't recommend waiting, but you're probably only 1-2 months of 'wait time'.
One thing I haven't asked about is audio quality. I will be using in-ceiling 8" Yamaha speakers for my sound. Out of HTD, Nuvo, and Sonos, which has the better audio quality? Or will I even notice a difference?
Don't think you'll be able hear a quality difference that wouldn't be dwarfed by other factors (speaker quality, room placement, etc.)