A few months ago I could not play my whole house audio because the serial board in the Russound CAV apparently blew. Had my "guy" over to double check that was the problem and went from sending it back, once again, to Russound to replacing it with Sonos. Then we started talking some more and he said at the time (7 years ago) you had the latest and greatest...and I did, not in price though. So as we are going through the system and telling him what a want to do and where tech is now, I can, bring everything up to date fairly inexpensively. Obviously, the major portion of retrofit is running cables and that is done and we "future-proofed" the cabling by pulling extra. We even said at the time that this may never be necessary because wireless is getting so good. However, you can never replace the speed of hard wire.
So, in doing my homework, I came across the fact that people are using multiple Apple TVs for whole house audio applications. If so it brings the cost/room down by $200. I also like the fact that doing it this way, like Sonos, you can do a room at a time. I don't use two extra bedrooms...in fact in 7 years I still haven't put speakers in them...though cables are there. My question is, has anyone come across any down side to doing whole house with ATV vs. Sonos? He did not suggest Apple, nor did we talk about it. He nows I am big on Apple.
I also plan to replace all my OmniTouches, save one, to wall mounted iTouches and iPads. Which brings me to the last area, surveillance. May have to go to a differant forum. But with the new wall mouths. will be able to finally see additional cameras I want to ad over internet when I am away from home.
Teching out your home out is definitely great but you got to give it a "fresh coat of paint" every so often. Otherwise you will end up with those things on the wall I remember in my grandsparents house and friends houses in the 60s. They something called "intercoms" but not one ever worked!
IF someone can point me in the right direction with the whole house, it would be greatly appreciated.