I have been lurking for a few days now trying to get an idea of how I want my system to be setup and what caveats I have. I spoke to Jeff a bit about this and he was very helpful, but the 2 Private Messages per day is annoying.
I work with computers daily as I am an IT guy for a large oil company and have a lot of background in hardware, however, I'm by no means a specialist in networking or A/V. I can usually get it working though. Jack of all trades master of none sort of thing. Anyway, on to the reason I made this thread.
I closed on my first house today, wohoo!, and will start the wiring portion very soon (after I install an attic entry sadly). Here is what I would like to accompl
- Masterbedroom: 5.1 surround. I would prefer flush mount speakers, but I do already have a polk mid sized set that I would like to reuse and since the media closet is literally in the master I think it would be easiest and less visible to use this system in the bedroom as opposed to the living area.
- Living area: 5.1 surround. Flush mount speakers right out of the gate.
- 3 other zones for background or party music. Master bath, Kitchen, and back patio. The back patio needs to have a sub as well.
I want everything to be controlled via apps wether it be ipad or android devices. I will probably set up at least 1 tablet in wall mount eventually.
I would like to reuse my yamaha amp, but it is not networkable. Is this possible without having to manually turn it on and switch sources and what not.
I will only use spotify or pandora for music. Period. I don't have music stored on a nas or computer or anything. I don't care if I can listen to CDs either.
I don't have cable nor want cable in the house. I only stream netflix through my ps3. Since a ps3 is blutooth what struggles does that introduce and would it be easier to just buy a normal blueray player?
To have 2 seperate surround sound areas will I need two receivers because I want them both to be 5.1?
I'm thinking the nuvo 3100 system may suit my needs, but was hoping for other solutions to consider.