I'm in the process of doing a new home construction and am looking at pre-wiring for A/V. The house will come pre-wired with RG6 and CAT5 in every room which is a good thing I guess. However, here's my dream setup. We are still months away from even breaking ground, so thankfully, I've been thinking about this....
Sonos and I don't need the units hard plugged into ethernet. I already have a lot of sonos components (play 5 x 5, paly 3 x 2, sub, bridge) and love it. Too easy.
Sonos is for music only; I don't do surround sound e.t.c. connected to the tv
I do like the fact that I'll have ethernet connections in every room just in case but I'll have a wireless router in the basement. Most likely, a range extender on the 2nd floor hard plugged into one of the ethernet jacks.
Directv whole home
I don't do blu-ray/dvd/movies on a hard drive/apple tv e.t.c.
I don't do any surround sound audio connected to the tv (as stated above)
Roomie Remote + IP2IR(multiple maybe).
Audio is easy. Video is my issue. I will have TVs in 6 rooms each with it's own directv box, but all connected via their whole home dvr. However, what I really want is:
- A rack in the basement that contains all my equipment. That is, all 6 directv boxes, wireless router, sonos bridge, IP2IR(s), NAS. So no directv boxes in each room with it's associated tv.
- somehow, in the basement, the directv boxes can be plugged into the system via their own rg6 as if they were in their own rooms. So some type of rg6 hub in the basement?
- somehow, from that basement location, run some type of HDMI cable to each of those 6 rooms; so that in each room, all I need to do is connect an HDMI cable from an outlet to the tv.
- somehow, from that basement location, run some type of IR cable to each of those 6 rooms; so that in each room, all i need to do is plug an IR emitter from some jack to the tv.
This way, I can simply use roomie remote and control any and all tv's. The directv boxes will be controlled via connection directly to the router. Power on/off and control of the tvs via the IP2IR and the IR emitters connected to each tv. .
So I guess my questions are:
- Is my dream setup a pipe dream?
- What do you think?