Control of 3-4 zones with only AVR and in-wall pad
Wondering if you know of any company (Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer, etc etc) that makes an in-wall keypad (tablet) that will control their AVR??
What I want to do, instead of buying a set up like a MCA-66, is to control 3 zones in my home with just the AVR and an add on tablet type interface, preferably in-wall so it stays put.
1st zone will be in the theater, game room, gathering area. This will be the main hang out (finished basement) and will have house all the main equipment, audio and video.
2nd zone would be an upstairs living space with a TV in the living room and in ceiling/wall speakers throughout the kitchen/dining/living room
3rd zone is strictly audio for outside deck/yard
3 zones are simple enough to control with most any good AVR, but I'd like something in a central location (the upstairs living room) for control of all three zones instead of having to run downstair to switch things. I figure a tablet type keyboard would be visually easier to use for some other family members.
Any ideas? Am I making this more difficult that it should be?