I'm about to put the finishing touches on a home remodel and about the last thing left to decide on is the remote control solution for all of the new A/V equipment I'm installing. I have spent a few weeks reading this Remote Control forum and would appreciate some advice from the experts so that I can continue researching on the best solution for my needs.
I've built a large built-in media cabinet in the living room, which will also be the center of my home theater. The cabinet will have a 65" plasma TV and I plan to store all of the A/V equipment in a cabinet under the TV. The room will have a 5.1 home theater system so there will also be a center channel placed between the TV and the A/V cabinet.
In addition to the 5.1 system in the living room I've installed 4 seperate zones of in-ceiling speakers for a small WHA system, all speaker wires are homerun back to the living room media cabinet.
At a minimum I will need to control the following equipment all placed in the same cabinet: HT AVR (probably Denon 2113 or 1713), ATT Uverse Cable Box, Xbox, Blue Ray player and the WHA equipment (either Aton DLA4 with seperate amp or HTD MCA-66).
My ideal solution would allow me to control all of the devices from anywhere in the house and allow the A/V equipment to be placed behind solid cabinet doors. I would like to control the equipment from something like an Ipad or a dedicated tablet type remote but also have the capability to control the devices from mine or my wife's iphone.
If you guys have any ideas on all the parts that I would need to make this come together I am all ears.