I am currently finishing up the construction of my new home. I have essentially 4 areas that will have t.v.s. I want to have 4 satellite receivers for each and each area will have one extra item along with that, such as apple t.v. for one tv and blu ray player for another. I will have the receivers, ATV's and Bluray all in my mechanical room out of sight. I want to control these devices from each area and, if i can, use the remote that came with the satellite receiver for the receiver and the t.v. I dont mind having the extra remote around for the other device. Some one suggested that i buy the next generation remote extender. Another person suggested i buy the i tach global cache with emitters because i am going to have a vera controller. I dont have much experience with this sort of thing and i am wondering if someone can help me with what would be my ideal solution for my needs and how each of the products that were suggested to me ,if they are a good option, would be set up to work.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.