Originally Posted by JTR7
Most rooms have HC200s. Those were mounted behind TVs. The theater and family room have HC300s, which are much larger.
The HC200s in the rack are for the Office, MBR, and Backyard. I think the backyard is obvious. Not sure about the others.
JTR7 - I couldn't have explained the situation better myself. As for the racked controllers there are five of them.
Theater - This uses an HC-300 which is larger, but also more capable. There is really no other way but to rack mount for a room like that.
Family - Also uses the HC-300. This back box was also above a fireplace so it made sense to keep it in the rack.
Office - Rack mounted HC-200, This back box if you go back and look actually houses the articulating arm for the TV. So the back box is actually part of the mount. No room for an HC-200.
Master Bath - Same situation as the office.
Outside..... No need to explain.
As for the matrix.....
At my last house I had a 4x4 with Sat (1), Sat (2), Xbox, Blu-ray as the sources. I never had an issue with this configuration as it was just my wife and I.
This house I designed with the ability to expand for when the day came that I would have children. Well..... I found out this weekend we are expecting for the first time. I still think we are in great shape with the system and will be for the long haul. (2 kids max) So the sources will be:
Blu-ray Single Disc (3D)
Blu-Ray Sony CX7000ES 400 Disc ( I will explain later)
Atlona Scalar - Camera DVR, Computer
Spare - Future DirecTV (3) - Guests
Output 1 (HDMI) -> Theater PrePro -> HDBaseT Balun -> Projector
Output 1 (Balun) -> Empty
Output 2 (HDMI) -> Outside TV
Output 2 (Balun) -> Family
Output 3 (HDMI) -> Master Bath
Output 3 (Balun) -> Master
Output 4 (HDMI) -> Garage
Output 4 (Balun) -> Office
Output 5 (HDMI) -> Empty
Output 5 (Balun) -> Guest Suite
Output 6 (HDMI) -> Game Room Left
Output 6 (Balun) -> Gym
Output 7 (HDMI) -> Empty
Output 7 (Balun) -> Game Room Center
Output 8 (HDMI) -> Game Room Right
Output 8 (Balun) -> Baby's Room
Ok so the 400 Disc - I was thinking that I didn't want babysitters and children touching the rack so why not let them select from the box covers. Kids for the most part operate by watching the same 20-30 movies over and over again so the kid can use an ipad or on screen gui and select from the movies in the changer. I am going to have to put doors on the rack and locks on the door. The Sony ES Changer has an MSRP of 1899 but is discontinued and I am waiting for the clearance price at bestbuy to drop a little bit more. I am going to have to get another 5-ch amp in place of the two large crowns to make room in the racks.
Still getting used to the idea of having a child.
Originally wanted to wait 2-3 more years until I passed 30, but there you go. You never know what God has in store for you.