Originally Posted by hondanation09
All right how is this now?
It's easier to read, now we can get into the specifics - you're showing an AVR as a "source" to a matrix - don't do that.
I do not have the matrix switch or the security system as of yet. This is a new home build they are about to put the shingles on and I expect a call about wiring in the next little bit so just trying to sort out what I might need as I want everything running out of sight from right beside power panel in basement.
Concentrate on the pre-wiring now. Home run cabling to the basement for everything. Lots and lots of cable. For a proper multizone setup (where # of zones >2), an AVR should only be used as a single-room system, with the potential exception of a nearby, attached area. Everything else should come from the central location. Even if there are "exceptions", the cabling should be home-run, with "additional" cabling to handle the short cuts.
Plan for the future, and for flexibility.
Originally Posted by Dropkick Murphy
If I were you I would home-run all wires to a central location in the home with plenty of room to install and service all this junk and then consult someone who knows what they are doing to help you come up with a proper plan.
Multiple Airport Express units just to handle multiple speakers is overkill. One AE through a zone amp(s) setup can handle more than one pair of speakers if that's all that's required.
Do some reading of just about any "pre wiring" thread in this forum for a better understanding of all this.
HDMI extenders can be frustrating - they don't necessarily fail from use, but can suffer from incompatibilities on the cheap side. Get good ones and you'll do better. But don't worry about those things right now - get the cabling right as there's no other chance to do it later.