Originally Posted by mcascio
Looking good. I wish my Equip Rack looked half as organized as yours. Mine is a wiring nightmare...although I'm constantly changing hardware for development purposes.
My rack looks great from the front but the wires behind are a mess. I hope the clean them up one day but I already have visions of upgrades.
I am actively working on a Theater Control scene in MainLobby to control my HT and make the WAF much higher.
I hope to have all the basics on one screen. This way we can enter the room, touch a few buttons and the rest will be done via a MX-850 RF remote (i.e. change channels, control volume, control DVD player).
You will see on the attached image, the bottom navigation bar will control the room.
The first grouping on the bottom left is a lighting control 'on' to turn on all theater lights, 'HDTV' to fire off a macro to set lighting (sconces and riser lights) to watching TV levels, and then the last is a 'Movie' lighting macro.
The middle group on the bottom is to control CIH lens (UH380) via the MH380 mount (IR), CIH masking system (via IR), the yet to be installed HTIQ masking system (IR?), and the projectors aspect ratio (via IR or RS-232). I hope this will be simplified by pressing a single button. You are either watching HDTV or a Movie (1.85:1 or wider).
The last group on the bottom right is to control the entire theater. Either power it up or turn it off.
The main page of the screen is set-up to allow source selection for the projector (on the top). This is done via RS-232 on my VideoStorm CRM84 which is passed to the Onkyo 905 which scales via Reon processing and passes a 720p image to the projector via HDMI.
The middle area of the main page will link to individual component controls and the bottom area I plan to use for key theater controls (i.e. a link to the movie database (DVDLobby) or cable box control).
I don't have anything working as of yet but I wanted to get some additional ideas or thought to what I may be missing on my theater control page. Perhaps a link to the theater lighting page? Anything else?