Remote Location vs. Distributed Video
I saw a comment earlier on one the threads here that mentioned remote location vs distributed video. This got me thinking about my plans for my new house I'm building.
I had wanted a distributed video system using SnapAV 4x4 matrix and baluns. I have one TV in the master bedroom, one in the living room, and then a theater room in the basement. With a quote from a local installer of 5K and me doing most of the wiring and such, I'm thinking this is not the best use of my money. Perhaps remotely locating my devices in the basement might be better and just have some sort of setup using Harmony remotes.
My sources are a Blu-Ray, 2x Direct Receivers, and a Dune player. I have two receivers as well. Pioneer Elite SC-71 and a Pioneer Elite VSX-92. In addition I have a visio soundbar for the living room that does just fine for football and general tv watching. I currently own a Harmony One and love it. The house is small only 1625 sqft on the main level and about 1000 sqft finished in the basement. Max distance from one side of the house to the other is only 60 feet.
Is a distributed video system the better option or is remote location a better way to go? We haven't started wiring the house at all, it's all just framed and electrical rough in is still a few weeks away.