Hey all! I'm moving into a new house and had cat6a wire run all over the place. I exclusively use Kodi (serve all my media from a Synology running MySQL) and have Shield TV's for each TV. My house came with a very basic Control4 setup, but I honestly think I don't need that complicateda setup with HDMI matrix's and audio distributers that they suggest. As it is, my LG OLED turns on whenever a button is on the NVidia TV remote is pressed (through CEC) and seems like the only thing I'd need is a simple amp that can turn on when it receives a signal. However, the problem is, that Audio out would need to traverse a distance and be converted from Digital/Toslink to Ethernet and back. The best I've found so far, is this (https://********/2WAALqD
amzn dot to) taking the audio out from the TV, through the ethernet to the audio closet, into the accompanying converter, into this (https://********/2WzYyqF
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bit dot ly). The extra conversion has me a bit nervous (but maybe that's misplaced anxiety), and I'd love if I was able to find a powerful enough amp that has a Digital In (This is also a possibility http://*******/2RwJwOK
bit dot ly but 35w seems a bit light for the speakers...).
I know this is anything but typical and I'm squarepegging it, but I exclusively use the Shield TV (which are Chromecast Vidoes as well). So nothing in my setup really need much changing ANY input would be more than appreciated. Anything I haven't thought of, or even if you think I'm just crazy and I should just get an HDMI matrix. I can totally see that being the case, I just envision control becoming a rather large issue at that point (as I homerun the Shields et al). I was planning on using VSSL for all the speakers that don't have a TV "attached" and I rolled my own OpenHAB RPi setup with Insteon in my condo, so, really, no suggestion is too outlandish.