This will be a long one please stick with me .If you looked at this post please try to help.Ok my builder called and said if you are going to wire now is the time to do it.I was going to try to wire it myself but there is not any more time to learn so I will pay someone to wire for me.I was going to go X 10 but not sure with all the problems I see going on and not sure what system I will use,but will be runing wires,Here is what I want to do,I want to run 3 cameras that can can come on TV ,PJ when I want or if I can work it off a sensor so vcr does not have to run all day, just when motion is sensed. I would like it to work on two both PJ and TV at dirrerent times is fine. What wires from camera need to be done. I want system to turn all lights on,off,dim and macro if I I want to run things on one or so buttons.Can you have it turn on hot tub and how is it done.Did I forget to say I want to work everything on one touchscreen remote without any wires. If I put A/V gear in closet do I just have to run a IR repeater into view as to see signal for it to work.Now if I use a pre amp and amp is there a way to make it work in a different room if just making it work one room at a time I guess I need a IR repeater in that room also.Fill me in I am lost.I want electric screen for PJ to work and PJ to run on marcos also in possable.How will fireplace fit into all of this.If I want to work things on a timer can I. My main concern is to get as much wiring done so if in future it will be there any advice on what to wire and how so I have an idea,and if you have some good ideas I might like I can put some more wire.I wish I knew that I was going to do this before house was wired but you know us NYers we tend to the less imporant things first,lol.I have no time left so please help out a brother that was going to do this by himself but do not have enough time to learn ,Thanks for any input it is imporant to me,Vic.