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    Default Multi Room Audio and Video

    Hi

    I am looking to send audio and video to each room in the house, but I have a lot of sources.
    The Nexus multiroom audio and video is looking good at the moment. However the idea of having all my CDís and DVDís on a PC that could be called up from anywhere is also quite appealing. However if I went down the multi media PC route I would have problems when it cam to my laser disk player for example.
    But I guess using the nexus, A Multi media PC could be used as one of my sources, but then is there any decent software available which would show on screens around the house to select films or audio over the nexus system.
    Any ideas, suggestions or any other input would be much apreciated.



    The sources I have include

    2 CD Jukeboxes

    2 Digital TV Boxes

    1 Laser disk Player

    1 DVD Player

    1 Sky Satellite

    1 Motorised satellite

    CCTV System

    Radio Tuner

    Multi Media PC Ė MP3 Ė Video

    1 Wurlitzer jukebox with audio outputs



    There are probably thirteen rooms which I would want to route each of the above sources, 1 room would have a home cinema set up with surround sound.

    It would be usefull to be able to use the Multi media PC in each room for MP3 video Web etc, but would require a decent menu system to access this.

    Thanks
    Mark

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    Mark

    You need a "Switcher" . Have a look at www.kat5.tv

    Keith's fabled switcher may actually become a reality now that he has left full-time employment to concentrate on his project.

    You can see the switcher prototype here...
    http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/modul...&pid=5&page=10

    M.

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    Default Re: Multi Room Audio and Video

    Thanks Otto-Mate
    I will check it out.
    Regards
    Mark

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    Hi
    Yes I have had my eye on Kieths switcher for a while but have given up waiting, nobody knows when it will be available.
    This is why I am looking at the nexus, its the closest thing I can find and the only thing that seems to be able to cope with a large number of sources. I like the russhound which has more features including control panels for each room, but only has 6 sources.

    Thanks
    Mark

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    Hi Mark.

    The nexus is one of the better solutions on the market at the moment.

    There are cable kits that allow you to integrate the Nexus to using the Russound amplified keypads althought the QED Systemline active speakers are supposed to be alot better in terms of quality.

    I have systems going in at the moment that are using both although I haven't visited the sites.

    Chris
    www.intouchtech.co.uk (trade)
    NOW PART OF INVISION UK, One of the leading home technology distributors to the CI Market.

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    Hi There,

    If you are looking for a multi input/output CAT5 system, then take a
    look at www.sciontech.com have a look at their PRO-1000 system.
    This is a 16x16 CAT5/E AV Distribution system with full stereo audio,
    OSD, built in IR blaster for control of sources, this product retails at
    £2,499.00. I can recomend it as I have installed a number of these
    into projects I have been working on.

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    hi,

    your idea is very nice. but it's depend on budget. Many more specialists are available for multi room audio. This technology provide us good sound quality and fantastic picture quality also.

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