I'm thinking about getting my AV control system a little more integrated and including some home automation control as well, but I'm a little unsure where to start. Currently my setup is as follows: I have an IR receiver and distributor, which sends IR signals via a combination of IR blasters and physical IR cables to my AV kit (Denon AVR-4311, Oppo BDP-93, Denon DVD-2900, via cable; TiVo, X-Box 360, via IR blaster and Panasonic PTAE-4000 projector which gets the IR signal directly). I also use specific iPad\iPhone apps to control the Denon 4311 and TiVo. I also have a HP Proliant MicroServer running Windows Home Server 2011 which is constantly on as a music server for the Denon and a bunch of X-10 stuff including a CM15u PC controller and an IR receiver, all of which is currently not in use. Finally I have a Harmony 1100 remote, which I'm not hugely impressed with! So, ideally I'd like to try and bring as much of this as possible under the control of one device\remote, as well as getting some basic home automation integrated (mainly lighting for now, but it would be good to have the option to expand in the future), either using the X-10 stuff or going for a new system. I'm thinking that by using the Microserver I can hopefully create a reasonably powerful solution, allowing me to control all the devices through one interface. I'd like to try and remove the need for IR blasters, the projector supports RS-232 control and the TiVo has a TCP\IP control interface, but neither have a IR input socket, however I'm thinking that I could maybe use the Microserver to output appropriate control signals. I'd also like to look into a better remote\device to control everything, possibly my iPad but I think I'd rather have a dedicated remote of some sort. I looked at Phillips Pronto stuff (as I used to use an old Marantz RC-5000), but it appears that they've discontinued the range, so are there any other similar universal remotes? I did like the look of the TSU-9600 though it was a little on the pricey side. Uhm, so a bit of a rambling post, but at the moment I'm a little unsure about exactly what my options are and what sort of systems I should be looking at, so really just looking for some pointers of what sort of stuff I should be considering. Obviously, a complete, off-the-shelf solution would be good but I suspect that such a thing doesn't exist and I don't think my budget would really stretch to a professional install or anything like that. I'm a software engineer, so can handle a bit of software development if required but I don't really want to be coding an entire system from scratch!