Hello there, the following few pages will detail the impementation of my self build and home install, do bear in mind that this has been installed for 4 years, technology has moved on and although hindsight is a wonderful thing, we're happy as Larry. Here's my intentions/Mission Statement (cough cough) : The Family Digital Home The Digital home concept for myself started at the planning stage when I bought my first 5.1 system, DVD and mini-disc player in 2001, this led to a natural progression to adding an MP3 player, laptop and PDA over time and leading to an Xbox, Xbox 360 and Media Center PC. What I wanted to do was have all this to hand wherever I was in my home and over time I started to formulate an idea of what I wanted. At the same time we also started to look at a self-build and after 4 years of dead ends and false starts we have finally set off to live down Convergence Avenue. We planned our new home always with an eye to accommodating whole house music video and internet and over time formulated the following aims: 1. Centralised media (music, video, TV & Images). 2. High Definition TV & Video and high quality Music in multiple areas in the house and garden. 3. Control of lighting, heating, AV equipment and appliances from a centralised point (and over a mobile/internet connection). 4. Ease of access for all members of family - no over-complicated programs/GUIs. finally the most important aim: 5. To achieve the above on a budget that is wife-friendly. ZONES The zones in the home are: 1. AV Hub/Boot Room. 2. Living Room. 3. Office 4. Family room & Kitchen 5. Master Bedroom and en-suite 6. Family Bathroom 7. Childs Bedroom 8. Garden Note: All items in red font are still work in progress. The following pictures should explain how it all works: Multiroom audio: Video Distribution: The home LAN: AV Hub/Boot Room: This is where the following AV gear is situated in a flush wall mounted 19" data cabinet: a. MCE Win 7 PC (Dell studio 540) with Bluray Drive and DVB-T2 TV Card feeding 2 rooms with Freeview HD. b. Network switches & patch panels. c. Sky HD. d. Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver. e. External Hard Drives totalling just under 2Tb of storage. f. Speaker switches. g. Sonos Zoneplayer 80. h. IR transmitter (from Living Room). i. Coax TV & FM distribution. j. 24 port rackmount Ethernet Switch. k. Netgear ADSL Wifi Router. l. Karaoke DVD Player. m. Sennheiser RF headphones. n. Xbox 360 HD-DVD Add-on. o. Kinect Office 1. 4 x Cat5e Wall ports. 2. Network connected printer. 3. LCD Monitor (connected by 5m in-wall VGA to PC in Boot Room). 4. Wireless Keyboard and mouse. 5. Wired for but not fitted with ceiling speakers. Living Room*: 1. Panasonic TH-42PX70B plasma display. Panasonic - ideas for life - Page not found 2. B&W CWM 6260 Hi-Fi, Home Theater & iPod® Speakers â€“ Bowers & Wilkins | B&W Speakers (fronts & centre). BW CWM for the rears Hi-Fi, Home Theater & iPod® Speakers â€“ Bowers & Wilkins | B&W Speakers 3. Kef HTB2 Subwoofer in Gloss Black. KEF Audio - Powered Subwoofer PSW2500 4. 10M HDMI cable & power cables running in-ceiling for future projector 5. 5M HDMI, Component, USB,VGA, Coax & 2x Cat5e cables running in-wall from behind Plasmas on wall. 6. IR receiver in-wall. 7. X10 wall switches/scene controllers. 8. Logitech Harmony One Remote Control. * All AV equpment supplying the Living Room is situated in the Boot Room approx 3.5M from the wall where the plasma will be situated. Family Room/Kitchen: 1. 32" LCD TV - Technika Tesco's Special. 2. Xbox 360 (for gaming and MCE). 3. Sony HTK 475 Amp, Speakers & subwoofer. 4. 2 x Cat5e Wall Ports. 5. 6. Sennheiser HDR 120 RF Headphones. 7. X10 wall switches. 8. Ceiling stereo speakers & in wall volume control. 9. Toshiba EP-30 HD-DVD player. Family Bathroom 1. 2 Linn Diskreet in-wall speakers fed from the Hub via Zone 2 of the Onkyo Amp. 2. The Speaker volume control: Master Bedroom 1. 2. Acoustic Solutions SP101 amp. 2. 2 x in-ceiling speakers 3. 2 x Cat5e Wall ports. 4. Coax for TV. 5. 19" LCD DVB-T TV Childs Bedroom[/B] 1. 2 x Cat5e Wall ports. 2. Coax for TV. 3. 32" LCD TV 4. Win 7 PC. 5. 2.1 Altec Lansing powered speakers 6.Xbox 360. 7. PS3. 8. Wii Garden 1. 2 x outdoor speakers connected to Boot Room amp zone 2. Music selected via PDA using Rudeo MCE Control. Control The setups around the house are controlled by either Logitech Harmony remote controls or via a iPhone, iPd Touch or iPad 1. The software for the Apple Devices are My Movies VMC Mote Sonos Controller Logitech remote mouse. Please feel free to add any comments/suggestions.