If you search http://www.guijaboard.com for "free icons" you will find a post for 1000's of free icons. There are links to free icons allover the internet. You will most likely have to spend an hour or two finding what you need.
Alternatively you can buy the icon set at guifx.
I am test driving a new imac so i dont have access to my graphic software to post an example. I usually have Volume down Mute Volume Up horizontally with the room name above them. You can fit a few rooms per page.
Edit... This is the link to the post with links to thousands of free high quality icons. I posted with my iphone earlier. To lazy to copy paste it then :)
this is my rough draft, i think it kinda matches what you were saying. if you click on the little audio adjust icon it takes you to a more detailed page with that zone . .
again, just a rough draft. this is my first attempt at a custom da system. (i used to only do advanced zone 2 systems or sonos systems) its a very simple system using a sonance matrix/amp solution with two way feedback.
now i just gotta look through those pages and find icons for the zones.
Just looking at the flow, I'm a little confused. It lookes like you press the "ZONES" button on the toolbar to access the DA control, and then from there to select a source you have press the little "EQ ADJUST ICON," Is that correct?
If not, how does the user select the source for a zone?
I really like the VC page that also has the ON/OFF options. I wouldn't mess with giving bass/treble control, b/c somebody will tweak it out and it will sound like crap and have you out for a service call. They are paying you to optomize the system for peak performance. Set it up and leave it alone.
By taking the Bass and Treble off, that gives you more room to maybe include the video options or whatever.
Also, I would add MUTE if you can fit it in.
So far looks good. i've heard very mixed reviews about the 2way communication with the RTI handhelds, som I'm curious how this how works out for you.
im still undecided on the flows, but as i envision it at the moment, you go to a source, decide what you want to play, then click on the zones button and activate each zone you want on.
the zones page will know you just came from "ipod" and activate that zone for ipod. if you want more fine grain control of what zone is playing what, you can then go to the zones page and click the EQ Adjust icon to decide what is playing in that zone (in the case you want something else playing)
still seems somewhat complicated, but really its somewhat similar to sonos.
still working on it.
i really need the hardware in hand (sonance amp mainly) so i can work on the switching and see how it responds in real life scenarios.
To the right of the volume gauge there is the zone icon, replace it with the source icon and direct it to that rooms source page. You also need a feedback window for each zone to show what it's playing.
Motech, you brought up a question that I've been meaning to ask everyone. How do you feel is an easier way to program a multi-room audio/video system, individual pages for every zone source or main source pages with individual room controls.
I.E. Theater Source Select Theater DVD Theater Radio Theater Cable Living Room DVD Living Room Radio Living Room Cable Kitchen DVD Kitchen Radio Kitchen Cable
Main Zone Source Select DVD Radio Cable Control pages with audio/zone/source control (similar to the way you are laying out the T3-V)
I'm use to doing the 1st option but I feel it's really time consuming and very page heavy. Every time I make a change to the DVD I have to do it on all DVD pages. But I think its more difficult to select different sources with the 2nd option. The example would be if I only have an RTI K4 in the kitchen and that's the only remote on the main floor.
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