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Post 1 made on Sunday April 20, 2014 at 22:41
uderman
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I am planning to build a new home. I am looking to find the best control system for my need and rough estimate on hardware + programming.

2 zones with independent cable tv, streaming music on 5.1 audio
4 zones with independent cable tv , streaming music
3 zones with streaming music only
1 dedicated home theater with 10+ sources.

-two feedback on controllers.
-able to control hvac, lights.
-stream surveillance cameras to controllers.
-1 controller per zone, either wireless or on-wall.

I am familiar with URC CCP. I have been using MX-6000s and MSC-400 all around my current house. They can do pretty much everything I need but two way support and feedback is weak. I hear Creston has modules for pretty much anything and has true two way feedback even on rs-232 devices.
 
Post 2 made on Monday April 21, 2014 at 15:58
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Crestron is awesome and can do everything you want.

I want to know what 10+ sources you're going to have in the theater???
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OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 14:36
uderman
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A/V Source:

-McIntosh MVP981 3D BD Player
-McIntosh MVP871 DVD Player
-McIntosh MLD7020 Laserdisc Player
-JVC HM-DH5U D-Theater D-VHS VCR
-Integra DHS-8.8 HD-DVD Player 1080p24/Modified Firmware
-Onkyo DV-HD805 HD-DVD Player 1080p60/Stock Firmware
-Pioneer HLD-X0 Hi-Vision Laserdisc Player
-Pioneer CLD-D925 PAL/NTSC Laserdisc Player
-TiVo Roamio Pro HD DVR
-AirTies Air7200 IPTV Receiver
-PS3 60GB (1st gen) Gaming Console
-Pro-Ject RPM9.2 Turntable

Will most likely add an HTPC, Nakamichi Dragon Tape Deck, Victor(JVC) HD-9300 3D VHD Player, RCA SJT or SKT400 Selecta Vision CED Player and possibly a good Sony MD Recorder Deck.
Post 4 made on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 09:14
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at least you are keeping it simple  :p
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Post 5 made on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 14:25
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On April 22, 2014 at 14:36, uderman said...
A/V Source:

-McIntosh MVP981 3D BD Player
-McIntosh MVP871 DVD Player
-McIntosh MLD7020 Laserdisc Player
-JVC HM-DH5U D-Theater D-VHS VCR
-Integra DHS-8.8 HD-DVD Player 1080p24/Modified Firmware
-Onkyo DV-HD805 HD-DVD Player 1080p60/Stock Firmware
-Pioneer HLD-X0 Hi-Vision Laserdisc Player
-Pioneer CLD-D925 PAL/NTSC Laserdisc Player
-TiVo Roamio Pro HD DVR
-AirTies Air7200 IPTV Receiver
-PS3 60GB (1st gen) Gaming Console
-Pro-Ject RPM9.2 Turntable

Will most likely add an HTPC, Nakamichi Dragon Tape Deck, Victor(JVC) HD-9300 3D VHD Player, RCA SJT or SKT400 Selecta Vision CED Player and possibly a good Sony MD Recorder Deck.

Wow what a source list, and then top it off with a good MD recorder! Of course !

I think if a customer came to me saying I had all this archaic technology I wanted hooked up for my cinema and fully programmed I think I would cry a little !

Good luck with it all !
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Post 6 made on Monday April 28, 2014 at 09:16
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If you can program Javascript, look at TouchControl. The programming interface is very different from URC, but once you get the hang of it you'll be able to handle your whole house (all rooms) with a single program and any controller can operate any room. For example, you only need to layout the cable box screen once. Screens are easy to reuse in multiple rooms, simply swap the room name, background, and the IR or control target. There are frequent updates and the author is responsive. If you make a good case for a new feature, the feature will appear in a few weeks or less.
OP | Post 7 made on Sunday May 4, 2014 at 22:16
uderman
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Yes I did program all of it on CCP for URC MX-6000 with 2 MSC-400 base controllers. I learned CCP on my own, it took me a couple of days. As you can guess some of these devices were not in the database so I had to create them.

You have only seen the source list. I have 2 Crystalio II, 3 Algolith Mosquito HDMI, 1 Lumagen radiance 2021in the chain to handle these source components. Multiple RF demodulators, bass management, surround processor etc.. You can imagine its very complex. Creating macros and optimizing them took some trial and error. In about 2 weeks, all is functioning the way I like them.

I actually like to program these on my own. This way I can program the controllers, lay outs, shortcuts etc.. the way I like them. Now all these systems are through CI only, so I don't know. Maybe I will stick with URC for my HT room setup but the rest of the house will creston?
Post 8 made on Tuesday March 10, 2015 at 03:41
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With that much stuff, I'd go for Control4 and let someone else handle it.
Post 9 made on Friday April 24, 2015 at 12:25
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