I have had quiet a few threads, and id like to thank everyone for thier help. Im currently making a spreadsheet, with all my wiring requirements to each room (and sub area within room), and thier lengths, so I know how much of each wire to buy. (thanks to the guide)
Im at the point where id like to look at IR/RF. And im a little confused. From what I gather, IR uses 2 wires. Signal and Ground from the IR Eye, to the emitter. (sorry if terms are off, google is not always the best). Then it takes an additional 2 wires per emitter, which would stick to the devices. Also a blaster is also an option.
Im doing centralized/local video distribution. In my AV rack id like to have, 2 ATV, 2 Sat Recievers. The ATV will handle the movies etc from Itunes, and the Recievers will do live TV, and PVR. There will be local AV equiptment in the theater. This would run withough a 4x4 Matrix for now (hopefully HDbaseT)
So what is a better option, RF or IR? Or should I just wire for IR. If so, what are the wiring needs. Id think I could code the remote with the local equiptment in the room, and use a single IR eye, to transmit to a base in my AV rack. So only 1 cat 5e/cat6 would be needed (wont need anything back as local IR should work just fine, and would have 6 spares). Now can I have one emitter downstairs, and several eyes wired into it? Or will this cause issues. I only plan to have 4 TVs in the house, but im pre-wiring for 8. So would I require a seperate emitter for each room, or can I just have each eye, go to the emitter, and the single emitter work with the 4 devices?
I will use a pair back to each TV, as this would allow me to possible switch TVs off through automation.
Or should I just go all RF?
Edited by N49atv, 16 July 2012 - 10:27 PM.