Hello all. I just started readin through the forum and I can see that I have come to the right place. I would like to start home automation in my house but dont know what types of products to buy. My plans are to have a speaker system around the house that is fully controllable through my computer or a handheld device. Also, I would eventually like to incorporate a security system, climate control and get into macros. Can you help me out in deciding which product line I should go with (x10, Z-ware, insteon, etc)? Also, what's a good software package? Finally, how can I find out what types of products are compatible with others? Thanks for the help.