I'm using two Autopatch Units. The main switcher is a Precis, I picked it up on eBay for $500. It has 12 input sets and 8 output sets. Each set consists of 5 BNC high bandwith connections and 1 pair of screw-clamp/euro connectors for switching each stereo pair of line level connectors.
I'm using three of the BNC for component video, one for digital audio and one spare for now. The line level connectors are switching my background audio. Those input signals are paralleled to the second switcher (1ydm? I forget
) for a total of twelve stereo pairs out. I paid $30 for the second unit on eBay, it only switches audio.
I bought 2 AudioAccess PX600 (I think) each around $300. They auto switch on/off and are 12 channel each, giving me 12 rooms of background music.
I just finished (almost) the wiring. 5 RG6 to each tv and 1 pair of 14-2 or 12-2 for each background speaker.
Satisfaction level? Really low right now, I'm on the tail end of pulling 25,000+ feet of wire, in the middle of which we installed a fiber optic star field in our theater ceiling which took a month and I planned a long weekend for
.... I hope I'm happy with it. (both the sound system and starfield!)
I really liked the look of the Russound stuff, but I'm a cheapskate and couldn't spend the Franklins....