I've done a fair bit of reading on the wiki but I was hoping someone can offer some additional input on my new home setup. I've installed 0710 (and more recently 0810) in vmware-esx and poked around a bit and I've finally bought a dedicated box. For the moment, this is going to sit behind my firewall/vpn and next to my existing home server (debian) as I work to migrate my exim, apache, asterisk, squeze, samba, and various other services.
Are there any good guides on wiring-up a clean, TV + surround system and a 5-zone, multi-room audio using LMCE? In moving to LMCE, one of my big hopes is to clean-up my living room and simplify the control of the main TV and home audio. I'd really like to reclaim some space and remove everything, except the TV, from the living room. I have a dedicated wiring closet and rack in the basement for gear.
- What is the best way to get surround sound 5.1 / 7.1 into the living-room without having a reciever/decoder/amplifier in the same room?
- Can anyone recommend a reasonable multi-zone amplifier, ideally capable of taking independent inputs for each zone (preferably rs232)?
- For orbiters, I'm thinking that a pair of 7" android tablets. Does anyone have any thoughts on these or are they all more-or-less the same?