1. Distributed PVR system -> Mythtv! We've used it for 2 years and we love it. Any good suggestions for lightweight frontends? At the moment we have a 3 full pc's for frontends.
2. Automated Lighting/Appliances -> Insteon?, ZWave? X10?
3. Phone system -> What makes sense here? IP phones acting as orbiters? Traditional Analog?
4. Distributed Audio -> I've no Idea here but my wife says we should do something. Controlled from Orbiters? Seperate from Media Centers?
5. HVAC -> Probably AprilAire Thermostats.
6. Security -> DSC System with serial interface?
7. Orbiters -> I'd like a few dedicated locations with orbiters mounted to the wall. Anybody seen reasonably priced hardware for this?
8. Locks -> I'd love some automated door locks with proximity sensors that work like the new cars do. Get close to the door and it opens. Perhaps bluetooth could be used like this.
Thanks for any advice, thoughts, rants or whatever. I'd just like to see what people are thinking. I have some budget to do this during construction so I'd like to get at least most of it done right.