In the future (1,5-2 years) I will build a house and looking to use LinuxMCE as the core to my home automation system, which will also consist of An ethernet network, a plc-system (Kinco, http://www.kinco.cn/en/index.asp
) and all the sensors (temp, prescence, inductive, smoke, humidity, twilight, etc.) and appliances (garage door motor, blind motor, shutters, led dimmers, etc.) and of course a sound system with multi-zone amplifier and built in ceiling/wall speakers..
I am new to all this and may come with some dumb questions, but I'm trying to learn
I wondering about the Media Directors - Do I need them if I have LCD-tv's with ethernet-port and DLNA?
It would be nice to skip them out in some way (having the tv as the only unit).. But if they're necessary anyway I guess there's some nice way to mount them on the back of the tv, right?
A few more questions - Does anyone know if this HMI, http://www.kinco.cn/en/prl.asp?aspid=1&c2id=1&c3id=7&c4id=181
, have support to run touch orbiter? (Maybe if it can have WindowsCE installed?) I have a price of around 150 USD for them, so it would be great
Will 4,2" be too small to use touch orbiter?