[mythtv-users] OT: Wiring a new construction home for A/V, Ethernet, etc

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Mon Dec 1 23:56:27 UTC 2008

Matt S. wrote:
> - 2 story house, with a basement.
> - I will have a fairly large open "closet" area under the stairs in
> the basement, which is where I would plan on putting the servers,
> switches, routers, patch panels, etc.  It will be my "server closet".
> - I will have at least 4-6 frontends, probably not for a couple years
> since I only have 3 TVs right now, but I'm projecting for the future.
> - I also want to have speakers in the ceilings, pretty much across the
> house, for zoned audio - including outside/garage/etc.  This is a
> foreign concept to me, I've never personally used or been exposed to a
> system like that other than maybe walking through a few houses in the
> past that had them - but not personal experience.
> - I'm considering external security cameras so I can play with
> zoneminder and/or misterhouse (home automation).  I don't know if I'll
> actually install them right away, but I want to have the wiring ready
> while it's "easy". I know several Home Automation things are going
> wireless now, but I'm guessing even with wireless cameras, I'd have to
> be concerned with power.
> - What else am I missing?  I'm sure there's other things audiophiles,
> videophiles, home automation enthusiasts, myth users, etc have come up
> with that are "must-haves", things they can't live without, or are
> just really really cool.
You're building exactly the same thing I did.  2 story house, basement 
with server closet under stairs.  Mines' about
50-60 square feet.  Don't forget room for a server rack.  I'll have to 
take some pics and upload them for you...

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