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Home Theater with Multi-Room Music and Lighting


Below is a schematic picture of a Control4 home control system with the ability to control all the A/V devices in the home theater room plus stream digital audio to 2 other rooms in the house from it's USB-attached storage. This system also controls lighting in each room with a wireless dimmer. Control4 products connect via a home network using standard Ethernet or 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet connections. Control signals from the RF system remote use Zigbee (802.15.4) mesh networking for reliable command transmission between devices. This handheld remote allows you to easily navigate the on screen interface to watch a DVD, select a favorite TV channel, or launch your favorite music playlist, and will replace the 4 or more remotes you may now be using to control your entertainment complex.

Control4 Home Theater with Multi-Room Music and Lighting

The above system includes a Home Controller HC-300 with System Remote Control SR150, one Ethernet Speaker Point with Remote Control, one Wifi Speaker Point, and a Wireless Mini Touch Screen plus a Wireless Dimmer in each room. The Speaker Points receive the digital audio transmission from the HC-300 and convert to stereo outputs for speakers located in the two other rooms. The second Remote Control and the Mini Touch Screen provide a user interface to the system in those rooms providing complete control over the audio selection of each room. Note two different music selections can be played in each room while a DVD is being simultaneously viewed in the theater room.

HC-300 Controller Rear

The rear of the HC-300 Controller shows the connectivity supported by this system, which includes:

  • Audio Input: 1 analog
  • Audio Output: 2 analog
  • Video sense: 2 inputs
  • On-screen display output: S-video, composite video, component video
  • Serial: 2 RS232 DB9 connectors
  • Contact: 1 input, pluggable terminal block
  • Relay: 1 output, normally closed or normally open, pluggable terminal block
  • USB: 2 rear ports
  • Ethernet: 10/100base-T (802.3), RJ45 jack
  • IR: 6 outputs, 3.5mm phone jacks, 1 front panel blaster output, 1 front panel input

The HC-300 will stream digital audio simultaneously to each of the 3 rooms controlled by this system. Media Composer software for Windows is provided to enable downloading and cataloging a complete music library with cover art, and then creating custom playlists for every occasion and mood. The serial inputs allow the HC-300 to monitor the zones and arm/disarm any supported security system with a serial output. The contact input and relay output can be used to control a motorized screen, a window covering, or any other device accepting a contact closure input.

The ultimate flexibility and simplicity of the Control4 Home Controller HC-300 will enhance your home entertainment experience like no other product in it's price range, and it's versatility allows you to control your home theater, multi-room music, and lighting as shown above with expandability to handle even more.

This system can be yours for just $2,788.00 plus installation!

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