Today was a big day. Nothing to do with the project.
Over the last year I have been thinking about the technology that I will put in the house.
So many options:
CAT 5/CAT 6, wireless, telephone, Video, audio, control, heating....... the list of options is long.
One of the first decision that was made was the kind of heating to be used. This has lots of options again. We opted for a Ground Sourced Heat pump. This takes heat from a large area of ground and transfers it to a smaller area of the house. This means that for maximum efficiency we will go for underfloor heating.
Next is the important things.........music. Having looked and researched I have 2 options:
- Sonos wireless system
- Cambridge Audio CAT 5 System.
I am planning to put in a CAT 5 system anyway for the telephone and (of course) the pc's. So at the moment cambridge audio in in front.
So, should I also put Sky (Council Telly is very bad here) through the CAT 5 as well? At the moment the answer is no. By the time I buy the kit from Sky and then add in the encoders and decoders at each end of the CAT 5 cable the price goes through the roof.
I plan to run the satellite cable throughout the house and place freesat boxes in the bedrooms. The main room will have the the full sky package playing through a projector.