A/V on the Move: Multi-Room Audio and Video

No matter how long it’s been around in one form or another, multi-room audio/video has always had a “cool” factor in people’s homes. Multi-room A/V means many different things to different people. It could be as simple as an extra pair of speakers on the patio connected to your A/V receiver in the home or a whole-home distributed A/V system running on the network. It all depends on your goals. We can help. There are few different types of multi-room or zone systems. The first is a single source audio system. In this type of system, music is distributed to speakers throughout the home. Individual rooms or zones each have their own volume controls, but the same music is played on all of the speakers. This type of system might sound a bit limiting, and it is, but if your objective is background music throughout your home, it could be the right system for you. A multi-source audio system allows each room or zone can have its own source. Somebody could be rocking out to their favorite band in one room, someone in another enjoying a symphony, in yet another area someone could be listening to a ball game. Let’s add video. Just like with multi-source audio system, each television can have its own source. The sources for the system are usually located in a closet or cabinet and the signals are sent to each zone. These sources can include: • Blu-ray DVD player(s) • A server with both audio and video content • Satellite or cable boxes • A piece of equipment that can connect to the internet...