Recent Review: Whoa! That was my reaction when I was able to fire up my TVs, control/stream music in 5 different areas, all from one device. That device can be my phone, table, computer, or a dedicated remote. Other people in my home can do the same [at the same time] if you give them access. Another plus, I don't see anything sticking out from around the TVs or from where the sound comes from. It's definitely cool from an aesthetical perspective, and cool in how it operates. My venture with PowerHouseAV (and Aomed, the owner) began last September when I asked around on Yelp for quotes to mount a TV in my basement, on a brick fireplace. Aomed was the only guy to come out to my home (from my Yelp query), and after taking a look at the room, he asked me these fairly simple questions, but they led to a better design and use: Was I interested in hiding my equipment in an adjacent room? What did I want to do for sound (for the TV)? Using an adjacent room would allow for all audio/video components to be out of view, so we could have that “floating TV on the wall” look. That’s without using a soundbar and external subwoofer. I didn't know how that was possible, but of course I said that that would be great. For the sound -- to go along with the idea of a "cleaner" setup – he recommended in-ceiling speakers and an in-wall subwoofer for a true 5.1 sound system. I hadn't thought of in-ceiling/wall speakers, but he explained to me how it could be done. He spec'ed out a Control4 environment that would allow for remote controlling of the TVs I wanted to add. So the TV/movie-watching portion was my desire. But I was real hesitant to buy into the Control4 pitch for TV. It seemed like overkill for TV watching in one room. My wife, on the other hand, wanted a *whole-home* audio setup; with in-ceiling speakers in a couple of rooms. Again, the in-ceiling angle was for avoiding exposure/clutter. Most people that I know recommended a Sonos setup using the Play1 or Play3 speakers. Sonos definitely seems like a great and easy way to go about adding sound. But we just didn’t trust our very young kids to not wreck our entertainment system if any of it was out on the floor or on a shelf. I was told that the Control4 brain (EA3 controller) could tie into a Control4 “4-zone amplifier” (55 watts/channel), which could power 4 other rooms. That amplifier is the same cost as 2 Sonos Connect amps, which we would need if we wanted to install in-ceiling speakers in 2 rooms, and run them exclusively through Sonos. Now with the 4-zone amplifier that opened up the possibility to have sound in 2 other rooms -- for *4 rooms total driven off the amplifier*, plus the basement which can steam music off its dedicated receiver. So conceivably we can have 5 different zone of music playing at once, in different combinations (i.e., different streams in rooms, or rooms playing the same music...not all rooms have to play music, of course). I researched the **** out of this, which paralyzed me. But Aomed would check in with me from time to time; not in an annoying way. I'd ask him more questions myself. I even had Best Buy's Magnolia come out to get an idea of what configurations like this cost. PowerHouseAV easily beat them. First, their pricing is lower, and more importantly the people I encountered (Aomed, and the guys that eventually came out to install and configure the system: Arnas, and Jordan) were/are great. I bit the bullet and contracted with PowerHouseAV to have this done: - Install a Control4 EA3 controller - Mount a 65" TV on a brick fireplace in the basement - Install 5.1 sound in the basement, using in-ceiling and in-wall speakers - Mount a 55" TV in another room - Install in-ceiling stereo speakers in four rooms, which included outdoor speakers on the deck - Tie in an existing TV to the Control4 system - Wire three rooms with ethernet capabilities All audio/video components were hidden -- either in an A/V rack in that adjacent basement room I mentioned, or behind the TVs (like a Roku and Apple TV). The wires and cables were expertly hidden/tied up for a super clean look. Aomed, working with Arnas (who is a wizard) and Jordan, designed, implemented, and have continued to support my home system. They made the impossible [in my mind] a reality. It has exceeded my expectations.