If you were building a new house . . .

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by pcpacker, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. pcpacker macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2004
    would you do some kind of home automation? I like the idea of Media Center right now (all tvs in the house access the same hard drive, etc), but would like a mac version. Also, what about temp and light control. Are there any experience users out there?
  2. maya macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.
    To install a Media Centre for entertainment in your house it is recommended that you not only have ONE HDD running the show rather a server type solution, hook it up via WiFi, BlueTooth, and integrated RJ-45 connections via the house. <-- some newer houses have broadband connections pre-built into the walls. :)

    If you want to have a Mac experience, you can Apple Script the applications for DVD player, iTunes. As far as controlling lights, fans, security you will have to plug it into electronic controllers which are hooked to your computer via switchers. This can all add up in an old house, on some new houses it already comes built in or you can request for it, its not as expensive if you were to do the same solution to an older house. Then again the price balances itself out in the end. :)
  3. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    I would have 30" displays on every door and an iSight on the other side so I could see what is on the other side. These iSights are High Def. :D

    And I know the doors would be pointless. :rolleyes:

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