A/V Hub and Wiring
I am planning a new construction home and I am trying to decide where to run all of my A/V wires to. I was thinking of home-running everything to the 1st floor study, rather than to a closet or the basement. I figured I would have my modem and router there. The room is more open than a closet. The basement is unfinished but was hoping one day to finish it without worrying about moving the A/V location. I was planning to use iTunes/Airfoil with multiple airport expresses and and multizone amplifier. Going to homerun 16g speaker wire from in-ceiling speakers from multiple zones (master bed, master bath, kitchen, dining room, backyard) to amplifier in study. I do not like volume knobs on the walls in each room. I can use apple remote on iphone/ipad to control volume and source. I would then directly connect airport expresses via cat5 cable to modem/router and use each airport express to create a zone.
Going to use apple tv in family room so speaker wires will just home run to behind TV stand.
Also going to wire coxial RG6 and cat5 or cat6 to each TV location in the house.
Any thoughts on this plan?
Where is the best place to run A/V wiring to?
Is cat6 preferable to cat5? Is there a cost difference and is it worth it?