Ive been an Electronics Technician for about 35 years now. My interest, training, Background and expertize in the area have grown wide over years starting as a US Army Radio Operator in 1980, apprenticing 10 years in a TV shop and as Lead E-Tech the last 20+ in our Universities Sciences Electronics shop. Aside of my main income, Ive owned a couple businesses that deal with integration of high tech electronics into auto's, Homes and commercial entities. Im closing in fast on designing, wiring and launching 1000 Tech enhanced Learning spaces mostly in Colleges and Universities on the east coast, some are the first of their kind. Many of the things I work with have little or no practical consumer applications (Xrays and tons of lab quality equipment). Other stuff I do is all about what people want in their homes and businesses Like Big Video Displays, Surround Sound Systems, Digital Signage, Voice and sound Reinforcement and Multi Media systems delivery and control. I do not pretend to know everything and will often tell you, "I will get back to you on that one". I will get back to you, I cant know everything but know how to find out quickly enough. Are you thinking about doing some Home Systems? Adding a Big Screen, Zoned Sound System, Security Cameras or having issues with one you currently own? Ask an E-Tech, me! If I dont know the answer, there are at least a few folks here that are Engineers that can tell us both what to do. One of the home projects Im currently working on is moving my Whole Home System to a centralized location. I underestimated my intentions 12 years ago when I started building it and its outgrown its location in the living room, wife says its got to go and I agree- Unfortunately Ive already got over 5 miles of wire and cable run to the old location so rerouting and reconfiguring everything will be a challenge (I like challenges). The Backbone is all Crestron switching and control and when Im finished, there will be two 5.1 surround sound systems, 3 (maybe 4)flat panel displays, up to 10 other stereo zones indoors and out of sound, multiple cameras, lighting controls, Dish/ DVR, AM/ FM/ TV Antenna, Phone and internet distributed from one central location to the entire home. Heres a link to the main processor that runs the entire system, check it out, its awesome! http://www.crestron.com/resources/p.../online_catalog/default.asp?jump=1&model=AMS# When I say its a project, it is and prolly will never be finished till the day I sell our home many moons from now but I expect to have much of it fully functioning in the next few weeks. I dread cutting over to the new location cause thats gonna mean lots of crawling, reterminating and programing before my wife can again push just one button on the touch panel labeled for her and see and hear her favorite FOOD Network without yelling to me "It doesnt work"! Thats my fun, what have you got going on in the Multi Media or other Electronics world you want to talk about or have questions about?