Would appreciate advice on the install of my home system, as 3 different specialists have given three very different ideas/proposals for home setup:
Want to connect the following for new house:
Theater room has 7.2 setup with a Denon AVR-X3300W receiver with Epson Projector
Family Room has 5.1 setup with a Sony STRDN 1060 Receiver with a Sony TV
Patio has two speakers connected back to Sony Receiver in family room
4 other TV's in the house
Security Camera system (is C4 compatible)
6 light switches
3 Xfinity Receivers to distribute to 6 total TV's
3 Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostats
2 Wi-Fi Garage Door openers
Will a C4 EA3 accommodate this? One consultant proposed a EA1 and EA3 and another proposed just an EA3 with a 4x4 matrix.
Do I need a Matrix to connect the TV’s, or could I use HDMI Cat5 Balun/Extender Kit and Zigby to IR modules to connect/distribute audio/video from the 3 Xfinity receivers to the 6 TV’s?
Does the 4x4 matrix eliminate the need for Baluns?
Would like to avoid the cost of the 4x4 matrix if possible, but not sure what I am giving up by not having it.
Thank you in advance for your help with this.