EiED’s William Wong has an extremely thorough article on building a multimedia home control set up, he writes – “Home multimedia centers are popping up at stores but most are relatively closed boxes or are full blown PCs. Of course, engineers like myself love to get under the hood so this project is about building up a rather extensive multimedia home control center (see Figure 1) that is front-ended by Sharp’s Aquos LC-37D40U 37-in HDTV (see Figure 2).

This was an interesting project that sort of grew. It is so large that I have split it into four parts not including coverage of each of the products used in the project.”Link.