I’m moving into a new place and want to start from scratch. I like Roomie and have decided I want to use it, so I want to tailor the rest of the system to work well with it. I’m particularly concerned with power on/off – the problem I have noticed with IR on other systems is that macros can end up toggling power off when you really want it on. For example, if both the “watch TV” macro and “watch movie” macro involve toggling power on the TV, switching from watching TV to watching a movie will actually turn the TV off. This is what I want to avoid.
It seems like the way to do this is to get a Sharp/Elite or Panasonic TV (VT50 is a possibility) and basically whatever receiver I want. Is this an accurate assessment? I’m a bit curious about cable boxes as well – will I absolutely have to use IR unless I go with DirecTV? Will this create problems similar to the one I outlined above? I have the option of Comcast or AT&T cable, if that makes a difference.
Any other tips would also be welcome. Thanks!