When you look past the fantastic Digi audio features of the 810, there is a world of extras that can be used, these devices are used in theme parks and such like so have interesting features.
The system as I understand it has 0-10volt channels, I can use this as an "on wall" volume controller, also there are relay out controls (at 5 volt) so I'm thinking of turning off/on the power amps with SSR's I intend to station the amp's some distance away (in the shed) to avoid fan noise and bulk, when a zone isn't being used it times out and switches off.
Going back to the TV decoder, when the volume is unmuted or raised the system wakes up opens the channels, the relay turns on the amp and out the sound comes turning on the VP on the way.. this will cost maybe 2 or 3 seconds of startup time but the sound will be pumping by the time the video is on the screen.
My family know how to turn lights on but none of them have figured how to turn them off, I have installed IR sensors that automatically turn the lights on & off, this sensing system can also be used for other things, i.e if there's no-one in a zone it times out and shuts down.
I love the idea of a DJ desk in the party room someone always takes the lead and is the DJ for a while, at least till the mood changes, I always say "everyone else does content",,, "I just do tech.." it gets me off the hook of being the techie controller and gets others involved.
I do a lot of corporate work, so serve up dross time and time again,, it's irrelevant to me if it's good or bad pic's or sound...
Just the quality has to be high
I'll keep you posted as this develops, Regards Stephen