I'm a computer programmer and very fascinated by Home Automation. I'm starting to take a look into the many, many possible options out there. One thing I'd like to mess with myself is Voice Recognition in my home. However, I don't want to have to walk up to a microphone on my computer, blanket every square inch of my home with microphones, or wear a wireless microphone (or headset). So, I figured this might be a good place to ask these kinds of questions. I live in a loft... about 1500 square feet (all open) with about 15 foot ceilings. The loft is a converted factory near Uptown Charlotte, NC. What I was thinking about was looking into some options that would allow me to hook up just 2 or 3 (depending on what's suggested) GOOD microphones that are small with good range so they can be hidden in the cross beams that go across my ceiling. I'm trying to get solid coverage that won't require me to shout or turn off the television set. Ultimately I'd want the input from all microphones to be fed into my computer for voice recognition processing. Any ideas of a good direction for this?