fprefect

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  1. ended up two of the receivers were bad (the two i had swapped when one went bad). Once they were replaced, all was back up and running, and responsive again
  2. Yep. Power off. Re terminated. Powered back on. Ended up two of the receivers were bad (the two i had swapped when one went bad). Once they were replaced, all was back up and running, and responsive again...
  3. Do you have the Control4 HDBaseT matrix? Mine started acting flaky around the middle of November. One night the lock light was out, and I wasn't able to get it back by power cycling the receiver. I tried switching out the receiver with another HDBaseT receiver first, which initially didn’t change anything. I have subsequently tried using another Cat5e that goes to the bedroom, and the receiver would get a lock, but it would intermittently black out (the HDCP light would go out), and then come back, but after a while the lock would go out and I’d lose the signal completely. I have gone back to using the original cat5e that had been working flawlessly for 2.5 years. I re-terminated that cable several times as well, and still have the same issues. It is basically unusable at this point. The HDBaseT HDMI receiver has a solid lock light some of the time, the ‘live’ light blinks on and off all the time , and the HDCP light will come on when the TV is turned on, but intermittently goes out, causing the TV to black out for a few seconds at a time. I have tried using the calibrate command on the HDMI Matrix in ComposerHE, and it still acts flaky. Anyone have any other suggestions. My dealer is coming to troubleshoot on Thursday, but since I'm 6 months out of warranty, I fear that I have a $9,000 paperweight...
  4. This is knda an old post, but I thought I'd post here since it is a really similar issue. My Control4 HDMI Matrix started doing the same thing about a month ago on one Sony LCD TV while using Tivo. One night the lock light was out, and I wasn't able to get it back by power cycling the receiver. I tried switching out the receiver with another HDBaseT receiver first, which initially didn’t change anything. I have subsequently tried using another Cat5e that goes to the bedroom, and the receiver would get a lock, but it would intermittently black out (the HDCP light would go out), and then come back, but after a while the lock would go out and I’d lose the signal completely. I have gone back to using the original cat5e that had been working flawlessly for 2.5 years. I re-terminated that cable several times as well, and still have the same issues. It is basically unusable at this point. The HDBaseT HDMI receiver has a solid lock light most of the time, the ‘live’ light blinks on and off all the time, and the HDCP light will come on when the TV is turned on, but intermittently goes out, causing the TV to black out for a few seconds at a time. I have tried using the calibrate command on the HDMIMatrix in ComposerHE, and it still acts flaky. Anyone have any other suggestions. My dealer must be still out of town, so I haven't been able to get Control4 involved in the troubleshooting.
  5. Favorite Push Messages

    What do you use to trigger a Generator On indication to Control4? Do you have something connected to your transfer switch going back to your controller? I have been trying to figure out a way to get those notifications from my Vacation home. Thanks.
  6. Control4 Significant Shortfalls

    My venting, since this seems to be the direction of this thread... There were several times over the years when my lights wouldn't turn on... or off, and i thought that the thousands of $$ investments in hardware was going to go in the dumpster, then it got fixed and for the last several years the system has been stable with a high WAF.... of course, i also selected a new pool controller based on a couple of press releases by c4 and hayward, and that promised integration still hasn't happened, so, there's a few thousand bills that were spent thinking that c4 would actually deliver on their press releases. Lesson learned. Overall, i like the seamlessness of the experience when it works well. Would love to get my rhapsody back, but I have to schedule out my dealer to get the upgrade done. What's a few months of broken functionality for the other 88% of the system that still works. btw, any release notes for 2.9 yet?? Hardware that won't work anymore or aren't supported by the new features??
  7. Hayward AquaLogic Driver

    I have Omnilogic and the Hayward app and it's control is superb. However, from my experience, the C4 driver does NOT work.
  8. OS 2.9 Wishlist

    Add to this and other suggestions: Widget for iOS app - Allow app to configure widgets for pull-down menu in iOS - eg. Now Playing, Configurable buttons/functions...
  9. irrigation caddy

    I love my rachio!! I have an old iphone in a lifeproof case that i leave out for the sprinkler guys to do their thing. They really like it and don't understand why their company doesn't sell them...
  10. OS 2.9 Wishlist

    in addition to the stuff already listed: - Widgets on TS screensavers - current weather / news feed / calendar - deliver the promised hayward omnilogic integration
  11. Hue lag

    thanks. I'll try changing the channel again and report back...
  12. Hayward Prologic Pool Integration

    I replaced my 'dumb' pool controller with the Hayward Omnilogic last spring primarily because of all the fanfair from Hayward and Control4 that it was the first certified C4 pool controller, however that apparently never came to fruition and the driver that does exist for the Hayward does not work. It seems to connect at first, but quickly loses it's connection and shows erroneous info and will no longer control the pool... The existing driver isn't certified. Good luck... https://www.hayward-pool.com/shop/en/pools/certified-pool-controller-hayward-omnilogic-featuring-control4-SDDP-home-automation-systems The hayward omnilogic app is great though, and is probably a good enough reason to go with the omnilogic. I wish C4 would have come through on the integration. Would have been much better for the WAF.
  13. Hue lag

    This isn't really a C4 question, but a lot of folks have hue lights, so I thought someone may have an answer. I've tried submitting a trouble ticket to Philips, but they have been unresponsive. Anyhow, here goes; About a month ago my hue lights started becoming extremely laggy, or completely unresponsive. I think it was just after a hue update, but I'm not 100% sure. I haven't added any new wireless stuff in my house, so I don't think interference is the issue. After a week or so of the lag, I decided that maybe the hub had gone wonky, so I bought one of the new hubs and transferred the 14 lights and 2 lightstrips to the new hub successfully. Once they transferred over, the lag seemed to disappear... for about an hour. I have tried changing the zigby channel, and just applied another update last night, but the lights are still either nonresponsive or have ~20-30 second lag. The lights will randomly show as disconnected in the app, and then just as mysteriously reconnect... I even moved the hub out of my office (where it had been running wonderfully for years) and moved it into a room where there are 4 bulbs. Any thoughts? Thanks, Dan
  14. Alternative to Speaker Point

    I don't have any other sonos gear, though it would be cool to get some of the features of the sonos into c4... I have built in speakers in the shop, so I'd like to keep using those with a new amp/source. C4 guru. Thanks for the offer. I'm going to check with my dealer to see if he has one kicking around, but if not, I'd be interested in giving another speaker point a try... Thanks.
  15. I have a speaker point that recently died that provided music/audio to my detached workshop. Since it is not feasible to run speaker wire to that location, what are acceptable Control4 solutions to provide audio remotely? I don't really want to buy a used speaker point since they will undoubtedly be phased out at some point, and I don't want to have to get a solution that is potentially temporary... I have considered a Sonos Connect and Connect Amp, but that is almost $1000 to provide audio to one location that is used maybe once or twice/month. I've been using a clock radio, but like to be able to move from the garage, to the yard, to the workshop and have the same audio everywhere... Any suggestions? Thanks, Dan