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  1. EA1 replacing an HC250?

    thanks. EA1 can still be a controller in a bigger project, right?
  2. Samsung UBD-M9500 driver

    So, the M9700 IP driver DOES NOT work with the M9500. The Samsung BD-F7500 IR driver will control the functions that I tested.
  3. I have a small install in a lakehouse. Currently it is limited to an HC250 running the program, with a second HC250 controlling the living room media. I have about 20 legacy switches, a couple of cameras and one IR repeater in our bedroom to run the TV and Roku there. Would an EA1 be as good at, or better than the HC250? Thanks, dan
  4. Does anyone know if the certified IP driver for the Samsung UBD-M9700 will work with the Samsung UBD-M9500 UHD Bluray player? If not, is there another IP driver that will work with it. Thanks in advance. Dan
  5. I just (today) got upgraded and identified in my home theater. I went with an Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra, Yamaha CX-A5100 Receiver, and Sony VPL-VW385ES projector. So far, the initial testing has everything being controlled, except turning on the projector. We tried a VPL-VW350ES driver, but ran out of time to try other options (it looks like there is also a newer driver for the Sony VPL-VW675ES) Anyway, my post is to get ideas for programming for UHD events and the hardware. I've read a lot on HDR and the different options, but don't know what realistically works and doesn't. So far, I added programming to change from 1.85 to 2.35 using the custom buttons, but that's it. Any successful program ideas? thanks.
  6. Upgrade advice

    Two of my speaker points are in remote locations with no controllers nearby. I guess I could acquire a couple of 'new' HC250s or EA-1s for those locations and use the speaker points in local amp mode, but I have always had issues with Speaker Point connectivity and not sure of the general cludginess of the controller > SP solution. I'd like to take advantage of the advanced audio to speed up my announcements and a bit better digital audio quality... thanks.
  7. Upgrade advice

    In general, for control4 hardware I have: HC800 as main controller. 3 x HC250 4 x HC300 Audio switch - 24zone 8 Zone amp (one of the first ones) 4 zone amp (slightly newer) 3 x speaker point Multi-tuner 8x8 hdmi switch I plan to upgrade to 2.10 soon. One of the speaker points is used as a 5th zone for the 4-zone amp. I know I'll need to get Triad One's to replace the other speaker points, but was considering replacing the 4-zone amp and one of the speaker points with a triad amp8 amplifier. I plan to replace the hc300's with ea-1's. I'd also considered replacing both amps with the new triads, but haven't gotten the sticker shock quote yet from my dealer. Any feedback on benefits of replacing both amps with the new triads ? Thanks.
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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??
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
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