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  1. Dear OPer...listen to all the replies. Many awesome comments and wise words here. W
  2. Yep so true. Great comment
  3. yep 100% agree. C4lighting never fails. Quality wins out all the time. Things like Wemo are crap. Pity there are no Control4 zigbee 230/240V GPOs...
  4. C4-16AMP3-B Question

    Episode is what I have too. It’s awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. C4-16AMP3-B Question

    The debate distributed video vs sources local in each room comes down to a few core things.. 1/ Stability of your network. Mine has been unstable over the years so centrally controlled sources via a central matrix proved unreliable... if the network wasn't 100% working or slow, you had to go out to the rack in garage and pull the cord of the source device, or switch on a TV in the garage to IR control the source, or even reboot the whole c4 platform etc.. Matrix would also sometimes go off line and there were also HDMI issues... lag in handshake etc. Huge problem here with wife factor or explaining what to do to a kid over the phone. If you go down the distributed route you must have a stable network and a dealer instal (in my opinion)... Individual source devices at room level are easier to problem shoot in my experience.. (as long as you can get to them around behind TV's etc).. reach in the family or HT cabinet, or point the IR, or do a plug pull and problem is solved... video source returns.. There is a downside of multiple sources though.. namely 2/ Maintenance. So many to maintain upgrade with firmware and the chance of a wrong settings or something random going wrong with them increases the more you have. You say 4-5 rooms.. then maintenance will become an issue in my opinion... I have just 3 rooms and that's hard enough... Cost really should not come into it... You will pay dearly down the track in added dealer truck rolls or time it takes for you to sort issues if you don't make the right choice that suits your individual circumstance Regarding which distributed video network.. plenty on info on the forums about that -search is a friend Seek help from a trusted dealer on that...an unbiased dealer.. Quite a few around here. Just my 2 C. W (BTW I'm heading off into retirement from the forum a while...yes I know..." again" -Enjoy your platforms folks!. Rock on Control4)
  6. C4-16AMP3-B Question

    double post sorry
  7. BTW I believe it's important to encourage everyone to be open and transparent about the best things we should all do to keep our platforms running hassle free... I really don't care what people think about me, whether or not they would take my tech tips, or give a brass razoo about me or my setup. In short I don't care what you all think... Over the last few weeks and on previous occasions I simply state issues with my set up. Or other matters I think are relevant to the product or it's development. This is after all a public forum. And I have a Control4 setup. And I am a member of the public. I would argue that should qualify me for comment. This forum is not supposed to be for dealers. They have their own forum. But of course it would be silly to say they shouldn't help us all out here! Those that help out are awesome. I've had Control4 near on 10 years now in two different houses, with three different dealers. I have never said I am any tech guru, but I've lived a long time with the platform. That surely counts for something. Anyway. Cheers. Rock on Control4 and please keep the networking tips coming! W
  8. You need a sound and working network to do a Control4 firmware upgrade as you eluded to in your following post 1233 that it's best to power cycle devices on a network when doing a firmware upgrade... "But whatever" (as well). Last I checked Control4 devices were "networked"... Rock on Control4 W
  9. Control4 switches have been one of the most stable things in my Control4 setup. (That is when the C4 mesh is up and the platform is up and running). I have never regretted putting in Control4 switches over other types of switch control. I just wish they would do a Control4 switched GPO like ya'll have in the US... I've been asking for this for years now...probably near on a decade.. So I guess it's never going to happen now Why they never did a 230/240V Control4 GPO when they started marketing their lighting and other mesh switch control into the UK and it's other 230/240V "Allies" pretty much the exact same time as the USA is beyond me... Rock on Control4 W
  10. Ok No problem. Just curious. thanks!
  11. ^ Not that this is saying hugeness and the sheer number of software engineers (Amazon) necessarily means more "nimbleness" and more "coolness" and a faster release of it's tech developments etc.. It's just if Control4 is way smaller, why doesn't it demonstrate sometimes with it's tech, that it can't be a bit more nimble and bolder sometimes? But I "get it" now with this platform. Its very conservative and it's great as a backbone.. And with it's superb dealer network to lend a hand, It excels at that... Just IMHO and my 2c... Rock on C4! W
  12. ..Zaphod, clearly Alexa is a long term potential competitor to Control4....at the low end... and that's where these things start.. at the low end..... Control4 was once a competitor at the low end with Crestron ... right folks?? ya'll remember that 10 years ago?? For anybody not to see this? Well I'd be gobsmacked if the long term C4 users and dealers around here didn't realise that Alexa could at least become a potential competitor.... I mean they have 5,000 programmers working on the smarts of Alexa right? How many people does Control4 have working specifically on it's smarts? Rock on C4 W
  13. Hey I just noticed the new Echo Plus has a zigbee antennae ... could this be used with Control4 somehow???
  14. Looking for suggestions to fill holes

    ^ Very cool.. thanks for posting that!!!!