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  1. chicagoskiguy

    Anyone used a Reolink Security NVR?

    I ended up going with a Lorex/Flir 4k system. Not sure how to integrate it quite yet. The NVR is a 9000 series. Figure worst case scenario I can input the HDMI into my matrix. Cyberweek 25% off sale so I thought I'd give it a shot.
  2. chicagoskiguy

    Drivers for FLIR or Lorex NVR

    Does anyone know if those drivers work with a Lorex NR900 Series NVR (NR9163)?
  3. Anyone ever used a Reolink Security NVR in their project? It's decently rated on Amazon, and I'm looking for a new Security camera system. My existing one is a 9 year old analog model, and it's ready for an upgrade. https://www.amazon.com/Security-Megapixels-2560x1440-Recording-RLK16-410B8/dp/B01C6KUKMY
  4. One of the new devices the "Echo Plus" does reportedly contain a "Smart Home Hub" and contains a zigbee radio in it From their page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RWFCHB Alexa can control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, locks, garage doors, sprinklers, and more. Set up devices from Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and others without the need for a separate hub. Just ask Alexa to discover your connected devices. Right now they are a compliment, they have the budget, user base, and desire to be tightly integrated to the home. I don't think they are a competitor yet, but I think of the whole list of c4 killers above - Amazon has the most potential. If nothing else they have the largest ecosystem of all the other platforms. All the other platforms boast about being the smarthome platform of the future. Amazon is quietly doing it in a non-threatening way.
  5. chicagoskiguy

    2.10 + Slingbox, IR?

    That's too bad I knew the 250/800 left it out, but that had not heard anything about the EA's. Wonder if the same functionality could not be accomplished via IP commands. When that Slingbox driver came out IR was king. Since then IP has picked up steam. @cytexone ? Good idea on the hdmi encoder, I'll have to ponder that one.
  6. chicagoskiguy

    2.10 + Slingbox, IR?

    I have 1 HC-300 left in my project, and I have a Slingbox (functionality from CytexOne if I recall) that is occasionally used. If I dust off some of my old knowledge - the HC-300 had some sort of IR receiver, where you could aim IR remotes at it, and either "learn" IR commands. The Slingbox used this feature. If 2.10 requires all HC-300's get removed from the project - do any of the newer boxes allow IR input? What is the new official way of handling this? Can the slingbox be used in 2.10?
  7. chicagoskiguy

    Pandora Plays 1 song and stops.

    Seems to be resolved. I had the DNS changed to and, and the problem seems resolved. Thank you for the tip.... never would have thought of that.
  8. chicagoskiguy

    Pandora Plays 1 song and stops.

    I will also say that Pandora plays fine through my Amazon Echo using the same Pandora account.
  9. Have an HC-800 on 2.9.1 and am having an issue where Pandora only plays 1 song, then stops. It's been hooked up for a while and has worked as expected in the plays until I tell it to stop). Today It just would play 1 song to the completion and stop. Trues this with a keypad button as normal, and then also with the MyHome app. Same result. Has anyone dealt with Pandora playing only 1 song and stopping before?
  10. chicagoskiguy

    EA1 with an HC800

    Thank you very much for the reply!
  11. chicagoskiguy

    EA1 with an HC800

    Anyone know if you can have an 800 as the primary controller, and move the zigbee over to the EA1? My 800 is in the corner of the house, and was pondering picking up an EA1 and locating it in a more central location for better zigbee coverage.
  12. chicagoskiguy

    EA1 with an HC800

    According to the spec sheet: "While the EA-1 can control one room of a larger Control4 system, it cannot be the primary controller in a multi-controller system" https://www.control4.com/docs/product/ea-1/data-sheet/english/latest/ea-1-data-sheet-rev-b.pdf Never tried it myself, so I can say that it does or does not work.
  13. chicagoskiguy

    For Sale: HC800

    $110 on the 800
  14. chicagoskiguy

    Three way wiring

    I thonk people get confused with C4 and three way switches. C4 really just simulates a three way switch. It really a regular switch/dimmer on one side and a keypad that remotely controls that switch on the other.
  15. chicagoskiguy

    Has this become the SPAM forum

    Seems like posts using the Chinese character set could be an easy filter.