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  1. If you really must use wireless network (or the fire stick), you can also set your encoder to use TCP (either via http or rtsp) streaming instead of UDP. The latency will be higher but it would correct most packet loss (by resending when dropped). You should be able to find a good tradeoff for your network. Still, if you have the option for wired ethernet (by any means, including moca) it is the way to go. No need to tune encoder settings.
  2. We recommend the Amazon fire TV (not the stick) because it has a wired ethernet port. The Fire stick only has wifi, which technically can work but most home wifi networks have too much packet drop for a good high def experience. You can use the Fire stick as a "NetPlay TV SD" device to force it to use only the standard definition video streams (DVD quality) which are much more wifi friendly. Remember you can always use the cable company coax (RG-59/6) for wired ethernet in retrofit systems as a much better alternative to using wifi.
  3. Your Virtual Matrix must be a VRX020 or NetPlay Manager. Sounds like you would need to get VRX020 (dealers) or NetPlay Manager (retail) and one NetPlay TV license for the Sony TV. The VRX010 will still work with the newer equipment, but they don't support display of the SplashTiles web feeds. The promo link above would be a good fit for you.
  4. http://www.video-storm.com/promo.asp
  5. To better clarify, here is a post from another thread: NetPlays most common use is as a complete AV distribution system (network based). In this case, you use: For HDMI sources, you use HDMI encoders (VTX100 or 3rd party) For IP cameras, file source, web sources, SplashTiles, etc. These sources are directly integrated (as virtual matrix inputs) with no additional hardware/software For TVs, you run the NetPlay TV app (either on the TV itself or on an Android streaming media box ie Fire TV) There is also a single controller, ether VRX020 or NetPlayManager which centrally control everything If you already have a matrix system in place, you could add SplashTiles (and IP camera display etc) with 1 VRX020 or NetPlay Manager 1 NetPlay TV license running on an Amazon Fire TV (FireTV output goes into matrix) We will be running a promotion for a FREE NetPlay TV license next week also. Follow our Facebook page or signup as a dealer to be notified. If using the second case you won't get PIP or Tiling from your other matrix sources (since NetPlay can't see them).
  6. NetPlays most common use is as a complete AV distribution system (network based). In this case, you use: For HDMI sources, you use HDMI encoders (VTX100 or 3rd party) For IP cameras, file source, web sources, SplashTiles, etc. These sources are directly integrated (as virtual matrix inputs) with no additional hardware/software For TVs, you run the NetPlay TV app (either on the TV itself or on an Android streaming media box ie Fire TV) There is also a single controller, ether VRX020 or NetPlayManager which centrally control everything If you already have a matrix system in place, you could add SplashTiles (and IP camera display etc) with 1 VRX020 or NetPlay Manager 1 NetPlay TV license running on an Amazon Fire TV (FireTV output goes into matrix) We will be running a promotion for a FREE NetPlay TV license next week also. Follow our Facebook page or signup as a dealer to be notified.
  7. You can use it with any other matrix (nothing specific to Leaf). However, the C4 Navigator/pathing algorithm doesn't handle cascaded matrix switches well. That is why we don't recommend cascading matrix switches. It can be a headache to program/debug the cascaded system because of the issues with the C4 pathing algorithm, a known issue with C4 for many years.
  8. Since NetPlay acts as a matrix itself in C4 I wouldn't advise using it in conjunction with the Leaf matrix. C4 isn't good at handling cascaded matrices.
  9. The HiSilicon ones we have tested are fairly simple designs. Just 3 main chips and some memory. Board design looks good. Nothing concerning from a reliability perspective.
  10. No retail pricing on VTX100 (it is a NetPlay Pro product). Its advantages are faster install (auto detection/binding), 5.1 audio support, 2 ch downmixing delayed audio outputs, IR outputs, support. The encoder chipset is also better, but that is a minor difference. NetPlay TV is 4K when running on 4K hardware (such as Sony TVs or Fire TVs). Since it is software is scales with the hardware it runs on (8K next year....). For encoders you can select/purchase any max resolution up to what NetPlay TV can decode. The links for ~$200 encoders are in the compatible equipment list (also in eggzlot's summary).
  11. Here is a better link http://www.video-storm.com/residential.asp Retail pricing is: $599 for NetPlay Manager $90 for NetPlay TV license (each TV) If you have an Android TV (Sony, Sharp), no hardware needed at each TV. Otherwise use Amazon Fire TV at each TV ($80/each) IP cam sources don't cost anything HDMI sources will need HDMI encoders. Our VTX100 is a dealer product, but you can use 3rd party encoders instead which run around ~$200 each.
  12. SplashTiles (web feeds) is now also supported by NetPlay TV. SplashTiles is a powerful new feature that puts real time relevant information at a glance to keep you ahead of the game. It helps you display what you want to see on the screen, like traffic, weather, calendar, controls, and stock prices. It’s all about users being able to see what matters to them, not just video sources. NetPlay integrates powerful digital signage and web info feeds seamlessly with network video. Plus, you have easy switching between signage playlists, graphics overlays, web info feeds, and all your other NetPlay Video sources. SplashTiles transforms your TVs into informational centers. Best of all, it’s free! NetPlay brings a powerful new customer experience with PIP, overlay, tiling, splashtiles, graphics, and more. SplashTiles brings the best the internet has to offer straight to all your TVs! Your personalized information feeds can keep you up to date at a glance. SplashTiles can even pop up alerts, notifications, or weather radar as PIP windows over whatever you are watching. More details in our setup instructions.
  13. If you are interested in integrating the IP cams with your video sources, NetPlay is a great solution. We can give the ability to bring up a PIP window of your camera when the motion trigger fires (PIP is above the video you are currently watching). Also tiling of all your IP cam and video sources.
  14. I like it! First practical use for a feature that has been around quite a while. I will add the volume level / mute automatic OSD notification to our NetPlay driver as well. Thanks for helping push the industry forward.
  15. NetPlay is compatible with 3rd party HDMI encoders. You can get these for ~$200/source. VTX100 is not required. FireTV is $80 each. If using a Sony TV no additional hardware needed. NetPlay TV licenses are $90/TV (for a lifetime license). Then you can use a single VRX020 for the system controller. So it really is a very inexpensive solution, much less than other options. It may be hard to believe at first, but run the numbers and you will see that the savings are very real.