ILoveC4

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  1. I don't have a single IR driver in my system anymore, but when I did I had an issue where at certain times of the day the sun would shine bright on the IR bud and it wouldn't work. The IR bud wasn't bright enough to be seen over the direct sunlight. The OEM remote would work, but not the IR bud. Does yours ever happen to fall in direct sunlight? Do you have a "tent" over the IR bud? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I agree that a backup controller is a good idea...and I have one. That said, in the 11 years I've had Control4 I've not had a controller die on me. As my primary controller I started with a media controller, then upgraded to an HC300, then an HC1000V3, then an HC800 which I still use today (about 4 years old I'd guess). I've upgraded for reasons other than failure. There aren't any moving parts, so other than a power supply (which the HC200 and HC300 did have problems with, fortunately I never did) there isn't really anything that's going to "go out". Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. What's the big problem with it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Get Control4 dimmers/switches. They work rock solid and the LED feedback is nice (maybe RadioRa has that, but I don't think so). I change the colors of the LEDs with certain events. I have around that many devices and I have an HC800 and HC300c. Both old equipment and both centrally located in the rack...everything runs fine. I don't distribute them around the house and have never had a problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I would use a GE security magnetic sensor switch and tie it to a card access sensor bridge. They have great range. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I've ran PFSense for years. Love it. No issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. But can't MyMovies handle the ripping like it does today? Rip to the NAS, then let KODI or Plex pick it up from there? Am I missing something? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I don't want free. I also don't want K-Scape. I want reliable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My real beef with my current setup is my Popcorn Hour media players seem to need to be rebooted a lot. Sometimes they can't see the NAS (everything else on the network is rock solid and sees it fine). Otherwise my current setup works great. Maybe I just need to invest more time in trying to get my Popcorn Hour players to access the appropriate files shares reliably. Sigh.
  10. So, I'm taking a different media player approach. My current situation is I have about 1,200 movies in a movie library that is managed my MyMovies. It is a mix of Bluray ISO files and DVD's that have been ripped in to the _TS folders. I am wanting to change what devices I use to stream the movies. Bluray menus isn't a big deal to me, but would be cool if it worked. All my movies are stored on a QNAP TS-869 Pro. It can run either XBMC or Plex. Once I get whichever solution working flawlessly on that, then I'll buy the additional players. I just want to test it out before I invest in more hardware. I don't have a ton of free time, so I'd love some input from the group in what is going to be the most seamless setup and reliable in terms of use. I travel and I need it to "just work" for my family when I'm gone. I need them to be able to drop a disc in and rip it using MyMovies, just like they do today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I can tell the OP right now that's going to be your least expensive option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. You could accomplish this easily with a Lima surveillance DVR. It would connect to your analog cams and provide a stream visible within C4. If you're interested in one, shoot me a PM and I can get you pricing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. What are you looking for on the Z2IR? I could use one for a project I have coming up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Contact user AK1 on this forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk