achoudhary

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  1. How to program an entry scene

    Not that I have done this yet but it may be easier with IFTTT and/or including your security system in to the mix. If your security system is armed and garage door opens, you are coming home.
  2. Upgrade options

    Added an HC-800 early this week as primary controller. Also up to 2.9.1. I'm not having any of the issues above anymore. Streaming is pretty smooth. It's been only 2 days. I hope it lasts. 🤞 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Upgrade controller from HC-250 to HC-800

    Wow. It was super easy to move from the 250 to the 800. A great experience. No need to rejoin any device. AND the best part is that the response times are much faster. My TIDAL playlists load almost instantly. I still have an HC-500 and an HC-300 in my system. These are used for audio outs (among other needs) to the 2 audio amps I have. I see the 250 and 800 do not have as many outputs together. But I'm sure there's a way. Baby steps...
  4. I apologize if I'm asking a question that may have been answered previously. I am on 2.9.1. I'm upgrading to a HC-800. I already have a HC-250. The 250 is coordinator while a HC-500 and HC-300 are ZAPs. Is an upgrade possible without having to re-join all my devices? I believe moving the coordinator requires re-joining all devices. I believe I have some switches/dimmers/outlets that were originally on embernet. I was also wondering if a factory reset on these devices will reset them back to embernet? Thanks, AJ
  5. Outdoor lighting HELP

    https://www.houselogix.com/shop/orvibo-wiwo-s20 The driver is more expensive than 2 switches
  6. Outdoor lighting HELP

    Yes. It's a little buggy and the app is horrible. But once you set it up it's good. I'm sure wemo is better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Outdoor lighting HELP

    I'm not sure about the signal but it's $20. Try it out. You can use it elsewhere if it doesn't work. Eventually, I'll replacing all my C4 Outlet Switches with these. 6 Orvibo switches for the price of 1 C4 switch. It's a no-brainer. I'll let you know the app isn't great and could be improved tremendously. But it works. Also, I have yet to integrate the 4 Orvibo switches I have with C4 but all of them are used for table lamps. One controls the outdoor landscape lights but my switch is in the garage.
  8. Outdoor lighting HELP

    If you can fit one of these in there, it will work with C4. https://www.amazon.com/Orvibo-Socket-Electronics-Anywhere-HomeMate-S25/dp/B00KT50HK4 And if not, you can simply use an app to drive this outlet switch. It allows scheduling.
  9. Upgrade options

    2.8. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Upgrade options

    Hmm. Yes I have seen that happen but this also happens when using airplay. The music just stops playing. Streaming services are affected while playing music off my NAS are not. The raproxyd service/process is at the top of the list and consuming high CPU/memory resources. If I kill it, it fixes the issue.
  11. Upgrade options

    I'm not sure what it is connected to but it's definitely not to the 200. 200 is isolated to master bedroom TV and audio. The HC250 does not have any audio outs, right? I'm not sure I can check how it is connected but it's probably going to the HC500 or HC300 in the rack. One of these is streaming from Tidal or other sources. I can check in the AM.
  12. Upgrade options

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I apologize for the minimal information I have provided as well as a delay in this response. It's been a busy weekend with my family. Basically, I have a decent size setup with the HC250 and HC500 in the rack with multiple audio matrix amps, a wireless music bridge and almost 50 switches all over my house. The rack is in the basement, wireless bridge in the study on one side of the house on the first floor. On the second floor, the master bedroom has an HC200. I used to have multi room video setup with a HDMI matrix but I had some issues and it is now offline until I have some time to look at it again. I notice the system slows down every now and then. So lights may turn on a little later than the usual after a button press - especially the table top switches that turn lamps on using an outlet dimmer. The WMB is really of concern because music streaming over Bluetooth stops playing abruptly. This may be TIDAL or the WMB but Tidal is not an issue when using the native app in my car. I wanted to know if I could add on a HC800 as a secondary controller to some advantage. Or does it make sense to only get an HC800 as a primary controller? EA-3s are still out of my current budget. I may get there eventually. AJ
  13. Upgrade options

    I've added a bunch of stuff via ebay so far. Only issues I've had so far were with outlet switches. Can anyone answer the specific question I asked?
  14. Upgrade options

    I have a HC-250-BL-1 running the show. I also have a HC-500, HC-300 and a HC-200 (in master bedroom). I experience some slowness every now and then. Would a HC-800 help in this senario? As I understand it, I will need to keep the 250 as the primary controller. Alternatively, will I better off getting a HC-800-BL-1 and replacing my primary controller instead? I'm guessing since this would run director, it would faster than the above config. I'm not interested in upgrading to EA series yet. Thanks, Aj