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About mthomtech

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  1. I'm limping along an old system and every once is awhile looking for some old embernet items (switches, dimmers, etc). Right now I'm looking for some Card Access Motion Sensors (WMS10) what are still on embernet. If anyone has old stuff lying around, or ripping out on ancient system like mine, let me know what you've got as I may be interested. Thanks!
  2. 16 Channel Amp - Shorted Output

    Well, tested the speakers and the wires and both were good, so it must be the amp. I guess I'll open it up and see what I find.
  3. Hey All ... I've got an original version 1 16 channel Amp, that was once rebuilt by C4 (apparently to V2 inside). I had a massive surge at the house that even with all the surge protection knocked out a significant portion of my electronics, including by B&K HD6 and C4 Media Controller. I'm on a really old system (1.7.4) and luckily had bought cheap back-up B&K and Media Controller units. I got those swapped out, and most things working. My HC-300's survived, although one power supply looks like it is about to go - but I can fix that. The amp mostly survived, but channels 10 and 14 shorted out. I didn't have a backup for that. Question - do the original C4 amps have fuses for each output that are replaceable? And on a system running 1.7.4, will the newer amp products work? Thanks!
  4. WTB: Wireless Outlet Switch Embernet

    Still looking Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I use the Apple Airport Extremes and have only good things to say. That said, I have also heard almost unanimously that Ubiquiti Unifi is the best option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. WTB: Wireless Outlet Switch Embernet

    Bump Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. dsc alarm it 100

    Yes ... It's still blinking, but haven't done troubleshooting yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. dsc alarm it 100

    I've got the same issue here. I'm still on 1.7 and just recently moved director from a Media Controller to an HC300 (left it100 connected to MC). That didn't help. It worked fine for over a year, but then lost connection twice, and haven't gotten it back since the last time. Since I've got it in the alarm panel versus near controller, so I'll try changing that next. I'm guessing the other drivers are of no use to a 1.7 system ... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Budget Wireless Garage Door Integration

    So glad my dealer had me run wires to the door and motor when we were building. I missed the wiring deadline with the builder but he let me know when he wouldn't be "watching" the house and I ran cables myself. In hot July Texas heat ... But very worth it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. My Theater - Almost Finished

    Very nicely done! Looks awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. For Sale: 4 Bay Netgear ReadyNAS NV+

    PM Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. For Sale Mini Touch

    PM Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. WTB: Wireless Outlet Switch Embernet

    Still looking ... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Alarm Systems

    I've heard good things (says the user who is still on 1.7 and is missing out in everything EV ) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. That's what I don't get either. It's not like the barriers to entry are overwhelming. I like DIY and I know I can do more than the average user (and I know I could also screw it up and need some real support) for both C4 and MM. I've even inquired about becoming a C4 dealer, but haven't made the leap to building a true business that would be a proper C4 dealer ... those barriers are higher - and for good reasons. I've also thought about becoming an MM pro. If I REALLY wanted to do a lot of DIY integration with MM, $250 is not unreasonable at all. If I had paid $250 for what I got for free from MM in 2008, I would not be disappointed knowing how well it has worked for me. I guess I just see it as this. If I'm truly an end user, I get C4 from my dealer , I get my EV driver from my dealer, I get my MM license from my dealer. And my dealer should play by the rules with MM, just like we do with C4. If I want really want to be a DIY guy or CI with MM, is paying $250 or at least finding a dealer who is playing by the rules too much to ask? On a related topic, it would be nice if C4 could find a way to work with the top dealers to allow end users (that the dealer is comfortable with it) to pay for Pro for those DIY types. I know the control is a slippery slope, but maybe there is a way that would work. But to be truly honest, just think about all the free dealer help we get from this forum. I always see a lot more help than I see complaints that us users ask questions. No model is perfect , there's a balance between protecting the brand and the professionals and opening everything up. I think C4 and MM both do the best they can. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk