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dbuono last won the day on May 14 2014

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  1. I recently heard about DMX control for LEDs around the house. As I understand it, the DMX unit (power and control) resides in the AV closet and then you are able to integrate LED into keypads/etc. Can anyone recommend good DMX units that work with Control 4? Ones with available drivers, ease of use, etc? Thank you
  2. I have used SnapAV matrix switch for hdmi distribution for the last number of years. We are building a home and wondering if the matrix is still the best way to go. Or should I move to something like Jutst Add Power or other options? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  3. We are in the process of designing and building a new home. In our design, we have a few areas of high windows to retain privacy (2.6' window height beginning at the 8' level). We would like to add some awning style windows to this. Is there a universal motorization system that can be used on these windows? We don't want to have to get a ladder to open them. If so, can we tie any of those universal systems into Control 4? Thanks
  4. I have an old vintage preamp (McIntosh) that has been in the family. I would like to display it and use it along with a record player and pump to c4 amp. Is this as easy and using the preouts to the 4 or 8 zone amp? Obviously record player will line into the preamp Thanks
  5. My wife and I are in the process of building a new home. We are in the design phase with the architect and I am starting to think about C4 integration setup. I currently have a C4 system, but will be changing some things up in the new home. Wanting some advise on the following: (1) We want to integrate roll down shades in a few bedrooms of the home. What the best options that integrate with C4? (2) We are placing an 80" sharp on a board-form concrete wall that will be centered in a room (no cabinets or in wall speakers can be used). So, what are some options for good sound bars for the TV. I would like something wide that looks nice with the TV, but also something that is shallow and nice looking on a wall mount. Any suggestions would be great. Something passive that I can drive with a receiver would be great. This will allow easy volume control and integration with C4. I have seen the Triad Nano, are there others like this? (3) What is the best option for integrating Spotify into the system? Also, are multiple tuners/input devices needed to listen to multiple steams at the same time? (4) What are some good ceiling speakers (good dynamic range) for music. We will have speakers throughout the house and we also have ceiling over the porch in the back. So all these can be recessed and out of sight. (5) Has anyone ever used an in-ceiling subwoofer? We have no areas at furniture or walls to "hide" the sub and limited wall space due to windows and how rooms are set up. But, we have plenty of attic space to use above ceilings. Any input here would be great. Thanks in advance for any options/assistant provided.
  6. We are starting the process of a new build (full architectural build from ground up). I am certain to have many questions. But, one thing we are looking for now is the best options for window shades that are compatible with Control4. I am looking for something that can be custom width, controlled by Control4 and fits within the window box just under the header. Something that blends nicely with walls and fully rolls the shade in. Please let me know what people are using for this. If you can post pictures of what you have that would be even better. Thank you
  7. Timer HVAC programming question

    VINCELdUB, I do not have the Aprilaire thermostat. Not sure of the exact model, but I have the one with the five buttons under the screen. So, I think I need the programming options. Thanks
  8. I'm not sure how to accomplish something so asking the community for input. I have a basement AC unit that does not run very often because temp changes slowly. So, I want to just run the fan every couple hours to circulate the air. Thinking (in words only) of what this would look like: every two hours if unit is off then set to (no heat no cool) and "on" (just so unit will run) after 15 mins turn off revert to programming How to I do this with actual programming? Thank you in advance for any advice.
  9. I have some questions about lighting and programming. We recently finished a master bath remodel. My wife hates switches so I put two of the dimmer keypads in the room and the remaining switches in the closet. The current system has can lights on each dimmer keypad (one set of cans for the main area and one set of cans over the vanity) and then shower lights, scones at vanity, bath light and shower fan (all hidden). I set up one keypad as follows: Top button -- can load for vanity (with programming to turn on main cans at same time) button 2 -- shower light (connected to toggle for shower light) button 3 -- bath light (connected to toggle for bath light) button 4 -- fan (connected to toggle for shower fan) button 5/6 combines -- Off So, I have a few problems and questions. Problem 1 - if I toggle on the shower light and then use the off button to turn everything off, the next time I toggle the shower light it says off. So, I have to push the button twice to make it go back on. How can this be corrected? Do I program something on the off button push to "reset" the toggle. Or is there some other way to do this? Problem 2 - I tried to create a light scene "Cans On" which would turn on the two sets of can lights on the dimmer keypads. I then created a "Cans Off" scene and linked the two via toggle. I then connected this to the toggle light scene so I could get the hold dim on features (rather than just come on with the programming). But, when I do this, I have the same problem as 1 above when I use the off button. It takes me two pushes to turn everything back on. Can this be fixed? Thanks in advance for the help and sorry for the long post.
  10. Quick question - I have 2 bathroom fans that I want to program a conditional. What I want to do is have the following: if fan 1 on OR if fan 2 on turn all fans off How can this be done? Thanks
  11. Bind what to what? The lighting scene with tge keypad button?
  12. I have created and advanced lighting scene - bath on. I have that scene linked to a dimmer keypad button. What I would like to do is have the press and hold ramp and stop like a dimmer. Is that possible with the keypad? If so how can I do that. Now all that happens is that it just turns on with the button
  13. Keypad dimmer programming

    Thanks Cyknight - the first solution does work. The only fear I have there is that I want the hard button to work for the cans in case of a zigbee failure (that is making sure my wife has at least one light control readily accessible in such an event). As for the second option, what is the name of the driver that you are referencing?
  14. I have a keypad dimmer and some new dimmers in a master bath. The top button on the keypad controls the can lights. How can I make that same button control other dimmers in the same manner. For instance, when top button pushed and released I want can lights and vanity lights to turn on. And, when top button is held, I want the can lights and vanity lights to ramp up and down. I know the keypad does this by default for the can lights, but the real question I am having is how do I attached the vanity lights to the same action? Do I bind them together? Do I bind the vanity lights to the cans (or to the button)? How is this actually done? Thanks
  15. Is there any dealer interested in a basic, short remote project? I need an old controller identified on 2.0 version and then updated to 2.2. If someone is willing and able to do this, can you send me a PM?