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    Velodyne Sub Amp

    should be easy to write a driver? rs-232 commands are on page 17. http://velodyneacoustics.com/pdf/sc-600/SC-600DAmpManual.pdf i would think you could assign the different sound modes to presets and trigger them from the driver?
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    Insurance coverage

    i have on option on top of my policy for replacement cost of new comparable (can't remember the exact terminology used in policy), for example if my hc800 is stolen and that model is no longer sold it is replaced with a current comparable model like an ea3 or ea5 (hopefully).
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    Composer authentication

    well reviewed.
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    Control4 Audio Cabinet

    might want to put some smart cooling on that top amp? not much clearance above it for air flow? something like this site on top of the amp and has a temperature probe and can vent out the back or front https://www.acinfinity.com/component-cooling/component-fan-systems/aircom-t10-receiver-and-av-component-cooling-fan-system-front-exhaust-17/ sold on amazon as well.
  5. your digital route you want: buy a QNAP nas with appropriate drives (use raid configuration so you do not have a repeat of your last dead hard drive) install plex server on said NAS buy control4 plex driver get a plex client for your smart TV or a box that has it like roku. get your dealer to set it all up (you said he does not know how though) rip all your moves (200 movies at 35 min depending on the power of your machine you are doing the ripping at = 116 hours minimum) remember time is of the essence. https://lifehacker.com/how-to-rip-a-dvd-to-your-computer-5809765 since your dealer does not know how and you said time is of the essence i provided you with the other option you do not like that would take all of maybe an hour to get up and working with all of your DVD's of which 45 min is loading your 200 DVD's. your choice. good luck.
  6. in Canada bestbuy has a deal on all the tp-link outlets and switches (c4 drivers available) https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/Search/SearchResults.aspx?type=product&filter=sellerName%3aBestBuyCanada%3bbrandName%3aTP%2BLINK%3bcategory%3aSmart%2BHome&page=1&query=tp-link+smart and with purchase of one of those you get a google home mini for $29 (Canadian) and free shipping. https://www.bestbuy.ca/Marketing/Promotions/PromotionPopup.aspx?Id=25979
  7. just offering you options, that is what a forum is about. not forcing you to do anything. if you want to spend much more time and money going the digital route that is your choice.
  8. if you have all of the original DVD's (which it sounds like you do) i would say the easiest and least expensive route would be to pick up one of these 400 disc DVD changers: https://www.crutchfield.com/S-8ZrCxQMv6vx/p_158DVPX777/Sony-ES-DVP-CX777ES.html on ebay, they can be had for under $220 including shipping : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-DVP-CX777ES-400-Disc-DVD-CD-Player-w-Remote-Manual-Tested-Free-Shipping/312315741043?epid=55052012&hash=item48b7780373:g:ojUAAOSwEOJb6Z~M:rk:43:pf:0 The driver says it is IR in the driver database but the last time I used it (5 years ago) it was definitely rs-232 control and it integrated very well. https://drivers.control4.com/solr/drivers/browse?q=DVP-CX777 control4 integration document https://www.control4.com/files/dealers/documentation/21-9900_RevB_Sony_DVR-CX777ES_Online.pdf sorta old school by today's standards but it sounds like it work work well for your scenario?
  9. do you think a pi-zero has enough resources?
  10. did you setup the relay on a pi or NAS or other?
  11. google assistant relay requires node.js and that is available for qnap (and possibly others) so I would think yes this would be possible: https://www.qnap.com/en/app_center/?qts=4.3.5&kw=node.js
  12. it would require external hardware/software but this may be a starting point for someone wanting to write a driver? or if i am reading it correctly you can set it up on a pi and access it through ifttt? yes it is in a smartthings forum but it does not appear to be platform dependent? https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-google-assistant-relay-v2-0-google-home-audio-notifications/136473
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    NEW CONTROL4 Equipment !!!

    you have pictures of either dimmers or switches or 2 button keypads but I do not see them on your list?
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    Video doorbell suggestions

    clare controls video doorbell is the least expensive i believe with free control4 driver with video integration. documentation and driver under resources tab http://dealer.clarecontrols.com/product/clare-video-doorbell/ thread regarding it
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    SR260 screen burn in

    i do not own a sr260 that I can rip apart (i have 8 or so sr250's) to verify but after looking at the specifications of the display and looking at a picture of one with the case off it is possible this may be an inexpensive replacement display? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-77-inch-Full-Color-OLED-Screen-SSD1353-Drive-IC-160-128-Long-FPC/32829053322.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.1.2d9f4fd35D24vW&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10130_10068_318_5727318_10547_319_10548_10696_10084_10083_10618_452_10139_10307_532_204_10059_10884_10887_100031_320_10103_5727218,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=bb444b1b-147c-463e-9fcd-f9709ae9e470-0&algo_pvid=bb444b1b-147c-463e-9fcd-f9709ae9e470&transAbTest=ae803_5&priceBeautifyAB=0 there is another thread with a tutorial on doing this on a sr250 with cracked display so it may be of some help with regards on opening the sr260?