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  1. Thoughts on QNAP NAS

    With the size of drives now a days do you really need 4 bays. Unless you going for the horse power but then again they will never do 4K on plex running on it so it's better to use it purely for storage. Then we back to my first point
  2. Thoughts on QNAP NAS

    RS217 is the model has two bays
  3. Thoughts on QNAP NAS

    QNAP is definitely one of the better pre-built consumer NAS. When I was buying (about three months ago) I decided to go with Synology NAS. They have the 1U version for my server rack. What was for me the difference - The 1U option at the price point The apps on their app store ecosystem The apps on the community economy system (big community) The reviews on multiple sites was 5 stars or 4.5 It has now become a me more than just a NAS for me [emoji4] it runs the houses network basically DHCP, VPN, Proxy, DynDns registrations etc it has it all. If you into that type of thing you can install mail servers, virus scanning if it becomes your gateway plenty of options..... While running all these services the CPU and Mem still idles. I thought it's not I uses all the time and is a great appliance for those services. I use it for storage, it stores all my media which then I use a Nvidia Shield to do the hard work with Kodi or a Raspberry PI 3. I also backup all my devices to it, my Windows machines, iDevices and Android devices backup to it. Has saved me a few times. Whilst cloud backups kinda work and get you 60/70% there sometimes you want a quick restore and it's right there. I use iMazing for my iDevices incase you wanna check it out. Forgot to mention it has an insane Surveillance camera software that is used in many corporate / businesses. All IP based like QNAP all it needs is someone to build a driver for it for C4
  4. IP Security Cameras

    Makes total sense. That's what perked my interest is that the Synology Survaylenss center the same as Blue Irs, it doesn't care what camera you have. All you have to have is a IP camera. For reference https://www.synology.com/en-global/surveillance
  5. IP Security Cameras

    I wonder what makes it a good "C4 fit".... I recently bought a 1U Synology NAS which is beyond awesome to be honest and it comes with its own NVR software. Reading around the web its one of the best out there. Would be good to know what are the attributes would love to run my NVR off my old system to my new nas
  6. Relays and Lights

    Fantastic thank you. This cleared it up "Control4 do not have a method of natively displaying these relay devices as lighting devices. This driver will allow you to connect a relay output and display it as a ON/OFF lighting device."
  7. Relays and Lights

    Hi all, Need some advise, have some really nice LED Xmas lights now setup around the house (about 1 mile of lights) they broken up into 4x relays. The Lights have a power supply box (12v) that provide power to relays at the light points which does 12v to 220v (thats my voltage in my country). So EA5 switches (using relay on the EA5) then the power box sends the signal to the relays at the lights to turn them on and convert. Have used the relays in my EA5 to do the on and off. The power is coming from the power box not from the EA5 relay. ---RELAY EA5 --- acts as a switch (Normally Open, Normally Closed) to the Power box the Power box then sends power to another relay (converts the 12v signal to 220V) around the house. I am trying to figure out -- I have used Generic Relay (C4) driver and bound that to each of the relays on the EA5. Now is there a way (and which C4 driver) do I use to map it to a light switch so I see it as a light switch in my navigators? Would appreciate the guidance.
  8. EA5 and HC800 Relays

    Thank you to both of you that clarifies it for me.
  9. EA5 and HC800 Relays

    Hi all Just a quick question I have been trawling the internet for documentation on the Relays on the back of the EA5 and the HC800 what I could find was limited. However I wanted to check my findings 1. Relays provide 24v contacts 12v as written on the controller? 2. Are the relays and contacts DC or AC? 3. Contacts and relays work almost identically but with different voltage? Would appreciate the clarity
  10. IRUSB: USB IR transceiver

    @videostorm to. Control one or say max two Shields Can you advise? Do I need to buy netplay or can I just buy the IRUSB for each
  11. Just a quick question on: Does one for Kodi control on Nvidia Shield need with NetPlay or without NetPlay (its a question on the website you buy it from) @alanchow
  12. Hi all, I have been reading all the post around announcements on the new 2.10. I have the following setup: Which I believe is the latest Composer and Director version. I have two controllers one HC800 and one EA5. The EA5 being the main director. I have applied all the "fixes" that I have read on the posts throughout namely: Delete all announcements Delete the announcements agent Reboot Retry This just doesn't work even after I have done this numerous times. NOTE: I had some announcements on my HC800 and use the migration wizard to move to my EA5. - maybe something for @RyanE for trouble shooting. Could be part of the issue - don't know. What I find disturbing is when the controller has rebooted and I log back in, I go and add announcements agent back. It adds all the announcements with it. Now if I deleted the announcements as part of step 1 above, surely these should be GONE? After all of this none of the announcements work - most irritating is my battery report from the battery driver Has anyone actually figured this out or are we in limbo mode waiting for a miraculous fix? Appreciate the guidance or feedback. Happy to supply log files or whatever is needed to support C4 sorting out this bug.
  13. Hi all, I have been reading all the post around announcements on the new 2.10. I have the following setup: Which I believe is the latest Composer and Director version. I have two controllers one HC800 and one EA5. The EA5 being the main director. I have applied all the "fixes" that I have read on the posts throughout namely: Delete all announcements Delete the announcements agent Reboot Retry This just doesn't work even after I have done this numerous times. NOTE: I had some announcements on my HC800 and use the migration wizard to move to my EA5. - maybe something for @RyanE for trouble shooting. Could be part of the issue - don't know. What I find disturbing is when the controller has rebooted and I log back in, I go and add announcements agent back. It adds all the announcements with it. Now if I deleted the announcements as part of step 1 above, surely these should be GONE? After all of this none of the announcements work - most irritating is my battery report from the battery driver Has anyone actually figured this out or are we in limbo mode waiting for a miraculous fix? Appreciate the guidance or feedback. Happy to supply log files or whatever is needed to support C4 sorting out this bug.
  14. SAMSUNG Q7

    Hi all, So I have searched and read up on the SAMSUNG IP driver for the Q7. I just got a Q7 and am setting up the driver. Now in the instructions it stipulates: Turn on IP Control on the TV: Select Menu -> Setting -> General -> Network -> Expert Settings -> Set 'IP Remote' to 'Enable'. I have gone to the menu and I have all the settings but - Expert Settings. I have checked for updates (on the software) and it says it has the latest software, so no new software for the TV. I can use the Smart View APP (which is controlling it via IP) but there is no Expert Settings, in my Network settings under: I recall sometime back some post around this was a firmware that was for US and Canada? Maybe that is the reason why but I thought I would ask here first before I have to figure out how to make a IR driver for it. I have: Checked for latest software It has a reserved IP and Static specified Would appreciate the guidance - have attached a pic of the settings.
  15. 2017 Nvidia Shield

    Got you understood now to find this device
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