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drmark12pa last won the day on April 19 2015

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  1. Amazon Echo Driver!

    Yes I've tried it like 10 times no new devices are being detected after pressing the SEND DISCOVERY button in Composer and DISCOVER DEVICES via Alexa.....
  2. Amazon Echo Driver!

    Also, is there a way to use the Epic driver to set a DirecTV channel number? I know that SET is a command but I don't see a way of having Alexa via the driver tell the DirecTV box what channel to set.
  3. Amazon Echo Driver!

    Has anyone had trouble with the Epic driver lately not adding devices? I've tried discovery (with discovery enabled via Composer) and cannot add new devices. I've tried emailing Epic and no response. Also, for some reason when I use the command "Alexa, increase KITCHEN RADIO" (which per my programming will increase volume in my kitchen) I just get a "BLOOP" sound from Alexa. Every other room seems to work just fine.....
  4. Yikes, I use delays all the time such as when I am leaving for example, delay will shut off any audio zones and such. I didn't realize this would cause a lag other than to momentarily pause the programming that is currently running. does this just cause system lag, or does it completely shut down any Control4 actions/programming?
  5. Will a delay command delay the entire system from responding or just a delay in further actions in that command set?
  6. Advanced audio?

    Ooops... I meant 2.9.1... haha was thinking the 2nd update to 2.9.... but is there a noticeable difference in audio quality? I typically use FLAC or MP3 (360) files for my audio on my network harddrives. I use the Control4 amp to run the audio in my inwall speakers throughout the house but have a Sony receiver in the theater area.
  7. Advanced audio?

    Can someone explain what exactly ADVANCED AUDIO is with the newer firmware versions of c4? I'm still on 2.92 and considering replacing my last HC300 to be able to move up to 2.10. What I'm wondering are the benefits of the ADVANCED AUDIO feature.....
  8. Epic voice driver cooking

    Well after an hour of trying different words, I finally came up with 10 cook 20 cook 60 cook etc With these Epic driver commands, I was finally able to get Alexa to say Ok and trigger those. Alexa doesn't like Cooking, timer, cook time, cooking time, cooking timer, oven, microwave, bake, bake time, grilling, meal, meal prep, meal prepping...... I'm probably forgetting some others but what a pain.....
  9. I'm trying to create several cooking timers using the Epic voice driver. However it appears that Alexa is very picky on the names that she allows including cooking oven microwave timer Etc Does anyone have any suggestions of what wording I can use to create different timers for cooking at 10 15 20 minutes excetera
  10. announcements return to previous audio

    Ok, problem solved... but very very weird solution.... I found that under the programming for when the ANNOUNCEMENT triggers, that it was showing programming to change the channel which makes no sense since I literally just created that timer today and did not put any programming under it.... so not sure how that magically appeared under that programming.... very odd!
  11. I've just programmed an announcement to use in my kitchen for when a kitchen timer has expired. My intent is to use it to announce in several rooms when a cooking timer is done so as to not forget something is still in the oven for example. What I've found is that the announcement plays, interrupting the current audio that I'm listening to, but then when the audio returns to playing the source when I'm using my Sirius Internet tabletop radio, the channel changes. I've watched the IR emitter and apparently once the announcement is complete, C4 is sending some sort of IR signal I'm assuming for a previous channel? I'm a bit confused and just want the audio source to return to what it was previously. When I play the announcement over DIGITAL MEDIA (ie music streaming via my hard driver for example) the music goes back to what was playing without incident. I do have the Snapshot driver I could use though I haven't played around with that yet. Any ideas on how to prevent the ANNOUNCEMENTS from trying to alter the channel once they are done playing?
  12. Alexa C4 vs Epic Driver

    Can the native light response be disabled so all lights only respond to the Epic driver triggers? It appears that the lights autopopulate with discovery
  13. Alexa C4 vs Epic Driver

    The Epic driver is great! Super fast response time.... Question however... I've added triggers for each of my lights under the Epic driver. However, this creates 2 occurances of a light in C4 and in the Alexa app. I'm wondering if I should delete these triggers under the Epic driver? I want the fastest response time and am worried if I delete the triggers, the lights will then rely on Alexa and C4 working to perform the on/off action (hence using cloud control and slowing response back down to original speed). As it stands, right now the triggers work just fine with the 2 identical occurances listed...
  14. Audio sensing with EA-3

    Wow, now that would be fancy!
  15. Audio sensing with EA-3

    The EA-3 has some sort of audio sensing built in... but sometimes when I turn off the room I would forget to stop the Dot as well.... and I'm not unaware of any programmable way to stop Alexa from talking/streaming other than a voice command?