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  1. shawkyns

    Spring Cleaning SR260/Speakers/Dimmers

    do the 260's come with charging? steve
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    OPPO UDP-203 Driver Released

    So I had some time this morning and I played around with this a bit more. I loaded the IP driver from your website into my project in a hidden room, and I looked at the differences between control. Essentially, when this device is connected, and is part of a pass-through stream from an Apple TV or other device into the rear HDMI input, the system never seems to be able to select the correct input. This results in the issue that I, and roll dog seem to be having, no consistency in selecting the rear HDMI as an input source. On the generic IP driver, there is an actual programming command to select the device input, this can then be paired with a numerical value to select the correct source when using the device in the system. So for example, when my system selects the AppleTV I have a programming statement that says when the source of the room changes, if the source is going to be the AppleTV, then it turns on the Blu-ray player, delays for a few seconds to allow it to boot, and then sends an input command, followed by a two command. This essentially switches the input to the rear HDMI, and allows me to watch the Apple TV which is connected to it. I have tried having the Blu-ray player turn on when the system turns on, to see if it was maybe a boot up delay that was causing the system to miss switching the input, however even with the device on it does not reliably change the input for the Blu-ray to use the rear HDMI input. This also holds true when trying to switch back to watch Blu-ray after watching the device that has been connected to the rear HDMI. Using the same programming sequence, but changing it slightly I am able to tell the player to select Blu-ray as the input when the room source changes. Looking at your IP driver, there does not seem to be a programming command for input, although you do have commands for other keypad functions. Unless I am missing it, this seems to be the missing link that would allow this driver to work in a system that has a pass-through source going through the Blu-ray player. Without it, control4 does not seem to automatically select the correct input when changing sources. My original question stands, is there a way to get a dedicated input, at least as a programming command, In an updated version of your driver. It doesn't necessarily have to be a command that selects the rear HDMI, anything that sends an input command can be followed by a numerical value which would tell the player which input to use. I have not played around with it, but it seems as if chowmain's driver allows for this input command. It seems as if this is something that is allowed over IP control, but are simply not yet implemented in your version of the driver. As I stated previously, I would much prefer to use the licensed oppo driver over IP then have to pay for a third-party driver, as well as for a dealer to insert this programming into my system. Is there anyway you might be able to advise us if your current plans will allow for this functionality on your IP driver? Alternatively, I am completely open to the fact that I might be missing something in my programming, or in my review of how to use the driver, if this is the case, would you please advise me as to how I should change either the connections, or the selection programming to allow for reliable use when using VIP driver and selecting a pass-through source. This is really only a situation that will probably be bothering me for the next 16 months, as i plan to update my receiver to a 4K version sometime this year, as soon as the new products are out and reliably being manufactured. It would be nice to not have to kludge together a solution until that point though. Steve
  3. would you split the sale, interested in the ea5
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    OPPO UDP-203 Driver Released

    hi, I tried using it, but the input seemed to randomly roll based on what the original input is. so for example, I have the ATV connected to the rear HDMI on the oppo, and the oppo has a HDMI run to the projector and the 2nd HDMI out is used for the audio which runs to my current receiver. in composer, I have the binding from the oppo output linked to both the receiver and HDMI2 on the projector, and the out from the ATV is linked to the HDMI in on the oppo inputs. the system defaults on any 'on' command to directv (run from dvr to rec to HDMI1 on proj through rec). when I change the input to OPPO, the video on the proj. changes to HDMI2, but the input on the OPPO will either change to BLURAY (if the last thing watched was ATV) or to ATV (if the last thing watched was BLURAY). the same thing will happen when I select ATV, it will roll to the nect input, and does not seem to be able to select the correct one. using the IR driver I am able to send a 'input' then '2' when selecting ATV, and this seems to work fine every time. I am also selecting input 'bluray" on the ir driver for OPPO selection,a d this seems to change it to the correct input. I didnt see these control options available on the IP driver, unless there is a newer version of which I am unaware. Steve
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    OPPO UDP-203 Driver Released

    I would like to second the request for a discrete input control. I just put in a 203, and I'm in a similar situation where for the time being I have to run the input from Apple TV through the oppo in order to get a 4K signal to my projector. As it is, I cannot get the IP driver to work as I cannot select that as a discrete input. I note that these requests were put in November of last year, and there seems to have been very little work done on the driver in the interim. Are you planning on updating the driver anytime soon? Steve
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    Advice / recommendation for pool control

    Hi I went through this a few years ago. First off, as much as I like C4, I would not trust it to be the sole control for my pool. Too many bugs that could cause problems, generally a pool is fantastically sensitive to chemistry and care. As well, if you do something like a salt cell, you will need the automation to control this, and get the feedback from the pumps and cell. I have had pretty good luck with pentair. You will need an intellitouch system, model depends on what you are trying to control. You will also need the screenlogic component and the home automation serial adapter. the screenlogic is what allows you to log onto the system and program it from a PC, much easier than using the wired controller, and the HA module is what allows it to talk to C4. there are other control companies, but I dont know how well they integrate.. On the C4 end, there is a pool driver.. this used to be a pain, but with the new software version it allows you to see and adjust temp and pumps from the touchscreen, and also hide unused relays to make the interface cleaner. The nice part about having it integrated is being able to use scenes to control light and music in the backyard, and being able to control features from iphone while outside.
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    HC-800 Freezing/Hanging ?

    HI. it is on 2.7.1 already. it actually got worse after the upgrade. I have also tried a clean install of the project, which also did nothing to increase the stability.
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    HC-800 Freezing/Hanging ?

    HI I was hoping there has been some resolution on this. I too have been having the same problem since upgrading to 2.7 this started as minor hands with the intercom system (all the touchscreens were stuck on initializing intercom, but the system worked otherwise), and has now become general system outages like you are describing. only way to fix it is to reboot, and EVERYTHING hangs until the system is reset. There is no rhyme or reason to the outages, and when I go through detective suite and look at the various things that are available, nothing is showing as an error. any thoughts? hc800 primary 2 hc300 7 touchscreens infinity edge doorstation thanks Steve
  9. Ok so i tried this, and it did not work. continued with the error message. I guess I have to pull it now and have it sent back to c4 or spring for a new one.
  10. thats awesome, that is my next step to try and I will see if it works on my system as well. were you able to then reconnect the devices to the standard connections, ie the previous ethernet switch, and did it continue to work? Steve
  11. Hi I have the same issue. same message since trying the 2.6 update. my dealer has been going back and forth with c4, but so far no luck getting it working. c4 seems to be saying it is not our problems, and it is out of warrantee. we have tried changing the switch, router, IP addresses of controller and of switch all with no results. let me know if you have any more luck than I did. Sucks for a product that is 28 months old, but I am thinking this is the c4 way of making sure you do the v3 upgrade on the audio matrix. Steve
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    audio matrix problems

    cyknight - thanks for the reply, but the issue is that it is NOT working, and has not since the 26 upgrade. the screen of the matrix is stuck displaying 'update failed' and it is otherwise completely unresponsive. the driver should be correct, as it was working prior to 2.6 what are the older issues you describe, and howw ere they fixed? Steve
  13. Good morning forums. I was hoping I could get some help with my C4 audio matrix switch. It is about 2 years old, was installed by my dealer, and has worked great right up until we did the 2.6 update 2 weeks ago. I first noticed a problem with no audio coming from audio only sources. reset the system, and when I still had no audio went to look at the rack. What I noticed is that the front panel light on the switch was glowing. the message displayed was 'updater, waiting for dhcp.. updating..error, no image', and the unit was completely unresponsive to all front panel inputs. it made a clicking noise when the knob was turned, but that was about it. I called my dealer, and went through the issue with him. on looking into the composer software, it looked as if the switch had been de-registered. we tried the usual tricks to get it registered, but it remained non-responsive. we then tried checking the DHCP. I have it hooked to a cisco switch, and was able to see that the box communicated the MAC to the switch,a nd was able to pull a IP address fro whatever port it was hooked to. The IP it pulled was the same as it had been getting assigned prior to the update, however, it was not pingable on the network despite having an IP. I then tried a power reset with the ethernet cable disconnected. this time, it stayed on 'updater - waiting for DHCP' until it was plugged in, then began to scroll a black progress bar across the screen. it got about 75pct done, then came up with a 'no image' message, and remained illuminated. my dealer has spoken to c4, and their response seems to be 'its broke and its out of warrantee - buy a new one'. he is out of ideas at this point, I am sure that it is the update the is at fault. has anybody ever run across this previously. It seems like it just needs the image flashed or found and then it would work. If anybody has any ideas or knows how to fix this I would be grateful! Steve
  14. I have my system set up to do this, it is awesome, however, the controller can be unreliable playing something like this. mine often turn off after 4 to 5 hours, which is annoying if you are using it for background noise while you sleep. however, best bet is too use a hardbutton on a keypad. to start a playlist, then have the playlist repeat, which can be done using the touchscreen. this setting is persistant so you only have to do it one. mine has one tap to start, three taps to stop.
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    Pool Automation

    I have the pentair system with the integration to c4. it is OK, but it is easier to pull the app up on the iphone, ipad or desktop than try to get things working in the c4 system. The real problem is the programming, the c4 driver is a serial driver, and it wont let you hide relays. so to use my system as an example, I have relays which control four different pumps, six different valves and two lights. to program this in the pentair system, you have to specify which relay controls which circuit, and then use feature circuits to get it all to work together. so to clean, I have the pool relay on, the valve which switches water flow to the cleaning system on and the heat relay on. this is all done with one button on the pentair control using a macro command which sets each of the relays to the appropriate position. using the pentair interface, these feature circuits (macros) are listed as items 41 to 49, and there is no way to change them, so to access them on c4, you have to scroll down 5 or so pages of options which are not used and which cannot be hidden to be able to use the macro button. for simple things like heat on, off, pool on and off, and temp control it works fine. but I could not ealy tell it to turn on the lights, clean the pool, or have the air blowers turn on for the spa. if C4 would just provide a simple way to hide unused items on the driver, it would be perfect!