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  1. Dimmer wiring help

    Never use a ground as a neutral. Just don't. As in never use a ground as a neutral!! http://forums.mikeholt.com/showthread.php?t=88994 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Electrical question...

    Take a good look at that switch box. Some switch boxes only have the constant hot and then the switch leg, typically a white wire wrapped in black tape. In this case, there wouldn't be a neutral leg in the box. Most switch boxes should have the neutral brought into them, but beware the ones that don't. I don't know of a way to power a C4 TS without having a neutral. But like Matt said, as long as you aren't overfilling the box and are using the correct wire gauge (typically 14 for light switches), you should be just fine.
  3. Next Music Service to Release

    Would love to see native support for spotify or pandora. I know the Sonos is a great solution, but it just seems like these services should come built in without the need for a third party device. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. My receiver wouldn't work unless it had a static IP address, even when I did try setting up a dhcp reservation. Just FYI. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Digging up an old thread here. I am currently doing this with Spotify on my computer and it is working great, but was wondering if there was a way to control Spotify from Navigator? I have the Remoteless app on my phone, but in the spirit of Home Automation, was wondering what others are doing here. I know, I know, I can get a Sonos and EV driver, but I'd like to play with this option a bit.
  6. For Sale: HC1000

    I too am selling my old HC1000. It was working great when I had it uninstalled and was running 2.4 with no problems. I need to double check, but I believe it is a V3-E-B. Asking $250. Please PM me with any questions. Thanks!
  7. Has anyone seen problems with their favorite lists no longer working correctly with the IP driver? I had it installed a few weeks ago and now when I go to one of my Favorites, it just appears to be going to Channel 0 (which then defaults back to my lowest channel - channel 5). I haven't tried recreating my Favorite Channel list, but was wondering if anyone else has seen this happen?
  8. Need Speaker Point Power Adapter

    I'm still looking for an adapter. Does anyone have an old one laying around? Thanks, Jeff
  9. Extending an IR Bug

    Thanks guys. I'll give it a shot! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I'm looking at possibly rearranging my room layout and mounting my TV onto the wall instead of on a TV stand. I'd like to move the equipment into a closet so it cleans up the look. I have been able to find a long enough HDMI cable, but haven't come up with anything to extend the IR bug back to my HC300. Can a guy just cut one in half and use Cat5 to extend these or do they require a balun of some sort? Thanks for the help!
  11. Need Speaker Point Power Adapter

    I too am in need of a power adapter. Does anyone have one available?
  12. I know this topic has been discussed, but since technology is always changing, I thought I'd ask for current opinions. I'm in the process of finishing my basement and am looking to find a Home Theater Receiver that will allow you to watch a source on tv, but listen to a different source via the surround sound speakers. I see Denon makes a receiver that will do this, but wanted to see what else was out there that you guys are using and would recommend. Not going for theater quality sound here, just something that works good and integrates well with C4. Thanks for the help!
  13. Had something weird happen the other day when wiring up a Cat5 run and can't figure out why. Typically whenever I make a straight Cat5e patch cable, I won't follow normal wiring conventions and wire by colors left to right: bl, bl/wht, br, br/wht, gr, gr/wht, or, or/wht. I know this doesn't follow 568B wiring, but I always figured pin 1 on one side still matches pin 1 on the other side and so on. Well the other day, I was moving a touch panel and needed to run a new Cat5 line. I used my typical wiring method, but for whatever reason, the touch panel wouldn't pull an IP address. It would power up just fine, but wouldn't connect to the network without having an IP. I hooked up a line tester and it indicated continuity on all 8 lines, but the middle pairs were blinking to indicate a fault. It wasn't until I wired both sides up in the 568B method that it finally took off and worked. My question is, why did the 568B method work here and my way of just putting the color in the same pin on both connectors not work? With 568B, isn't pin 1 on the one connector the same as on the other connecter? I'm maybe missing something, but this one has me confused. Thanks for the insight!
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