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  1. therockhr

    OT: Sonos help needed/ not C4 related

    Did you try changing the line in settings from automatic to uncompressed? nevermind, just saw where you did.
  2. What switch do you use? thanks for your info.
  3. Which microtik and ruckus products do you use on the average home?
  4. What network equipment would Control4 and dealers on here recommend that is available for end users to install?
  5. therockhr

    EA3 vs EA5?

    It was my fault. I did not make it clear what I was talking about. I was really just trying to find out if the HDMI audio from the controller used the same dedicated processor that the other audio outputs used. If the dedicated audio processors on the EA-3 and EA-5 dont handle the HDMI audio and it is handled by the on-board CPU, then it is no different than the EA-1, no? There are plenty of reasons why someone should buy the EA-3 and/or EA-5. The audio and IO ports are easily worth the extra cost if you do not already have audio or IO (not to mention the extra network ports and better wifi). But for someone like me who already has a Sonos connect for audio (my family only uses 1 streaming source) and already has GC iTach's for IO, then the EA-1 looks to be a good choice. I am pretty happy with it. Thanks for the info.
  6. therockhr

    EA3 vs EA5?

    @RyanE mentioned about the audio from the HDMI not really being an independent stream. So question, does the dedicated audio processors on the EA-3 and EA-5 handle the HDMI audio or do they handle the HDMI audio the same as the EA-1?
  7. therockhr

    EA3 vs EA5?

    Yes, but it seems the main differences around the models are IO and audio. In terms of processing power, the EA-1 and EA-3 seem to be identical and the EA-5 has a little better processor. I see a lot of times people on here say "you need to get X controller because it has more horsepower". But in terms of technical specs, it appears that if you aren't using C4 audio or IO then there is very little difference between what the controllers will do. That is why I said in another thread that the EA-1 is probably the best deal out there in home automation. You can get a control4 system for not much more than a single Harmony remote.
  8. therockhr

    EA3 vs EA5?

    I would assume then that there isn't that much difference between the EA-1 and these controllers as well, correct? If I am not using Control4 for any audio, then I should see very little difference in performance between the controllers, right? I just upgraded from a HC-250 to a EA-1 and it seems to be working well.
  9. therockhr

    WTB: Gold Kwikset 910 Lock

    Lock found. Thanks.
  10. therockhr

    WTB: Gold Kwikset 910 Lock

    Looking to buy a gold Kwikset 910 lock with Control4 module. New or used, but would like new.
  11. therockhr

    My Setup (1 bed,1bath,LR,Den,Kitchen)

    That is what I was thinking. I may be wrong but if you dont need lots of built in IO and don't need any built in audio, then the EA-1 would work for lots of setups. At that price point, the EA-1 is the best deal in home automation. I will find out soon as I have one on order to replace my HC-250.
  12. therockhr

    My Setup (1 bed,1bath,LR,Den,Kitchen)

    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I am curious about how you maxed the EA-1 and not the HC-800. Looking at the specs, it appears the EA-1 should have better performance than the HC-800. Did you max out the I/O or audio and that is why you moved controllers?
  13. therockhr

    The Verge: Home of the Future

    Agreed. Grant even pointed this out. Seems strange that the integrator didnt include a hard button handheld remote. It's not like RTI doesnt make them.
  14. I have posted a video from this series in another thread but wanted to start its own. The Verge has a series on "The Home of the Future". Among the technologies used is RTI and Sonos. I am sure RTI or the integrator had to sponsor this to get included but they didnt do themselves any favors with that interface. Just seems clunky and has that feel from the early 00s that I thought these companies had finally started moving away from. The standard GUI is probably the best thing I like about Control4.
  15. therockhr

    Inspiration / Personal History

    What PLC’s do you have the most experience with? I used to program Siemens 505s but mostly did DCS programming with honeywell and deltav. I administer and write apps for process historians like PI and IP21.