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chopedogg88

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About chopedogg88

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  1. well there's your problem!
  2. Are you using a hacked version of composer pro? Has your controller been properly registered with control4 by a dealer? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. chopedogg88

    LSZ-3W1-A Keypads for sale NEW

    I was just kidding, I don't want them. They are brand new 10+ year old tech.
  4. chopedogg88

    Video Storm vs. Just Add Power

    Not if your customer is an Apple household and/or prefers Apple TV (for what could be a variety of reasons). If you view all devices as the same thing (just ways to watch Netflix and Amazon Prime?), then I suppose you could make that argument. Also if you want the audio to play out of speakers other than the TV speakers, then the plot thickens. You'd need to feed the audio back to the audio matrix switch in the rack...not too difficult if you have stereo audio and an extra cat5/6, but newer TV's that I've been installing don't even have stereo audio outputs anymore...only digital optical. Before you know it, you end up with a mess of power strips, power supplies, converters, etc stuffed behind the TV to make it all work (oh and of course more points of failure). I think if you are a DIYer, A/V/techie type, then perhaps Video Storm could make sense if you don't mind maintaining it all. From the perspective of someone who wants to install the system and have it run flawlessly without getting service call requests, it is a risky proposition in my opinion.
  5. Sure. Same with composer home edition for that matter. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. Correct, the gen2 dot is needed for the communication to work. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. chopedogg88

    LSZ-3W1-A Keypads for sale NEW

    zigbee pro or embernet? I'd offer you $17 ($1 each), shipped.
  8. chopedogg88

    Contact sensor EA5 question

    Yes Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. chopedogg88

    Video Storm vs. Just Add Power

    Most of my customers have multiple 4K sources (Apple TV, Roku, Fire, DirecTV, Blu-Ray, etc...), so while it may not matter as much between 4k/60 vs. 4k/30, they want at least 4k...which is why I don't currently recommend VideoStorm, especially for a new house build (which is the case here)...I like to future proof unless the customer is really against it (due to cost typically). It is not because I make more money selling JAP (as @rf9000 suggested to me was the case). I don't understand how VideoStorm can claim that they are "miles ahead" of JAP when they don't even have a 4k transmitter? And, being in the business of installing/maintaining these systems (for profit), I'm certainly not going to be the first to recommend their 4k encoder without it having been around and proven. Other advantages of JAP: -Everything sent out at native resolution and then upscaled/downscaled/HDR-enabled/HDCP version changed to whatever the display device can handle by the decoders, so every display gets the best possible resolution without hamstringing the entire system if there is a mix of 4k and non-4k displays -PoE for receivers (no extra pieces/parts/points of failure behind TVs) -no central controller required (extra cost / single point of failure) -uses VLAN rather than IGMP switching, which gives instant switching between sources (no 3-5 second drop-out when switching) -drivers for a variety of different Control systems, in case the customer decides to switch -great customer service & support
  10. chopedogg88

    Video Storm vs. Just Add Power

    yes it can...I explained that when we spoke over the phone this morning but perhaps it was lost in translation. unless I'm missing something, I don't believe that Video Storm has any 4K encoders, do they? I only see a 4K decoder on their site. Most of my clients are going with 4K at this point, so I'm not sure that this is a viable solution for them.
  11. chopedogg88

    Wattbox 700 IPV 12 No internet LED

    If it is properly connected to the network, and your network port is dead, then its possibly a bad unit (if not a firmware issue). I just recently had to RMA one for this same reason...also the only power ports that were lit up were the non-controlled ones. Mind you, this was for an older 600 model.
  12. correct. we are working on adjusting the driver to work with newer Echos. no ETA yet.
  13. Where did he say hc250? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. If you are using Routines in the Alexa app to execute triggers defined in our driver, then please note that the Routines call either the SET event (along with whatever percentage value that you set the light bulb to in the routine), or the OFF event (if you tap the light bulb and tell it to turn off). So you need to put the programming that you want to execute in either the SET or OFF event. You can either use the percentage value for example in conditional programming...or you can ignore it.
  15. well if its triggering the SET event, and you've stated that your programming is in the ON event, then I would expect nothing to happen.
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