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    HDMI Cables

    So not to take this a totally different direction but what about cables and amps for stereo? I used to purchase cables from Tributaries Cable but typically don't spend the money on them any longer
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    HDMI Cables

    Cheers for all the responses. So the consensus is short runs the cable doesn't really matter so long as the specs meet the required demands. Longer runs either use a fiber cable or a balun.
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    HDMI Cables

    Thanks for the responses. I know there are a lot of good cables out there but what makes one worth more than the other? Is it just marketing? I know Belkin makes good product but why do they sell there cable for $20 and the AudioQuest Coffee is $850. I believe, Blue Jeans cables uses Belden cables and then has the ends added in China. Are there cables better? Does it matter? Does 60Hz matter for most connections? Do you just use whatever HDMI connection you have and if it works stick with it? Will a client even notice the difference? There are also discussions like this: https://www.cnet.com/news/why-all-hdmi-cables-are-the-same/ The articles states that under 20ft. it doesn't matter what cable you use so long as there is no disruption in a picture. Is this fact? I have also read a post by an "audiophile" that claimed the AudioQuest Coffee is worth it because of the Fibonacci sequence and instead of only 0s and 1s there are actually 2s which means if you are not using a really expensive cable you only get 2/3 of the actual signal. Over my head. There is also discussion that higher quality HDMI cables lead to better audio. Thoughts?
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    HDMI Cables

    Looked around on the forum but haven't seen much recent discussion in regard to opinions on HDMI. Found standard mention of places to purchase - BlueJeans, Monoprice, etc. I am more interested in opinions of best HDMI for installation in rack, long runs, w/baluns, etc. Also on price - best value, least expensive w/ function, best high-end, etc. Is fiber worth the money? Where is the best place to purchase? Is it pointless to invest in any expensive cable given 2.1 release? All opinions, thoughts, analysis is appreciated. Cheers!
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    Hikvision NVR

    FYI - They just emailed me the file this afternoon. You need to ask for the advanced networking dept. They will put you on hold and ask for your email. You will received a dropbox link where you can download the file. Pretty simple upgrade but kind of a PITA.
  6. So which Ecobee (Echobee or Ekoobeee?) would you use? You mention the 3 but not the 4 too much. It has amazon alexa. Cool feature. Plus would drive my wife nutz so that is a plus. Does thee 4 handle humidity controls - i.e. 2 speed air handler/condenser activation to lower humidity? What about the Ecobee Smart SI or EMS si? Also if you already have a Honeywell security system any benefit to sticking with Honeywell thermostat? Mention of c4 driver 4 years ago but still only driver was previously stated by msgreenf. Looking at installation of three new thermostats - basement, first and second floor. Replacing old C4 thermostats that do not control humidity on first and second. Basement thermostat is new. BadJ - just out of question, if you are a new build why did you choose Lyric opposed to wired route?
  7. I did not use DSC drivers from driver central. Started with poor installation which led to difficult integration. Not necessarily blaming the DSC equipment and it probably would have performed better with the correct drivers. Just an overall poor experience so moving to Honeywell. Sometimes you just get a bad taste from a certain product and it is hard to get rid of.
  8. Forgot to mention that Tuxedo panels on special for $225 right now. That is why I am looking at them.
  9. Not to hijack the thread but msgreenf, you said you like vista. Are the tuxedo panels overkill for a C4 system? What about the new Lyric product? What control panel do you think works the best vista. Also, swapping out old DSC system. Previous integration with C4 not all that great.
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    Thoughts on QNAP NAS

    Thanks for the feedback. Going to keep an eye out for an "after Christmas" deal! Now I have to choose Plex or other "player". Also what is the best current program for ripping my bluray collection?
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    Thoughts on QNAP NAS

    What are the chances that QNAP is going to be coming out with HDCP 2.2 and 4K relatively soon?
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    Thoughts on QNAP NAS

    Any thoughts on what QNAP rack-mounted NAS to get? Is there another rack-mounted NAS that is recommended? QNAP does recommend any specific units for Control4 that are rack mounted. I am dumping my Dune player and planning on incorporating Plex for the first time into my Control4 system. Letting Control4 system handle music playback. Any thoughts?
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    OS 2.10 Update Glitch?

    Was able to finally figure out most of the issues. In addition to knocking out the connection on the doorbell, the update also took some of the volumes on the audio matrix to "0". It happened to be the speakers that played the doorbell chime! I have adjusted everything again, I think. All seems to be good except I cannot get a connection from the doorbell announcement to Navigators - HC800 & HC250. The chime is ringing through the speakers but the Display Navigator Text/Image Popup is not showing. Thoughts?
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    OS 2.10 Update Glitch?

    The only bad news is I am now having the same problem a lot of people are... the darn door station / announcement is no longer working.
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    OS 2.10 Update Glitch?

    Just wanted to send an update on what happened. I continued to let the system and run. It eventually completed the update in approximately 36 hours. Going to be some bill to the client! JK! Also, I was utilitizing the Device Image Updater Tool.
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