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blackfiveo1 last won the day on August 1 2015

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  1. Is there a way to use the Echo Dot (3rd gen) to sync to control4 via bluetooth, to avoid having to run a 2nd one back in the rack to run the audio cable in to the matrix? Maybe using Shairbridge?
  2. Do you know of a connector like this thats good for 90 degree turn? I have this issue in my tray of my theater room
  3. I am running Driver Version 2.02 but the Status shows as Incompatible Firemware v5.061, Everything seems to be working ok. What should my course of action be?
  4. Pretty pissed att hasn’t stepped up and released a native directv app while dish has great Alexa integration
  5. FWIW I bought all Cisco (switches) equipment for less than that. Its been rock solid(duh) for 3 years and have never rebooted it. If this stuff is in a nice shiny rack that you want to show off to all your friends maybe you pay an extra few hundred bucks for the "sleek design".
  6. Networking price(hardware) looks high to me, and you could probably save a few thousand on the 4k video matrix as well Here is an 8x8 https://www.amazon.com/SWITCHER-SELECTOR-CRESTRON-CONTROL4-AUTOMATION/dp/B07D7XCPDF/ref=lp_15343946011_1_1?srs=15343946011&ie=UTF8&qid=1527622102&sr=8-1&th=1 EDIT: DAMN this includes 8 baluns!!!! so its way less than half the price some guy bought one of these a few months back and said it was working just fine in his environment. I dont even think the Control4 one is HDR 4K 60hz YUV444 but dont quote me on that This is what I believe most people run from a WAP: supports 2.4/5ghz https://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Networks-802-11ac-Dual-Radio-UAP-AC-PRO-US/dp/B015PRO512/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1527622287&sr=1-1&keywords=ubiquiti+wap
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    Garage Agent w/LiftMaster

    Great idea, unfortunate that the cost of the driver is more than a garage door opener, but thats life I guess
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    Automated blinds

    Use Serena Shades with Smartbridge Pro, works GREAT(Smartbridge Pro driver is free)
  9. http://www.nohassleav.com/8x8_hdmi_hdr/after_dec_15th/New_avswitch_No Hassle AV_8X8_Control4.c4i
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    Do I need Video Distribution?

    Was on the fence 3 years ago about doign video distribution and now I am so glad that I did. Once its setup it truly is brilliant. I am slowly outgrowing 1080p and will have to upgrade, but in all fairness 4k was already out 3 years ago when I spec'd it but there was zero content, now there is actually content. With that many TVs (4 on dish) someone said, thats probably 20-30$ extra per month. Not that, it would ever add up to the cost of a video distrbution system but there is some RETURN for needing less hardware. I have 4 TVs, 1 projector, so 5 outputs. 2 Apple TVs, 1 DirectTV box, 1 xbox, 1 nvr camera, 1 kodi box setup as my inputs.
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    Dealer tiers

    Use a remote guy. there are a handful on this site. My experience is that they make the local guys look like amateurs because they have a much wider band of experience. They do it at about anywhere from 1/2 to 1/10th the cost. I had "programming" estimated at $8,000 for initial project build and no custom programming. Just basically installing drivers for equipment I had etc. Remote guy did it for $450, it took us a grand total of like 8 hours. 3 years later everything still working perfectly
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    Apple TV Audio with Distributed Video

    Thank you
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    Apple TV Audio with Distributed Video

    Apple TVs are in my rack(back of theater room) HDMI into the Video matrix, HDBaseT to the bedrooms. This is my matrix: https://bzbexpress.com/VPW-280771-WyreStorm-HDMI-8x8-HDBaseT-Lite-Matrix-by-Vanco.html Audio extractor is that like a cable that plugs into the HDMI out of the Apple TV with a HDMI port/Audio out? I would need a Regular RCA out, because my 2 digital inputs are in use on my 4x4 audio matrix. Is my thinking correct? EDIT: something like this ? https://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-Premium-Extractor-Converter/dp/B00YHS5E6Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520552314&sr=1-3&keywords=hdmi%2Baudio%2Bextractor&th=1
  14. So I find myself using my Apple TV(s) more and more but the audio is terrible (playing from the TV speaker). What is the recommended solution on this to leverage my c4 audio matrix. Or is the answer to get a sound bar on my TVs? Im not looking for anything crazy just 2 channel audio to leverage the speakers in the bedroom ceilings
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    Amcrest Cameras

    +1 for the Amcrest stuff it seems pretty damn stabile and robust for its super nice price point. My wirepath stuff was 4x the cost and I dont see a single thing my wirepath stuff can do better than the amcrest