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    Dimmable LED lights

    First, this is likely a very personal decision with multiple good choices in todays LED market. I use the Philips dimmable LED’s with Warm Glow. I have had C4 for over 10 years, and have tried many LED lights and brands, and find these to dim the best. They also have a Daylight version of this same dimmable bulb if you prefer that. I actually use both depending on the location. If you try and don’t like these, I will pass on my dealers suggestion from a few years ago — buy 5 or 6 different brands, try them, stay with the brand you like the best, and return all the rest. Back then, the LED industry was evolving fast so I did this about every year until I finally found something I really liked. Good luck.
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    LED Tape Compatible with Control4

    Is the Lifx driver yours? Can you tell me what level of automation is available thru the driver - ie. same as the Lifx app? I am thinking about order some of their lights to test in my system. Thank you.
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    Ideas for ISO movie player?

    As said before, try InFuse Pro on the Apple TV. I works great. And is very easy to sort. I used Dune for years. This is the best. All my DVD’s and BluRays are ISO. Then I have tons of home movies.
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    Video over IP Matrix Switch (23x10)

    Have you considered ZeeVee? If anyone has experience with ZeeVee integration into C4, I would appreciate any feedback good or bad on your experience.
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    iOS App Crashing

    Yes. Same thing.
  6. Everything is on UPS (everything in AV closet, all cameras, TP’s, shades, tv’s, etc.). Most items are plugged into Wattboxes and the Wattboxes are plugged into UPS’s. My music and av amps and pre-amps all shut down or lose power at 75% batter life, which is ok because generator will kick in before then. But all C4, cameras, shades, security would run for a long time on battery alone if it had too. The Wattbox has the ability to shutdown outlets based on remaining battery life. Each tv location in my house has a UPS outlet and those outlets run back to my AV closet and plug into a UPS. Make sure all power outlets in you AV closet are fed from the same leg in your breaker panel, and consider a 220v outlet for a larger UPS. Bottom line for me is nothing ever loses power or flashes.
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    Missing Anything????

    With WIFI Calling on most phones these days, not sure why the need for Cellular Boost. And I know nothing about the Triad amps, but I have the AudioControl matrix amps and they are awesome. With these amps, you will not need a separate audio matrix switch. I also echo the call for more lighting. 10 years ago I installed C4 in a home theater. Within a few years, every switch in my house (over 150) were changed to C4. Current house is now all C4. It is amazing how comfortable you will get with automated lighting control, and from the size of your system, it looks like affordability is not an issue. So do it, and I guarantee you will not regret it. Enjoy!
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    Small in ceiling speakers

    I have Origin Acoustic (D Series) speakers with two 16 channel AudioControl matrix amps. I love them. Sound is amazing at any level, whether background classical or blasting top 70’s and 80’s. But budget is well above the $150 price point. It comes down to listening preference.
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    Shades again

    I have the zigbee Qmotion shades. No problems.
  10. C4 User

    TV ir dead

    Your new Apple TV issue is likely an IP issue. Make sure the Gen 4 has the same IP as the Gen 3 had.
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    Qnap 251+

    If you by chance have an Apple TV in your system, I recommend you first try the InFuse app available for about $15 on the Apple TV. If you don’t have an Apple TV, you might consider it anyway. I was introduced to InFuse on this forum, and love it.
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    Quote for audio set up....

    Really hard to tell. I put a lot more than this into speakers alone. I have Origin Acoustic speakers throughout, and love them; and AudioControl matrix amps. The matrix amps allow you to eliminate the audio matrix and put more money into the amps. The system is spectacular. My biggest recommendation, is to ensure enough speakers so that you have level or uniform listening throughout the house at background levels, which is how we use the system 90 percent of the time. Good luck.
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    Weather station updates

    TexasBill, were you able to get an API or did you need one for weather underground? Thanks so much.
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    Hunter Douglas Powerview

    Start by making sure the new hub has the same IP as the old hub.
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    QMotion Shades

    I have the latest Qmotion Zigbee that are hardwired for power only. They have been reliable for over a year now. Just need to keep them on battery backup so they do not lose power and in turn lose upper / lower limit settings.