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  1. 3D - Benn

    Remote dealer UK

    Cheers Gary. Womble - I've PM'ed you.
  2. 3D - Benn

    New setup

    Welcome to the forums! Personally I would disregard the Ubiquiti problems, most of us dealers install it with every job without any issues. The reason its on C4s naughty list is because of a technicality which is not relevant in most installs. The simple answer to your question is yes C4 is your best bet. You will hit limitations and restrictions attempting to achieve all you have listed with products such as the Harmony Hub. If you put enough research into it making sure you have the right products you WILL be able to do it, but each area of the AV will have it's own app or method of control which can then limit you when it comes to things like house off buttons etc. Not that there is anything wrong with app juggling and having several smaller stand alone systems in place, but often it's only once you've gone down that path that you then realise "Oh actually I'd quite like to do XYZ" and you simply cant. Yes you will need your dealer to add additional systems into the project as and when you get them, but after the initial install is complete the labour in doing so will be a lot lower.
  3. I've done a few fairly large lightwave installs which have turned out ok...ish... None of the Gen2 stuff though. TBH - the lack of 2way feedback for C4 and popcorn effect you get from it puts me off using it again, had a few issues with hub restarts and the setup for it was a ball ache because you had to take careful note of which rooms and which lights where added in order... and if you ever messed that order (like swapping out a dead switch) then prepare to play guess the address. It was always specified by the client but I will always strongly suggest the wireless C4 route.
  4. 3D - Benn

    Replacement of C4 (Very Generic)

    Considering you already have all the equipment which you have already paid for I would first advise in paying and getting it running again. A couple of days labour to do so, i doubt is much compared to the cost of the equipment. There is also an awesome Sky Q Driver out now. If your projector has a motorised mount there is likely another small remote you should have which will lower it from the ceiling. You will then have to use the projector remote you have to turn on the projector. You will then need a third remote to lower the screen. Without knowing more about what setup you have with regards to HDMI distribution / IR Pass through / Local sources its difficult to say much more.
  5. 3D - Benn

    Apple TV 4k

    I think the only things you are missing is that a) the ATV should always be on never sleep and b) it's largely irrelevant whether it is or isent actually sleeping as per Cyknight own current measurements.
  6. 3D - Benn

    Normal time to iron out bugs

    Are the TV's controlled by IP over wireless by any chance?
  7. 3D - Benn

    texecom premier elite Alarm

    Yes the upstairs sensors can disarm the alarm. Not sure about sensors "Becoming part of the alarm" though... You might be able to do it if you trigger an output from C4 into the alarm panel. I generally try to keep the alarm system to itself and C4 just interacts with it on an arm/disarm basis. I find the most popular part of alarm integration with C4 is automatic home / away triggers. eg, all A/V + Lighting off on alarm set with mocupancy enabled when leaving. And lights coming on if night time with a bit of AV coming on when disarmed and back home.
  8. Just had a client phone asking if there was any way to have alpha numeric keys on the interface, as he uses the search functionality a lot and so uses the digits on the interface to input text. Do I just simply say no? Ideally I would sell him a sr260 but I have no zigbee up there so it starts getting pricey for such a simple thing.
  9. 3D - Benn

    UK Fire Alarm System

    He said he can't as its grade C. My integration is fairly basic with fire alarm panels in the UK consist of relays then triggering the texecom / C4 to alert and notify.
  10. 3D - Benn

    Temperature Sensor?

    I'm starting to wonder if Gary is secretly a Philips rep 😂
  11. Texecom is great but I'm still unsure on the status or reliability of the new driver which uses the latest alarm GUI? Last I heard it was pretty unstable, but the old driver + GUI will work fine. Would be nice if i was wrong though and its been updated to work reliably on the new interface and driver.
  12. Who your dealer is is down to you and no one else. If you want 24/7 support and call outs then get a dealer who can do just that. Your choice of dealer is down to you, not control 4.
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    Power Outages and Reboots

    If you are loosing power several times over the period of a week you have a LOT to gain from a UPS. You've just said you are getting various issues due to power cuts, so if your equipment is held in by a UPS during a power cut then problem solved? Not to mention the other benefits such as power conditioning and surge protection.
  14. It's not the responsibility of the people on these forums. Everyone here with knowledge on the matter is here on their own voluntary basis. This customer obviously has substantial issues with a new install and wanted to rant about it. This place is great for the odd hint or tip but it's not an appropriate place to help fault find potentially big issues with a new install. Thats the job of the dealer who installed it and no one else. If the dealer is not providing support on a new install then get another dealer and take it up with C4. Ignoring peoples questions who are trying to help diagnose the issue and instead focusing on ranting further will not achieve anything.
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