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  1. With all these TV's having smart control, has anyone thought of just having the TV go to a static IP address for a live view? I use blue iris but I still have access directly. Just throwing this out to see what all of the smart people say...I like brainstorming on this forum...
  2. I'm interested in setting a text popup on my living room tv to fire off during a scheduled time to remind my son to get his morning chores done before he gets to watch tv. can anyone tell be best practice for achieving this? I have my schedule already added but I want it to show on the living room tv no matter what source he's watching and I only see option for the navigator window...I want it to be on his viewing screen. TIA
  3. I'd love to add this driver but until houselogix answers an email or phone call I'm not interested in buying anything else from them. Alan, have you heard when they are going to resume normal business operations?
  4. Now that google has released the sdk for the home, how long until we get a chowmein driver????
  5. I agree with you on all points, and I appreciate your candor. So...This is what my system looks like roughly...there have been a couple of changes and most of the dimmers, switches, and appliance modules are z-wave due to my cost restraints. I have removed the cameras from the C4 navigators because they don't always display (using the blue iris driver). I know there has to be more effective ways to deploy and achieve my goals but like I said, finding a local dealer that can come to my home and talk through wants and needs and offer suggestions has been problematic. There is tons more I could say but I like the feedback from this forum. Everyone I've encountered has been professional but still sets realistic visions. I know that due to the vast number of configurations you can achieve with a c4 system there is no "right" way to do it, but you still need to follow certain guidelines. Thank you everyone! Schneider Home.pdf
  6. I definitely could have phrased that differently. I was inferring more to the demographics of your market. I knew as soon as I posted it is should have just taken it down. I guess I have a champagne taste and a beer budget (not even a good IPA). So, sorry about my question being out of line. If I may vent, finding a local dealer to me that really wants to help me out has been a challenge. The best guy I have gotten is in Australia and that has its own challenges. So my frustration comes from my impression that since I've "only" spent $10,000 in the last 4 years, I'm not big enough to mess with. Rant over....back to life. Thanks for listening (mic drop).
  7. Completely off topic Cyknight...but since you are a dealer I'm curious. What is the median income of your control4 clientele? I bought this because I liked all of the features but I think I'm playing in the big boy sandbox and I don't have enough disposable income... this is of course a rhetorical question.
  8. Can anyone tell me what I'd be losing if I just bought the z-wave version and ran it through my vera?
  9. What variable do I use to pull the outdoor temperature that shows up in my navigator to program my thermostat from? I have a c4therm and no wunderground driver loaded but I thought there was a variable I could still use to adjust my setpoints based on outside temp. Is this the case and where do I look? The thermostat driver has 2 outdoor temp variables but it doesn't seem to be updating throughout the day. Thanks in advance! Eric
  10. Thank you Sir!
  11. I have a z-wave smoke detector connected to my vera plus. What driver can I use to pull that info into composer? For example, battery life <-- so I can send announcement to replace battery, alarm status <-- so I can set off home security system. Thanks Eric
  12. All, I'm looking for ideas and workarounds for working with my Google Home -> IFTTT -> Composer programming. I have tried, and failed to get my google home to turn on/off lights in specific rooms. I also have setup programming (that works) to tune specific channels on my cable box, mute the TV, as well as Pause/resume the show. The odd thing is I have a routine called "goodnight" that when I tell Google home goodnight she responds and pushover gets my composer to run the code ( turns off zones, locks doors, turns off lights in specific order with delays) and all works well. I think it is a problem with Google Home trying to control lights directly and was wondering if there are any ideas to work around this. I can post screenshots of my programming for debate it requested. I'm leaving this pretty open since there is no end to the creativeness of voice control and programming so let the comments commence. Eric
  13. LOL, I feel your pain. My second one is 2 and is now talking to google as much as us. I don't have a lot to control in my house but a few room lights, 2 video locations, 3 audio locations. I'd love to able to get more announcements setup and some of the location based stuff programmed off of but sometimes I get resistance from the wife for making the kids lazy.
  14. oh boy.....LOL. That is so far past me I can't even see the library from here...and the book with the page in it is still at the library.
  15. No. She says that device doesn't seem to be set up properly. So I think it is not getting to IFTTT and the pushover app. I have not verified with the feedback in the driver. But if that is the case, how do I work around it so google knows I only what her to fire the IFTTT applet?
  16. Does anyone know how to setup the LG OLED B6P TV so that when you are watching HDR blue-ray movies and HDR Roku that the TV will display the control4 navigator correctly? Thanks in Advance
  17. Thanks Matt for taking the time to answer all the questions. Wish you was here in Kansas City, MO...LOL. Is fishing that celerity cable through walls difficult? I know fiber optic cables are sensitive to bending. I wasn't sure if I could just attach it to the end of the HDMI that is there and use it to pull through. There is the possibility that I might try and DIY this part of my project. The last thing I want to do is kink a $400 cable.
  18. So what would you use for the hdmi issue? Balun? I apologize if my spelling is off.
  19. Mine has a very subtle delay (30 sec.) but.....I have the Wink driver pack installed for other reasons and run the MyQ through if you want an example of too many layers...LOL
  20. LOL. Doesn't solve the need to reboot the TV to switch between HDR and not but it answers one question. Since I will probably end up running a different cable for the HDMI, what gauge speaker wire would you run to Klipsch floor speakers that are 8 ohm at 125 cont/500 peak watts? The original installer ran 16 gauge. Also since the speaker and receiver can run Bi-Amp would you run enough cable to do so?
  21. but not the most cost effective due to my equipment rack is in the basement and the TV is upstairs. Could the 50 ft. HDMI cable running from the receiver to the TV not be HDR 4K compatible? would that cause it to randomly blink since I have noticed this happens as well?
  22. Sorry, LG TV on monitor out of Marantz sr-7011 reciever EA-5 on DVD input of reciever Samsung Blue-Ray on Blue-Ray input of reciever Even thought the blue-ray has HDR turned off in the settings, when a HDR movie is put in the TV pops up a window that says the TV needs to restart. I'd like to either set the TV so it doesn't ask or fix it so the other inputs can be "scaled up" to HDR so the TV doesn't need to be restarted every time... Thank you,
  23. I have to throw my 2 cents worth in....Dave really knows his stuff. Alan sent me his way when I had some specific driver requests. Very professional and extremely talented. Thanks Dave! Eric
  24. I've seen some network questions come up in here so I'll see what comes up since this is an active forum with lots of experience. I have the following hardware and am still having reliability issues. The problem is I don't have the experience to know where my issues are. I'm also too complicated for a run of the mill tech but too small for the "big boys" to mess with. TWC Arris cable modem Netgear R8500 Router Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-48-500W Qnap 48TB 8 x 6TB NAS with 2 10GbE network connections 2 AP's on other floors 12 IP cameras some POE some wireless using Blue Iris HC-800 running 2.9 I'm around Kansas City, MO so if anyone knows of someone or is interested in taking on a client that is limited in funds since it's all tied up in hardware...LOL please let me know. Thank you,