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  1. If it's IR, and you have the codes it should be really easy to create an IR based driver, and really not very difficult to create a Lua one either. Is there another control method available for these? Coincidentally I was just looking at the Blackbird matrix today and wondered if it was any good. If it's reliable I might get one, and if I do I'll probably end up writing a driver for it if one doesn't exist. How has it worked for you so far? John
  2. remote programming

    I placed an order and never heard a thing. Plus, and this may just be a coincidence, but a week later I had a fraud alert on my card and had to have it replaced. To be clear, that may have been simply a coincidence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Mac version of Control4?

    You need to be on 2.10 and have a 4Sight subscription. It can also be accessed directly by going to your controllers IP address and then logging in as the home owner. But in all cases you still need 2.10 and 4Sight.
  4. Nice! Can the driver move devices to different rooms or just rename?
  5. How does this driver actually work? Is there some API that allows devices to be renamed via Lua? I ask because I noticed the Apple TV drivers have an auto rename feature, but I assumed that was a Control4 only thing, sort of like how the new Hue driver can create devices but nobody else can. John
  6. Mac version of Control4?

    Another recommendation for VMWare Fusion, it works great for me. However if you are talking about Composer HE, then I suspect over time we are going to see more and more of that functionality provided via When >> Then, which is web based and works fine on the Mac. So while I agree there will probably never be a native Composer for the Mac, I would not be surprised if HE was eventually replaced by a web based alternative. Cheers, John
  7. MyQ API Opened up today??

    I literally wrote my own MyQ Control4 driver using the unofficial APIs on Monday, and Tuesday morning got the email about them allowing 3rd party integrations. Doh! However, I didn't get the impression that it's an open API. It looks like they're simply willing to work with certain companies for select integrations. It would be nice if there was an official Control4 driver though. Cheers, John
  8. I noticed recently that new music was not showing up. I've tried manual scans, nightly scheduled scans, and "adding" via composer and scanning, but nothing works. The original music is there, but no new items are added. This is slightly different from what others have reported, so I wanted to mention it here. Perhaps it's related, perhaps not. Any ideas? Cheers, John
  9. Lutron RA2 Select

    Is there any reason why you couldn't use the Select bridge and the supported Maestro dimmers for light switches, and also use Control4 keypads? I'd think this would work fine, but I've never seen anyone mention it as an option. The only downside that comes to mind is potentially a different aesthetic between the C4 keypads and the Lutron switches. John
  10. I think you hit the nail on the head there. Off to the Apple store... :-)
  11. I am a pretty technical person, I've been a developer and in IT for over 20 years, and I cannot come up with any explanation (beyond a stupid bug) that would cause this. Of note, I tried this again last night and it worked just fine while plugged in, so it's not 100% consistent. Which of course is very typical of HomeKit. It's hit and miss. And yes it's an Apple charger and cable. John
  12. I *am* an Apple fanboy (or at least others might call me one) and I'll tell you right now that HomeKit absolutely does NOT "just work". I have a lot of issues with it, and I suspect most people do too. It's also incredibly limiting and that will not likely change anytime soon. Apple is very serious about privacy and security so they have locked the platform down tight. While it would be wonderful if it all just worked, the reality is it doesn't. Maybe if you just installed Caseta lights you'd be okay, but start adding on all of the other items and the end result is a lot of Siri telling you, "I tried to turn on the living room lights but not all responded" and the like. My personal favorite is I can turn on/off my bedside light (hue bulb) seemingly 100% reliably unless I plug my iPhone into a charger. Then it doesn't work. If I unplug it, the light turns on/off just fine, if I plug the charger back in, it stops. God only knows why. :-) John
  13. C4 Homebridge Plugin?

    It sounds like you an Alan should have a conversation about future business opportunities. :-)
  14. C4 Homebridge Plugin?

    This is a legitimate concern, for sure. But I bet a lot of people would happily buy that driver with the knowledge that it could break with Apple API changes and they may have to pay for an upgrade if the changes are considerable. You just have to be clear about it up front. You have a good reputation so customers would trust you to only charge for upgrades when the work was appropriate. I also suspect that Apple would announce API changes at WWDC, and the Homebridge people keep up with that. Having said all of that, I gave up on Homebridge because I could never get it to work reliably. It would work great for awhile and then it would just stop. The only way to fix it was to delete everything and re-create all of my devices. After doing that for a few months (and versions) I eventually gave up. That's not to say this is everyone's experience, but Homebridge is definitely not without flaws. John
  15. Some of those are really cool, and genuinely useful. I'd love to see a video showing these off. In fact, I'm surprised we haven't see anything from Control4 yet, they usually do a good job promoting new features, but outside of the live stream (and Alexa) I've seen very little regarding any of the other new features.
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