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  1. I agree, Alexa is more of a trigger and not an automation and there is a broad range of customization that you wouldn't be able to do. For the most part I only have a few customized scenes, mostly in for my theater lighting and making sure my doors and garage is locked at night. However, my lighting scenes are pretty basic. They just turn on at a certain time and off. There are a lot light smart switches available on the market in the $40 range that have the scheduling feature on them. It seems that everything is getting smarter these days at a more affordable price and as the smart home niche narrows I have to wonder if we will see less and less need for the more expensive platforms. Just thinking out loud.
  2. Just some food for thought and don't get me wrong, I love my C4 system, but a a recent conversation with a friend got me thinking about the future of the expensive smart home systems. We were discussing smart homes and he asked about my C4 system and what I actually do with. I told him control my A/V equipment, Lights, Door Locks, Security System, and one of my favorite things is using Alexa to voice control different things. He had asked how much I paid for all of my stuff and I told him a little under $25k. He was in shock and asked why I would I pay this much when all the things I listed control could also be accomplished with just using Alexa and Alexa compatible equipment. He pointed out that I can control my TV, lights, Blinds, Thermostat, Door locks, Rachio irrigation, plus other things like make and receive phone calls and access cameras with just Alexa at probably 1/3 the costs. I really didn't have much of a rebuttal other than everything that all my things are integrated into one platform, but felt he did have a good argument. With the Alexa features and compatibility lists growing every day it made me wonder about the future of smart system.
  3. Is there a way to get the SR-250 to sync with the commands given to Alexa? Example: If I tell Alexa to turn on Cable TV then the SR-250 will also syncs with that command so you do not have to hit Watch and then Cable? Thanks
  4. MJM

    Zigbee question

    Yes, I learned that this weekend. Apparently, both controllers were not on the same server or ZAP. I noticed the next day that a couple of my switch's were not responding after moving the controller downstairs. I ended putting the controller back upstairs. It wasn't that important either way. I just wanted to use the C4 remote with the TV and satellite that I had moved downstairs. Thanks for the info.
  5. MJM

    Zigbee question

    Thank you for the answer.
  6. MJM

    Zigbee question

    This might be a dumb question, but if I move one of my controllers from an upstairs room to a downstairs bedroom, will all the zigbee devices that were connected to that controller automatically reconnect to a different controller that is located upstairs?
  7. I need to replace a dead TS. The model I have is a C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL. Need both the TS with the back plate it mounts to. Thanks.
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    Problems with music

    I have the same issue with Pandora on 2.9 of freezing up and have to reboot the controller to get it to work again. Also, I have the issue of slow response when starting it up. Typically, it takes 8-10 seconds for the music to start playing after the command is given. Is this a 2.9 issue as well? Will updating to 2.9.1 fix the both of these issues?
  9. Thanks for the replies, ended up fixing it by jiggling the RCA inputs on the back of the amp and the channel came back. Going to replace the RCA cables tomorrow with a new set.
  10. Anyone know what would cause the Pandora driver to only play thru one channel. To be clear, music is only playing thru the right side on my C4 amp, but the left side of my channel does not. Other music works and plays thru both channels just fine. Originally Pandora worked find and it wasn't until this week that I noticed it.
  11. Did you ever find a solution to this? I am having the exact same issue you are.
  12. I am having an issue connecting to an HC800. Basically, it is not showing up on my network. I first did a network reset by unplugging power, hold ID button, the plug back in. The screen confirmed that the network settings were reset, but still couldn't connect or find it on the network. So I did a factory reset . During the process it was flashing IP Not available on the screen. After the restore is complete the screen says connecting to director. Also, on the back of the RJ45 when the network cable is plugged in on the green light comes on constant, never blinks and the amber light doesn't come on at all. Just wondering if I have an issue with the network adapter on my HC800 or if there are any other things I could try before giving up on it.
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    Custom program issue

    Thanks for the responses. I was able to get around the issue by triggering the light to come on when the garage door opens versus from pushing the button on the switch. Not sure why programming it this way works, but it now does what I want it to.
  14. I had a question on a problem with programming. I've done a lot of custom programming with great success, but cant figure this one out. I've programmed a 3 button switch so that when a button is pushed it triggers the deadbolt to the side door of my detached garage, opens the garage door and turns on an outside light. Both doors open, but the outside light comes on and then immediately turns back off. I did have a 45 sec delay to turn the light off after it is on, but removed the delay and it still turns off immediately. There is nothing in the program to tell the light to turn off. My question is if this same light is on a schedule and the period is set to be off would this be causing it to turn off immediately? If so, is there a workaround? Thanks in advance for any feedback.