arden.ballard

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About arden.ballard

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  • Birthday 12/21/1983

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  1. Hi all, I'm the type to always look for a good deal, but I don't want to get burned. I'm building a new home and basically starting from scratch. What are some things I should look for if I were to buy used equipment?
  2. As a newbie end user who joined this forum to lurk and learn about C4, this thread and the suspected pessimism--not necessarily about the product but more so the DEALER--really has me considering not integrating my new home at all. I'm terrible at selecting tradesmen and have a knack for getting the wrong people at my home to help me. If I'm investing ANY money (I've had quotes between 25-55k for the same job?), I want the product to work. That's all I really care about at the end of the day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Have you, as dealers, ever sat down with the builders before the build to discuss a game plan for the installation? My builder/GC has not installed (or heard of) this system previously.
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  6. well, I learned how to set up my printer via IP the other day! I was pretty impressed with myself... ha I work in medicine; I can read and follow directions, but I'm in no way a programmer.
  7. Mostly the 1 bill, but you're right--we will be reducing costs here and there with reducing light switches, installs, etc elsewhere. I did not consider that. Exactly. I made an oath to myself after having a few bad experiences that I need to remember that "you get what you pay for" in most cases. I'm looking for the best (reasonable) price, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot either.
  8. I definitely agree here; regardless on how big my initial build will be, I'll spend more $ up front to make sure I'm wiring for the vision down the line. well, you're the cheapest of my bids thus far! (by about 10k!) haha I'll PM you with the plan! would love all the input I can get. Thanks!
  9. If it's a matter of plug and play once the wiring is done, I think I can handle that. The wiring itself would be another issue entirely. Cutting in-wall/ceiling speakers/tablets could be another tricky one for me being inexperienced in that area, but again, I can watch a YouTube vid and follow a few instructions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks for this. I'm in the process of getting quotes now. I'm also using as much leverage as possible; our home will be on display for two weekends as a parade of homes, so I'm trying to get incentivized pricing in exchange of having a rep or two at the home to demo the product to patrons viewing the house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 3400 sq ft home; Security w door monitor, 2-3 tablets (one built in), control of 2 central AC, one mini-split (optional), super basic lighting scenes (not really sure what we would want/use yet), at least 6 zones of a/v with one 5.1 setup. As it's a new house, I need networking solution, I'm guessing an WAP or two, speakers, tv's... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hey folks. Meeting with local c4 dealers and receiving a little sticker shock. I wondered what others have done to help lower costs during the initial install. Any pointers? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Yes, I was referring to in-wall speakers. I wanted a build without sonos, but we are heavy Spotify users. But like someone mentioned previously, as an end user, I'm going to the product that offers the best UI (I'm training my wife on this system--who can't program the clock on the microwave) This will be interesting to follow, for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. So, let me get this straight: Can you use Spotify with C4 at all? I'm in the build/plan phase and wasn't planning to use sonos, just in-wall stuff. Can I not use Spotify with the c4 UI? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. How many do you have? Do you find that the wall mounted TS are used more than the tablets or vice versa? I'm thinking about installing 3 wall mounts (Mbed, common area, upstairs loft outside kid's rooms) and having 1-2 tablets for my new house @ryanE, that's a great idea/solution for bedrooms, but you can't page or use the audio intercom feature from the remote, correct?