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    Lutron - Pico -Sonos

    I use the pico In my upstairs bathroom,i programmed volume buttons, I use the center button to shuffle my favorite pandora stations in the bathroom from my controller and skip function. is just a quick, cheap way to turn on some music in that bathroom
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    C4-16AMP3-B Matrix Amp

    pick up a used 250 from ebay, have a dealer, or remote dealer set it up, and then you can use it
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    Wattbox WTF

    where are you located?
  4. never happened to me using the native c4 Pandora, but it happens on sonos Pandora, another reason I ditched sonos, but for a 3rd streaming ability I now use heos, ill have to pay attention to see if it happens on that.
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    Software Upgrade Cost

    being charged an hour time for the upgrade is fair, there is the 15 minute or so upgrade time, login time, and test time, Run through all the devices in composer to make make sure everything is good.
  6. you need a license to work in the state of new jersey, as well as a trade certificate, if its Low voltage Fire alarm, you need a burglar alarm licence if its cat 6, speaker you also need a license to pull the wiring, and a permit
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    Video Distribution in new house

    There is quite a bit of 4k if you search for it, and atmos is just a standard, get the best quality sound you can get, whenever you can get it.
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    its pretty loud and pushes speakers well has good depth however if you barely want to hear the person talking next to you then this amp isn't for you
  9. Lutron Caseta is a solid choice for dimmers and switches, much cheaper.
  10. hit list on the remote, scroll left or right through rooms, find the room and there you go
  11. was tryng to add a custom wallpaper for either t3 touchscreens or gui but it wont let me. did some research and found this. any work arounds?? Any Control4 navigator running on flash will only have the default theme wallpaper once been updated to OS 2.10.0. Hardware affected: HC-800 OSD HC-250 OSD Control4 For PC and MAC C4-TSWMC7-EG ( C4-TSWMC5-EG ( C4-TW7C0 ( C4-TSMC7-EN (
  12. Some situations require the use of ARC, Feeding sound from the TV back to the AVR because a customer doesn't want an, apple TV, Roku et,,,,, and wants to use the TV gui. Dolby Atmos is not passed through optical so you are stuck using ARC from the TV to AVR.
  13. I use the epic driver, I sometimes get the same message of such and such is not responding,so i ask alexa to discover devices but it never fixes it, but if I go into composer, hit send discovery and then do alexa discover devices it fixes it every time. sometimes I can go weeks at a time without any issues. I'm running latest firmware, Ea3 about 40 devices total on my system, everything is hardwired for network.
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    9.2 receiver

    I have the Denon 4400 and absolutely love it, its feature rich and performs excellent
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    Right Receiver Choice?

    take a look at the denon 4400 before you get the 2400, I have one and absolutely love it. I used to sell the Yamaha aventage line, but Denon is a workhorse, and feature rich, supports my 4k HDR, Dolby Atmos setup perfectly
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    T3 10” touch screen

    honestly, since you are having multiple devices fail it all sounds like some kind of network conflict, most likely an improperly managed switch,I would wipe it, and start from there, as fart as the alarm goes I would remove it from the project, and if the problem persists you will know that its something with the alarm, if not then add it back to the project and then see if it happens again
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    Getting Ready for C4

    Run HDMI if you can, make sure they are not only 4k compatible. but make sure they will pass HDR, Dolby Vision as well. Ive used some of those redmeer chipped vanco HDMI, but they wouldn't pass HDR.
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    JBL Sound Bar driver

    Create one learning the ir codes from the original remote
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    Rack Layout

    Honestly I hate to jam all that into one rack, but if you have to, make sure you get the doors on it, and a really good fan cap at the top to suck all the heat out when you put the doors on.and a fan at the bottom to suck cooler air from the floor in. Good Air flow though the rack will help dissipate the heat. if you have the room I would use single space between each cable box, unless its a DVR, then double space. Each amp I like double space, AVR a single space and a single space Fan to suck out air directly above it. Depending on your network switchs, you could stack them as some don't have heat issues. The surge protectors, I like to definitely space if I'm using panama because they can run warm to hot. I mostly use Wattbox and mount them in the rear. everyone is different, its just my simple plan.
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    Wiring a new house

    there is no splice, its continuous loop on all the cats, and with the spray foam yes absolutely because snaking spray foam bites, theres always some kind of, Hey can we do this?
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    Wiring a new house

    the way we are currently wiring new homes are from headend to bedroom closets then loop out to TV locations to Closet 2 cat 6, 1 cat6 shielded, upgrade option is cat 6a 1 quadshield RG6 1 HDMI if under 75' 1 14/4 From closet to TV location 2 cat 6, 1 cat6 shielded, upgrade option is cat 6a 1 quadshield RG6 1 HDMI 1 14/4 also 2 cat6 to specific locations on each floor for Waps, depending on the size of the home, possibly 2 locations per floor wiring it this way gives the homeowner the option of putting cable boxes in the rack, in the closet, or behind a tv if the boxes are Tiny. or using a Balun if needed. Also gives them the option to have a soundbar at the tv location, or put speakers in the ceiling. we use Smurf tube from the attic to all tv locations when possible because most of the homes we do are insulated with Foam,
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    Control 4 new user

    the ea3 will give you a Gui on screen for navigation, however after the first couple times using it, you will bypass and just look at the remote control. just my opinion, that most customers tell me. however I do use my own gui to quickly look at my cameras if my phone isn't nearby As far as lighting, your local dealer will help you choose the proper Dimmer/Switch for the Load it would be controlling. Programming, start to finish will vary on the customization to be honest. minimum 2 hours for initial setup and program, but then add in all the customization that can be done. hit watch movie, and everything will be set for you, sound and video parameters, sources turn on and input selections completed, movie starts playing, and lights automatically dim. much more can be programmed as well, All depends on how custom,
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    Control 4 new user

    me personally, I would go for an Ea3 to start just so you have the processing power. I would then get an io extender to add more ir controllable items so my setup would be to start SR260 controlling my Theater, add some lighting control too Sr260 controlling my 75" and the lounge area, Lighting control as well. maybe have some speakers installed or utilize the sonos. this would get your feet wet, interest peaked and hopefully add some more automation.
  24. we just picked up a new customer with a similar dilemma as you, we offered varied options, but came down to setting them up with a EA3, because it was cheaper to integrate an EA3 for 2 streams of music, for them which is really what they wanted. basically it was cheaper for them to do that, rather than buying another multi-room amp and 2 sonos. just add an EA3, and enjoy controlling your music from your phone, tablet, with the option of adding additional controls as you get the itch again.