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  1. Thanks South Africa C4 user I agree this would be a great feature and it sure would help in troubleshooting.
  2. I'm troubleshooting an issue with a particular timer and it seems real difficult to do when all I can see if if the timer has started or is stopped. Does anyone have a good suggestion on how to see the value of a timer in near real-time. I'm fairly sure I can use Alan's Events driver, but I was hoping to see an actual countdown in near real-time. Thanks for any suggestions
  3. found it I think. Thanks
  4. when I search for "Security Courtesy Light" I get nothing specific.
  5. BTW where is this "Security Light Driver" dcovach? I've looked and can't find it
  6. weird...not sure how but the topic got duplicated ACTIVE TOPIC:
  7. NOTE: I moved the "Take Snapshot" from the Timer to the first thing done when motion is detected. Video of the issue: https://www.dropbox.com/s/raq7zrp06myrzxk/Video Mar 24%2C 2 12 59 PM.mov?dl=0
  8. Here's another tidbit of crazy info about this craziness. If I look at the advanced lighting scenes, I can see the snapshot SHOULD be working, as the lighting scene that is ACTIVE is not actually active. Example, if the "Master Lamps" scene is on prior to the FrontDoorNotification be executed, I can see that the "z_FlashLights" scene is activated for the duration of the FrontDoorNotification Timer, and then it re-activates the "Master Lamps" scene...but it's not actually doing it, it just says it's active. If I physically click the "Active Scene" button on the lighting scene that is supposedly already active, it will then activate correctly.
  9. Can anyone tell me why this doesn't work? I start a "FrontDoorNotification" timer when someone walks up to my front door, play announcement, flash lights, etc. When the timer starts I take a snapshot...when timer ends I do a recall...but it doesn't work.
  10. Can anyone tell me why this doesn't work? I start a "FrontDoorNotification" timer when someone walks up to my front door, play announcement, flash lights, etc. When the timer starts I take a snapshot...when timer ends I do a recall...but it doesn't work.
  11. N8Ball

    Pics before I break the racks down and move

    This seems waaaay out of my ability, but I do have questions if you have time/want to answer. If not, no worries, as I can't imagine being able to do what you've done. 1) Why connect doorbell direct to controller? What does this do for you? 2) What does the Kodi Driver do for you for this "announcement" use case? 3) What cable box allows text? I have Directv and can't find that functionality 4) I assume you use the polly text to speech and do not use the C4 Announcement functionality at all? Just custom programming on events? 5) How are you keeping multi room announcements in sync? Mine are always just a bit off. Thanks a ton...and I'm sooo jealous, you have an amazing setup.
  12. Thanks so much for the suggestion, I downloaded the snapshot driver and it seems to work pretty good, with limited testing. I'm still not 100% sure why the TV turns off when an announcement is played though. The most user friendly way seems like the show would pause, the announcement play, then the show resume, but for me the TV shuts all the way down, announcement plays, the TV comes back on. But all in all, it works as far as I can tell. Thanks again
  13. Here's what I'm dealing with: I have a motion detector installed at my front door to receive an announcement when someone approaches my front door. I use the C4 generic announcement and play if over 3 separate rooms over my sonos speakers. The thing my family HATES is that when watching a show (using the same sonos speakers), and someone comes to the front door, the announcement goes off and the sonos plays the announcement, but the TV stops playing the show and it takes a good 3-4 minutes to get back to the show, and rewind to where they were. Any brilliant ideas on how to handle this in a more natural, less irritating, way? Many thanks
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