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Home Theater Advisors

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  1. Home Theater Advisors

    alexa integration with control 4 speakers

    Honestly, an echo dot is $40. Why wouldn’t you want to do it ‘right’ for that cost? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    OT: Sonos help needed/ not C4 related

    I know it sounds crazy, but how about bringing a CD player or DVD player or something with RCA out to eliminate the 3.5mm cable. If that works, it’s the cable. If it doesn’t, it’s something else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Replacement of C4 (Very Generic)

    You can always find a different dealer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Replacement of C4 (Very Generic)

    From what you have described, Unless you want to use 5-7 remotes to watch tv, you are going to need a control system. While it may not beC4, it will need to be a professionally installed system as this would be a very involved DIY project, if it is even doable - I’m guessing the PJ lift is triggered by a contact closure, not controlled via IR and possibly same for the screen. DIY systems aren’t capable of that AFAIK Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Shades again

    Yes, I only use the Domo Sapiens driver. It works very well for individual shades. I’ve been having issues with it tracking multiple shades on tbe same somfy channel Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Home Theater Advisors

    Shades again

    Been having great luck with Somfy and the MyLink. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Small in ceiling speakers

    Totally agree on the triad or stealth acoustic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Holy crap Batman, C4 must see into the future!! The Control4 Apple TV IP driver was last updated February 2016. How that was certified and supported for the AppleTV 4K released late 2016, I have no idea. CYK, I totally respect you and you know a shit-ton, but you're wrong here. Check the dealer forums.
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    Echo Dot Programming Question

    Look at the scheduled agent and see if there is anything for 8pm. Then look in programming and see what programming is tied to that 8pm scheduler event. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. If this is an appletv4, the IP driver is not certified for it. The IP driver was developed for ATV1-3 and any usage on 4 is coincidental and not support. Get Jesse smith’s IR driver. Or wait for the official integration and ATV4 driver sure to come with Apple’s recent integration announcement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Home Theater Advisors

    Control4 vs Crestron Pyng

    PYNG OS2 will add AV control so you will have that if you want. If all you want is straight control and some scheduling, either will work for you. IIRC, PYNG will only work with Crestron lighting and shading (that was 2 years ago though, so could have changed). The big difference is PYNG can not do any conditionals (if it is a holiday, don’t open the shades at 5am, if it is daytime and sunny when the tv is turned on, drop the shades, etc). So for straight control, I believe they will be similar (I don’t think PYNG OS2 is live yet, so may have bugs to work out and live through). But C4 will give you and your dealer more to work with. If you go PYNG and want more, you can always add a Crestron processor and if your dealer can code SIMPL, Crestron is as customizable as it gets. But Crestron programming is EXPENSIVE typically. Hope that helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Home Theater Advisors

    4K Matrix Question

    I really can’t answer the question about the $99 part, except what could it hurt to try other than time. As a professional installers I wouldn’t use it because I only use tried and trusted equipment. But if you are DIYing this then it is just your time wasted if it doesn’t work. As for staying in sync, I believe they do. We haven’t really done a scaler on a tv where it is in ear shot of others, that i can think of. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    4K Matrix Question

    Or you can get a scaler that will trick the matrix into seeing the 1080p tv as a 4K display so the matrix outputs 4K. The scaler will then take the 4K signal it gets and scale it down to 1080p for the tv to display it. His is the best way to handle this situation, aside from getting a new tv. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    4K HDR & Atmos through C4 Matrix

    Have you run the calibration in the matrix with all sources and displayed powered on? manually setting resolution on the appletv might be a short lived solution - after a firmware update or reboot, it will go back into auto and turn off HDR. Or put an EDID manager in, set to 4:2:0 as that is what the matrix likely handles (haven’t looked up the exact spec) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2010 Control4 System Not Functioning

    Sorry, I don’t have any insight into the used market. We only sell new hardware. The least expensive controller is the EA1 for $600 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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