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  1. I can get it working if use the HDMI from the EA1 for video AND audio. I am using HDMI2 on the TV. The trouble |I have with this configuration is if when TV is switched off |(nad has been off for several house) if I then come along to my Control4 and want to say listen to TuneIN, the TV turns on but there is no picture and no sound. Upon investigation by my dealer (before they went bust) they found that selecting music in this way instructs the TV to select HDMI 2 as expected however the EA1 does not see any video and therefore somehow closes the HDMI link down. [NB if the HDMI has video present on it within the last few hours then it all works OK - it only objects if it sees audio without having seen video for a couple of hours]. If instead I select the on-screen navigator and select TuneIn that way, the TV sees there OSD video signal and all works fine. The other problem with the current configuration is I might have music on in another room and then decide to Add Zone to include the lounge as I have great speakers connected to the TV. The TV turns on but same problem as before. So my hopeful solution was to use an audio de-embedder on the HDMI link between the EA1 and the TV and feed stereo audio out from the de-embedder into the TV's stereo line-in. Physically this is fine. However I cannot see the TV's stereo LineIn as an audio endpoint anywhere in Control4. I was hoping there may be some trick to get around this. Ultimately what I want to happen is that when I select any form of digital music for control4 to have the TV select LineIn (and switch itself on) instead of selecting HDMI2. Any ideas?
  2. Thanks folks. So I''ve installed the local source driver. I have then set the following connections on it. HDMI Input video connected to Lounge OSD->HDMI(audio/Video) - Lounge OSD is the EA1 at the back of the longe TV HDMI Output video to BeoVision->HDMI2 - BeoVision is the B&O tv Stereo Audio output to BeoVision->LineIn What I'm now uncertain of is how to configure the endpoints in the RoomControl section of the Lounge. In particular, how do I get the TV to switch itself on and select LIneIn either when I ask to play TuneIn or MyMusic in the lounge or when I add the lounge as a zone when there is music already playing elsewhere. Can anyone please help me here? Thanks again, Anthony
  3. I'd be grateful for anyone's advice here. I have a Control4 system my dealer installed - they have just gone bust but I fortunately have access to a ComposerPro licence for a short while. I am reasonably competent at programming but have hit a hurdle. I have a B&O TV in our lounge with a EA-1 on its back. The TV has a bunch of great speakers connected to it. This works fine. However, for listening to music streamed from Control4 (say from TuneIN or from various other digital sources we have) the route to the TV is via the HDMI out on the EA1. This is connected to the HDMI2 input on the TV. This is also used for the OnScreen Navigator. If I use the on screen navigator to select music to listen to it all works fine. The problem with this is that the TV doesn't like HDMI connections without video as well. If instead of using the OnScreen Navigator to play music I just use the Control4 remote control, or if we add the lounge as a zone when the music is already playing in another room, the TV turns itself on to HDMI2 with a blank screen but the TV sees no video on the HDMI input and so refuses to play ball. This is a quirk of the B&O TV. As a solution I have purchased a Lindy HDMI audio de-embedder that can split off the audio and have plugged this into the TV's audio LineIn. The device itself works fine. So the physical connections are all fine. The bit I am struggling with is working out how to instruct Control4 so that when I ask to listen to music it selects the LineIn input on the TV instead of the usual HDMI2 input. Assuming it's possible I guess it's got something to do with setting up the correct connections but this is the area where I would really appreciate some practical help. Do I need some sort of driver in order to be able to create the correct endpoints? Or am I barking up the wrong tree? Many thanks in advance. Anthony
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    KNX To Trigger Control4 ?

    Hi, I'm hoping someone here can offer me some advice. I have a Control4 system running version 2.9.1 I have a lot of devices controlled by KNX modules. The KNX has an IP interface and my installer has put in the TISCO KNX driver into Control4 so that we can control lights etc from the Control4 system. It's driver version 3.2.04. I also have Composer Home Edition which I have been successfully using to implement some additional functionality. I have come across what I am told is a limitation and I'd be grateful if anyone could confirm this or suggest a workaround. We have various relay contacts in the house that close upon various events. For example, we have a contact closure in the event of a sewage pump alarm. Ideally we wanted to connect this relay directly to a KNX input device and then pick up the event in the Control4 system. This would give us the flexibility of having visualisation of the status on our various KNX screens as well as allowing us to program various things in the Control4 system such as sending out push notifications to our mobiles. We already have one such relay connected to a binary input port on a KNX device and this is used to open all the blinds in the event of a fire. My understanding is that the TISCO driver only uses KNX for (a) sending a KNX message to command a KNX device to do something or (b) to read the status of a KNX device in order to display it on a Control4 user interface such as a touch panel or app. I am informed that you cannot use a KNX message to trigger a Control4 piece of code in Composer. Is this correct? If so I'm a little puzzled as under the programming tab in Composer there are all manner of Control4 device variables on lights and blinds that can be used as triggers - for example for a given KNX light : "When LIGHT_LEVEL changes". I'd be really grateful if someone could give me a little more information on this as I'd like to gain a better understanding of the Control4/KNX integration possibilities. Thanks in advance, Anthony
  5. Hi - I have an interesting issue. I have created various voice scenes in Composer HE such as turn on kitchen television and this all works fine through Alexa. However I have added some scenes to change TV channel. SO I had a scene called "BBC News" and one called "Sky News". I know the code behind them works as I have pressed "Execute" to test it. However I am having a problem getting Alexa to do its thing. It seems to associated the voice command with the corresponding live station on TuneIn. So I changed the voice command to be "Channel Sky News" and "Channel BBC News" or "Programme Sky News" and "Programme BBC News". In each case Alexa sees it not as a scene request but as a request for one if its own services. Any suggestions?
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    Control4, KNX, Coloured LEDs - user interface

    Thanks everyone for your answers. Much appreciated.
  7. Hi, I'd really appreciate some advise from all your Control4 experts here. I'm new to this and have had Control4 installed in my new house, V2.9.1. We have lots of coloured LED strips in the house and they have Lumento KNX driver modules. The KNX network is connected through a gateway to the Control4. In the control 4 an LED strip is represented as 3 separate lights - a red, green and blue, each of which can be set to a percentage. These each map to a unique KNX address. There is additionally an RGB address that can be used to brighten all 3 LEDs proportionally and the Control4 shows this device too as a slider. This is fine and all works however what I'd really like is an interface on the Control4 that gives me a colour wheel and/or favourite/recent colour selectors. Does anyone know if there is a way to do this? My dealer is happy to install any extra drivers necessary. Many thanks in advance for any advice.
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