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  1. Greenfield Solutions will be releasing a receiver modes button today! We are very excited to help make changing receiver mode changes much more timely and easier to use! This is a universal button and can be programmed to work with almost any receiver that allows you to set modes! Here is sneak peak of the button https://photos.app.goo.gl/eTpJ9K8QzUnwzU6x7 Driver released - https://www.blackwiredesigns.com/store/receiver-ui-button/ Walk through video coming soon
    5 points
  2. I will now began asking my regular rant saying, why doesn't C4 rewrite Composer as a web based app so that it is OS agnostic? That way you could run it on Windows, Mac or Linux. Just like the Ubiquiti Unifi Controller software. Same thing for the PC based app that no longer exists in 3.X because it used Flash.
    4 points
  3. Update Added Xbox Series S Added Xbox Series X Added Playstation 5 Added Retropie Added Raspberry Pi
    3 points
  4. Did anyone else watch the Josh keynote? I thought it was very well done. Two new products: the Nano (near flush mount mic a little bigger than the size of a quarter) and the Core (a rack mountable processor). I really like what they’re doing - privacy, integrated design. Real contrast to the new echo dots that only seem to get bigger each generation. Plus we’re getting frustrated with Alexa in our house - performance has really gone down hill over the past month for some reason (clearly on the server side). So all in all Josh is becoming a more enticing option overall - assuming they maintain
    3 points
  5. When I sold my home I included all the lighting, 4 zones of audio, an in wall touchpanel, the security cameras/DVR and a basic controller to run it all. I gave them an option to buy my theater equipment (which they did) as well as an option to buy the entire system with video distribution, all the audio zones (I had 20), etc... They bought the theater stuff but not the whole home stuff (which was exactly what I wanted them to do).
    3 points
  6. Huffy? I'm just making a point. And MyQ is a perfect example of why Control4 isn't willing to use anything but an official API (closed with consent or open). So is Sonos, so is AppleTV. Past issues don't invalidate the point - they just prove it.
    3 points
  7. In my opinion, it always comes done to the same assessment: If you´ve more time than money, then go for open-source/DIY, if it´s the other way round, go for an integrator. If, at the bottom of your heart, you´re actually a DIYler and actually want to play with the latest and greatest stuff yourself, then you´ll never be happy to pay somebody else to do that for you. But if you´re just rational about getting specific functionality without being interested how it is delivered, then let somebody else do it for you. In my opinion, it´s not about the pros and cons of system A or B,
    3 points
  8. I have yet to see any DIY system be able to do distributed audio and tie it in with video as good as C4. Even if it could they wouldn’t have a hard button remote which is essential for me. I wish this wasn’t true but it is n
    3 points
  9. And today we saw the elusive quintiple post!
    3 points
  10. Those issues should be fixed. Those posts were flagged as spam and don't exist so no one else can see them. Please post a new topic and it should work fine
    2 points
  11. Go for HE ~ it allows you programme your system ~ only thing you can not do is add new products also get the rename driver which allows you to change the name of your devices both are very useful
    2 points
  12. ejn1

    Ruckus Part 2

    Hi all, I'm still very impressed with my wireless switch to Ruckus in my primary home (5000 sq ft, 2x R650's, 1x R720). I thought I would share a bit on my test in my second home, a 1650 sqft 1 story condo with metal frame construction and concrete floors/ceiling and exterior walls. I have a Unifi setup here with a centrally located in wall unit cabinet with a UDM Dream Machine with built in wifi, no other AP's installed. Its a 400Mbps download ISP WAN connection. On the 5G Unifi, i pretty much get full 4 bar connection in every part of the house with areas getting over 300Mbps
    2 points
  13. I also used Shelly 3i to automate 3 blinds, another great device from Shelly 😊 Happy holidays to all ...
    2 points
  14. I agree fully, completely, and wholeheartedly.
    2 points
  15. Uh a mask room would be to HIDE all of those things....
    2 points
  16. but you can show anything in more then 1 room. Technically doors connect rooms, so it would make sense to show them in 2 rooms
    2 points
  17. Or use the number keys. 1 = 10%, 2 = 20% and so on. Nice little shortcut.
    2 points
  18. I had issues posting at the beginning of the month - all my posts (including responses) would duplicate and then be deleted. I've just been advised that the issue is now resolved. This response will be a test of that.
    2 points
  19. From a DIY perspective, Pakedge and Control4 make zero sense. Both are CI systems, i.e. generally for those who want something built and not building it themself.
    2 points
  20. Sounds like a housewife is getting impatient over a huge hole in the wall. 😆
    2 points
  21. He might be based in Scotland but I would definitely get him to give @Crustyloafera call to discuss things. Super knowledgeable and extremely friendly.
    2 points
  22. In answer to the original question - nothing comes close. But besides that, imagine trying to sell you Multi-million dollar smart home that only you can support....... That won't go done well.........
    2 points
  23. no, it pulls individual cameras. Control4 doesn't have a gridview per say. It's a list view. UNVR and cloud key gen2 may work, but hasn't been tested The cameras don't have an API for this - so no BTW - I wrote it It has a free trial so try it out!
    2 points
  24. I looked at the Home Assistant Website for the first time Contact link says "no support" - not sure I'd trust a big home automation project to 100% tinkering/forum support without an official channel to seek out help (hardware or software related) If you want to tinker go DIY. If you want a custom install experience you go with C4, Savant, Crestron, etc. I am not sure why people always compare them. Do people compare Toyota and Lexus? Same company but they segment their target audiences over the two brands. Why doesn't GMC make a sports car? I've been buying GMC trucks for 20 y
    2 points
  25. Agreed. Got some more info listening to the latest episode of Residential Tech Talks podcast with Josh.ai founder Alex as a guest. He confirms Nano runs POE (as you would expect/hope), but also has full RGB LEDs for feedback (listening/processing cues), and a programmable capacitive touch button too. Pretty slick.
    2 points
  26. Boom... seriously though, sounds great!
    2 points
  27. msgreenf

    LED Preferences

    I use red to signify the garage doors open and purple to signify the alarm is armed in perimeter mode
    2 points
  28. The HVAC units are Daikin units. The contractor I am using prefers these because they can use commercial grade zone controls that are not specific to the HVAC units (Like Carrier and Rheem). It gives them more flexibility on zoning and, according to them, the only units they know of right now that can do this (at least from my understanding).
    2 points
  29. I disagree. Channel 25 has a lower output (rules you know) - the best channel depends on other things running on 2.4 Ghz (ie WiFi) and what channels those are on, but if 24 is is giving some grief, I'd try channel 20 to see if it makes a difference.
    2 points
  30. Just wait for the next one 😉
    2 points
  31. lippavisual

    OS 3.2 iPad question

    Guided access works great for IOS and wanting dedicated mode.
    2 points
  32. I vote Mud Room. But why not put it in both
    1 point
  33. I would contact @mujtaba.khokhar - super knowledgeable and responsive.
    1 point
  34. Could a remote dealer sell me a license for this driver? Have a DS2 that I would like to get push notifications with from a motion sensor.
    1 point
  35. I always show my customers this and it is a killer feature! Love it! I really miss the old Apple TV IP Driver (for 3rd gen 1080p ATVs) where you could use the number keys to go to a specific point in a video. 30 = 30% though the video. Used this feature all the time before Apple broke that driver then the new one doesn't have that feature.
    1 point
  36. Crustyloafer

    LG IP Driver

    Yes, just add a second copy of same driver to project, obviously no need to bind/identify via IP as you are controlling via IR, just bind the IR output from the controller to its IR input. Then in programming I just configure that when 'IP Controlled TV' turns on then turn on 'IR Controlled TV'.
    1 point
  37. At least what I have seen and heard, the target demographic is not the 'average Joe' as much as many 'average Joes' would like.
    1 point
  38. I’d be interested in joining that some times - really enjoy the videos you do every week too and happy to support through Patreon. Please keep up the good work!
    1 point
  39. Just got 3 Micros physically installed today. Configuration and programming on Monday. Will be interesting to see how well it works. Have friends that showed me their Alexa integration and was quite unimpressed. If all goes well intend to put in 4 Nano's and 2 Core's when they come out at end of Q1 2021
    1 point
  40. My 2 cents here as I compared DIY to C4 for a couple of months before moving to C4 and will never look back; solid foundation! Pretty damn good system, polished interface, with tons of drivers for accommodating hundreds of hardware out there, backed by a huge echo system and a company that is there to last, so what are u missing in other systems that u don’t have in C4?
    1 point
  41. Its like everything else - Control4 is not catering to the DIY crowd. Your walls are open, you could hire a plumber to run the piping or you can do it yourself. You can hire a dealer to do your AV or you can do it yourself. There are pros and cons on both sides of the fence that have been hashed out rather frequently. It is not what is better or worse.
    1 point
  42. Amazing. And that’s your beach house? I’d live there full time!
    1 point
  43. Here is a great deal on Genie belt drive (if you are a costco member) https://slickdeals.net/f/14467460-costco-genie-1-25-hp-quiet-belt-drive-garage-door-opener-with-led-battery-backup-and-aladdin-connect-169-99?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
    1 point
  44. I don't know that the Triad One is something I would consider or a "Serious Listening Room"... Don't get me wrong, I love mine, and have it hooked up to Triad Gold Monitors and it sounds great. But When I think Listening Room I think B&W 800 Diamonds or similar and I wouldn't be putting the Triad One together with those. I guess it all depends on how serious your "Listening Room" is and how connected your home is...
    1 point
  45. You should only need 1 network driver and 1 player driver from the sounds of it. Most likely bindings are wrong. You should not have multiple drivers if you don’t have multiple players.
    1 point
  46. That is just a dual white LED strip with one LED for cool and one for Warm, very easy to manage with the actual DMX driver and a multi-channel DMX decoder, the Tunable White driver is what you need and it is readily available. There will be some added features in the next version to manage dual-white and CCT from a Color Wheel UI and more ways.
    1 point
  47. I ended up buying 3 more of these from @DawnGordon and still super happy. We did find two great local dealers. So that allowed us to price shop and see other options. And Dawn is right, when you actually compare apples to apples (same fabric, same valance) the prices are very comparable. And even when the dealer is super helpful, you have to actually see the price written down to get the real number. I mean they are selling, so it I get it -- but what's said on the showroom floor usually doesn't equal what is written down when it comes down to placing an order. "Oh, you want THAT fabric"
    1 point
  48. The AV Pro has been rock solid. Love it. The Altona is for sale if anybody needs one.
    1 point
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