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  1. Leaksmart is great and has a C4 driver. Guardian is another option without a hub, but no driver yet.
  2. You should know that there are only 2 movies actually shot and presented at a high frame rate (4K60) - Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk and Gemini Man. Outside of these 2 and any content you create yourself with a camcorder, all 4K Blu-ray movies are going to be 4K 24FPS and most likely 4:2:0 10 bit color. 4K60 4:4:4 10 and 4K 60 4:4:4 12 actually require higher bandwidth than HDMI 2 can deliver at 20 and 24gb respectively. 18GB is the current limit. HDMI 2.1 will be needed to take advantage of that. So, J+P isn't handicapping you as they accept and display 4K30 4:2:0 10 bit which covers all broadcast and media except those 2 movies today OR if you're a PC gamer and want/need the higher color bit rate (but you wont be gaming through a distribution system anyway). When it comes to 8K distribution, as you mentioned HDMI 2.1 will be needed - along with something to watch. I'm presuming that you're using the Roku and having an issue with it's video output and it might be set on automatic. I'd force the roku output to be 4K 30 4:2:0. Just Add Power can accept 4k60 but its going to convert that to 4k30. Your tv will be turning it back into 4k60 again as its a 60hz native set - just like it does when you feed it 4k30 video or 4k24 movies. And if you have an atmos zone, you need to have an HDMI device in line that can pass the atmos through on hdmi as well as downmix it to 2CH stereo. This is one of the only devices on the market that will do that. https://www.avproedge.com/ac-avdm-auhd.html Most folks though will do a dedicated source to the AVR atmos zone as it is cheaper and they arent likely to need simultaneous theater zone + kitchen zone. In your case with the need for a single source feeding 2 atmos zones and 2CH audio zone, you have some work ahead of you but it is possible.
  3. Sounds like his J+P is on the 2624, and has some of the ports configured for video and some configured for the "control" or data vlan.
  4. If you have a security+ 2.0 opener, have your dealer buy one of these https://www.garadget.com/product/security-2-0-dry-contact-adapter/ Hook it up to a C4 Z2IO along with a rail mount contact on your door. Program the contact and relay to the general garage door driver. Now you have an official integration that doesn't rely on the internet or some unofficial connection to the MyQ service.
  5. I had heard it was the other way around, that BBY decided to do Savant instead. Either way, you're able to switch to another local dealer as others have said.
  6. Houselogix has been dead since SnapAV bought them. I wouldn't worry too much about them being mad that someone else write a driver that they dont support or really sell anymore. >0.0% chance that someone at control4 gets bored and brings those into the fold, though unlikely imo. Good luck, have fun.
  7. The planet waves cable is really nice. Most people buy the BC series RCA ends but you can spring for the gold plated ST series if you like. If you need something other than the 3.5mm/unterminated there is generic cable in various colors. https://www.blackwiredesigns.com/cat/planet-waves-cables-connectors/bulk-cable/
  8. I use/have used the Ring a lot even at my own home, and it works great for the price. Difficult to retrofit the DS2 without having wifi support.
  9. The Control4 mechanical switch is compatible with 3-way switch configurations and is sold to dealers in 10 packs.
  10. In your one particular case since you don't have genie minis, yes, but IP control is not reliable on the genie minis - no power on/off and if you get into a menu you have to reboot. Dish is a far superior integration as ip control works flawlessly on the hopper 3 and joey 4k boxes, and the Dish hardware is still ahead of DirecTV - 16 tuners, sling built in to stream all channels and DVR programs, OTA antenna support, 4K built into the DVR, tiler allowing you to watch 4 shows at once built into the DVR, faster response on the GUI....
  11. Currently, J+P supports 4K30 4:4:4 8 bit hdr 10 4k30 4:2:2 10 bit hdr 10 accept and convert 4k60 4:2:0 8 bit to 4k30 does nothing with 4k60 HDR10
  12. Don't do the Control4 HDMI matrix in my opinion. AVPro Edge makes a better HDBASET kit with scaling controls and full 4K 60 support.
  13. Or just don't use the LU switches if you need scaling or other features they don't offer. AVPro Edge matrix switches like the AC-MX888-AUHD-GEN2 have the ability for you to set passthrough for 4K60 444 or to turn on a scaler for that output to downscale to 1080p.
  14. Time for your dealer to call C4 tech support and do some troubleshooting. Make sure firmware and drivers are the latest, see about the status of the EDIDs being synced and re-run calibration, see if you need to lock zones or anything.
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