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chicagoskiguy

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  1. Is the WB 700 on that list of models with known flaws? Read on this board the 600's had some issues. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. Did not know the 6 outlet wifi power strip product existed. Thank you for the tip!
  3. I hate to drop another $170 into another DL switch if Wattbox does not have these problems.
  4. I've used 3 Digital Loggers Web Powerswitches over the years, and 100% of them failed after about 5-7 years. I get that 5-7 years is a decent run, but 3/3 have been replaced for product failure, not due to upgrade. My Control4 outlet switches have a much better failure rate, but part of the things I want to be able to bounce is Control4. Are Wattboxes any more reliable? Do they last longer?
  5. I finally found it - crazy this isn't out there anywhere. Found someone who had it in a Phillips Pronto remote project.... had to get the software, open up that project and extract the IR Code. DirecTV HR22 DVR Button Code: "0000 006C 0001 000A 00E6 002E 002E 002E 0017 0017 0017 0017 002E 0017 002E 0017 002E 0017 0017 0017 002E 0017 0017 0477 0073 002B" I've attached the new driver. It's 99% Control4 OEM, and I just fixed the code in the DVR Button. satellite_HR21 _IR__DIRECTV.c4i
  6. I currently have a DirecTV HR-22 and the DVR button does not have the correct IR code. All the IR drives I've found seem to use the same HEX code for the Menu and the DVR Button. The Native DirecTV remote supports a DVR Button, and even Harmony remotes support this function via IR. The DVR box is slow and if the driver had the correct HEX code, it would save a lot of time browsing through different menus to get to the DVR menu daily. Does anyone have or know where to get the correct HEX Code for the DVR Button of a DirecTV HR22-100? The hex code the driver uses now is: "0000 006b 000a 000a 00e6 002e 002e 002e 0017 0017 0017 0017 002e 0017 0017 0017 0017 0017 002e 0017 002e 0017 0017 0483 0073 002e 002e 002e 0017 0017 0017 0017 002e 0017 0017 0017 0017 0017 002e 0017 002e 0017 0017 0483" Any help is much appreciated.
  7. I ended up going with a Lorex/Flir 4k system. Not sure how to integrate it quite yet. The NVR is a 9000 series. Figure worst case scenario I can input the HDMI into my matrix. Cyberweek 25% off sale so I thought I'd give it a shot.
  8. Does anyone know if those drivers work with a Lorex NR900 Series NVR (NR9163)?
  9. Anyone ever used a Reolink Security NVR in their project? It's decently rated on Amazon, and I'm looking for a new Security camera system. My existing one is a 9 year old analog model, and it's ready for an upgrade. https://www.amazon.com/Security-Megapixels-2560x1440-Recording-RLK16-410B8/dp/B01C6KUKMY
  10. One of the new devices the "Echo Plus" does reportedly contain a "Smart Home Hub" and contains a zigbee radio in it From their page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RWFCHB Alexa can control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, locks, garage doors, sprinklers, and more. Set up devices from Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and others without the need for a separate hub. Just ask Alexa to discover your connected devices. Right now they are a compliment, they have the budget, user base, and desire to be tightly integrated to the home. I don't think they are a competitor yet, but I think of the whole list of c4 killers above - Amazon has the most potential. If nothing else they have the largest ecosystem of all the other platforms. All the other platforms boast about being the smarthome platform of the future. Amazon is quietly doing it in a non-threatening way.
  11. That's too bad I knew the 250/800 left it out, but that had not heard anything about the EA's. Wonder if the same functionality could not be accomplished via IP commands. When that Slingbox driver came out IR was king. Since then IP has picked up steam. @cytexone ? Good idea on the hdmi encoder, I'll have to ponder that one.
  12. I have 1 HC-300 left in my project, and I have a Slingbox (functionality from CytexOne if I recall) that is occasionally used. If I dust off some of my old knowledge - the HC-300 had some sort of IR receiver, where you could aim IR remotes at it, and either "learn" IR commands. The Slingbox used this feature. If 2.10 requires all HC-300's get removed from the project - do any of the newer boxes allow IR input? What is the new official way of handling this? Can the slingbox be used in 2.10?
  13. Seems to be resolved. I had the DNS changed to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, and the problem seems resolved. Thank you for the tip.... never would have thought of that.
  14. I will also say that Pandora plays fine through my Amazon Echo using the same Pandora account.
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