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  1. it might be more useful to explain what you would like to connect to your system? there may be other options. as sonic30101 explained in the first response in this thread global cache make a wired and wireless serial to IP option that integrate to control4: https://www.globalcache.com/products/itach/wf2slspecs/ https://www.globalcache.com/products/itach/ip2slspecs/
  2. https://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Enabled-Coffee-Machine/
  3. https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/
  4. FYI DSC does have CO options if you wanted to stick with all DSC, unfortunately not combined with smoke like nest. https://www.dsc.com/index.php?n=products&o=view&id=129 https://www.dsc.com/index.php?n=products&o=view&id=2480
  5. https://www.control4.com/documentation/System_User_Guide/Lock_the_Navigator.htm
  6. Maybe ask Alan if the SMTP driver portion of his communications suite behaves differently than c4's email function? https://www.chowmainsoft.com/notification-suite/
  7. should be easy to write a driver? rs-232 commands are on page 17. http://velodyneacoustics.com/pdf/sc-600/SC-600DAmpManual.pdf i would think you could assign the different sound modes to presets and trigger them from the driver?
  8. i have on option on top of my policy for replacement cost of new comparable (can't remember the exact terminology used in policy), for example if my hc800 is stolen and that model is no longer sold it is replaced with a current comparable model like an ea3 or ea5 (hopefully).
  9. might want to put some smart cooling on that top amp? not much clearance above it for air flow? something like this site on top of the amp and has a temperature probe and can vent out the back or front https://www.acinfinity.com/component-cooling/component-fan-systems/aircom-t10-receiver-and-av-component-cooling-fan-system-front-exhaust-17/ sold on amazon as well.
  10. your digital route you want: buy a QNAP nas with appropriate drives (use raid configuration so you do not have a repeat of your last dead hard drive) install plex server on said NAS buy control4 plex driver get a plex client for your smart TV or a box that has it like roku. get your dealer to set it all up (you said he does not know how though) rip all your moves (200 movies at 35 min depending on the power of your machine you are doing the ripping at = 116 hours minimum) remember time is of the essence. https://lifehacker.com/how-to-rip-a-dvd-to-your-computer-5809765 since your dealer does not know how and you said time is of the essence i provided you with the other option you do not like that would take all of maybe an hour to get up and working with all of your DVD's of which 45 min is loading your 200 DVD's. your choice. good luck.
  11. in Canada bestbuy has a deal on all the tp-link outlets and switches (c4 drivers available) https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/Search/SearchResults.aspx?type=product&filter=sellerName%3aBestBuyCanada%3bbrandName%3aTP%2BLINK%3bcategory%3aSmart%2BHome&page=1&query=tp-link+smart and with purchase of one of those you get a google home mini for $29 (Canadian) and free shipping. https://www.bestbuy.ca/Marketing/Promotions/PromotionPopup.aspx?Id=25979
  12. just offering you options, that is what a forum is about. not forcing you to do anything. if you want to spend much more time and money going the digital route that is your choice.
  13. if you have all of the original DVD's (which it sounds like you do) i would say the easiest and least expensive route would be to pick up one of these 400 disc DVD changers: https://www.crutchfield.com/S-8ZrCxQMv6vx/p_158DVPX777/Sony-ES-DVP-CX777ES.html on ebay, they can be had for under $220 including shipping : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-DVP-CX777ES-400-Disc-DVD-CD-Player-w-Remote-Manual-Tested-Free-Shipping/312315741043?epid=55052012&hash=item48b7780373:g:ojUAAOSwEOJb6Z~M:rk:43:pf:0 The driver says it is IR in the driver database but the last time I used it (5 years ago) it was definitely rs-232 control and it integrated very well. https://drivers.control4.com/solr/drivers/browse?q=DVP-CX777 control4 integration document https://www.control4.com/files/dealers/documentation/21-9900_RevB_Sony_DVR-CX777ES_Online.pdf sorta old school by today's standards but it sounds like it work work well for your scenario?
  14. do you think a pi-zero has enough resources?
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