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  1. Seems to apply to the attitude towards Control4 obsolescence as well. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sonos-outrage-legacy-speakers
  2. No idea, but I'd like to know also. It sounds like Flo has monthly recurring costs (which doesn't prevent you from getting nuked by an API change obviously?) I'd rather not invest $300 in the add-on module if I can buy a whole different system at a comparable cost.
  3. I think it is odd that Moen promotes the Control4 functionality on their main page for this but then left the driver writers high and dry when they changed the API. Why does that happen in this day and age?
  4. Can't see enough icons if you utilize Favorites in a room. Icons are too large on an iPhone 11 for example. Make them configurable or 3/4 to 1/2 the size. No reason for them to be that large. Much better experience on a large tablet where I can see many more icons without scrolling.
  5. Have you looked at Flologic? They have a new module that makes it a hybrid cloud/on-prem device. At least I think that is how it works, I haven't added the module yet. Impressive it will work on a system I installed years ago.
  6. In case anybody reads this as you can only have one Alexa device per group, you actually can have multiple devices per group, you just can't have a device in more than one group. In my case, I did this because I have a large open area with two different Alexa devices. For voice purposes, I've combined what is three rooms in Control4 into one Alexa group. So no matter which device picks up my command, I don't end up with the incorrect loads turning on. I might have more loads than I want, but that is better than the wrong ones. YMMV.
  7. Should have known you would ask me that. I was doing a lot of stuff on C4 that day and it is a blur. I think when you do this you are going down the road of a conflict in whether you get the C4 room name or the Alexa room name if you try voice commands using the rooms. So you have Alexa group names that match C4 room names and have no issues?
  8. I think some of this functionality is fairly new, I don't remember being able to designate loads as switches or lights when I last played with this a few months ago. But I discovered this a couple of weeks ago. I also found that I have voice command conflicts if I don't add "Alexa" or "Amazon" (or whatever) to the group names. Something to differentiate it from the Control4 room name somehow. If I'm wrong about this and there is a better workaround, I would love to go back to naming the groups just the actual room name.
  9. Yeah, it has been long enough ago I don't remember why the dealer left it there. It's basically a spare right now as far as I can tell. I only needed one probe in that location, and that unused probe was in a better location to get a good picture...
  10. I ended up cutting off an old probe from a long discontinued Eaton home monitoring product, and it seemed to work fine during brief testing.
  11. Thanks Cyknight, that's the type of sensor I was finding in my search but it looks nothing like the ones being used around my house (see picture), so I wasn't sure how picky this particular component was, plus the one you linked to seems like overkill compared to the basic one I have. Like you say, it could just be a homemade pair of wires.
  12. Good luck with the zero latency on most TVs...the display device is the issue more than the cabling.
  13. It should be capable of video, I believe you get a ringtone at the TS but I can't remember how that was setup.
  14. Seems silly to revert back to an old OS version to workaround an issue that should be relatively painless to solve. There will be time involved with a rollback too. The dealer should have known about the incompatibility before upgrading also.
  15. This is for leak detection, which in turn triggers Flologic (programatically) to turn off the water. I thought they were called water probes, maybe that is not the proper term. These are 2-wire probes.
  16. I have a WCS10A that has two water probes hooked up to it and I believe the probe has gone bad. It was forcing the sensor status to open. I have no part numbers for the original probe. Suggestions?
  17. I purchased an Axxess Motion Sensor a while back, because I could get black, and because it had humidity. The driver was old and bad. Looks like they updated the driver about a year ago (you can only get it from Axxess, it isn't included in the C4 driver database). It was dependent on some other ancient drivers to display temperature and humidity. I don't think there was any way to display humidity in OS 3. https://www.axxind.com/knowledge/download-drivers/ Now you can view that information, so it is worth getting your dealer to update if you have these. Also, they must have made some hardware modifications about midway through 2019 since there is a new version of driver only for devices "purchased after August 14 [2019]". Anybody know what those changes were? I know Axxess is supposedly used more in hospitality than consumer...
  18. I've had my system for over 8 years and haven't done anything yet because I don't want to commit. I need to decide...
  19. I've got a Moen IODigital that is starting to go on the fritz (this was their initial offering from 2010), has anybody done anything lately with U by Moen? If it works with Alexa, you'd think there would be some basic integration into C4 either using the Alexa integration or through IFTTT.
  20. I said earlier I had a TS lockup before the song even changed so there wasn't dynamic content, but that isn't really true. During songs there is scrolling activity on the touchscreens for song info. I've also had them lockup in the middle of a menu redraw while interacting with them. I wonder if the HC800 doesn't really have the power to deal with screen redraws on an Android device? I'm assuming that UI programming would be completely different in Flash vs Android. You'd think the device would be robust enough to deal with something related to delayed response from the controller but maybe not... To go along with this, on the room with a TS that has a lot more video than audio, I think the display of video information that typically only changes once in a while or when channels are changed, would put a lot less stress on the controller. Side note: I disabled the ports that have Infinity Edge on them, which was the majority of my PoE use. So now those ports aren't drawing power, and that didn't make any difference. I captured a Director log at trace level during a freeze but it doesn't tell me anything. Maybe support will see something.
  21. Did you do anything special on port settings, etc to dumb them down? I got them initially because I got a decent deal on them and I was still thinking I might do Just Add Power. Had them for probably 7-8 years and the first time I've ever had this type of issue. Everything obvious I've tried hasn't helped. Will be digging into logs as well.
  22. May not apply to you, but I have a 7702mkII and finally gave up on IP control and moved back to serial. And I have lots of AVRs and never had to fall back on serial before. All the others are Pioneer or Sony.
  23. Nope, it isn't going above 20% CPU at freeze...good thought though, looking for issues at the controller level instead of the TS itself. Do you have any thoughts on what would be the best logs to look for anything in that would relate to the touchscreen? For this test, it doesn't lockup if there is no music stream to the room, if I do a SIrius XM stream (native), it freezes within a few minutes... EDIT: this time it locked before the song even changed, so nothing was even dynamic in the room before it locked, CRAZY.
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