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  1. Cellular is probably the most reliable and best bet. With that being said we install Paradox Alarm Systems in Canada and we use the IP150 module for ethernet based monitoring all the time. No its not as reliable as POTS, but it does work just fine. What security system do you have?
  2. I personally hate the TV audio coming through the ceiling speakers. A Soundbar Mounted under the TV is a much better way of doing things in my opinion. The Sony HT-CT800 is really cheap, sounds great, has a wireless subwoofer and integrates seamlessly with C4 via SDDP.
  3. IP is a pain in the butt. I know I am in the minority here but HD-TVI cameras are way more reliable and cost effective. They cannot be hacked. You dont need a big PoE network switch or anything like that. Power supplies are cheap. You do not need to firmware update them or change the default login credentials. There are alot of Pros in continuing using analog. My go to system is a LUM-510-DVR for 4K installations. Pair that with a Interlogix 5 MP HD TVI camera such as the TVD-4406 https://www.interlogix.com/video/product/truvision-hdtvi-analog-5mpx-dome-cameras And for great 1080p surveillance I recommend the LUMA 310 series DVR with Interlogix TVD 4404 cameras. Way too much hassle setting up and maintaining an IP system. Say there was a firmware update for the cameras, you would have to update all 8 of them individually it takes forever. I do not use LUMA cameras because they cost way too much and the interlogix stuff is much better. But the LUMA DVR is the bee's knee's. As you know it takes all the analog cameras and converts them to IP streams. So at the end of the day the system is cheaper, more reliable, less vulnerable, and you still get all the benefits of an IP system through the Luma DVR. I dunno like I say its really hard for me to recommend IP surveillance in a small residential installation application. I'm probably the only one on the forums who feels that way. Last LUMA-510-NVR install we did took 3x as long as it would have if we would have just used the 510-DVR and HD-TVI analog stuff instead. There was literally no benefit of the NVR setup with IP cameras over the DVR setup with HD-TVI cameras. Also compatibility is much easier. As long as the camera has HD-TVI it will work with no further configuration required. You dont need to worry about setting up the main streams, sub streams, framerate ONVIF or any of that other stuff. Analog FTW
  4. Denon is my go to. Marantz if you want something higher end. Or Onkyo / Integra are good options as well.
  5. AV Pro Edge without a doubt.
  6. Curious what is the point of even having a Sonos Connect when you have a T1. Control4's music streaming services are great now. Except for really niche streaming services Control4 pretty much has it all. With Shairbridge and perhaps a Chromecast you would be able to stream anything from any service off pretty much any type of smartphone. At my own house I have uninstalled my SONOS Connect Amp and moved entirely to C4 streaming services and it has been great. Why not just a CONNECT AMP if your that adamant about SONOS?
  7. No no no! NEVER tie the pairs together. That is how you break an amp. You need to series parallel wire them https://www.hometoys.com/article/2002/06/series--parallel-speaker-wiring/1775/ That might not make sense but NEVER EVER just double up and put both reds and both blacks under one terminal.
  8. Anyone have a driver for this? Paid or free doesn't matter just need to source one out.
  9. Why not an Nvidia Shield? It might not be as good as a custom built PC, but it is amazing for its price point. Get an IRUSB and call it a day.
  10. The other major concern I have is price. Right now the price point of the SR260 is perfect. I would imagine this new touchscreen remote will be $1000+CAD and I would have a really hard time trying to sell $1000 remote controls. I use it it my sales pitch that all the other guys remotes cost a grand, but the C4 remote is cheap so you dont have to worry about breaking it or the dog chewing it or whatever. The MOST I would be willing to pay for a NEEO is $600 CAD. Any more than that and I would likely just stick with SR-260's. NO ONE I know wants a $1000 remote. Maybe im in the minority here but how many of you would pay a grand for a remote?
  11. Yes much more advantageous. Also those C4 Matrix Amps are built very very well and rarely if ever have failures or issues. I wouldn't worry about buying a used one because it will likely still work for many years to come. Even brand new the price point on the 4 zone amp is great in my opinion.
  12. Just wondering how you guys made out with this. I have a client who wants to convert to Control4. Their setup is pretty weird. They currently have an AMX Processor and use the AMX app to control everything, but the multiroom amp is an RTI AD-8X. Seems weird that AMX would be using an RTI amp but hwo knows. The goal is to rip out the AMX processor and replace with an EA5. All their other gear will integrate with C4 just fine, except the RTI AD-8X. They said they would convert if that didnt need to get replaced as well. Becuase I would have to replace it with an C4-16AMP which costs quite a bit up here in Canada. Would love a driver either way, whether I need to purchase it or there is a free one floating around. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
  13. Here it is. Selecting a Specific Station for preset 1, then a generic source (in this case an Apple Airport Express Used for Airplay) then the third preset is another tunein station. You can do this with Sirius, Deezer, Even Spotify Favorites. Don't see what your issue is. Perhaps your not just selecting TuneIn First. Select TuneIn first, then another menu magically appears to select the station.
  14. Same here. With Denon stick with anything X-series 3500H and up. The 1500h and 2500h are lacking. Go with the 3500h. Stay away from the S Series.
  15. Yea Denon over Marantz, espcially because OP said he wants to scale the budget back. Marantz is basically the same thing it just costs more. If he was super high end go with Marantz but for this guy the Denon will do just fine.
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