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  1. In the few hours since I've already convinced myself to just go end to end C4, 24x24 matrix and 12 zones of triad amp, I can recycle the Sonos boxes and I'll give some money back for them. I reckon it's worth it for the headaches I think it could save me. I'm far too wary of things potentially not working properly. The Sonos drivers are pretty clever these days, probably too clever to be messing around with them like I would have. Or I'd have to mess about with the path drivers which just seems like too much faff. I'm already throwing out a bunch of Crestron kit (satan's control system) so I don't think the client was too bothered about dumping a load of Sonos as well. So I'm really not pushing any envelopes at all. 😂 Now in a week's time we'll get the newsflash that C4 will no longer support Airplay. Sorry everyone, it'll be my fault.
  2. Alternatively I get the C4 24x24 matrix (why oh why don't they do a 16x16 anymore?) and stick as many streams as I have from the EA (be it a 5 or a 3) into that and then 1 output to the line-in on each Sonos amp, effectively using them as little single zone power amps. Of course it would be neater to stick in a couple of Triad multizone amps but the Sonos boxes already exist. This approach would definitely work, I think.. but I'm still not sure how the drivers would work out multi-room, whether it would default to doing it in the matrix or doing it with the Sonos grouping functions... if I created a Shairbridge target for "whole house", for example, I kind of presume C4 would do the grouping and would pump it out into each Sonos line-in individually, would that then give me potential sync issues?
  3. Hi there. Hopefully this will be something someone has tried and can tell me if it works. I have a client who has 12 zones of audio all via Sonos Connect Amps. Trouble is he really just wants to use Airplay for all his musical needs. I would like to know how clever C4 is when it comes to streaming through Sonos.. I believe it recently got a bit cleverer in that we now have some control over the line-in so I'm hoping that will extend to what I need to do. If I were to put in an EA3 / EA5 / however many streams via however many processors, then connect the audio outs of those to some random line ins from the many Connect Amps, would the system be clever enough to route audio into a line in and through the Sonos system to the relevant endpoint. I would like to create a Shairbridge instance for each room which would 'auto power' that room. Each room will of course contain a Sonos Connect Amp driver. In theory it seems like all the parts are there, but I just don't know if the logic exists in the drivers. eg EA3 line out 1 -> Sonos Living Room line in EA3 line out 2 -> Sonos Kitchen line in Shairbridge driver in Master Bedroom, auto power on Master Bedroom, Sonos Connect Amp exists in Master Bedroom Customer airplays to "Master Bedroom" shairbridge driver: will the EA3 start a stream, pipe it into the Sonos Living Room line in, then tell the Sonos Master Bedroom to play from the "Sonos Living Room line in"? Massive thanks to anyone who can offer advice on that
  4. Will it work for my situation? i.e. I basically have separate "control4" dimmers for R, G, B (and W). If so, any way I can get it is good for me!
  5. Is there still a way to get this driver? Has anyone made a new and/or better one? I basically have 4 individual dimmable lights R G B W (they are DMX running through RAKO), so I can put the 4 lights in a room and get 4 sliders. That works of course but it's a £xxxx system that looks completely rubbish compared to a ~£50 hue bulb. Has anyone made a simple colour wheel that just connects 4 (or 3, for just RGB) standard lights and does all the blending magically? Even the control4 official "RGB Light" driver is pants because a) it's just cyclical (tap through colours) and b) you're not even allowed to put it in the Lighting tab on the navigators!!
  6. *sigh* Fixed by deleting the TV in Composer and putting it back in again. And that's why we all love Control4. Sorry annex4 for even suggesting it was your fault. The TV-to-remote-control command passthrough thing is super freaky though!
  7. I may be totally wrong but the driver seems to be overriding the video audio endpoint set in composer. I have a Sonos playbar connected via the TVs optical out, installed with the endorsed driver. No matter what I set as the video audio endpoint, the volume controls operate the TV. Even if I set no audio or video-audio endpoint at all, I still get volume control of the TV. Isn't that a bit odd? And then there's this part. Every time I set the TV into optical/ARC mode, I can still see that the TV is the device receiving the volume commands (on screen + / -), but I also see the Sonos taking commands (white LED, looking at app) and changing volume. But this only works for a little while and then stops. The playbar just stops changing volume, until I change the TV out of optical/ARC and back to it again. I really don't know what's happening there. I should add the audio is working through the playbar fine at all times. If I change the volume in the app, it works fine. Even more weirdly, I can then use the SR260 to change the volume. For a few seconds, then it stops again and I just get the on-screen volume display on the LG TV. Going a bit mad trying to figure this out, any advice is appreciated. Bit more info: if I just play audio, the volume control from the SR260 works fine. If I then turn on the TV (i.e. WATCH > SKY or whatever), I maintain control of the volume. If I room off, and then WATCH > SKY, the TV 'intercepts' the volume commands again. So weird. Edit again: wowee I've just worked out that the IP driver is telling the TV to change the volume, and the TV is telling the remote control (bluetooth) to send the IR command which is what is changing the volume on the Playbar. That's why the white LED flashes. Whyyyyyyyyy?! I can confirm this because when I sit my fat arse on top of the remote it stops happening. It also stops when the Bluetooth-y functions go to sleep, and resumes when the remote wakes up and that silly pointer comes back on-screen. That is some weird behaviour right there. I'd rather not sellotape the LG remote to the playbar.
  8. Thanks. Does that mean I need an instance of the mini driver for each TV?
  9. So where is the other one?
  10. Sorry if I'm a dumbo but what's the procedure for connecting the mini apps?
  11. Is there actually audio coming out of your wyrestorm converter? Have you plugged it straight into a dumb amp to test? I have a project with NuVo in it (sadly) and the line-ins do seem to work as they should.
  12. Try setting the doorstation to "use an alternate camera" and then just point it to it's own camera. Apparently this makes it use different streams or somesuch multicast nonsense that I don't fully comprehend. All I do know is it fixed the problems I was having with janky video. Also you mustn't have monitor mode enabled on any of your touch panel, those (I think just those, maybe all?) won't get video when a call comes in until you press answer. Check your router settings for IGMP snooping (I think it should be off) or any thing that is anti-multicast.
  13. Thanks for taking the time. I've gone ahead and done it and it works 'perfectly' (I hate to use that word.....), call steals focus as it should. As for the setup of the DS2 vs a stock 2N, gotta love that auto config button!
  14. Any info from anyone actively using IA would be nice, a client has just asked to replace a 2N Verso with a DS2 just to be able to use the app, it would really suck to go through that and then it doesn't work.
  15. By the downmixing version, you mean the one with stereo outs? That's only really needed if you want to pump the audio through a distribution system to use stereo ceiling speakers (or similar) in the rooms, or somesuch similar setup. Assuming your TVs are just using their own speakers, what you said sounds right. You will put the output of the matrix's "balun" into the cinema surround receiver and connect from their to the TV. So the matrix becomes an input to the AVR, the AVR takes care of the surround sound. The other TVs get "baluns" connected straight to HDMI1 (or whatever). I think if the TVs receive a 5.1 signal they'll just pare it down to stereo themselves, rather than causing any EDID problems...
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