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  1. Obviously it started working immediately after posting. I guess you're just that good.
  2. Back on topic I have a weird problem I can't figure out, I have an Apple TV 4K and a non-4K (4th gen I think) in this project. I've installed 2 instances of the driver and put in the license key. The 4K works perfectly, the non-4K doesn't work at all and when I remove it and re-add it etc etc (naturally, to try and get it working) it appears to be crashing my EA-5. Any ideas? Any logs I could provide? EDIT: looks like some beloved control4 wonkiness, after removing and reinstating the driver a gazillion times, restarting composer, restarting the controller, then doing all those things again and again in different orders, it's working.
  3. I do too, and that was my plan as well but I got fed up thinking about how to do it xD I'd be super grateful of a quick guide / screenshot or sth via PM...
  4. If those videostorm guys can sell a whole dongle and driver, I'm sure a pure IP version would be very appealing. Or we'll all just jump ship to ROKU, which I personally will be testing against WAF very soon.
  5. As per the title, I'm trying to read in a remote control for a (God help me) karaoke machine. I have created simple learned-IR drivers before so I know the procedure. I'm basing it off a DVD player (to get the shuttle controls, number pad etc) and I've got all my extra commands added in, I've been through the learn process (using an EA-5) and everything goes as it should. It asks for the 2nd blast, gets it, saves, moves on, looks great. At the end of it I had a look at the codes and they are all the same and very short (0000 006b 0000 0001 0002 1293 if that's of any meaning at all). Is this remote of a weird kind that the EA-5 can't understand? Is this a frequency thing? I'm considering trying to use a Logitech Harmony or an RTI learner kit and a T1-B+, then firing those at the EA-5; I have a weird recollection of doing that before with success. but if there's a way that requires fewer steps I'm all ears. I did contact the manufacturer (VOCALSTAR) a few weeks ago to ask if they had a spreadsheet of the codes, they didn't have anything for me.
  6. This is sterling work. Now can you do the apparently impossible and replicate this for Amazon Fire sticks/boxes? They too have app control which works smoothly, so it seems like there must be a similar way of controlling via that protocol rather than the useless ADB method currently employed by the IP driver... say it is so! You'll be well rewarded if you manage to pull it off! Just a recommendation for anyone freshly updating to the new OS and installing this driver, go into [ settings > remotes ] and revert the "Home Button" behaviour to Home Screen instead of ATV App. Otherwise the behaviour of the CNCL button (which is clearly mapped to HOME) will confuse the hell out of you. Or maybe just me.
  7. Agreed. Still, fingers crossed. I like buttons and we have clients who still use the number pad to punch search terms into sky boxes SMS style. Using a touchscreen to do that will be pretty appalling. Using a touch screen to do anything is fairly appalling, the whole point of the standard hand remote form factor is not having to look at it (much) while using it surely... otherwise we'd all just be using phones or ipads, and I think we all know how crap that is.
  8. Well a cheaper version could have a much smaller (non touch) screen..
  9. Crestron only pretends to be completely native anyway, they have their own custom version of the sonos app running on the touchscreens. It might be better now but some time ago their update lagged Sonos by a long time and completely broke integration. With C4 getting more muscle from SnapAV, plus with Sonos allegedly 'targetting' CI with the rack friendly form factor of the AMP, I think there's still hope.
  10. Praying for a cheap(er) version with hard buttons. If they're trying to mirror Crestron's offerings, they should hopefully have one in the works. The button layout of an SR260 (or similar) In the same shell as this, it could be very pretty.
  11. Someone needs to edit this into the original post. Works perfectly. You can even pause WHAT WOW, what a time to be alive.
  12. The SR260 is absolutely excellent, and I do want all those buttons. The snazzy new Crestron touch remote looks lovely but it's a pig to use. The non-touch one is very nice, but paying for engraving the buttons is hilarious, plus no charging dock. Not even at extra cost, it just plain doesn't exist. A design refresh (like we had from SR250 -> SR260, but perhaps a teeny bit more major..) would be nice.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
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