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  1. Thanks for your replies. I will look at all 3 suggestions, as they each have their own merits. In then end, it may be easier (although wiring involved) to Connect the HDMI1 Input of the TV to the my 8x8 Video Matrix that I have, then I only have to switch between TV and HDMI1, which is reliable.
  2. Thanks for your answers, but I've had no luck with the codes from Remote Central or the Aquavision pdf doc. Looking at the TV's original Remote(s), both the waterproof one & the normal looking one, there is just a Source button, to select which Input to select, so I think the TV is designed this way. So using Control4, the best I can do is to; activate the IR code for the "Source button" to display the possible Source Input selections on the TV activate the IR code for the "Navigate UP or Down" to move the Input selection to the Input I require activate the IR code for the "Enter button" to select What I need is a programming way of keeping track of which Input I am "Watching" and also switching Inputs correctly when I "Watch" a different Source Input. I will figure it out, but didn't want to reinvent the wheel if there is a way already solved by someone.
  3. Hi there, I have Panasonic TV's throughout the house that integrate well with C4 via an IP based Driver. However I also have an Aquavision Bathroom TV, which is mainly used for Viewing Terrestrial TV channels and this does not have Discrete Input selection. I want to make use the HDMI ports of this TV to bring in play my HDMI Matrix ballun into HDMI 1 and maybe a locally connected Amazon Fire TV stick located on HDMI 2. Unfortunately unlike the Panasonic TV's, the Aquavision TV doesn't have Discrete Source selection options. I can send an IR code to the Aquavision TV to select the Source button, but then you have to either Toggle through them by sending a Source IR code repeatedly to get it to change or you have to use the Up or Down IR codes followed by the Enter IR code to select the Input Source. It would be better if this could be Programmed, i.e. Know which Source you are currently Watching, i.e TV, then from that work out if you have to move Up the selection or Down the selection of displayed TV Source Inputs to acheive your next Watched Source choice? Has anyone got any tips on the best way of acheiving this via Programming (Variables/Macros etc)? I assume maybe via Variable(s)/ Macros to record the presently selected Watch Source Input then maybe another Variable(s)/Macros for the new selected Watch Source Input. Regards David
  4. Shivam you are a star. I was so dissapointed recently when BBC pulled out of TuneIn as some of these Radio stations were configured as favourites. Now I have my Radio stations back. Well done that man!
  5. As usual there is probably a hundred ways of doing this, but I had a go tonight and this seems to work. In Timer Agents, create a new 1 second Timer "GarageDoorOpenBlink". Assign a Keypad Button to Operate the Garage Door Opening. I use a Double Tap to make sure the Keypad button is not accidentally hit, inadvertently Operating the Door Open or Closed. Now test state of the Garage Door Relay itself. When Garage Door is Opened - Reset Timer "GarageDoorOpenBlink", which starts timer running. When Garage Door is Closed - Stop Timer "GarageDoorOpenBlink", which stops timer. Now test state of the new Timer "GarageDoorOpenBlink". Door Closed When Timer is Stopped, then set Keypad LED to LIME colour Door NOT Closed When Timer is Started, then Delay 1/2 second and then set Keypad LED to RED colour When Timer is Expired, i.e. Door is NOT Closed and Timer has expired, then Delay 1/2 second and then set Keypad LED to BLACK colour, then RESTART Timer. Regards David
  6. Found some info on Control4 web site, so I guess I have answered my own question on versions required etc. I'll just have to check whether or not the Samsung Android device fits within this spec listed below, i.e. running Android version at least 4.0.3. Control4 App for Android • Android OS 4 or later with a screen resolution of 480 x 320 or greater. • Download the app from the Google Play Store, or alternatively, from Amazon Appstore for Android—for Fire phone or Kindle • Control4 OS 2.1.1 or later (OS 2.4 or later required for remote access) Additional Information for Control4 App Updated March 5th 2019 Current Version 2.10.5.51 Requires Android 4.0.3 and up
  7. Hi there, the system (HC-800) is running 2.10.6, although I can't vouch for what version of Control4 Android App was downloaded. Could there possibly be different versions of Control4 Android App out there that might cause the problem?
  8. Hi there, Android Control4 App problems. For me I normally use 100% iPhones, iPads & C4 Touchscreens, but a friend came over the other day & he had a Samsung Galaxy and wanted to see the system in actions, so I told him to download the C4 App and so he installed it to his phone. He logged on to my account & all looked good. However various features failed to work, like the Napster Embedded Icon found under "Listen" menu was completely missing? Any ideas? No problem seeing Napster working on all connected Touchscreens & Apple Devices & Windows PC loaded App. The problem was just on this Samsung Android device which refused to work. Also when Now Playing didn't show the Napster Album already playing. Any advise much appreciated.
  9. I realise you already have a HC800, so no problems there, you just need to update maybe to 2.10.6 (latest) to get the Sharebridge (Airplay) & Spotify drivers. If you go down the route of adding Speaker Points to the system to replace the Matrix device you have, they don't have to be located in each Zone, but they do need to be Network connected via LAN, but they could be located in the area of your Rack, I guess your governed by where the Speaker Cable ends are located. An alternative to this Network Distributed Audio would be a Audio Matrix and Separate Amplifier or combined Matrix Amplifier. Audio Matrix Switch (C4-16S2-E-B or C4-16ZAMS-V3-B) connected to a Separate Multi Channel Amplifier (C4-AMP108) or a Multichannel Matrix Amp (C4-16AMP3-B) for example. The HC800 has 2 Stereo Analogue Audio outputs, but it also has 1 Digital Coax Output, so in theory if you get a simple Digital to Analogue converter (look on amazon for this) you then have 3 separate Audio outputs to feed into a matrix. Possibly the HDMI output may be able to be redefined in the same way if you needed 4 different Audio outputs.
  10. You could Install minimum a HC800 and run latest software 2.10.6, therefore giving you a C4-Sharebridge driver in each Zone on the system, giving you Airplay functionality for different Audio Zones up to 19 I think is the limit. Also with this software level you could add Spotify Connect driver in the same way to create Spotify Audio Zones if you just wanted to send direct from Smartphone or tablet running Spotify App. Then you could add a Single Stereo Amplifier (C4 Speaker Point) to each Zone. The Audio Matrix function would then be done via the HC800 Director & streamed Audio would go over the network to each Zone. That way you can have different Audio in different Zones and/or combine Zones to play the same source etc.
  11. You could Install minimum a HC800 and run latest software 2.10.6, therefore giving you a C4-Sharebridge driver in each Zone on the system, giving you Airplay functionality for different Audio Zones up to 19 I think is the limit. Also with this software level you could add Spotify Connect driver in the same way to create Spotify Audio Zones if you just wanted to send direct from Smartphone or tablet running Spotify App. Then you could add a Single Stereo Amplifier (C4 Speaker Point) to each Zone. The Audio Matrix function would then be done via the HC800 Director & streamed Audio would go over the network to each Zone. That way you can have different Audio in different Zones and/or combine Zones to play the same source etc.
  12. Thanks for taking time to reply, sorry for late response, I was called away on business and my priorities went elsewhere. Anyway I've come back from my business trip to find that both Blue LED's on the front, Power & more importantly the Link lights are lit up on the Media Player. So I guess my efforts last week were not in vain, I just don't know how it has suddenly decided that it is now identified to the project, when it wouldn't do so last week, unless there has been network restart or power cycle or something in the meantime. Anyway, it all works fine as I've now set up the network location from a NAS where movies are stored & the device streams movies from there without a problem. So there is life in some of this old stuff yet.
  13. I usually us Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV to stream movies etc. However I have some movies I ripped years ago sat on a NAS & wanted to try & set up My Movies to be able to do it via Control4? I've set up the Network Storage & configured the URL to access everything. I then dug out an old C4-MP1-E unit from the garage the other day & connected it up to my system. However it seems to refuse to identify? I initially Reset the Network using the Front Link button & it has picked up a DHCP address from the router. I have tried the front Link button to subsequently identify, no luck. I have tried manually inputting the IP address in Composer Connections/Network, no luck. I have tried dragging and dropping the Available device listed under Connections/Network, no luck. I can see it listed under Network, but it is Yellow and indicated as offline/ Any ideas? System is HC-800 running 2.10.6 by the way.
  14. Learning by doing I think sometimes is the order of the day. There’s nothing like finding out yourself the hard way sometimes.
  15. So the new Control4 Driver for this 2n IP Helios device now gives full integration to this 2n Doorstation. Its taken a while, but it looks like we are now there. My previous requests for help are now answered, by trial and error myself, but that's the best way to learns anyway I guess. Anyway a few points that I found are listed below. 2n Doorstation Driver So within the 2n Doorstation driver I can assign an alternative Camera for the Doorstation's video, which actually is the 2n Camera driver for its own internal Camera, then as long as I set the aspect ratio to 4x3 rather than 16x9 then it works correctly. 2n Camera Driver Further discovered that by setting the Aspect Ratio in the 2n Camera Driver to 4X3 then it works.Tested OK So when Call button is pressed on Doorstation, Video from Doorstation is displayed at T3's and V2's Touchscreens, with the Answer or Reject Button displayed as well as the programmed button Open the Gate/Door. Then when the Green Answer button is pressed the Intercom from the Screen is started with the Doorstation.
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