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  1. If you really wanted to do this, I think it would be possible now with a CA-10. Definitely not supported, but possible.
  2. This is definetly true. But it’s not like you are doing this every day. It’s also technically possible to do it without creating scenes in Lutron, but I wouldn’t recommend it as the lights won’t be synchronized.
  3. I'd really test a Neeo out if you can. They are not for everybody. I personally hate them. But others here have sung its praises. They can be tricky to use with normal cable boxes though. Most people who say they like the Neeo have cut the cord. As for C4 Lighting vs. Lutron, you'll want to dig into the specifics. There are some differences in terms of functionality, especially with respect to keypad functionality. But they are relatively minor, and would just depend on the specifics of what you are looking to control. I personally like not having a single point of failure, which is why I chose Lutron. And Lutron's system is a solid as solid can be. You will literally not find a single piece of negative feedback about the reliability of their products (at least the professional ones). The final consideration is whether you want panelized lighting or not. Lutron has that too, but it is not diy, and I suspect C4 is going to be way cheaper in that regard. Finally, I'm a huge believer in Roku. And the reason for that is private listening mode. I don't know of a single other streamer with that feature. The basic idea is you can stream the audio through your phone. That is awesome for night viewing, and even better because it means you don't have to screw around with pairing your headphones to different devices.
  4. One thing jumps out to me. It may be overkill for you to have a video matrix (if some of your sources are going to be at the TV anyway. Just something to consider. The reality is that everything is moving to streaming anyway. And it's going to be way cheaper for you to get Apple TVs/Rokus at each TV over using HDbaseT. It might make more sense for you to just have HDBaseT for your receiver (but no matrix). Shades won't be an issue since those are primarily wireless (although can be wired too). Lutron is great. As for lighting, since you seem DIY-oriented. You may want to consider RadioRa2. Those can be purchased as a consumer (and programmed), but are "professional" and have great compatibility with C4. Neeo - I'd read the feedback on that before you jump in. And see if you can test one out first. Thermostats - even though they aren't fancy looking. I'd probably get C4 ones. Ecobee seems to constantly get disconnected for me. Locks - love them. I have Yale. Just make sure you are getting C4-compatible ones.
  5. I've heard some people say that the command "rm -Rf /*" configured there Triad One. Now I'm not saying that would work. In fact I'm definitely saying it won't work--and you probably shouldn't try it. But that's what some people are saying.
  6. Hi, I live in a condo. And I have access to our buildings surveillance system via a public IP address and an RTSP stream. I can't integrate directly with these cameras as the DVR does not appear to have the ability to generate snapshots. So I used to recapture the buildings cameras on my Synology and integrate it with C4 via the old houselogix driver. This worked great until it didn't. The driver is no longer maintained and doesn't seem to work. So what I'm looking for is a physical NVR (i.e. not blue iris) that I could buy that would recapture the RTSP streams and integrate well with C4. Any recommendations? Would luma work even though my cameras are non-luma cameras? Thanks
  7. What if you wanted to implement this functionality on multiple Neeo remotes? How would you know which remote pressed the button?
  8. Well I guess not entirely When I first asked my question, I honestly couldn't remember what the issue was other than it had to do with some change in the 3.x app. But now that I do...I guess my question is this: Joel said that C4 was considering re-implementing the ability to manually add a controller IP address. Can you share what the current status of those discussions are? I'm not looking at specifics, but rather on a scale of no chance in hell to next release, what's the probability this will get re-added?
  9. In that thread another C4 employee, who said they were manager of mobile, stated they were aware of the issue, and said it had to do with removing the manual IP setting.
  10. Did you fix the issue of not being able to use a VPN (instead of 4sight) with the mobile client yet?
  11. I would strongly suspect a new remote, which will likely be Neeo based. My question to myself is whether I'm going to buy one. Neeo was well-known for having unstable software. Given the short time frame that has progressed since the acquisition, I question whether that issue has been resolved. But who am I kidding--I'm probably still going to buy one anyway!
  12. It's not based on a total lack of information. First, it's based on the idea that SnapAV bought Control4 to presumably increase its value. While I'll concede that is not a "fact"--I think we can all agree that it is true. A pretty obvious way to for SnapAV to increase the value of Control4 would be to expand the dealer base. It's also based on the fact that SnapAV has its own dealer constituency to deal with, many of which are likely going to want access to Control4 equipment. Finally, on a related note, it's based on the fact that SnapAV is by its nature a distributor. Don't you think it would be odd for a distributor to buy a product, and then not distribute it to its entire dealer base? Control4 is going to say whatever they need to say to (1) keep their dealers from jumping ship; and (2) not cause the deal to fall through. I don't follow your logic here. If the dealer base expands, then naturally all dealers will face increased competition. I think that is a basic economic concept. Even if you compete only in higher market segments, there will still be a domino effect. For example, say dealer A only does high-end installs. And Dealer B does high end installs and small installs. Enter dealer C who competes against Dealer B on small installs, and wins some of those deals. How is Dealer B to make up for that lost revenue? Well presumably, now that Dealer B has lost revenue from small jobs, he will try to make it up by competing harder on high-end installs? Result: Dealer A and B likely lose money. I'll concede it's a guess because I don't work for SnapAV or Control4, and thus I'm not privy to their internal thinking. But it's an educated guess. I wouldn't equate that to a fortune teller. Finally, and most importantly: I see you are not willing to take me up on my bet! Just kidding.
  13. I know they have. But if they had a plan to loosen the requirements, you think they would state that now? I think we can all agree they wouldn't. Now, it might happen slowly, something akin to how lutron works. But that won't change the fact that the dealers are going to face significantly increased competition. For example, they might allow certain smaller systems to be sold by any SnapAV dealer, and reserve the more complicated stuff for a higher level of registration. But it's going to happen. And even if I'm ultimately proven wrong, which I doubt, if I were a dealer I would have some contingencies in place because my prediction is at least a reasonable likelihood. But I'll make it interesting since I'm confident in my prediction. Bottle of Mac 18 to whichever dealer wants to wager with me that within 3 years the dealer requirements are loosened in some fashion by Snap. 😃
  14. Yes. As I've repeatedly said. Although Snap is dealer-only, it is way less stringent. If I were a dealer, I'd be looking into alternatives because you are about to be competing with every electrician, alarm company, and contractor on the planet.
  15. Hunter Douglas sucks. Worse decision I ever made. I have the platinum blinds, which are particularly bad. I would go Lutron. They are expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for. If I had to do it all over again, that's what I would do.
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