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  1. I use Pandora stations from the Sonos Favorite list for all our Wakeup/Goodnight sequences. It works well. However, it is a programmatic solution; I agree it would be great if one could change the audio source directly from the T3, instead of via programming. Also, regarding the earlier comment of ramp-up and ramp-down of volume, I agree this would be a nice feature to have built-in. However, it is pretty straightforward to reproduce this using timers in a wakeup or goodnight sequence.
  2. I am using the Variable Manipulator driver by @alanchow. What I would like to do is calculate an equation and set a device variable (on a thermostat) equal to the result of that equation. My problem is that the relevant device variable is a float, and the result of an equation in Variable Manipulator appears to be a number. Is there some way to convert the number into a float, so that I can update the relevant device variable? Is there any other way to achieve my goal here? Thanks! P.S. The Variable Manipulator Driver is super useful.
  3. Ugh. If there were a "dislike" button, I would hit it.
  4. I have had this problem with two different T3 portable units. Both times I had to get them replaced, as it was determined to be a hardware problem.
  5. We mounted our outdoor sensor on an outside wall underneath an eave that shields it from direct sunlight. It works pretty well, although we do not have the wind sensor or the rain gauge.
  6. I have had a Netatmo weather station for about 1.5 years, and I recommend it. It is dead-simple to set up, is reasonably reliable (about 2-3 reboots per year is the worst of it), links out-of-the-box to Wunderground, and provides lots of useful data in its own app. The WU functionality is pretty cool -- Netatmo shares its data with WU on the back end, so you'll have your own Wunderground station ID within a day or two of setting up your Netatmo, with basically zero effort on your part. I had been using the Wunderground station ID to import weather data into C4, but like many others in this thread, that functionality has been broken for me. While I do have a new API from Wunderground for my own driver, like others have said, I can't get the new C4 weather driver to accept it. This is my only gripe with Netatmo at present. If someone actually has a Netatmo driver for C4, I would be thrilled. While the lack of C4 integration is a bit of a bummer, Netatmo still works great with IFTTT. We use it to trigger actions on our Rachio sprinkler controller via IFTTT, for example.
  7. Hi: Thanks for the reply. My dealer says that our current remote firmware, 2.1.117, is already the latest. Is he wrong about that? Thanks!
  8. Hi, I have a SR260 with "throw-away" batteries in one room. Since Monday, the "battery level" variable associated with that remote has been bouncing all over the place. Initially, I got a low battery warning, because Control4 was reporting battery level of 9%. The remote itself showed the battery icon as nearly full, but I changed the batteries anyway, just to be sure. The battery icon on the remote then went back to full. And, at first, Control4 also reported a battery level of 100%. However, within 30 minutes of changing the batteries, the battery variable had fallen back down to 9%. Curiously, the battery level variable would randomly go back up to 100% after some time, and then drop back down. (Note that the battery icon on the remote remained stable at full throughout all this.) . Eventually, I just disabled the notifications, but I am still having the underlying problem with the battery variable bouncing around. The remote is running firmware version 2.1.117. I tested all the batteries in two different battery testers, and they read as full. I have also tried two different sets of fresh batteries without any luck. Is this likely to be a hardware issue with the remote, or something else? Thanks very much.
  9. It is possible to turn the screens off, with a few catches. There is a setting on your thermostat to turn off the display when in the "sleep" comfort mode. And, you can activate the sleep comfort mode from the Control4 driver. I use it as part of a "bedtime" sequence kicked off by a keypad button. However, if you need to turn off the display during other comfort modes, I don't believe there is a way to do that.
  10. Cool! Thanks very much for the advice.
  11. Hi @BakerBalay, Will the Lutron shunt capacitor work with a C4 adaptive phase dimmer? I have had a long-running problem with one small bank of dimmable LED puck lights flickering from time to time -- they are controlled by a C4 Adaptive Phase Dimmer. My electrician tells me the flickering is due to the low load, but he didn't know of a solution compatible with a C4 dimmer. Might this Lutron hardware work? Thanks for your advice.
  12. I'm having a problem with the Sonos Endorsed driver not showing album art on the C4 Touchscreen or app. The art shows up in the Sonos app, but not in the C4 app. This problem occurs only for music in my own music library, not online music services. And, it is only true for some albums in my music library -- some show up with artwork just fine. The only difference I see between the working and non-working albums is that the problematic albums have the artwork both embedded in the music file, and as an image in the album's directory folder on my network drive. In contrast, the albums that work have the image in the folder but the artwork is not embedded in the individual files. I haven't searched systematically to assess whether this difference is really universal, or whether it is a coincidence for the handful of albums I looked at. I also can't figure out how embedding the artwork would pose a problem, if the jpg file is also present in the folder. Any thoughts on what could be going on, or what I might check to resolve this? Thanks! P.S. I'm running version 73 of the Sonos Endorsed Driver.
  13. At the risk of (re-)hijacking my own thread, does anybody use the Unifi UAP-Pro in-wall access points? I love them for covering a single troublesome room, but I am also wondering if I can use its pass-through PoE outlet to power a Control4 T3 touch screen. According to the spec's, the in-wall AP is rated for a 12W device. The C4 touch screen reports a maximum power draw of 13W. Is that close enough, or am I tempting fate by connecting the T3 to that PoE port?
  14. Great to hear all this. Maybe I will take the plunge! Thanks a lot.
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