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  1. I cut the cable cord and use Apple TV 4ks at all the TVs. I use the Apple TV’s to launch Netflix, Hulu etc apps instead of the native apps built into the TV. I have hundreds of movies and songs in iTunes. FWIW I think it is easier for my wife and kids to navigate through the Apple TV’s with the C4 remote than to connect other devices and go back and forth. I like the consistency. The price differential didn’t really matter to me, we’ve got iPhones and iPads and going with Apple TV’s made sense. On another note I guess I need to unload my c4 8x8 video matrix, IO extender, and baluns n
  2. I have a Luma 510 DVR (LUMA-510-DVR-8CH-OT) with 5 wired cameras. I'd like to add two cameras to my garages without running wires back to the 510, is this possible? Are there wifi cameras that can integrates? I have two wifi Logitech Circle 2s in my garages right now, Ring doorbell on the front. Looking to consolidate down to one interface. I suppose other option is to add two Ring wifi cameras for the garages and just call it a day.
  3. Brilliant, thank you! I had some issue, I could see all the cameras tiled on the C4 GUI but when zooming into an individual camera it would hang on the circle of death. I'm on a Mac but was able to use the Luma VMS for Mac app and go into each camera and change it from H.265 to H.264 and set bitrate to 8192 and now everything works as you describe. I did not need to do anything in Composer, fwiw. Thanks again for sharing.
  4. I had a similar issue when we installed it and it turns out to be the power supply box for the cameras that was next to the dvr. The plug was a bit loose and if it wasn’t pushed up against the side of the cabinet to create some tension it would beep. Crappy project box by my installer.
  5. If you have an under cabinet rack you can add rack fans, I've had these mid-atlantic ones for 6 years and they're still working good. I cut out the center panels of the cabinet doors and replaced with speaker grill painted flat black to vent the air out. It's not super noticeable next to the regular cabinet doors.
  6. FWIW, I just ripped out my video matrix and went with an Apple TV 4k at every major TV. I got rid of all Cable STBs and went with Hulu, Netflix and Prime Video as apps on all the AppleTVs. A 4k matrix can be upwards of $10k so I think the cost savings + easy of use at each TV is better than this way. If you go with an EA controller you do not need the wireless music bridge. I just took a wireless music bridge out of my system because I switched to EAs. If you think you might do cameras later, go walk around your house and pick spots in the eaves where you might want to see a camera a
  7. Wild guess here but I see suggestions on here from time to time to make sure HDMI-CEC is turned off. On the Samsung it might still be called Anynet+. If an AVR is involved you may need to turn CEC off on the AVR as well. I see above you double checked on the TVs but I've seen threads where it mysteriously came back on like the below: Good luck.
  8. Yes, for changing the NVR configuration, drawing zones, etc. I still have a LUMA app on my iPhone and iPad for just viewing the cameras and playing back remotely or I can go through c4 app for live view-only. The iOS app is version 4.6.0 build 20190814.
  9. @mastor I have a Mac running Catalina 10.15.6 and this Luma VMS for Mac program works for me (I think this is the right link. The version is and the build is 20191107): https://www.snapav.com/wcsstore/ExtendedSitesCatalogAssetStore/attachments/documents/Surveillance/SoftwareAndFirmware/LumaVMSReleaseNotes.pdf
  10. Just my home experience hence the YMMV comment. My office is next to the front door and when I had an AP in it, ring would quickly snap to live, allow me to talk on the microphone, etc. Since then I have relocated the AP to various distances and any further away than in my office, the live connectivity has sucked. Spinning circles, delays, etc. The sweet spot in my experimentation was within about 20 feet, so in my office or in the dining room area. If it had to connect to living room or to an upstairs AP it was slow getting into live and working within live.
  11. YMMV but IMO, the Ring needs an AP within 20 feet (and not the Chime) or the lag will make it suck for live interaction. And nest sucks.
  12. @Sooner Congrats! I also just got a UDM-Pro and my kids are also big streamers and xbox users so I'm looking forward to dialing it in, if you have any tips or tricks let me know!
  13. Thanks @ejn1I was just googling for RJ45 to SFP adapters lol.
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