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anon2828 last won the day on January 11

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  1. Poor man's video distribution: TiVo. I love TiVo. There, I said it. Cannot play same source on all TVs at once, but works PERFECT when you watch something in one location and then want to pick up in the same spot in another location. TiVo Mini behind each TV ($150 each - beat that), and the TiVo Bolt+ or newer Edge in the rack. Works great. The interface, TV guide, season pass, and commercial skip, and fast playback mode (great for sports at 30% faster without chipmunk voices) are all miles ahead of anything else out there.
  2. Guys, give RyanE a break. He is a Control4 employee - what do you want him to do? Crap all over his company and products? His paycheck comes from Control4. We all purchased the stuff. He is just here helping. I'm very glad that he is around the forum to answer questions and bring feedback to Control4 / SnapAV. Let's not make him quit coming here, please. PS RyanE - I am still trying to understand and figure out if I can make a custom button as I asked above...
  3. Congrats on the award. I have the remote. Mostly happy with it, but finding it hard not to revert to the old C4 remote. Bought it because I believed I would be able to customize a bit more. Anything coming down the pike on this front? I am a TiVo user and would like to be able to program a LIVE TV button on the remote.
  4. I can confirm QMotion is really good. Integration with Control4 is simple. Shades have been pretty bulletproof. You're going to find that regardless of shade motor (Lutron, Somfy, QMotion) you are going to find a fabric you like. Many manufacturers use the same fabric manufacturer (for example, Mermet), but may put their own branding on the fabric - point being, you're getting the same thing. I agree to stick with Lutron or QMotion. Note that my decision on QMotion was due to ability to fit larger openings (width), hem bar control (ability to control shade by pulling the hembar), good integration with Control4, and simple wiring using just CAT5/6. If you are doing a deep dive into this stuff, would encourage you to also look at Screen Innovations (SI). They ultimately use a Somfy motor, but their cassettes are small and modern, and they have a lithium ion rechargeable solution as well and good integration into Control4. Shades are difficult (sizing, fitting, etc) and expensive. No way around it.
  5. Also while you are taking suggestions: Most everyone here likes to use Alexa with Control4. There is a recurring thread where customers want to have the same experience with the Amazon Music App inside of Control4 to request music using voice as they do with any Amazon Alexa/Echo device. The workaround to date has been to put an Echo Dot (or any other Echo device with an audio out jack) into the rack and then play music through it to the multi-zone amp/audio matrix. The burdensome command in my home is something like, "Alexa, play the Eagles on the Control4 Echo Dot." Also before doing that you have to select the Listen command in Control4, and then select the Echo device in the rack. Works, but of course no album art, no real controls on screen / Navigators once it is playing... like I said, a workaround. Would be AWESOME to say "Alexa play the Eagles on Amazon Music" (and then also have ability to switch tracks, etc.) as a native command in Control4 that summons the built-in Amazon Music service. Please. With sugar on top.
  6. Installing the Interlogix SuperBus Automation module on a Concord 4 Interlogix panel. Can someone with some experience provide the steps on how to do please? The Interlogix Automation module comes with wiring instructions to the panel, but are there any "gotchas" I should be aware of? Also, what driver is recommended and any specific "gotchas" or things to do there? Most appreciated in advance - thanks. Pls skip any RTFM comments.
  7. DatBear - welcome. The more C4/SnapAV ears and eyes (and brains) on this forum the better. How about bringing back the Apple Watch app please. Convenience factor 100 when out at the grill or in the pool and want to quickly skip a song or adjust volume levels. Also another vote for getting the Apple HomeKit integration done as was announced by C4 some time ago. C4 will win when it *easily* integrates with all of the majors including Apple HomeKit and Google Home.
  8. The web interface is horrible. Why a technology company has a web interface using frames in this day and age is beyond me. Agree that if you have any decent number of automations, good luck scrolling through with the massive wastes of space in the design of the page with the huge header and footer of the page. C4 needs to redesign the entire When -> Then web interface and really should think about a mobile-first design. IDEAS: Tabs for each type of automation for organization- Voice, Scheduled, Keypad, and Button Presses, All There should be a quick checkbox with ability to select multiple automations to Enable or Disable (for example, there are times when I don't want any of my scheduled automations to run), same for being able to delete The Voice Control tab where you configure Alexa is counterintuitive and should be coupled with the main When -> Then page. The current requirement to create a Voice command in When -> Then and then have to perform the extra step of checking a box under Voice Control (which doesn't always display everything unless refreshed by clicking the Save button) make little sense - plus then having to go into Amazon's Alexa app and performing a discovery, etc there is a PITA. Everything should be designed to work on mobile Speed needs to be improved massively
  9. I was previously able to use When —> Then via the web (customer.control4.com) on any iOS device (phone or iPad). Now it just says “Preparing the Experience” and never loads. Any ideas? (Besides try it on a desktop) thanks.
  10. Anyone (dealer) confident enough to help remote in and fix the IP version of the driver on an AppleTV on tvOS13 and a Control4 EA-5 on C4 OS 3.1? Not really interested in running IR with the delays and wiring hassles through the rack. Not to mention that IP is just the way it should be done and work. Please let me know what the steps would be. I am aware that it takes the customer logging into their Apple device on-site. Note: This is a technically experienced user who knows Composer (HE at least) inside and out.
  11. Can anyone who uses this driver show me what it looks like in your OS3 system please? Thanks!
  12. I mentioned this to one of the C4 employees that is on here and listening. Ability to use Alexa to turn on and then control music from Amazon Music native app on the EA controller would be absolutely great.
  13. shawkyns - I'm listening here...but need some clarification.... We are talking about a "virtual" switch in Composer Pro? Yes? This would be an On/Off switch? Yes? Do I need to have an actual physical C4 On/Off switch?
  14. Looking to add some Philips Hue bulbs and LED light strips. I know that I have to use the Philips Hue Bridge to interface with Control4. I believe there is a Control4 native driver for Philips Hue - correct? My main question is, I use Control4 dimmers for all of my lights. If I have a pendant light that is currently controlled by a Control4 dimmer and I put a Philips Hue bulb in there, I would guess that I control colors, presets, etc. through a Control4 Navigator (C4 App) or the native Philips Hue app. But then how does the Control4 dimmer interface or work at all? Can someone who has this working explain please. Thanks!
  15. C4 to Apple HomeKit Question: Is there a way, driver, workaround, etc. that would allow Control4 to control a device that exists in Apple HomeKit (aka Apple Home) but is NOT in the Control4 project? I have a HomeKit enabled gate opener and I want to be able to also control it through Control4. There is no driver for the gate that I am aware of for Control4. Let's also assume that for purposes of this discussion I cannot interface RS232 or anything else like that either. Thanks in advance for any insights.
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