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  1. Hi all. I am sure the answer is out there but if anyone can offer quick help so I don't have to dig.. -I am running OS3 -I have a PianoDisc system, which plays encoded mp3s through a piano -Before C4, it runs thorough an ipad streaming to an airport express in the piano, which outputs RCAs to the pianodisc controller, which outputs signals to the 67 (64 keys + 3 pedal) solenoids, as well as an external speaker (very cool stuff) for accompaniment -Now that I have a C4 setup, I wanted to be able to play via C4 - so my dealer setup a 'Speaker' zone called "piano" and ran Cat5 to my piano and an RCA balun. I am running that RCA right into the pianodisc box, bypassing the ipad and airport. So, that's all great, but I forgot the simple part: what is the easiest way to get those mp3s into the c4 system? I read about Shairbridge, but that seems to just re-introduce the ipad into the mix. I think I can store them all on a USB and plug that into the controller? I was thinking Amazon music cloud, which has a service, but that seems to be discontinued? Any advice? If anyone cares, I am sending the output of the accompaniment through another balun to the C4 matrix, so I can then play the accompaniment through the room speakers . Pianodisc has a built in configurable delay , so I should be ok, but who knows. Either way, I wont have to deal with the airport anymore (random key presses in the middle of the night when there is a lot of Wi-Fi noise is a pain). Thanks anyone who has ideas
  2. Hi. I have 3.0, and it won't load on my SmartMirror, which is running AndroidTV. I see other people having similar issues (Kindles, etc) , and C4 has responded they are working on it. They have ignored my emails asking for direct access to the apk, or anything else. Anyone with ideas? Thanks.
  3. Agreed, thanks for the 2nd opinion, based on everyone I am getting a quote.
  4. Yes, agreed.. after thinking about it, I also realize that C4 could be down and the monitoring has cellular backup. thanks
  5. Camera/Door Station is in the C4 install, so this is just alarm install. I asked for details, he is providing, but I agree, I think it's a ripoff. People see a big house and they triple the budget. I called 2 other companies for quotes. thanks for the second opinion
  6. Hi all - new to this forum. I am about ready to move into our new house, which has an extensive C4 setup (lighting, audio, VDN, climate, pool, sprinklers, theater, heck even my piano will be automated).. But now the question is alarm system. Here is the alarm situation: -My new C4 implementation has some cameras, door station, etc.. -Existing alarm (20 years old) has some motion sensors, wired smokes, some glass break sensors, etc. The alarm guy came in and is trying to sell me on a C4 compatible upgrade (new panel, etc.) for $8k (plus monitoring) So, some questions for everyone. 1. What do people generally use for alarms when integrating w/ an extensive C4 setup (i.e. do I just all ADT... or should I consider this upgrade proposal, etc) 2. Do I really need monitoring if I integrate w/ C4? Can i use the alerts in lieu (understanding it's a little different to have an email sent to me than to the fire department) Not trying to be cheap ($150k+ system) - just want to understand what others are doing around alarms/monitoring. Thanks!
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